Wimbledon Trophies say ‘bye bye London, Good morning America’
This morning the Wimbledon tennis championship trophies were not in their usual special place at the AELTC in sunny SW19. The trophies are safe in in the good hands of two ex Wimbledon superstars, John McEnroe and Chris Evert in the USA both of whom have triumphantly held the coveted trophy high above their heads on three occasions each.
Good Morning America!
The iconic trophies which have never before left London and rarely leave the Wimbledon lawn tennis club – made an appearance on ABC’s Good Morning America this morning.
Chris has won no less than 18 major singles championships, winning at least one each year between 1974 and 1986. To her credit are 6 US Open Titles, 7 French Open titles, 2 Wimbledon championships and two at the Australian Open. Evert retired in 1989, and had amassed with 157 singles titles overall, and a career win-loss record of 1,309-146 (.900), the best of any professional player in history.
Tennis hall of famer- John “you can not be serious” McEnroe’s hall of fame debut started when, back in 1977 the 18-year old ameteur made his way to the Wimbledon semifinals where he took center stage on center court and played one of the most iconic lawn tennis games ever.
McEnroe’s titles are many including four US Open titles three at Wimbledon – and who can forget the classic 1980 Wimbledon men’s singles final where he went to five sets against Bjorn Borgand , losing despite surviving an 18-16 fourth set tiebreak; one of hte most memorable moments in men’s tennis for sure.