Sport: Soggy Days at Swimbledon

But when the sun came out, Bjorn and Evonne shone

They were the finest tennis players in the world gathered to contest the most coveted prize in the sport. But for the two weeks of the 94th Wimbledon Championships, they resembled nothing so much as disappointed children kept in at recess, staring wistfully from clubhouse windows as the glowering skies dumped near record rains and even a hailstorm on the hallowed courts of the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club.

It was one of the wettest, most frustrating Wimbledons in memory. "Swimbledon," one London paper called it. A cartoonist depicted an umpire,...

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