Wimbledon Roof Shut Mid-Match for First Time

Multi-million dollar top closed amid rain
By Matt Cantor,  Newser User
Posted Jun 29, 2009 12:25 PM CDT
The roof over Centre Court closes during a break in play between Dinara Safina of Russia and Amelie Mauresmo of France in their fourth-round singles match at Wimbledon today.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – Wimbledon got a chance to use its new Center Court roof today when it was shut for the first time during a match, Reuters reports. The referee decided to close the lid—eight minutes to shut it, another 20-30 to get the air conditioning up to speed—as Dinara Safina faced Amelie Mauresmo amid a light rain.