Throwback Thursday: Wimbledon photos from the 1920’s and 1930’s


Wimbledon, back in the olden days.

Credits: cowboystyle

Tennis is served.

Wimbledon 2013 is on its fourth day, and die-hard tennis fans are giddy with pleasure once again, whether glued to their TV screens or spoiled in their seats, watching the matches live.

So maybe not everyone’s too happy. Several players have pulled out, including the likes of Maria Sharapova, Caroline Wozniacki, and (gasps!) Roger Federer. Rafael Nadal sustained a knee injury. Ouch!

Rather than putting up with all that apprehension or bawling because your favorite seed didn’t make it, why don’t you take a break, relax, and catch a glimpse of Wimbledon and its players back in the olden days?

A Men’s Singles match in 1928
French Tennis Star Suzanne Lenglen
French Tennis player Rene Lacoste
Helen Jacobs with the Wightman Cup in 1934
Great Britain’s Fred Perry at the All England Cup in 1934
Fred Perry and Gottfried von Cramm in tailored elegance
Great Britain’s Queen Mary watching from the Royal Box in 1939
G Patterson and Randolph Lycett
Three-time Men’s champion, W.T. “Big Bill” Tilden
Eight-time Wimbledon titlist Helen Wills Moody

Wimbledon is the oldest, most prestigious, and probably most awaited tennis tournament in the world. It has been held in Wimbledon, a suburb of London, since 1877.

The dresses and trousers were definitely longer back then. And yes, Fred Perry and Lacoste were more than just clothing brands. They were tennis legends, along with the other well-dressed gentlemen and ladies in the photos above.

Photos and information for this article were taken from the Denver Post and Mirror UK websites.

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written by jillytanrad on 2013-06-27 #lifestyle #history #vintage #tennis #wimbledon #throwback-thursday

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