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Wimbledon roof

INDOOR tennis has finally come to Wimbledon. The All England Club launched a grand opening - or closing - of the new retractable roof over its historic Centre Court yesterday.

With a soft whirring, the sliding roof slowly unfolded without a hitch as British singers Faryl Smith and Katherine Jenkins sang "Amazing Grace" in the center of the court. The 15,000 spectators - along with invited guests such as former tennis great Boris Becker - collectively raised their heads and cameras as the 10 trusses supporting a translucent canvas slowly covered the court before closing to thunderous applause.


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