Wimbledon 2017: Preview, Dates, Schedule & History
Wimbledon is regarded as one of the finest tennis events, and it is one of the four Grand Slam events over the course of the calendar year. The Wimbledon 2017 dates to remember would be 3 July when the event starts and 16th of July when the event concludes. The 2017 edition would be the 131st in the history of the competition. It is held at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, which is in Wimbledon. A signature of the Wimbledon tennis is the grass courts, and it is the only Grand Slam with this feature.
The Wimbledon results have always been keenly followed by tennis enthusiasts, as it remains as one of the prestigious events for any tennis player to win. Three players have dominated the men’s event – Pete Sampras, William Renshaw, and Roger Federer. They have managed seven titles each, while Todd Woodbridge holds the record for the most number of doubles title at nine.
In the women’s event, Martina Navratilova has won more Wimbledon titles than any other woman tennis player, while Elizabeth Ryan holds 12 titles in the doubles Wimbledon schedule.
Ken Fletcher, Owen Davidson, Vic Seixas, and Leander Paes have managed four wins in the mixed doubles. The success in the competition and recent form certainly affects the Wimbledon order of play.
Wimbledon 2017 Preview - What to Expect?
The Wimbledon 2017 edition will witness Andy Murray coming in as the defending champion from Monday, 3 July to Sunday, 16 July at Wimbledon, London. Serena Williams is the defending champion in the women’s event, but she will not be taking part due to an enforced break until 2018. Wimbledon live will certainly regard the likes of Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal, Andy Murray, and Roger Federer.
Just as the men’s event is progressing, the Wimbledon tickets 2017 for the women’s event would also be sold. Petra Kvitova and Karolina Pliskova are seen as the favourites for the women’s event.
Latest Wimbledon 2017 News
Britain's Marcus Willis has received a wildcard into qualifying for the 2017 Wimbledon after his impressive run at last year's edition. Willis managed to win six matches to qualify last year, before beating a top-100 tennis player in the 1st round and losing to Federer in the 2nd round.
The British players received a wildcard for the doubles and will definitely be playing at Wimbledon. Another seven British players have received wildcards for the singles draws: Heather Watson, Katie Boulter, Laura Robson, Naomi Broady, plus Cameron Norrie, James Ward, and Brydan Klein in the men's competition.
All of them are ranked inside the world's top 250, except for Ward. The Wimbledon schedule will definitely see lots of great names playing this year.
Wimbledon 2017 Contenders Suffer Very Early Exits at Queen's
The 2017 Aegon Championships are important because most tennis players who will be playing at Wimbledon in less than two week's time are playing right now in London. The tournament, happening from Monday 19th to Sunday 25 June, has already seen a few big names exiting the event prior to Wimbledon.
To be more exact, most upsets came thick and fast on the second day at The Queen's Club, with reigning Wimbledon winner Murray crashing out in the 1st round for the first time since 2012. The world No.1 was defeated 7-6(4), 6-2 by Jordan Thompson. 2nd and 3rd seeds Wawrinka and Raonic also lost on Tuesday. Wawrinka was defeated by Feliciano Lopez 7-6(4), 7-5, and Raonic lost to Thanasi Kokkinakis 7-6(5), 7-6(8).
The Wimbledon order of play is yet to be confirmed, but we will definitely see lots of action this year, as the Wimbledon schedule is packed with the best tennis players in the world.
Stay tuned for more updates at OddsDigger.com!