Wimbledon is an annual highlight for any sports fan, but this year is even more special as the Wimbledon Championships 2022 will see the sporting event return to its full glory for the first time since the pandemic, with full courts and many spectators.
But it’s not all Pimms and Strawberries and Cream in SW19, as there’s always plenty of talk about which players will be taking part in this year’s tournament, who’s injured, and what days you should tune in to watch your favorite players play. to beat. for a place in the next round.
Here’s everything you need to know about Wimbledon 2022…
Wimbledon 2022 – how to watch for free in the UK
Wimbledon 2022 will air from Monday June 27 to Sunday July 10, with coverage on BBC One, BBC Two and BBC iPlayer live from the All England Lawn Tennis Club from 11am daily (10.30am on day one).
Every evening Today at Wimbledon will see Clare Balding take on the highlights show at 8.30pm on BBC Two.
Wimbledon 2022 – how to watch from the US
In the USA, Wimbledon will be available to stream on ESPN Plus and will be broadcast by ESPN, which is available through most mainstream cable plans (check your plan to confirm) and live TV streaming services including FuboTV, Hulu with Live TV, Sling TV and YouTubeTV.
Wimbledon 2022 – how to watch from anywhere in the world
Wimbledon is available to watch on the BBC Sport website and BBC iPlayer, which you can watch via virtual private network (VPN). A VPN lets you bypass the usual frustrating digital barriers by changing your IP address, meaning you can watch your favorite TV shows even when you’re away from home.
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Wimbledon 2022 — who’s playing?
After missing the Australian Open, current Wimbledon champion Novak Djokovic will be back to defend his title as organizers have announced that players not vaccinated against Covid will still be allowed to play.
Serena Williams is also back for 2022, having received a wild card after being forced out of Wimbledon last summer in the first round due to an injury she suffered while slipping on the grass court.
Probably the most talked about tennis star right now is Emma Raducanu, who will also return to Wimbledon – this time as a Grand Slam champion for the first time in her career. Will she face the legend that is Serena Williams?
Wimbledon 2022 — match schedule
Wimbledon have released the following schedule for this year’s championships…
- June 27: Men’s and women’s singles, first round
- June 28: Men’s and women’s singles, first round
- June 29: Men’s and women’s singles, second round, men’s and women’s doubles, first round
- June 30th : Men’s and women’s singles, second round, men’s and women’s doubles, first round
- July, 1st: Men’s and women’s singles, third round, men’s and women’s, second round, mixed doubles, first round
- July 2nd : Men’s and women’s singles 3rd round, men’s and women’s doubles 2nd round, mixed doubles 1st round, boys’ and girls’ singles 1st round
- July 3: Men’s and women’s singles fourth round, men’s and women’s doubles round of 16, mixed doubles round of 16, boys’ and girls’ singles first round
- 4th July: Men’s and women’s singles fourth round, men’s and women’s doubles round of 16, mixed doubles quarter-finals, girls’ singles second round, boys’ doubles first round
- July the 5th : Men’s and women’s singles quarter-finals, men’s and women’s doubles quarter-finals, mixed doubles semi-finals
- July the 5th : Boys’ singles, second round, girls’ doubles, first round, invitational doubles (women’s doubles, men’s doubles, mixed doubles)
- July 6: Men’s and women’s singles quarter-finals, men’s and women’s doubles quarter-finals, boys’ and girls’ singles round of 16, boys’ and girls’ doubles round of 16, invitational doubles (women’s doubles, men’s doubles, mixed Doubles)
- July 7: Women’s Singles Semi-Finals / Mixed Doubles Final, Men’s Doubles Semi-Finals, Mixed Doubles Final, Men’s Singles, Women’s and Wheelchair Quad Quarter-Finals, Boys’ & Girls’ Singles Quarter-Finals, Boys’ & Girls’ Doubles Quarter-Finals -Finals, 14&U Boys and Girls Singles, Invitational Doubles (Ladies’ Doubles, Men’s Doubles, Mixed Doubles)
- July 8: Semi-finals in men’s singles, Semi-finals in women’s doubles, Semi-finals in men’s and women’s singles in wheelchairs, Semi-finals in men’s, women’s and quad doubles in wheelchairs, Semi-finals in boys’ and girls’ singles, Boys and girls Semi-finals doubles, singles boys and girls 14 and under, doubles by invitation (women’s doubles, men’s doubles, mixed doubles)
- July 9th : Women’s Singles Final, Men’s Doubles Final, Women’s Wheelchair Singles Final, Men’s Wheelchair Doubles Final, Wheelchair Quad Singles Semi-Finals, Girls’ Singles Final, Girls’ Doubles Final, Boys’ Doubles Final , Singles boys and girls 14 years and under, Doubles Invitational (Ladies’ Doubles, Men’s Doubles, Mixed Doubles)
- July 10: Men’s Singles Final, Women’s Doubles Final, Boys’ Singles Final, Men’s Singles and Wheelchair Quad Final, Women’s Wheelchair Quad and Women’s Doubles Final, Boys and Girls 14 and Under Singles Final, Invitational Doubles ( women’s doubles, men’s doubles, mixed doubles)
Wimbledon 2022 – who is presenting?
Sue Barker will return to her presenter duties, but after 30 years as the face of BBC sports she recently announced she will be stepping down after Wimbledon this year.
Speaking of her departure, Sue said: “What a wonderful time I’ve had working on some of the biggest sporting events around the world. I will miss it terribly but after 30 years, I feel that the time has come for me. I’ve worked with the best of the best.”
Sue will be live daily from the All England Tennis Club, joined by a host of former Wimbledon champions including John McEnroe, Martina Navratilova, Billie Jean King and Pat Cash, who lead a top-notch line-up that also includes Tracy Austin, Johanna Konta, Caroline Wozniacki, Tim Henman and Annabel Croft.
Isa Guha will greet viewers each day at 11 a.m. before Sue takes over later in the day with a play scheduled for later in the evening.
Nightly Today at Wimbledon will see Clare Balding lead the flagship show, which comes live from The Hill’s open-air studio daily at 8.30pm on BBC Two. Clare will guide viewers through the best of the day’s action and discuss key talking points, as the tournament unfolds, with a host of special guests.
Wimbledon 2022 — how can I get tickets?
For the first time since the pandemic, you can line up again on the day to get tickets in the park and also on the courts. So if you didn’t make it in the 2020 ballot, there’s still a way to watch all the live tennis action from SW19.
Resale of day tickets will also be available for the first time since 2019.
Wimbledon 2022 — is there a ballot?
Not this year. After Wimbledon was canceled in 2020 due to covid restrictions then 2021 saw a separate ballot system, anyone who passed the 2020 ballot and accepted their seat was offered the same day and court as there is two years.
The ballot for Wimbledon 2023 will open later this year.
Who won Wimbledon 2021?
Two-time defending champion Novak Djokovic beat Matteo Berrettini in 2021. It was his sixth Wimbledon singles title and his 20th major title overall.
The women’s singles title was won by Ashleigh Barty, who defeated Karolína Plíšková to become the first Australian women’s champion at Wimbledon since 1980.