The Championships of Wimbledon 2010 come to a close today with the Men’s Singles final. Held at the All England Club in the London suburb of Wimbledon, the oldest and most prestigious tennis tournament in the world has not been kind to its homeland over the years. You have to go all the way back to 1936 when Britain’s Fred Perry won the Men’s Singles final while Virginia Wade was the last Briton to win the Ladies Singles final back in 1977. That tradition, unfortunately, will continue in 2010 along with the more acceptable traditions of a strict dress code for competitors, the consumption of strawberries and cream and Pimm’s spritzers in the gallery and, now, the royal patronage.
Here, the great British comedy duo / Wimbledon Ladies Doubles partners of Dawn French and Jennifer Saunders give us a brief glimpse into the world of Wimbledon 1995 where we quickly understand why Britain might have had a rough go of it over the years.