The world of tennis has seen Wimbledon as a host of several events including grand slams. Among the top events in tennis, the Wimbledon Grand Slam is one of the biggest. The championship is the oldest of all the tennis tournaments. It was officially launched on 9 July 1877 at the All England Club, Wimbledon, London, and since 1988 it is the only tennis grand slam that is played on grass. The competition is played in different categories, including the men’s singles, women’s singles, and men’s, women’s and mixed doubles. Additionally, there are the junior and invitation events included.
Wimbledon 2019: Official Dates and New Rules in 2019
The 2019 Wimbledon Championships will take place at the original ground which is the Croquet Club located in Wimbledon, London, UK. In the singles competition, Novak Djokovic is the defending champion for the men’s singles, and Angelique Kerber is the defending champions for the ladies’ singles. From the official Wimbledon website, the qualifying round started on the 24th of June, and the draw is done on the 28th of June. The main tournament is set to start on Monday the 1st of July, and end on Sunday the 14th of July.
This year’s tournament is set to see some new changes. For instances, this will be the first time in the history of the tournament where a tie break will feature at 12 all in the last set. Additionally, this will be the first time in the tournament that the ladies’ singles event will include 16 qualifiers, 104 direct entrant players, and 8 wild cards. As a result, the ladies’ qualifying match will be increased to 128 players. The men’s qualifying match and the doubles elimination matches will remain at 128 players.
Wimbledon and Other Sports events in July
Wimbledon has always been the holy grail of grand slams in the past years. The competition has witnessed a wide variety of offsets and is not short of emotional thrills. From July 1st the competition will be headlining the list of sports events 2019 with the likes of Formula One. Therefore, there is much to look forward to in July. Without a doubt, Wimbledon is one of the most exciting sports events in the world, and this year will not be any different as the competition is set to feature all the current top names.
Based on past events, it is safe to assume that there will be a lot to expect at this year’s Wimbledon. Every match is sure to produce something amazing that will be remembered even after the whole tournament is over. For most tennis fans, the Wimbledon Grand Slam is the biggest event of the year because of its history and heritage. July is sure to provide a whole lot of entertainment, most especially for fans of tennis, Formula One, and even football as the top leagues kick-off their pre-season competitions and cup games.
Wimbledon 2019: Top Injury Update and Additional Events
One of the major doubts this year is Andy Murray who has been out since the Australian Open due to injury. Although according to the UK Mirror website, Andy Murray is hinting that he is ready and fully fit to play at the event in July. As a result, we can expect a star-studded campaign. This year is set to see some additional events that will add an extra thrill to the competition, which includes the wheelchair events and the invitation doubles. These two events come with multiple categories that will definitely be enjoyed by everyone.