The Wimbledon Championships is an annual tennis tournament that is held at the All England Lawn Tennis Club which is located in South West London.
Along with the Australian Open, French Open, and US Open, Wimbledon is one of the four grand slam tennis tournaments played each year with many regarding Wimbledon as being the most prestigious of the four grand slams to win.
|Location:||All England Club, London, UK|
|Tour Level:||Grand Slam|
|Draw Size:||Singles: 128, Doubles: 64, Mixed: 32|
The 2024 Wimbledon Championships will be held at the All England Lawn Tennis Club from the 1st to the 14th of July 2024.
19 June 24 – Singles wildcards to be announced
24 – 27 June 24 – Qualifying at Roehampton
26 June 24 – Seeds to be announced
28 June 24 – Draws to be released
1 July 24 – Tournament begins
Up to the 2021 Championships, the middle Sunday was a day off for all the players but starting in 2022, some round-of-16 matches are played on the middle Sunday.
Below is the expected schedule for Wimbledon 2024, with the women’s singles final being played on Saturday, the 13th of July 2024, and the men’s singles final being played on Sunday, the 14th of July 2024.
|Monday, 1st July 2024||1st round|
|Tuesday, 2nd July 2024||1st round|
|Wednesday, 3rd July 2024||2nd round|
|Thursday, 4th July 2024||2nd round|
|Friday, 5th July 2024||3rd round|
|Saturday, 6th July 2024||3rd round|
|Sunday, 7th July 2024||Round of 16|
|Monday, 8th July 2024||Round of 16|
|Tuesday, 9th July 2024||Quarterfinals|
|Wednesday, 10th July 2024||Quarterfinals|
|Thursday, 11th July 2024||Ladies’ semifinals|
|Friday, 12th July 2024||Gentlemen’s semifinals|
|Saturday, 13th July 2024||Ladies’ final|
|Sunday, 14th July 2024||Gentlemen’s final|
The draws for the 2024 Wimbledon Championships are expected to be made on Friday, the 28th of June 2024, with the draw expected to be streamed live from 10 a.m. BST.
All the draws for the 2024 Championships will be available to view on the official Wimbledon website closer to the start of the tournament.
Singles Qualifying Draws:
ATP Singles Qualifying – TBD
WTA Singles Qualifying – TBD
Men’s and Women’s Singles/Doubles Main Draws:
ATP Singles – TBD
WTA Singles – TBD
ATP Doubles – TBD
WTA Doubles – TBD
Mixed Doubles Draw:
Mixed Doubles – TBD
Players (Entry List)
The player entry list for the 2024 Championships has not yet been released, but the following players participated in the singles in 2023.
- Alejandro Davidovich Fokina
- Alex de Minaur
- Alexander Bublik
- Alexander Zverev
- Andrey Rublev
- Ben Shelton
- Borna Coric
- Cameron Norrie
- Carlos Alcaraz
- Casper Ruud
- Daniel Evans
- Daniil Medvedev
- Denis Shapovalov
- Félix Auger-Aliassime
- Frances Tiafoe
- Francisco Cerúndolo
- Grigor Dimitrov
- Holger Rune
- Hubert Hurkacz
- Jannik Sinner
- Lorenzo Musetti
- Nicolás Jarry
- Novak Djokovic
- Roberto Bautista Agut
- Sebastian Korda
- Stefanos Tsitsipas
- Tallon Griekspoor
- Taylor Fritz
- Tomás Martín Etcheverry
- Tommy Paul
- Yoshihito Nishioka
- Anastasia Potapova
- Anhelina Kalinina
- Aryna Sabalenka
- Barbora Krejčíková
- Beatriz Haddad Maia
- Belinda Bencic
- Bernarda Pera
- Caroline Garcia
- Coco Gauff
- Daria Kasatkina
- Donna Vekić
- Ekaterina Alexandrova
- Elena Rybakina
- Elise Mertens
- Iga Swiatek
- Irina-Camelia Begu
- Jeļena Ostapenko
- Jessica Pegula
- Karolína Muchová
- Karolína Plíšková
- Ludmilla Samsonova
- Madison Keys
- Magda Linette
- Maria Sakkari
- Marie Bouzková
- Mayar Sherif
- Ons Jabeur
- Petra Kvitová
- Petra Martić
- Qinwen Zheng
- Veronika Kudermetova
- Victoria Azarenka
Wimbledon Prize Money
The total prize fund for Wimbledon 2024 has not yet been confirmed but in 2023 it was £44,700,000, which was an increase of approximately £4,350,000 from the 2022 tournament.
