Jun 30, 2011

Q.273

At the Championships at Wimbledon this year, Venus Williams played the veteran Japanese tennis player Kimiko Date-Krumm in the second round. The match was won by Williams and turned out to be a minor classic; the tense encounter ended 6-7, 6-3, 8-6 for the American.

In some sections of the media, the match was, rather uncharitably, dubbed the "Zimmer frame special". What is a Zimmer frame and why was it applied to this match?

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