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Wimbledon Championships ~ Monday 27 June to Sunday 10 July

🎾 The hallowed turf of the All England Lawn Tennis Club is the place to be for the Wimbledon Championships, a jewel in the crown of the sporting summer.  For the latest ticket information – including the return of the daily Queue – see below.  

NEWSFLASH: The 2022 Wimbledon Championships are a wrap! 

Congratulations to Men’s champion Novak Djokovich who won his seventh Wimbledon title and in so doing secured his 21st Grand Slam singles crown.  Elena Rybakina became the youngest Ladies’ singles champion beating world No.3 Ons Jabeur in three sets.  See the video below for the story of the 2022 singles tournaments.  

🎟️ Interested in tickets for the 2023 Wimbledon Championships?  The Wimbledon Public Ballot is returning for 2023.  Email tickets@sportonspec.co.uk with ‘Wimbledon Championships Ballot‘ in the subject box and we’ll tip you off as soon as the ticket ballot goes live, so you can register a place in the draw.  And in the meantime … 👇

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14 days of world-class tennis await at this famous tournament that has taken place since the 1880s.  The Wimbledon Championships is the oldest of the four Grand Slams, the others being the Australian Open, the French Open and the US Open. 

The 2022 championships take place from Monday 27 June to Sunday 10 July on the iconic grass courts in south-west London.  Champions will be crowned on the weekend of 9/10 July, making tennis history and following in the footsteps of finest players in the history of the game. 

ONES TO WATCH

There will be a new women’s champion in 2022 following the retirement of last year’s winner, Ashleigh Barty, in March.  Will Poland’s Iga Swiatek – the French Open champion and hot favourite for Wimbledon – justify her number one seeding?  Or can Coco Gauff from the USA, who lost to Swiatek in the French Open final, go deep in the tournament after reaching the fourth round in 2019 as a 15-year-old qualifier?  Will Serena Williams roll back the years to finally claim a record-equalling 24th Grand Slam, after announcing only last week she will play at Wimbledon after 12 months out?  And how will US Open champion and breakout star of 2021, GB’s very own Emma Raducanu, fare in front of an expectant home crowd? 

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In the men’s draw will top seed Novak Djokovic defend the title he won in 2021?  Or can his great rival Rafael Nadal remain on course for a possible calendar slam?  Or will 19-year-old Carlos Alcaraz (the number five seed) continue the stunning form which saw him beat both Nadal and Djokovic recently en route to the Madrid Open?  Can Italian Matteo Berrettini (a finalist last year) go one step further in 2022 after he retained his Queen’s title earlier this month?  And how will Andy Murray fare back on the Centre Court stage of his greatest triumphs?  Will British pair Alfie Hewett and Gordon Reid – the defending men’s wheelchair doubles champions – continue their extraordinary winning record that in January saw them make history by winning ninth consecutive grand slam title at the Australian Open?  All these questions and more will be answered over the next fortnight.

🎾 2021 champions and current title holders 

Gentlemen’s Singles: Novak Djokovic (SRB)

Ladies’ Singles: Ash Barty (AUS)

Gentlemen’s Doubles: Nikola Mektic (CRO) & Mate Pavic (CRO)

Ladies’ Doubles: Su-wei Hsieh (TPE) & Elise Mertens (BEL)

Mixed Doubles: Neal Skupski (GBR) & Desirae Krawczyk (USA)

Gentlemen’s Wheelchair Singles: Joachim Gerard (BEL)

Ladies’ Wheelchair Singles ~ Diede de Groot (NED)

Gentlemen’s Wheelchair Doubles: Alfie Hewett (GBR) & Gordon Reid (GBR)

Ladies’ Wheelchair Doubles: Yui Kamiji (JPN) & Jordanne Whiley (GBR)

Gentlemen’s Quad Wheelchair Singles: Dylan Alcott (AUS)

Gentlemen’s Quad Wheelchair Doubles: Andy Lapthorne (GBR) & David Wagner (USA)

TICKETS & TRAVEL & DAILY ORDER OF PLAY

🗝️ Gates open daily at 10am.

🎾 Matches start no earlier than 1pm on Centre Court/No.1 Court and from 11am on all other courts.

🎟️ Tickets in advance: There will not be a Wimbledon Public Ballot in 2022.  If you were successful in the 2020 Wimbledon Public Ballot and took up the ticket offer you will be offered the same day and court for 2022. 

🎟️ Tickets online during the championships: A limited number of returned ballot tickets are made available daily at circa 9am (update, it can be as early as 7am) daily – for either the same or following day’s play – via the Wimbledon ticket portal here.  You will need to register a myWIMBLEDON account to purchase tickets. 

🎟️ Tickets on the day via the Queue: Wimbledon remains one of the very few major sporting events where you can buy premium tickets on the day of play.  For many, ‘the Queue’ (link to official guide below) at The Championships is as much a part of the Wimbledon experience as the tennis itself.

It operates daily with an opportunity to purchase either one of the limited Show Court tickets available (for Centre Court and No.2 Court the first ten days only, and for No.1 Court each day of the event), or a Grounds ticket (giving access to unreserved seating and standing areas for Courts 3-18, as well as entry to the Wimbledon Museum which is well worth a visit).  Tickets are sold on a best available, one per person queuing basis and are non-transferable.

The Queue often starts the evening before (for those seeking Show Court tickets) and increases very early in the morning.  Space in the Queue is limited, especially overnight, so please check the status of the Queue on Twitter @Wimbledon or wimbledon.com before you travel.

The Queue starts in Wimbledon Park.  All early or late evening entries to the Park need to use Wimbledon Park Road gates only (signage is Car Park 10), which is a 5-minute walk from Southfields Station.  On arrival you should proceed to the end of the Queue where you will be issued with a Queue Card.

Wimbledon has a Grounds capacity limit and once this is reached entry may only be possible as people leave the Grounds for the day.  However, so far in 2022 (update as at Day 3) the queue for a Grounds ticket is not as busy as previously, meaning if you join the Queue by around 7.30am/8am you should be into the grounds by around 11am or shortly after.  Also by 3pm the queue is such that you can purchase a Grounds ticket straightaway.

If you’re planning to join the Queue we strongly recommend reading this 2022 official Wimbledon Guide To Queuing – which includes a map of the Queue and the Grounds – before heading to Wimbledon.

In the Grounds itself a Ticket Resale Kiosk will be in operation north of Court 18 near the top of the St Mary’s Walk, next to The Hill.  Subject to availability and not before 3pm, you can purchase returned Show Court tickets for £15 for Centre Court and £10 for No.1 Court and No.2 Court tickets.  The proceeds (net of VAT) from Ticket Resale are donated to the Wimbledon Foundation.    

🚊 🚗 Travel tips: The Championships are held at The All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club (AELTC) on Church Road, Wimbledon, London, SW19 5AE.  All visitors are encouraged to use public transport or other sustainable forms of transport as far as possible, particularly as parking near to the All England Club Grounds is extremely limited.  Southfields tube station, on the District line, is the closest station.  Approximate walking times from Southfields station are: 5 minutes to the entrance to Wimbledon Park where the Queue is located ~ 15 minutes to the Grounds, Gate 1 on Church Road ~ 20 minutes to The Grounds, Gate 3 & 4 on Church Road.  Wimbledon is the closest interchange station with rail, Underground and Tramlink services.  A shuttle bus service operates from outside the station to and from the Grounds.  See this Travelling to The Championships guide for how to get to the AELTC.

⏱️ Daily Order of Play will appear here during the championships.  Singles and Finals schedule is as follows: 

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