Wimbledon 2017: Google Doodle commemorates the 140th edition of tournament

Wimbledon, the oldest tennis tournament in the world starts on Monday and Google has marked the occasion with a doodle highlighting the 140th year of the tournament.

The most prestigious grass-court event's doodle also has Rufus, the hawk, peeking out the corner.

Rufus is known for shooing away any pigeons that might disrupt the on-court action.

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Today's Google Doodle marks the 140th anniversary of Wimbledon

This year, Wimbledon begins on 3 July.

Defending champion England's Andy Murray starts off as the top seed for the first time, but will face a stern challenge not just from the young guns but also from the old guards with Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal turning back the clock and capturing the year's first two slams.

With big names like Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova missing out on the tournament, the women's draw is wide open with last year's finalist Angelique Kerber starting out as the top seed.


Updated Date: Jul 03, 2017 10:09 AM

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