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Wimbledon 2019- What you should know about Wimbledon 2019

Leye Aduloju in News 26 Jun 2019
  • The 133rd edition of The Championships holds at the All England Club from 1-14 July, 2019
  • We have highlighted the most important things you should know about Wimbledon 2019

The best players in the world will gather at All England Club this summer to battle for the Wimbledon title. As the 133rd edition of The Championships closes in, here are some of the most important things you should know about the third major of the year.

*Geo-restrictions apply. Streams available to customers with an active balance 

When does Wimbledon 2019 hold?

Wimbledon 2019 will be staged at the All England Club from Monday July 1 to Sunday, 14 July, 2019.
There will be play on all days except Sunday, 7 June, or “Middle Sunday” as it is called, which is traditionally observed as a rest day. Wimbledon is the only major that observes a rest day during the tournament.

The qualifying tournament runs from Monday, 24 June to Thursday, 27 June at the Bank of England Sports Ground in Roehampton, with 16 players gaining entry into the each of the men’s and women’s singles main draws.

128 players entered each qualifying draw.

Apart from the gentlemen’s and ladies’ singles, Wimbledon 2019 will also feature gentlemen’s doubles, ladies’ doubles and mixed doubles. Junior events, invitationals and wheelchair competitions will also be held.

Where will Wimbledon 2019 be staged?

Wimbledon 2019 will again be staged at The All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club in Church Road, Wimbledon, London- as has been the case since 1877.

The main show court is the iconic Centre Court, with a capacity of 14,979, while No.1 Court can host up to 12,345 spectators and No. 2 Court, 4,000 people.

Who are the reigning Wimbledon champions?

Novak Djokovic is the current men’s champion, while Angelique Kerber holds the women’s title. Djokovic completed a remarkable triumph last season, battling back from shoulder surgery and a sharp dip in form to claim the title at the All England Club- ending a two-year major drought. The Serbian defeated Rafael Nadal in an epic two-day semi-final before moving past Kevin Anderson in straight sets in the final to claim his fourth Wimbledon title.

Kerber added Wimbledon to her previous Grand Slam successes at the Australian Open (2017) and US Open (2016), producing a wonderfully controlled performance to beat Serena Williams in the final, denying the great American a chance to equal Margaret Court’s all-time Grand Slam haul of 24 singles titles.

Americans, Mike Bryan and Jack Sock are the defending men’s doubles champions, while the Czech pair of Barbora Krejcikova and Katerina Siniakova won the women’s doubles last year. Austria’s Alexander Peya and American Nicole Melichar are the defending mixed doubles champions.

Who are the seeds for Wimbledon 2019?

The seeds will only be announced on Wednesday June 26.

Unlike the other majors, which follow the ATP and WTA rankings for their seedings, Wimbledon adopts a slightly different approach, as the All England club considers the players’ grass-court forms and records, and makes adjustments to the seedings based on a surface-based formula.

Serena Williams was seeded 25th last year despite being ranked 183rd in the world, as she had only just returned from maternity leave, while the US Open followed suit, lifting the great American to 17th in their seedings, nine spots higher than her ranking at the time.

Speculation is rife that seven-time Wimbledon champion, Roger Federer will be bumped up to No. 2 this year, shifting Rafael Nadal down one spot to No. 3.

When is the Wimbledon 2019 draw?

The official draw will take place on Friday, June 28 at 10:00am.

What is the Wimbledon prize money?

The overall prize money for Wimbledon 2019 is £38 million, an increase of 11.76% from last year’s total sum of £34 million. The men’s and women’s champions are rewarded with £2.35m, while players that exit in the first round get £45,000.

The men’s and women’s doubles champions will receive £450,000 each, while the mixed doubles winners will share £116,000.

Wimbledon Prize Money

RoundMen's SinglesWomen's Singles
Winners£2.35m£2.35m
Runners-Up£1.175m£1.175m
Semi-finalists£588,000£588,000
Quarter-finalists£294,000£294,000
Fourth Round£176,000£176,000
Third round£111,000£111,000
Second round£72,000£72,000
First round£45,000£45,000



New innovations at Wimbledon 2019

The most significant change in the Championships 2019 is arguably the introduction of the final set tie breaks. The concept is slightly different from the regular tie breaks, as it will only happen when the players are tied at 12-12 in the final set, rather than 6-6, as is the case on the regular ATP and WTA Tours. The decision to introduce tie breaks was prompted by another marathon match last year, with John Isner and Kevin Anderson battling for six and a half hours in their semi-final before Anderson emerged 26-24 winner in the final set. There was also the famous John Isner- Nicolas Mahut clash from 2010, while lasted over 11 hours, spread over three days before Isner won 70-68 in the final set.

The new roof on Court 1 will also make its debut this year.

How to watch Wimbledon 2019?

Bookmaker, bet365 are offering customers the opportunity to watch a live stream of the matches alongside in-play betting.

Watch and bet on Wimbledon tennis live at bet365 > live streaming > tennis (geo-restrictions apply; funded account required or to have placed a bet in the last 24 hours to qualify)



1. Visit the bet365 website

2. Sign into your account or register for a new one

3. Select Live Streaming

4. Select 'Tennis’ from the ‘All Sports’ dropdown menu

5. Enjoy a live stream & in-play betting for ATP s-Hertogenbosch tennis, live from June 10-16.

PLEASE NOTE: You must have a funded account or have placed a bet in the last 24 hours in order to watch tennis; geo-restrictions apply.


Wimbledon 2019 is live from 1-14 July.


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