07/01 05:58 CDT The Latest: Wimbledon to join in minute's for Tunisia attack
The Latest: Wimbledon to join in minute's for Tunisia attack
By The Associated Press
LONDON (AP) --- The Latest from Wimbledon (all times local):
Wimbledon will join in on the national minute's silence on Friday for the
victims in the Tunisia shooting.
More than 20 Britons are confirmed to have died in last Friday's attack in the
north African resort of Sousse.
The All England Club says play will start Friday at 12:15 p.m. on the outside
courts, 45 minutes later than usual. The minute's silence will be held at noon.
All England Club chief executive Richard Lewis says "we will be asking all
those in the grounds at the time to observe the silence out of respect to the
victims in Tunisia and their families."
The umbrellas will be out at Wimbledon on Wednesday, as protection from the sun.
The All England Club normally readies itself for rain delays, but so far this
year it's been about the heat. Wednesday's temperatures could reach 35 degrees
C (95 degrees F), a number rarely seen in southwest London.
"I can't remember it being this hot at Wimbledon," said Tracy Austin, a former
top-ranked player who twice reached the semifinals at the All England Club and
who now works for the BBC as a commentator.
The temperature during Andy Murray's first-round victory on Tuesday was said to
have reached 41 degrees C (106 degrees F) on court. But outside the stadium,
the temperature stayed near the 30 degree C (86 degree F) mark.