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Wimbledon: then and now

  |  July 8, 2013

3rd July 1936: British tennis player Fred Perry in action against Gottfried von Cramm of Germany during the Men's Singles Final of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All-England Club where he won in straight sets. (Photo by Hudson/Topical Press Agency/Getty Images)
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3rd July 1936:  British tennis player Fred Perry in action against Gottfried von Cramm of Germany during the Men's Singles Final of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All-England Club where he won in straight sets.  (Photo by Hudson/Topical Press Agency/Getty Images)

Prior to Andy Murray in yesterday's game, Fred Perry was the last British player to win the men's Wimbledon championship in 1936. He was also the last British player to win a Men's singles Grand Slam title until Andy Murray won the 2012 US Open. It's amazing the difference that 77 years makes to court attire!

Just look at Suzanne Lenglen who won 31 Championship titles between 1914 and 1926 compared to this years winner Marion Bartoli.