Read our handy guide to find out all the key information you need to know for the 2023 Championships at Wimbledon, including all the key dates.
When and where is Wimbledon held?
When does Wimbledon start?
The 2023 Wimbledon Championships begin with the first round of matches on Monday 3 July at 11am local time on the outer courts. Play on the show courts – Centre Court, No. 1, No. 2, No. 3, Court 12 and Court 18 – starts at 1pm.
How long does Wimbledon last?
Wimbledon takes place over two weeks, ending on Sunday 16 July.
How many rounds are there at Wimbledon?
There are seven rounds at Wimbledon and all other Grand Slam tournaments.
After the first round begins on the opening day, the second-round singles matches will commence on 5 July. The third round starts on 7 July, and the fourth round begins two days later on 9 July.
The singles quarter-finals take place on 11-12 July, and the semi-finals are held on 13-14 July. The singles and doubles finals take place on the final two days of the tournament on Saturday 15 and Sunday 16 July.
When is the Wimbledon final?
The women’s singles final takes place on Saturday 15 July at 2pm on Centre Court. The men’s doubles final takes place on the same day at 1pm on Court No. 1.
The men’s singles final will be held on Sunday 16 July at 2pm on Centre Court, with the women’s doubles final getting underway at 1pm on Court No. 1.
Who is playing at Wimbledon in 2023?
Novak Djokovic headlines the field for the men’s singles in 2023. The 36-year-old has won a record 23 Grand Slam titles, including seven at Wimbledon, and is again the favourite in the Wimbledon betting this year.
Among those challenging Djokovic for the men’s title are Carlos Alcaraz, Daniil Medvedev, Jannik Sinner, Alexander Zverev and Nick Kyrgios.
The favourite in the Wimbledon odds for the women’s singles is Iga Swiatek, who has won the French Open three times and the US Open once, but never advanced past the fourth round at Wimbledon.
Just behind Swiatek in the betting are Aryna Sabalenka and Elena Rybakina, followed by Ons Jabeur and Petra Kvitova.
How many events are there at Wimbledon?
The Wimbledon Championships are comprised of 16 total events. There are five main events, four junior events and seven invitation events.
Main events: Gentlemen’s Singles, Ladies’ Singles, Gentlemen’s Doubles, Ladies’ Doubles, Mixed Doubles
Junior events: Boys’ Singles, Girls’ Singles, Boys’ Doubles, Girls’ Doubles
Invitation events: Gentlemen’s Invitation Doubles, Ladies’ Invitation Doubles, Senior Gentlemen’s Invitation Doubles, Ladies’ Senior Invitation Doubles, Gentlemen’s Wheelchair Singles, Ladies’ Wheelchair Singles, Gentlemen’s Wheelchair Doubles, Ladies’ Wheelchair Doubles
Where is Wimbledon?
The Wimbledon Championships are held at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club in Wimbledon, South West London.
The All England Club is a private members’ club, located on Church Road, Wimbledon, SW19 5AE.
How can I find the schedule of matches for Wimbledon?
The full schedule of matches for the 2023 Wimbledon Championships can be found on the tournament’s official website. The schedule includes matches from all events, including the men’s and women’s singles and doubles along with boys’ events, girls’ events, seniors’ events and wheelchair events.
How many courts are there at Wimbledon?
The Wimbledon Championships are played on the 19 grass Champion Courts of the All England Club.
There are six show courts at Wimbledon: Centre Court, No. 1, No. 2, No. 3, Court 12 and Court 18
Centre Court hosts the men’s and women’s finals, and is the most famous court in tennis. It has a capacity of 14,979 and a retractable roof that means matches can be played up until the tournament’s 11pm curfew.
No. 1 Court is the second-largest arena at the All England Club, with a capacity of 12,345. A retractable roof was installed at No. 1 in 2019.
No. 2 Court is the third-largest court, with a capacity of 4,000, while No. 3 has a capacity of 2,000.
Court 12 is considered a show court due to the amazing views it provides of the other courts and the city of London. Court 18 is also a show court as it is partially dug into Henman Hill, making it one of Wimbledon’s most distinctive courts.
The other 13 courts that make up the 19 are known as outside courts.
In total, there are 54 courts at the All England Club: 19 grass Champion Courts, 22 grass practice courts, eight American clay courts and five indoor courts.
How many sets are played at Wimbledon?
Matches in the men’s singles and men’s doubles events at Wimbledon take place over five sets.
All other matches take place over three sets.
How many balls are used at Wimbledon?
Wimbledon uses approximately 54,000 tennis balls every year. Six Slazenger balls – two cans of three – are in use at any time in a match. The first two cans are used for the warm-up and the first seven games of a match, and are then changed. The balls are then changed every nine games after that.
The practice balls see 1,700 new balls delivered every day during the tournament, which are included in the 54,000 total.