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"Wimbledon poised for £1m pay-out" (Momo's fault....read article)

http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/tennis/6258218.stm

Wimbledon organisers will be forced to pay out more than £1m to spectators who endured a rain-hit day at the All England Club on Saturday.

Fans on Centre Court only saw 57 minutes of action and are entitled to a full refund on their ticket.
If Amelie Mauresmo's win over Mara Santangelo had lasted three minutes longer, organisers would have saved over £500,000.
Court One spectators can claim a half refund after seeing 74 minutes of play.


Saturday saw the worst weather of the championships so far with play starting almost two hours later than scheduled at 1455 BST.

And after Mauresmo and Maria Sharapova completed their matches, the rain arrived again with play finally abandoned at 1850 BST.

"We all share the disappointment and frustration at today's outcome and thank everyone for their patience and good humour in the face of the trying circumstances," said All England Club chief executive Ian Ritchie.

"Although I am sure it will not compensate for the disappointment caused, I can confirm that the appropriate refund will be paid to the original purchaser."

There has only been one rain-free day at Wimbledon so far but organisers ruled out playing on the middle Sunday.
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Just more evidence that Momo rules.
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Don't worry, Wimbledon can afford it
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This is great! Allez, Amelie.

(Although the organisers could have gotten their wish had Santangelo chosen to challenge a call that was later proved to be erroneous.)

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if wimbledon wanted to avois this...couldnt they have made a middle sunday where all the ticket holders from saturday's tickets were valid for sunday?
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you rock amelie
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Allez Momo. Fight The Establishment! :d

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They don't need money. They don't care. Otherwise there would be a play today..

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Ha ha nice one Amelie! You go!

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They'll just bump up the price of the strawberries and cream to compensate!

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