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Wimbledon

Wimbledon is one of the most prestigious Grand Slam tournaments in tennis, held annually in south-west London in the town that shares its name. The biggest names in the sport descend on London each year and the tournament holds various categories throughout the two-week timeframe.

The categories competed in at Wimbledon are as follows:

  • Men’s singles and doubles
  • Women’s singles and doubles
  • Mixed doubles
  • Boys (under-18s) singles and doubles
  • Girls (under-18s) singles and doubles
  • Boys (under-14s) singles
  • Girls (under-14s) singles
  • Men’s wheelchair singles and doubles
  • Women’s wheelchair singles and doubles
  • Men’s invitations
  • Women’s invitations
  • Mixed invitations

The 2024 championships has the highest prizepot yet, with the payouts totalling £50 million for the first time in Wimbledon history. Both the men’s and women’s singles champions will receive £2.7 million, with doubles winners getting £650,000. Mixed doubles winners will be awarded £130,000 with other prize money divided based on finishing positions.

When Does Wimbledon 2024 Start?

The 2024 Wimbledon Championships get underway on Monday 1st July and culminate 14 days later on Sunday 14th July. The full schedule is as follows:

  • Monday 1st July – Men’s and women’s singles first round
  • Tuesday 2nd July – Men’s and women’s singles first round
  • Wednesday 3rd July – Men’s and women’s singles second round; Men’s and women’s doubles first round
  • Thursday 4th July – Men’s and women’s singles second round; Men’s and women’s doubles first round
  • Friday 5th July – Men’s and women’s singles third round; Men’s and women’s doubles second round; Mixed doubles first round
  • Saturday 6th July – Men’s and women’s singles third round; Men’s and women’s doubles second round; Mixed doubles first round; Boys and girls singles first round (under-18s)
  • Sunday 7th July – Men’s and women’s singles fourth round; Men’s and women’s doubles third round; Mixed doubles second round; Boys and girls singles first round (under-18s)
  • Monday 8th July – Men’s and women’s singles fourth round; Men’s and women’s doubles third round; Mixed doubles quarter-finals; Girls singles second round (under-18s); Boys singles first round (under-18s)
  • Tuesday 9th July – Men’s and women’s singles, quarter-finals; Men’s and women’s doubles quarter-finals; Mixed doubles semi-finals; Men’s and women’s wheelchair singles first round; Boys singles second round (under-18s); Girls doubles first round (under-18s); Invitation doubles
  • Wednesday 10th July – Men’s and women’s singles quarter-finals; Men’s and women’s doubles quarter-finals; Quad wheelchair singles quarter-finals; Men’s and women’s wheelchair doubles quarter-finals; Boys and girls singles third round (under-18s); Boys and girls doubles second round (under-18s); Invitation doubles
  • Thursday 11th July – Women’s singles semi-finals; Men’s doubles semi-finals; Mixed doubles final; Men’s and women's wheelchair singles quarter-finals; Men’s, women’s and quad wheelchair singles quarter-finals; Boys and girls singles quarter-finals (under-18s); Boys and girls doubles quarter-finals (under-18s); Boys and girls singles (under-14s); Invitation doubles
  • Friday 12th July – Men’s singles semi-finals; Women’s doubles semi-finals; Men’s, women’s and quad wheelchair singles semi-finals; Boys and girls singles semi-finals (under-18s); Boys and girls doubles semi-finals (under-18s); Boys and girls singles (under-14s); Invitation doubles
  • Saturday 13th July – Women’s singles final; Men’s doubles final; Women’s wheelchair singles final; Men’s & quad wheelchair doubles final; Girls singles final (under-18s); Girls doubles final (under-18s); Boys doubles final (under-18s); Boys and girls singles semi-finals (under-14s); Invitation doubles
  • Sunday 14th July – Men’s singles final; Women’s doubles final; Men’s & quad wheelchair singles finals; Women’s wheelchair doubles final; Boys singles final (under-18s); Boys & girls singles finals (under-14s); Invitation Doubles

Where is Wimbledon Held?

Held in the famed SW19 postcode, Wimbledon is located in south-west London in the town that shares the name of the tournament. Wimbledon has held the championships since 1877 – entry was restricted to amateur players until the introduction of the Open Era in 1968.

The only Grand Slam played on grass, the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club has 18 grass courts in total. The two main “show courts”, Centre Court and No. 1 Court, are only usually used for these two weeks of the year, though they have been utilised sporadically for other events including the 2012 Olympic Games. Members of the club use other courts.

Ticket holders have different public transport options for access to the grounds. For those travelling by London Underground, Southfields Station (District Line) is a 15-minute walk away, while Wimbledon Station (District Line and National Rail services) is approximately 20 minutes from the grounds. An additional District Line station, Wimbledon Park, is 25 minutes away while there is a shuttle bus service from Wimbledon Station to the tournament.

Car parking spaces are limited with advance sales only, though a park-and-ride service operates from Morden Park, at £15 per car. Bicycle parking is available free of charge at the championships.

Wimbledon Traditions & Dress Code

Wimbledon is known for its traditions, the most famous of which is strawberries and cream. Such is the synonymity between the championships and the dish, over 38 tonnes of strawberries are picked and consumed each year at Wimbledon.

