Wimbledon is by far the most traditional tennis event, but some formalities have been changed in recent years and the latest one is that female players are no longer referred to as “Miss” or “Mrs” on scoreboards.
Instead of “Miss” or “Mrs” in front of players’ last names, Wimbledon is now, for the first time in 132 years, using players’ first names. However, the tradition hasn’t disappeared completely, since umpires are still referring to women players as “Miss” or “Mrs”.
The introduction of this change happened without fuss or fanfare.
“There is no official line on this,” says a spokeswoman for Wimbledon. “It’s something that we’ve just changed this year. It’s actually gone completely unnoticed, until now.”