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Last Updated: Sunday, 1 July 2007, 09:23 GMT 10:23 UK
Wimbledon poised for 1m pay-out
The covers were on for most of the day at Wimbledon on Saturday
Rain ruined most of Saturday's play at Wimbledon
Wimbledon organisers will be forced to pay out more than 1m to spectators who endured a rain-hit day at the All England Club on Saturday.

Fans on Centre Court only saw 57 minutes of action and are entitled to a full refund on their ticket.

If Amelie Mauresmo's win over Mara Santangelo had lasted three minutes longer, organisers would have saved over 500,000.

Court One spectators can claim a half refund after seeing 74 minutes of play.

Saturday saw the worst weather of the championships so far with play starting almost two hours later than scheduled at 1455 BST.

606: DEBATE

And after Mauresmo and Maria Sharapova completed their matches, the rain arrived again with play finally abandoned at 1850 BST.

"We all share the disappointment and frustration at today's outcome and thank everyone for their patience and good humour in the face of the trying circumstances," said All England Club chief executive Ian Ritchie.

"Although I am sure it will not compensate for the disappointment caused, I can confirm that the appropriate refund will be paid to the original purchaser."

There has only been one rain-free day at Wimbledon so far but organisers ruled out playing on the middle Sunday.



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