June 25, 2022

The 135th Wimbledon Championships begin on Monday June 27 and end on Sunday July 10. Defending champion Novak Djokovic is the men’s seed in the draw while Iga Swiatek is the women’s seed.

Does Serena Williams play at Wimbledon?

Serena Williams will play at Wimbledon 2022 as wild card. The 23-time Grand Slam champion has not played singles since injuring her leg in the first round of Wimbledon last year. She is a seven-time Wimbledon champion. Williams is playing doubles this week at the Rothesay Invitational in Eastbourne.

Will Russian and Belarusian players be allowed to compete?

The All England Club released a statement in April saying all Russian and Belarusian players are banned from competing at Wimbledon 2022.

鈥淲e have very carefully considered what alternative measures could be taken within UK Government guidelines but, given the high profile environment of the Championships, the importance of not allowing the sport to be used to promote the Russian regime and our wider concerns for the public and the safety of players (including family), we do not believe it is viable to proceed on any other basis at the Championships.

On the men’s side, that means world No. 1 Daniil Medvedev and No. 8 Andrey Rublev were not cleared to compete. In all, five top 50 men have been banned by the All England Club. The women’s draw will be without #6 Aryna Sabalenka, #13 Daria Kasatkina and #20 Victoria Azarenka. A total of eight women from the top 50 were banned.

What are the other notable absences?

On the men’s side, two other big names are missing. Roger Federer is still injured and world No. 2 Alexander Zverev is out after injuring his ankle in a French Open semi-final against Rafael Nadal.

Naomi Osaka has withdrawn from the pitch after sustaining an Achilles tendon injury. Osaka hasn’t played at Wimbledon since 2019. Additionally, Sofia Kenin and Leylah Fernandez are injured and Elina Svitolina is pregnant.

When is the Wimbledon 2022 draw?

The Wimbledon draw is scheduled for Friday June 24 at 10am GMT.

How to watch Wimbledon 2022?

ESPN is the home of Wimbledon in the United States. The main coverage will air on ESPN while nearly all of the pitches will air live on ESPN+. ABC will also air Wimbledon matches on weekends.

What is the schedule for Wimbledon 2022?

DayProgram

June 27-28

First round

June 29-30

Second turn

July 1-2

Third round

July 3-4

Fourth round

July 5-6

Quarter-finals

July 7

Women’s semi-finals

July 8

Men’s semi-finals

July 9th

Women’s final

July 10

Men’s final

Recent Wimbledon winners

Male Champions

YearWinner

2021

Novak Djokovic

2020

No tournament

2019

Novak Djokovic

2018

Novak Djokovic

2017

Roger Federer

2016

Andy Murray

2015

Novak Djokovic

2014

Novak Djokovic

2013

Andy Murray

2012

Roger Federer

Women’s Champions

YearWinner

2021

Ashley Barty

2020

No tournament

2019

Simona Halep

2018

Angelique Kerber

2017

Garbi帽e Muguruza

2016

Serena Williams

2015

Serena Williams

2014

Petra Kvitova

2013

Marion Bartoli

2012

Serena Williams

Wimbledon Odds

single women

PlayerOdds

Iga Swiatek

+150

Cori Gauff

+1000

Ons Jabeur

+1000

Simona Halep

+1200

Serena Williams

+1400

Emma Raducanu

+1400

Paula Badosa

+1600

Belinda Bencic

+1800

Beatriz Haddad Maia

+1800

Bianca Andreescu

+2000

Singles men

PlayerOdds

Novak Djokovic

-120

Matteo Berretini

+650

Rafael Nadal

+700

Carlos Alcaraz

+900

Felix Auger-Aliassime

+1600

Hubert Hurkacz

+1600

Nick Kyrgios

+2200

Marin Cilic

+2500

Stefanos Tsitsipas

+2500

Andy Murray

+3300

Predictions

single women

Eric Drobny: Iga Swiatek has won 35 matches in a row (including 29 in straight sets), 6 tournaments this season and this is the longest WTA streak. this century. She also just suffered a shoulder injury and didn’t get very far at Wimbledon in her career. If ever there was a time to grab a flyer on Coco Gauff (+1000), it’s now. She’s super comfortable on grass (76% winning percentage against 68 overall; Iga has 68% on grass against 79 overall) and has the confidence to play in a major final, despite losing in straight sets to to you-know-who at Roland Garros earlier this year. (Psst: Ons Jabeur is one of my favorite players on the tour and also had a dominant run in last year’s tournament).

Lucas Weese: While all eyes will be on Iga Swiatek to see if his winning streak continues (rightly so), I’m off with Ons Jabeur to win his maiden Wimbledon Slam. You could argue that Jabeur is the second best player on the WTA Tour this year. The world No. 3 is 30-9 this year with two titles, most recently on grass in Berlin. Playing with Serena Williams in doubles at Eastbourne doesn’t hurt SW19 preparation. The Tunisian’s eclectic shot selection makes her a threat to win on grass.

Dan Santaromita: Choosing the female side is almost impossible. I see more reasons why players won’t win the title than why they will. Iga Swiatek wasn’t as good on grass as the other surfaces and didn’t play any of the warm-up tournaments on the surface. Ons Jabeur has yet to play in a Grand Slam semi-final. Emma Raducanu recently withdrew from a match due to injury. Serena Williams probably won’t be at her best after so much time off. Give me, I don’t know, Karolina Pliskova? She has a powerful game on grass and made the final last year.

Singles men

Drobny: Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic will be on different sides of the draw, so at the very least they won’t be able to fight en route to the final. I think we would all love to see Tsitsipas or Felix or Alcaraz break through at this Grand Slam but I’m going with the fire Mateo Berrettini (+650!) to beat one of the titans. His net game is excellent, his physical condition looks excellent after his recent win at Queen’s and he is a fan favourite. I don’t think he has the game to win multiple majors when Medvedev, Zverev and the rest of the field are active, but I think he has a chance this month in SW19.

Weese: Novak Djokovic’s last defeat at Wimbledon came in the quarter-finals in 2017, when he retired against Tomas Berdych. Since then, Djokovic has won three consecutive Wimbledon titles and could move one behind Roger Federer for most Wimbledons with a win this year. As Rafael Nadal chases his third straight Slam, I just don’t see anyone who could touch Djokovic on the grass. Rafa will be on the other side of the draw. There is no Medvedev or Zverev to fear. Djokovic has a winning record over Matteo Berrettini. And Carlos Alcaraz has not proven himself on the grass courts. Djokovic’s relentless defending, efficient service from big points and the fact that games are best-of-five make him a tough opponent on grass. I see the Serb arriving at Slam n掳21.

Santaromita: With Daniil Medvedev banned and Alexander Zverev injured, there’s less room to get a little creative here. No. 3 seed Casper Ruud is yet to win a match at Wimbledon. The No. 4 seed, Stefanos Tsitisipas, does not have a game on grass. 5 seed Carlos Alcaraz went out in the second round in his only appearance here last year. Matteo Berrettini made the final last year and could make a similar run if the draw is in his favor, but I’m not convinced he can get past Novak Djokovic. Rafael Nadal got Djokovic on clay, Djokovic should get Nadal, and everyone else, on grass.

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