Sport: Wimbledon Under the Weather

"This is an accepted part of the English masochistic life"

The Port Stanley spirit, formerly known as the Dunkirk spirit, reigned and reigned throughout the Wimbledon fortnight. During a brief tennis spell between showers in the first week, Ted Tinling, a designer of tennis dresses and an original himself, said, "When Virginia Wade ['Our Ginny'] played Jo Durie the other evening, it was the ultimate English fiesta. The spectators suffered all day, soaked to the skin. Suddenly the sun came out for ten seconds. They all opened their picnic baskets and exclaimed, 'Isn't this...

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