The 2023 singles champions (Carlos Alcaraz and Markéta Vondroušová) won £2,350,000 in prize money, which was an increase of £350,000 from what was paid out to the 2022 champions.
The winning doubles team received £600,000, while £128,000 was awarded to the winners of the mixed doubles.
The losing finalists in the 2023 singles events won £1,175,000, while the runners-up in the doubles received £300,000 and in the mixed doubles £64,000.
Prize Money Breakdown by Year:
|Year||MS||MD||WS||WD||XD||Total Prize Fund|
Please see below for a full breakdown by round of the prize money that was awarded to players in 2023.
|Round||£ – Payout|
|Round||£ – Per Team||£ – Per Player|
|Round||£ – Per Team||£ – Per Player|
Wimbledon is probably the hardest grand slam event to get tickets to as it isn’t as straightforward as the ticketing for the other three grand slam tournaments.
The four main ways of getting tickets for Wimbledon, are 1. via the public ballot, 2. queueing on the day, 3. on Ticketmaster, or 4. from a Debenture Ticket Holder.
Wimbledon Public Ballot
Unlike the other grand slams, Wimbledon operates a public ballot every year for tickets to the Championships.
The Public Ballot usually opens in September and is always oversubscribed so the chances of getting a ticket can be quite low.
For more information on the public ballot system, check out the official website.
The Wimbledon Queue
Love it or hate it, the Wimbledon Queue has become part of the history of the Championships.
From Day 1 to the Quarterfinals, you have the option of joining the queue for your chance of getting 1 of 1,500 tickets for the center court (500), court 1 (500), or court 2 (500).
If you miss out on these tickets, you can also get a general admission pass to gain access to matches being played on some of the smaller courts.
The queue operates on a First In First Out basis and when you join the queue you are given a card that shows your position in the queue.
If you have a queue number in the top 500 then you will have a good chance of getting a center-court ticket for that day.
If you want a more comprehensive guide to the queue, then I recommend checking out this Queue guide.
Ticketmaster Wimbledon Tickets
A few hundred tickets for Centre Court are available to purchase daily on Ticketmaster.
However, the tickets can be tricky to purchase as they are in high demand and are usually snapped up as soon as they are available on the Ticketmaster website.
Debenture Ticket Holders
Over the years the All England Lawn Tennis Club has sold debentures to fund the refurbishment of the club.
These debenture holders are entitled to center court or court 1 tickets each year until their debenture expires.
Debenture tickets usually come with extra perks like access to bars, restaurants, and cloakrooms.
Debenture Tickets are also the only tickets that you can legally resell.
You will find debenture tickets for sale on sites like Viagogo but they are usually the most expensive option for getting a center court ticket.
Tips for First-Time Visitors
Below are some tips for first time visitors to Wimbledon, that I learned after attending two days of the 2022 Wimbledon Championships.
Try and stay in a hotel close to the All England Club
If you plan on queuing for tickets then it’s a good idea to stay as close to the All England Club as possible as this will help you get to join the queue early in the morning.
Be prepared for the worst of British Weather
British Weather can be very unpredictable, as you may wake up to a clear sky but that doesn’t mean it will stay that way, so make sure you have rain gear handy so you can throw it on if the heavens open.
Aim to attend in the first week of the championships
If you weren’t lucky enough to get a ticket in the public ballot, then I would recommend going to the championships in the first week as if you don’t get a center court or court 1 ticket you still have a good chance of seeing some top players playing in some of the smaller courts with a ground pass.
If you have a ground pass in the second week, there will be less play on the smaller courts and you are more likely to see doubles being played as the majority of the singles play will be on Centre Court or Court 1.
2023 Wimbledon Winners, Runners-up, and Results
Below are the winner(s), runner(s)-up, and results from the 2023 Wimbledon Championships.
|Score:||1-6, 7-6, 6-1, 3-6, 6-4|
|Winners:||Wesley Koolhof and Neal Skupski|
|Runners-up:||Horacio Zeballos and Marcel Granollers|
|Winners:||Barbora Strycova and Hsieh Su-wei|
|Runners-up:||Elise Mertens and Storm Sanders|
|Winners:||Mate Pavic and Lyudmyla Kichenok|
|Runners-up:||Xu Yifan and Joran Vliegen|
|Score:||6-4, 6-7, 6-3|