Wimbledon 2023: Preview, player list, draw, order of play, live scores and how to watch
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One of the biggest highlights of the year - the Wimbledon fortnight is nearly here. Find out everything you need to know about Wimbledon 2023, who's playing, the draws, scores and how you can watch along at home.
When is the Wimbledon 2023?
Qualifying at the Wimbledon will take place from Monday 26 June to Thursday 29 June.
The main draw is set to feature from Monday 3 July to Sunday 16 July.
Where is the Wimbledon taking place?
The Championships have been held at the All England Lawn Tennis Club (AELTC), Wimbledon, since it first began back in 1877. Home to three stadium grass courts – Centre Court, Court No.1 and Court No.2 – and a further 15 show courts, the AELTC is unlike any other sporting venue in the world.
Centre Court and Court No.1 both have retractable rooves and have a capacity of 14,979 and 12,345 seats respectively.
How to watch Wimbledon
Coverage of Wimbledon will be available exclusively on the BBC.
You’ll be able to watch Wimbledon coverage every day from 11:00 with the daily highlights show at 21:00.
Which British players are competing at Wimbledon 2023?
There are already 42 Brits confirmed for Wimbledon main draw, qualifying and juniors so far this year.
2022 semi-finalist Cam Norrie leads the charge in the men’s singles, alongside British No.2 Dan Evans and two-time former champion, Andy Murray. Murray enters in strong form on grass having captured titles at the Lexus Surbiton Trophy and Rothesay Open Nottingham.
In the women’s singles, British No.1 and Rothesay Open Nottingham champion Katie Boulter heads up five wild card entries off the back of a new career high at world No.77. Nottingham runner-up Jodie Burrage is also set to star, with Surbiton finalist Katie Swan, Harriet Dart and Heather Watson.
The main draw doubles entry list is set to be announced on Friday 23 June.
In the wheelchair draws, British duo Alfie Hewett and Gordon Reid will compete in singles and go in pursuit of a 18th major doubles title together. Lucy Shuker has a wild card into the women’s draw, while Andy Lapthorne is joined by Wimbledon debutant Greg Slade in the quad events.
Who is playing at Wimbledon 2023?
The world’s biggest stars will be heading to SW19 again this year. Novak Djokovic will be trying to win his eighth Wimbledon title and second Grand Slam crown of the season.
Challenging the world No.1 will be 20-year-old Spanish star Carlos Alcaraz, returning to Wimbledon for a third time. The US Open champion made the semi-finals at Roland Garros and has been finding his feet on grass at the cinch Championships.
Daniil Medvedev, Casper Ruud, Stefanos Tsitsipas and Holger Rune will also be top seeds at Wimbledon and looking to make a deep run. Keep an eye out for an American challenge from 2022 Rothesay International Eastbourne champion and this year’s Boss Open champion, Frances Tiafoe, as dangerous players on grass.
On the women’s side, last year’s title-winner Elena Rybakina is the player to beat with one of the most dangerous serves on the surface.
It’s hard to look passed world No.1 Iga Swiatek at the moment, who continues to dominate the tour. The 2018 junior singles winner in 2018 has won three titles this year – including Roland Garros – and boasts a 35-6 winning record.
World No.2 Aryna Sabalenka is a former semi-finalist at Wimbledon and has a great game for the grass, while last year’s runner-up Ons Jabeur will hope to go one further this year. Watch out as well for two-time former champion and current world No.9 Petra Kvitova as she aims for the hat-trick at Wimbledon.
Who are the Wimbledon reigning champions?
- Men's singles: Novak Djokovic (SRB)
- Women's singles: Elena Rybakina (KAZ)
- Men's doubles: Matthew Ebden (AUS) and Max Purcell (AUS)
- Women's doubles: Barbora Krejčíková (CZE) and Kateřina Siniaková (CZE)
- Mixed doubles: Neal Skupski (GBR) and Desirae Krawczyk (USA)
- Wheelchair men's singles: Shingo Kunieda (JPN)
- Wheelchair women's singles: Diede de Groot (NED)
- Wheelchair quad singles: Sam Schroder (NED)
- Wheelchair men's doubles: Shingo Kunieda (JPN) and Gustavo Fernandez (ARG)
- Wheelchair women's doubles: Diede de Groot (NED) and Aniek van Koot (NED)
- Wheelchair quad doubles: Sam Schröder (NED) and Niels Vink (NED)
When is the Wimbledon draw?
Details of the Wimbledon draw to be announced soon.
Wimbledon order of play
Check out the latest order of play, every day via the Wimbledon website.
Wimbledon live scores
Follow all the Wimbledon live scores on our Score Centre.