A look at how different Wimbledon is this year – in pictures

A look at how different Wimbledon is this year - in pictures
The event returned to the All England Club after a two-year absence.

Covid-19 restrictions meant Wimbledon had a different look on the opening day of the 2021 championships.

The tournament returned to the calendar this summer after last year’s event was cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Here, we examine how different the All England Club looked compared to two years ago:

It was not just the courts that ground staff had to focus on preparing this year.

Ground staff work on the courts
Ground staff sanitise the seats

The famous Wimbledon queue was not in operation.

Fans queue for Wimbledon tickets
Fans que to enter the All England Club

A low-key entrance.

Spectator flock in to Wimbledon
Spectator arrive at Wimbledon

‘Murray Mound’ had a different look as key workers were thanked for their efforts during the pandemic.

The sign on Murray Mound
A ‘thank you’ sign on Murray Mound

Restrictions were in place.

Fans celebrate in the stands
A fan wearing a face mask

There was a reduction in numbers at the All England Club.

fans walk around the grounds
Spectators walk around the grounds

Murray Mound took a hit.

Fans watch the action on Murray Mound
Fan brave the weather on the hill

The Royal Box was still well populated.

The Royal Box at Wimbledon
The Royal Box at Wimbledon

<strong>Centre Court</strong> was at 50 per cent capacity.

A view of Centre Court
Spectators watch the action on Centre Court

But some things never change.

Novak Djokovic celebrates his first-round victory over Philipp Kohlschreiber in 2019
Wimbledon 2021 – Day One – The All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club

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