16 gentlemen, 16 ladies to win coveted slots
Americans Sock, Pera the best seeds
(June 18 update: With Naomi Osaka’s withdrawal from Wimbledon, Bernardo Pera has now been placed in the main draw and will not need to take part in qualifying.)
The four-day women’s and men’s singles qualifier for the Championships, Wimbledon, will be seen exclusively on ESPN+ from Monday, June 20, with day-long action on one of the grass courts at theBank of England Sports Centerin Roehampton, not far from Wimbledon and the All England Lawn Tennis Club.
Qualifying for the few coveted slots in the Wimbledon draws – 16 each for men and women – will begin each day at 6 a.m. ET until Thursday, June 23, with four matches scheduled per day. ESPN has presented the Qualifying Rounds exclusively since they began production in 2017, and ESPN+ has been the exclusive house since its debut in 2018.
Familiar Americans in the Wimbledon men’s qualifying draw:
- No. 1 seed Jack Sock who was once ranked No. 8 in singles, has enjoyed great success in doubles. The 29-year-old has three major victories in men’s doubles (twice at Wimbledon, US Open) and one in mixed doubles (US Open).
- Stefan Kozlov is the No. 3 seed. The 24-year-old made his ATP World Tour debut in 2013 when he was just 15 years old. A year later, he reached two Grand Slam junior finals and finished the year at No. 3 in the ITF Junior Combined rankings.
Top American Women in Wimbledon Women’s Qualifying Draw:
- The top seed is American Bernardo Pera. She was born in Croatia, but her father is an American citizen. Pera has one WTA doubles title to her name as well as nine singles titles and eight doubles titles on the ITF circuit.
- Coco Vandeweghe from California is sown No. 7. She reached the semi-finals of the Australian Open and US Open in 2017 and cracked the Top 10 in 2018. That year, she and Ashleigh Barty teamed up to win the US Open women’s doubles crown.
Once the main draw begins on Monday, June 27, ESPN+ will provide multi-court coverage all day, every day for 14 days through Sunday, July 10. Match selections will be made daily.
ESPN and Wimbledon
ESPN has televised Wimbledon since 2003, with a US exclusive since 2012. ESPN’s “first-ball to last-ball” coverage – all day, every day, Monday, June 27 through Sunday, July 10 – is highlighted by the unprecedented “Cross Court Coverage”. ” the second from Monday to Wednesday with all-day coverage on ESPN and ESPN2.
The fortnight ends with five championships on ESPN: the mixed doubles championship on Thursday July 7; the ladies’ championship and the men’s doubles championship on Saturday 9 July; and the men’s championship and the women’s doubles championship on Sunday 10 July.
Wimbledon Qualifying on ESPN+
|mon 20 june||6 a.m.||Wimbledon qualifying||ESPN+||Live|
|Tue 21 June||6 a.m.||Wimbledon qualifying||ESPN+||Live|
|wed 22 june||6 a.m.||Wimbledon qualifying||ESPN+||Live|
|Thu June 23||6 a.m.||Wimbledon qualifying||ESPN+||Live|
ESPN, the world’s leading sports entertainment brand, offers eight US television networks, direct-to-consumer ESPN+, ESPN Radio, ESPN.com, efforts in every continent of the world, and more. ESPN is 80% owned by ABC, Inc. (an indirect subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company) and 20% by Hearst.
ESPN+ is the industry-leading sports streaming service that brings fans in the United States thousands of live sporting events, original programming not available on linear TV or ESPN’s digital networks, and editorial content exclusive from dozens of ESPN writers and reporters. Launched in April 2018, ESPN+ has grown to over 22.3 million subscribers.
Fans sign up for ESPN+ for just $6.99 per month (or $69.99 per year) at ESPN.com, ESPNplus.com or on the ESPN app (mobile and connected devices). It’s also available as part of The Disney Bundle which gives subscribers access to Disney+, ESPN+, and Hulu for $13.99/month (Hulu with ads) or $19.99/month (Hulu without ads). Hulu+ Live TV subscribers also receive ESPN+ at no additional cost.