There is no official dress code for attendees enjoying their strawberries and cream, though hospitality areas may differ. That said, the event is popular in the celebrity world meaning spectators have developed a reputation for being particularly well-dressed.

Those visiting Wimbledon should note that the grounds open daily at 10am, with the start of play varying depending on the court. Food and drink outlets are available throughout and ticket holders should bring photographic ID with them. Attendees can consult the official Wimbledon website for information on what they can and can’t take into the grounds.

How to Get Tickets For Wimbledon 2024

Tickets for the championships are available through the public ballot, though this has now closed. Entry to the ballot offers the chance of a pair of tickets, or single tickets, for either Centre Court, No. 1 Court, No. 2 Court or No. 3 Court. Applicants cannot select a date or court preference and one applicant per household is permitted. Ticket prices vary and start at £90 for Centre Court on Day 1, through to £275 for the two singles final days.

The other main way to get tickets for Wimbledon is to join ‘The Queue’. The Queue starts a five-minute walk from the grounds in Wimbledon Park and allows the public to purchase remaining show court tickets on a first-come, first-served basis, or a Ground Pass, giving the holder access to all courts aside from Centre Court and Courts No.1 and No. 2. Ground Passes are priced at £30 for the first eight days and then £20 for the remainder of the tournament.

Who is Playing at Wimbledon 2024?

Both the men’s and women’s singles consist of 128 players, with the doubles having 104 entries into the men’s competition and 108 in the women’s. Wildcards can be granted, eight for each competition, to those players who do not qualify via ranking but have performed well in previous years or would be considered to stimulate public interest in Wimbledon. One wildcard entrant, Goran Ivanisivic, won the competition in 2001 with odds at the time available as long as 250/1.

Last year’s winner and 8/5 favourite Carlos Alcaraz returns to SW19 to defend his title, with Australian Open champion and world number one Jannik Sinner expected to challenge for his maiden Wimbledon success. Seven-time champion Novak Djokovic is 4/1 but suffered an injury recently at Roland Garros and will be hoping to recover in time. Home favourite and two-time champion Andy Murray also faces a battle with fitness to appear in what is expected to be his farewell Wimbledon appearance.

In the women’s singles, world number one Iga Swiatek is fresh from winning her fourth French Open in five years and will be aiming to progress past the last eight at Wimbledon for the first time. She is 7/2 to win while last year's winner and first-ever unseeded champion Marketa Vondrousova is a long 33/1 with the world number six facing competition from not only Swiatek but Eleanor Rybakina, Coco Gauff and Ons Jabeaur. Home hopes are led by Katie Boulter, while former US Open champion Emma Raducanu has been granted a wildcard as she makes her Wimbledon return.

Men’s winners:

  • 2023 - Carlos Alcaraz (Spain)
  • 2022 - Novak Djokovic (Serbia)
  • 2021 - Novak Djokovic (Serbia)
  • 2019 - Novak Djokovic (Serbia)
  • 2018 - Novak Djokovic (Serbia)
  • 2017 - Roger Federer (Swiz)
  • 2016 - Andy Murray (UK)
  • 2015 - Novak Djokovic (Serbia)
  • 2014 - Novak Djokovic (Serbia)
  • 2013 - Andy Murray (UK)

Women’s winners:

  • 2023 - Markéta Vondroušová (Czechia)
  • 2022 - Elena Rybakina (Kazakhstan)
  • 2021 - Ash Barty (Australia)
  • 2019 - Simona Halep (Romania)
  • 2018 - Angelique Kerber (Germany)
  • 2017 - Garbiñe Muguruza (Spain)
  • 2016 - Serena Williams (USA)
  • 2015 - Serena Williams (USA)
  • 2014 - Petra Kvitová (Czechia)
  • 2013 - Marion Bartoli (France)

Past Wimbledon Winners

Wimbledon has had some famous winners over the years, with champions going down in tennis folklore. The great Roger Federer holds the record for the most men’s singles titles with eight, including five consecutively between 2003 and 2007. Djokovic can equal the record by winning the title this year, with the Serb having seven titles to his name.

Martina Navratilova has won the women’s singles nine times, a record in the Open Era, including six consecutively. The Williams sisters – Venus and Serena – won Wimbledon singles titles 12 times between them as well as six doubles championships.

Boris Becker remains the youngest men’s winner, aged just 17 in 1985, though he was two years older than Lottie Dodd, who won the women’s singles title way back in 1887.

The 2023 champions were Alcaraz in the men’s, who was the second favourite to claim victory pre-tournament, while Vondrousova holds the women’s title. The men’s doubles holders are Wesley Koolhof and Neal Skupski, while last year's triumphant women’s doubles entrants were Hsieh Su-wei and Barbora Strycova. Home hopes in recent years have been largely restricted to 2013 and 2016 champion Murray, with the last British women’s champion Virginia Wade in 1977.

How to Bet on Wimbledon 2024

BetMGM has a range of markets available for those looking for betting odds at Wimbledon 2024. As well as outright odds on the tournament winner across different categories, there will be odds available for individual games. Markets include the number of sets won, match winner, correct score and in-play betting such as the winner of the next point.

Make sure to check back on our tennis betting page throughout the tournament and watch out for any specials and market movers as the championships go on.

Odds correct at time of publication but subject to change

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