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Work to begin on new Court Three

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Originally published on: 26/02/10 12:30

The new court, which will seat 2,000 spectators, is expected to be finished in 2011.

Tim Phillips, chairman of the All England Club, said: “With its unofficial name of the ‘Graveyard of the Champions’, old Court Two has played its part in framing Wimbledon’s history.”

He added: “While acknowledging that contribution, we also have to consider Wimbledon’s future and the time is now right to build a court with all the excellent spectator comforts that people have come to expect at The Championships.”

This year’s tournament will see a new 4,000-seat Court Two used for the first time.

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