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Wimbledon Roof Closes for First Time During Match

 

On Monday June 29, 2009, during a fourth-round match between Amelie Mauresmo and Dinara Safina, at 6-4, 1-4. the new Wimbledon Centre Court roof was closed for the first time during a match. (Safina won) The subsequent match between Andy Murray and Stanislas Wawrinka was the first full Wimbledon match to be played under the new roof (Murray won).

The video above was shot by me off broadcast TV while I watched the match.

Click the roof-closing images below for larger views.

wimbledon 2009 - closing centre court roof - first time 1 - pulling tarp over court wimbledon 2009 - closing centre court roof - first time 2 - tarp across and ready to close the roof

wimbledon 2009 - closing centre court roof - first time 3 - gian motors start moving the roof wimbledon 2009 - closing centre court roof - first time 4 - external view - half way closed

wimbledon 2009 - closing centre court roof - first time 5 - almost closed wimbledon 2009 - closing centre court roof - first time 6 - closed

wimbledon 2009 - closing centre court roof - first time 7 - closed  wimbledon 2009 - closing centre court roof - first time 8 - external view

wimbledon 2009 - closing centre court roof - first time 9 - amelie mauresmo looks at the closed roof wimbledon 2009 - closing centre court roof - first time 10 - safina serving after play had resumed under closed roof

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