Wimbledon Championships Guide

The Wimbledon Championships is a tennis tournament held annually at the All England Club in Wimbledon which is located in South West London.

Along with the Australian Open, French Open, and US Open, it is one of the four grand slam tennis tournaments played each year with many regarding Wimbledon as the most prestigious of the four grand slams to win.

At one point in time 3 out of the four grand slams were played on grass but now, Wimbledon is the only grand slam tournament that still uses grass as its court surface.

This gives the Championships a unique feel and is a big contrast between the clay courts of Roland Garros as many consider winning the French Open and Wimbledon back to back to be one of the most difficult challenges in tennis.

Wimbledon Championships

Tournament Name:Wimbledon Championships
Location:All England Club, Wimbledon, UK
Tour Level:Grand Slam
Prize Money:£40,350,000
Draw Size:Singles: 128, Doubles: 64, Mixed: 32

When do the Wimbledon Championships take place?

Wimbledon Centre Court
Copyright Bo Mertz

The Championships start towards the end of June each year and run for two weeks.

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 will be played on the middle Sunday.

In 2022, the tournament was run from the 27th of June 2022 to the 10th of July 2022.

See below for the 2022 schedule of play for the full two weeks.

2022 Wimbledon Schedule (Gentleman’s & Ladies’ Singles)

DayRound
Monday, 27th June 20221st round
Tuesday, 28th June 20221st round
Wednesday, 29th June 20222nd round
Thursday, 30th June 20222nd round
Friday, 1st July 20223rd round
Saturday, 2nd July 20223rd round
Sunday, 3rd July 2022Round of 16
Monday, 4th July 2022Round of 16
Tuesday, 5th July 2022Quarterfinals
Wednesday, 6th July 2022Quarterfinals
Thursday, 7th July 2022Ladies’ Semifinals
Friday, 8th July 2022Gentlemen’s semifinals
Saturday, 9th July 2022Ladies’ final
Sunday, 10th July 2022Gentlemen’s final

2022 Wimbledon Draw

See below for information on the draws for the 2022 Championships in Wimbledon.

Singles Qualifying Draws:

Men’s Singles Qualifying Draw

Women’s Singles Qualifying Draw

Men’s and Women’s Singles/Doubles Main Draws:

Men’s Singles Draw

Women’s Singles Draw

Men’s Doubles Draw

Women’s Doubles Draw

Mixed Doubles Draw:

Mixed Doubles Draw

For a list of seeded players at the 2022 tournament, check out our separate page on the seeds in 2022.

Who are the 2022 Wimbledon Winners and Runner-ups?

2022 Men’s Singles Winners and Runner-ups

WinnerNovak Djokovic
Runner-upNick Kyrgios
Score in final4-6, 6-3, 6-4, 7-6

2022 Women’s Singles Winners and Runner-ups

WinnerElena Rybakina
Runner-upOns Jabeur
Score in final3-6, 6-2, 6-2

2022 Men’s Doubles Winners and Runner-ups

WinnersMatthew Ebden and Max Purcell
Runner-upsNikola Mektić and Mate Pavić
Score in final7-6, 6-7, 4-6, 6-4, 7-6

2022 Women’s Doubles Winners and Runner-ups

WinnersKateřina Siniaková and Barbora Krejčíková
Runner-upsZhang Shuai and Elise Mertens
Score in final6-2, 6-4

2022 Mixed Doubles Winners and Runner-ups

WinnersNeal Skupski and Desirae Krawczyk
Runner-upsMatthew Ebden and Samantha Stosur
Score in final6-4, 6-3

Wimbledon Prize Money

Prize money for all events played at the 2022 tournament was approximately £40.35 million pounds which was an increase of approximately £5.3 million pounds from the 2021 tournament.

2022 Wimbledon Prize Money

Gentleman’s and Ladies’ Singles Prize Money 2022 (Per Player)

Round2022 Prize Money
Champion£2,000,000
Runner Up£1,050,000
Semifinals£535,000
Quarterfinals£310,000
4th Round£190,000
3rd Round£120,000
2nd Round£78,000
1st Round£50,000

Gentleman’s and Ladies’ Doubles Prize Money 2022 (Per Pair)

Round2022 Prize Money
Champions£540,000
Runner Ups£270,000
Semifinals£135,000
Quarterfinals£67,000
3rd Round£33,000
2nd Round£20,000
1st Round£12,500

2022 Mixed Doubles Prize Money (Per Pair)

Round2022 Prize Money
Champions£124,000
Runner Ups£62,000
Semifinals£31,000
Quarterfinals£16,000
3rd RoundN/A
2nd Round£7,500
1st Round£3,750

For more details on the prize money for the 2022 Championships, check out our page on Wimbledon Prize Money.

How do you Get Tickets to the Wimbledon Championships in 2023?

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 slams.

The four main ways of getting tickets for Wimbledon, are via the public ballot, queueing on the day, on Ticketmaster, or 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.

If you are unlucky you may not get tickets for several years in a row.

For more information on the public ballot system, check out the official website.

If you live outside the UK, there is also an international ballot that gives you a chance of getting some tickets for the championships.

Similar to the UK public ballot, you may have to apply several years in a row before getting a ticket.

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 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 are also the only tickets that you can legally resell.

Debenture tickets also usually come with extra perks like access to bars, restaurants, and cloakrooms at the All England Club.

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.

Where to stay when attending the Wimbledon Championships

London has excellent transport links so you can pretty much stay where you want and commute to the All England Club via London Transport.

However, if you want to stay close to the club, we would recommend the below options.

Hotel du Vin Cannizaro House – The Hotel du Vin Cannizaro House is a luxury 4 star hotel that is a short 5 minute drive from the All England Club.

Antoinette Hotel – The Antoinette is a nice hotel located in the heart of SW19 and around a 10 minute drive from the All England Club.

Tips for First Visitors to Wimbledon

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 when you need to get to the club early in the morning.

Be prepared for the worst of British Weather – British Weather can be very unpredictable. 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 throw it on if the heavens open.

Aim to attend the Championships in the first week – 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.

Where can you watch the Wimbledon Championships on TV or Online?

How to watch Wimbledon From the UK and Ireland

If you are living in the UK or Ireland then the BBC is your best option for watching the tournament as they have comprehensive live coverage of Wimbledon across BBC TV, radio, online, iPlayer (UK Only), and the BBC mobile app.

How to watch Wimbledon From the US

The best way to watch the tournament from the US is on ESPN as they have comprehensive coverage of Wimbledon each year.

How to watch Wimbledon from Other Countries

The easiest option to watch Wimbledon from other countries is to use a VPN so that you can access the BBC Iplayer from outside the UK.

FAQ

When was Wimbledon Qualifying held in 2022?

Qualifying for the 2022 tournament started on the 20th of June 2022.

When was the 2022 Wimbledon Draw made?

The draw for the 2022 tournament was made on the 24th of June 2022.

When was the 2022 Order of Play be Released?

The order of play for the 2022 tournament was released on the 26th of June 2022.