Wimbledon a hotbed for tradition

From the All England Club's strict wardrobe policy to a day off in the middle of the fortnight, Wimbledon is rife with tradition.

Updated: June 21, 2008, 10:41 AM ET
By Sandra Harwitt | Special to ESPN.com

Wimbledon is the only one of the four Grand Slams still contested on beautifully manicured lawns, taking place at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club. Yes, even in its infancy the French Open took place on grass, as did the Australian and U.S. Opens into the Open era.

Grass courts are one of Wimbledon's unique features, but it's not the only factor that sets it apart from the other three majors on the tennis calendar.

Here's a look at some of the unique facts ...

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