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A pound is a pound ... except at Wimbledon

Updated: April 25, 2006, 6:21 PM ET
By Mark Kreidler | Special to ESPN.com

You gotta love that Wimbledon. Or, as it's known around our grass court, the Keith Hernandez Invitational.

The good denizens of the All England Club made it official Tuesday: It isn't 2006 in at least one corner of the tennis world. While every other Grand Slam event cuts its women's champion the same check as it does the men's winner, Wimbledon will carry on its merry-prankster tradition of short-sheeting the ladies.

And in a delicious, only-at-Wimby kind of turn, they're doing it ...

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