Wimbledon

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Wimbledon

  1. The principal business area and suburb in the London Borough of Merton.
  2. The Wimbledon Championships, a prestigious tennis tournament.
    • 2005, Jane Egginton, Working and Living Australia, page 81,
      Norman Brookes was the first Australian to win the men's singles at Wimbledon in 1907 - making him the first male outside Britain to win the Championships and the first of 12 Australian men to take the title.
    • 2008, Pete Sampras, Peter Bodo, Pete Sampras: A Champion's Mind, 2010, unnumbered page,
      In the 1991 Wimbledon semifinal between Michael Stich and Stefan Edberg, there was just one service break in the entire match, and the guy whose serve was broken, Stich, ended up winning the match!
    • 2013, Jack Goldstein, Frankie Taylor, 101 Amazing Facts about Wimbledon, unnumbered page,
      An incredible 28 thousand kilograms of strawberries are eaten at Wimbledon every year...
  3. (Should we delete(+) this sense?) (soccer) Wimbledon F.C., a former football club that represented the London borough; the club's corporate successor is Milton Keynes Dons.
    • 2004, Gavin Calver, Disappointed with Jesus?, 2010, page 85,
      I got my Wimbledon top out and laid it on my bed with my matching hat and scarf. I was so proud of the blue and yellow colours of Wimbledon.
    • 2004, David Mortimer, Classic Football Clangers, page 94,
      Back in 1955 Wimbledon, the soccer team that is, were in the Isthmian League and if you wonder what that was (other than the kind of sneeze you wouldn't want all over you on the top deck of a bus) you'd be in very good company.
    • 2013, Graham Moody, AFC Wimbledon: A Pictorial History, unnumbered page,
      There was talk of a boycott by Wimbledon fans not wanting to swell MK's coffers by going to the game at their stadium, but it never materialised. Fans that didn't want to buy a ticket though were allowed to donate the price of a ticket to Wimbledon instead.
  4. (Should we delete(+) this sense?) (soccer) AFC Wimbledon, a football club founded by supporters of the original Wimbledon F.C. as a response to that club's move to Milton Keynes.

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  1. Wimbledon (all meanings)

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