Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Wimbledon Remembered

Great retrospective today by Bud Collins of his 40 years of Wimbledon. While not all matches or moments were remembered by this author, it was must-read all the way through.

A few moments: the McEnroe/Borg 18-16 game; the Pancho Gonzalez moment (reminiscent of Jimmy Connors (who also appears in the story repeatedly) at the US Open in 1991); Becker's full-body dives (and the shout-out to Springfield's own, Tim Mayotte); and Chrissie/Martina.

And perhaps most memorably for Collins -- certainly for an early-round departee -- Anne White in whites:

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