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Wimbledon Middle Sunday tickets sell out in minutes

Wimbledon fans queue. Credit: PA

Thousands of tickets for Wimbledon's People's Sunday sold out in just 27 minutes.

For only the fourth time in its 139-year history there were be play on the middle Sunday of the tournament after rain disrupted the tennis championship's scheduling leaving a backlog of matches.

Tickets cost up to £70 and sold out with fans not knowing who they can expect to see play.

The 10,000 Centre Court tickets at the top price, 8,000 £40 tickets for Court One, and 4,000 ground passes at £20 went on sale at 3pm.

Many fans were left empty handed though, with 111,000 queuing for the 22,000 tickets which were sold at a rate of 815 per minute.

More upset than the empty-handed fans was defending champion Novak Djokovic, who was knocked out by American Sam Querrey.

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Rain-hit Wimbledon to play tennis on middle Sunday

Wimbledon has announced it will schedule play on the tournament's middle Sunday for the first time since 2004 after rain delayed the match schedule.

The tournament tweeted confirmation of the extra day's play - also known as 'People's Sunday' - which will see tickets sold to the public online.

Rain halts upset in the making with Djokovic on the brink

Novak Djokovic's hopes of defending his Wimbledon title hang in the balance after rain halted his match with him two sets down to Sam Querrey.

Novak Djokovic has won the last four grand slams. Credit: PA

The number one seed lost the opening set on a tie break before American 28th seed blew him away in the second to take the set 6-1 before rain interrupted the match on Court 1.

Djokovic's exit would leave Andy Murray as the highest ranked player in the men's draw.

French Open champion Muguruza ousted in major upset

Reigning French Open champion and second seed Garbine Muguruza has crashed out of Wimbledon as world number 124 Jana Cepelova created a major upset in the women’s draw.

Slovakia’s Cepelova sped through the second-round match to claim a 6-3 6-2 victory over the Spanish world number two, who was runner-up to Serena Williams in SW19 last year.

Garbine Muguruza fell in straight sets to Jana Cepelova, right, in the biggest shock yet of this year's championships. Credit: PA
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