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No.3 Court is a tennis court at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, Wimbledon, London. Unlike the other three Grand Slam events, Wimbledon does not name its main courts after famous players, choosing instead to use numbers, with the exception of Centre Court.

No. 3 Court
Flavia Pennetta v Elena Baltacha on Court 3 (9285893445).jpg
Flavia Pennetta and Elena Baltacha playing on No. 3 Court during the 2013 Wimbledon Championships
LocationAll England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club
Wimbledon, London, SW19
Coordinates51°25′58″N 0°12′53″W / 51.43278°N 0.21472°W / 51.43278; -0.21472Coordinates: 51°25′58″N 0°12′53″W / 51.43278°N 0.21472°W / 51.43278; -0.21472
Public transitLondon Underground Southfields
OwnerAELTC
Capacity2,000
Surfacegrass
Opened20 June 2011 (2011-06-20)[1]
Tenants
Wimbledon Championships

Original No.3 Court and renamingEdit

The original No.3 Court was renamed in 2009 to Court 4. Subsequently this court and the surrounding area was demolished to make way for both the replacement Court 4 and space for stands of the new No.3 Court.

New No.3 CourtEdit

Following the building of the new No.2 Court, the old No.2 Court was rebuilt, becoming the new No.3 Court.[2] Work began at the end of the 2009 Championships and was finished in time for the 2011 Championships. The new No.3 Court has a capacity of 2,000. It is the fourth largest court at Wimbledon after Centre Court, No.1 Court, and No.2 Court.

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "No.3 Court premier". AELTC. Retrieved 24 June 2011.
  2. ^ "Wimbledon set for new Court Three". BBC Sport. 22 May 2009. Retrieved 24 June 2011.