Centre Court's retractable roof unveiled

Updated: May 17, 2009, 4:06 PM ET
Associated Press

WIMBLEDON, England -- Wimbledon picked the perfect day for showcasing its new retractable roof on Centre Court.

The sliding, canvassed roof barely had time to shut Sunday for the All England Club's grand opening -- or closing -- of the new structure before the rain starting pouring down over south London. In the same kind of weather that has forced so many rain delays in the past, the Centre Court then hosted a televised tennis spectacle in perfect conditions.

"It's a real treat ...

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