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itzhak
Jul 1st, 2007, 11:29 AM
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. :lol: :lol: :lol:

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.

kittyking
Jul 1st, 2007, 11:32 AM
:haha:

Bruno71
Jul 1st, 2007, 11:34 AM
Just more evidence that Momo rules.

Natalicious
Jul 1st, 2007, 11:39 AM
omg :lol:

laurie
Jul 1st, 2007, 11:54 AM
Don't worry, Wimbledon can afford it :D

samn
Jul 1st, 2007, 11:57 AM
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.)

Slutiana
Jul 1st, 2007, 12:09 PM
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?

Ben.
Jul 1st, 2007, 12:10 PM
:tape: you rock amelie :yeah:

The Pro
Jul 1st, 2007, 12:13 PM
Allez Momo. Fight The Establishment! :d

Medina
Jul 1st, 2007, 12:13 PM
:lol: thats halrious!

ys
Jul 1st, 2007, 12:13 PM
They don't need money. They don't care. Otherwise there would be a play today..

sharapovarulz1
Jul 1st, 2007, 12:16 PM
Ha ha nice one Amelie! You go!

DimaDinosaur
Jul 1st, 2007, 12:18 PM
Amelie Amelie Amelie :yeah:

Slumpsova
Jul 1st, 2007, 12:50 PM
Mauresmo :rolleyes:

PamShriverRockz
Jul 1st, 2007, 12:53 PM
They'll just bump up the price of the strawberries and cream to compensate!

misael
Jul 1st, 2007, 01:00 PM
They should have put a men's match on first, I guess they're expecting good wheater on Monday .Justine and patty come on first.

tenn_ace
Jul 1st, 2007, 02:19 PM
with pasta at $12/bowl I'm sure they have the money for this compensation :p

Sam L
Jul 1st, 2007, 02:22 PM
That's when they needed choko momo back. :lol:

RayRob
Jul 1st, 2007, 02:41 PM
Sadly, I was on Court 1 for this one...so I only get half of my money back. I'd like to go later in the week if I can, but I doubt it...just have to wait until next year. I've picked some bad days this year for watching tennis at the event...thursday of B'ham was a wash out and now this day at WImbledon...oh well! C'est la vie!

hablo
Jul 1st, 2007, 02:43 PM
Allez Momo! :banana:

Reuchlin
Jul 1st, 2007, 02:57 PM
That's when they needed choko momo back. :lol:

:lol: :lol: :lol: :tape: :tape: :tape:

AmeDevotee
Jul 1st, 2007, 09:39 PM
Just more evidence that Momo rules.

:yeah: Amelie: :worship:

Linnie
Jul 1st, 2007, 09:46 PM
They'll just bump up the price of the strawberries and cream to compensate!
Well, the price of a Pimm's is already highway robbery :tape:

Amélie :lol: :worship:

Yasmine
Jul 1st, 2007, 10:39 PM
Amélie you rock! :lol: :rocker::worship:

Vamos.
Jul 1st, 2007, 11:12 PM
Amelie:worship: Love it!

cartmancop
Jul 1st, 2007, 11:26 PM
I guess they're expecting good wheater on Monday .Justine and patty come on first.

I was thinking the same thing :lol: This match has all the potential to be a 'blink and you'll miss it' match... Justine in great form + Patty on her most difficult surface could spell disaster. :devil:

Orion
Jul 2nd, 2007, 12:27 AM
well, maybe this makes the half century of inequality in payment even out?

Hugo24
Jul 2nd, 2007, 03:27 AM
Go Amelie

mauresmofan
Jul 2nd, 2007, 06:51 AM
Funny Article - I'm always hearing how expensive things are at Wimbledon what are the exact prices of things like pimms, strawberries and cream and sandwiches?

Lapin
Jul 3rd, 2007, 12:59 AM
Funny Article - I'm always hearing how expensive things are at Wimbledon what are the exact prices of things like pimms, strawberries and cream and sandwiches?

Pimms is :eek: £6 for a large glass! (and didn't have any mint in it! :p ) Haven't had any strawberries and cream yet (I need sunshine for that) and sandwiches are around £3! ;)

BTW, I was on Centre Court for Amélie's match on Saturday! Thanks Amélie!! :yeah: