Google marks 140th anniversary of Wimbledon: Google celebrates it with a doodle
The search giant engine Google today celebrated the 140th anniversary of Wimbledon tennis by changing its doodle. The doodle has a green background to depict that Wimbledon is a grass lawn tournament. The audience has been shown a stick drawing of the letters G, O, o, g and e with stick – hands and stick legs. Notably, the letter ‘I’ has been shown as the referee with a mike.
— Wimbledon (@Wimbledon) July 3, 2017
Here are few things you need know about the Wimbledon Tennis:
- The Wimbledon Championship was founded in 1877 and it is the oldest tennis tournament in the world.
- This year’s tournament has kicked off today and it will conclude on July 17.
- The first tournament was won by Spencer Gore, an old Harrovian rackets player, from field of 22.
- In 1884, the club added Ladies’s singles and Gentlemen’s doubles competitions. Ladies doubles’ and mixed doubles’ were added in 1913.
- From 1912 to 1924, the tournament was recognized by International Lawn Tennis Federation as the “World Grass Court Championships”.
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