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Queen Visits Wimbledon For First Time In 33 Years

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Queen Visits Wimbledon For First Time In 33 Years

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Queen Visits Wimbledon For First Time In 33 Years

Queen Visits Wimbledon For First Time In 33 Years

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Queen Elizabeth II makes her first appearance at Wimbledon in 33 years on Thursday. The world's top tennis players have been getting ready for the rare occasion.

RENEE MONTAGNE, host:

Good morning. I'm Renee Montagne.

At Wimbledon, Serena Williams has been practicing all week - her curtsy. That's because the queen is coming to a match for the first time in over 30 years. These days, dropping into a curtsy before the queen is optional, but reporters have been asking Williams all week how well she's been mastering the knee bends and wrist action of a proper curtsy. Turns out, all for naught - the queen will attend a different match: Britain's own Andy Murray.

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