Wimbledon roof closes for first time

Updated: June 29, 2009, 8:15 PM ET
Associated Press

WIMBLEDON, England -- Rhythmic clapping rang out on Centre Court, accompanied by not-so-staid chants of "Roof! Roof! Roof!"

Yes, indoor tennis has arrived at Wimbledon, more than a century after the tournament's debut.

The new retractable roof over Centre Court was closed for the first time Monday after a light sprinkle halted play during the second set of a match between No. 1-ranked Dinara Safina and 2006 Wimbledon champion Amelie Mauresmo.

As luck would have it, by ...

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