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Quiz: How much do you know about the Wimbledon Championships?

PUBLISHED: 08:00 03 July 2017 | UPDATED: 15:57 01 December 2017

Strawberries and cream, rain delays and Henman Hill: all things synonymous with Wimbledon which gets under way today.

Defending champion and world number Andy Murray will have the traditional champion’s honour of playing the first match on Centre Court.

He will begin his title defence at the All England Club by playing lucky loser Alexander Bublik, ranked 134.

Bublik failed to may it through qualifying but managed to get a lucky loser place after a spot opened up.

Odds on Murray winning the tournament for a third time have lengthened after he lost in the first round of the Queen’s Championships to Australian Jordan Thompson.

He also pulled out of two exhibition matches due to a sore hip.

Also leading the charge for the Brits today is British number one Johanna Konta.

The Wimbledon title contender withdrew from her semi-final at Eastbourne last week with a spine injury after taking a heavy fall.

The oldest tournament in the world is steeped in rich sporting history but how much do you know about the annual two-week championships?

The BBC TV presenter Dan Snow has stressed the importance of preserving Suffolk’s precious history – and shared an surprising anecdote about a near-death experience in one of the county’s most famous rivers.

Rail services between Ipswich and Felixstowe are being reinstated after “slippery rails” left lines between the two towns blocked.

A pigeon cull on Ipswich Waterfront has been suspended following plans from protestors to “disrupt” the event.

A woman in her 60s has been taken to hospital with serious injuries after a crash on the Dock Gate Roundabout in Felixstowe.

The big event may be more than nine months away - but councils and transport companies are making big plans for Ed Sheeran’s concerts in Ipswich next August Bank Holiday.

Restoring a village pub that was once John Peel’s favourite watering hole has been a labour of love for two families in Rattlesden, who couldn’t bear to see their local pub falling into a state of disrepair.

Schoolchildren joined a poignant suffragette march through Ipswich to mark the 100th anniversary of women getting the vote.

This was the moment a miraculous double rainbow appeared over an Ipswich school.

The Ipswich-based Volvo retailer, Donalds Garage has celebrated the opening of their new multi-million-pound showroom at Futura Park.

Suffolk and Essex are to received more than £20m extra from the government to maintain their local road network next year.

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