Friday, March 03, 2006

Fame Is Fleeting

At least Centre Court fame:

Bjorn Borg, the dashing blond sex symbol of Seventies tennis who wore a trademark striped sweat band around his head, is selling all five of his Wimbledon trophies.

His silver gilt trophies, which were won consecutively from 1976 to 1980, will be sold as a single lot and are expected to reach between £200,000 and £300,000.

It is thought to be the first time a Wimbledon champion has put the prize up for auction.

The player, now 49, admitted the sale was to ensure "financial security". The Swede is known for his history of struggling business ventures.

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