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Time was, Wimbledon might as well have been in Tampa

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The world’s most famous tennis tournament began Monday, bringing in competitors and fans from all over the world. Ah, but there was a time when Wimbledon was reserved for Tampa Bay alone. It has been 22 years now since Pete Sampras and Jim Courier, both of whom lived here at the time, played in the Wimbledon Finals. Sampras won in four sets, although the first two were by tie-breaker, to win the first of his seven titles. At the time,…

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