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Wimbledon makes green decision

ReutersLONDON (Reuters) — Many of the traditions of the Wimbledon championships have endured for decades, but this year one familiar courtside sight will be missing.

No longer will players be taking new racquets out of polythene wrapping bags when they break a string or want a replacement.

The All-England club has removed plastic bags from the player racket-stringing operation as part of a raft of environment-friendly moves that mean there will be 4,500 fewer such bags used at this year’s tournament, which starts Monday.

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