Wimbledon 2010: at a glance

Under the Centre Court Roof

Key facts about the 2010 Wimbledon Championships at a glance.

Dates: June 21 – July 4, 2010.
Venue: The All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, Wimbledon.
Surface: Grass.
Official ball: Slazenger (since 1902).
Host broadcaster: The BBC.

KEY FIGURES
Patron: Her Majesty The Queen.
President: HRH The Duke of Kent.
Tournament director: Ian Ritchie.
Tournament referee: Andrew Jarrett.

DEFENDING CHAMPIONS
Men’s singles: Roger Federer.
Ladies’ singles: Serena Williams.
Men’s doubles: Daniel Nestor and Nenad Zimonjic.
Ladies’ doubles: Serena Williams and Venus Williams.
Mixed doubles: Mark Knowles and Anna-Lena Groenefeld.
Junior boys’ singles: Andrey Kuznetsov.
Junior girls’ singles: Noppawan Lertcheewakarn.

KEY DATES
June 7, 2010: Wild card announcements start, LTA wild card play-off begins.
June 14, 2010: Qualifying begins.
June 16, 2010: (12-noon) Seedings announced.
June 17, 2010: Qualifying ends.
June 18, 2010: (10 am): Official draw.
July 3, 2010: (from 2pm, weather permitting): Ladies’ singles final, men’s doubles final, ladies’ doubles final.
July 4, 2010: (from 2pm, weather permitting): Men’s singles final, mixed doubles final.

DRAWS
Men’s Singles: 128 players (including 104 direct entries, 16 qualifiers, up to eight wildcards).
Ladies’ Singles: 128 players (including 104 direct entries, 12 qualifiers, up to eight wildcards).
Men’s Doubles: 64 pairs (including four qualifying pairs and eight wildcards).
Ladies’ Doubles: 64 pairs (including four qualifying pairs and eight seven wildcards).
Mixed Doubles: 32 pairs (including up to seven wildcards).
Boys’ Singles: 64 players.
Boys’ Doubles: 32 pairs.
Girls’ Singles: 64 players.
Girls’ Doubles: 32 pairs.
Men’s Invitation Doubles: Eight pairs, round-robin format.
Senior Men’s Invitation Doubles: Eight pairs, round-robin format.
Ladies’ Invitation Doubles: Eight pairs, round-robin format.
Men’s Wheelchair Doubles: Four pairs.
Ladies’ Wheelchair Doubles: Four pairs.

COURT NUMBERING
With the new Court 2 now in place, the southern courts have been re-numbered. The old Court 2 is now Court 3, Court 3 is now Court 4, and so on up to Court 12. The show courts are Centre Court, No.1 Court, Court 2 and courts 5, 12 and 18. There is no Court 13 in 2010.

PRIZE MONEY
The men’s and ladies’ singles champions will each receive £1,000,000 at this year’s Championships, an increase of £150,000 on 2009. The total prize money at Wimbledon 2010 is £13,725,000, an increase of £1.175 million on 2009.

SEEDINGS
The Committee seeds the top singles players and doubles pairs on the basis of their computer rankings, with consideration given to players’ previous grass court performances.

TROPHIES
Men’s singles: Gentleman’s singles trophy inscribed “The All England Lawn Tennis Club Single Handed Champion of the World”, a cup standing 18.5-inches tall with a diameter of 7.5-inches.

Ladies’ singles: Venus Rosewater Dish, an 18.75-inch silver salver made by Messrs. Elkington and Co Ltd in 1864.

6 Comments

  1. Trip-RF
    Posted 21 May, 2010 at 6:19 am | Permalink

    The excitement is building up again!!!!!!
    Can’t wait for the action and drama to begin!!!!
    One of the best tourneys in the sporting world!
    Allez Rog!!!!!!!!!

  2. Raghu Vamsi K
    Posted 25 May, 2010 at 1:21 pm | Permalink

    It’s always good to know the latest updated from this club.

    But i am from india not able to get the tickets to see the live match in the centre court. So many obligations VISA, Tickets and so on.

  3. Ron-USA
    Posted 29 May, 2010 at 11:24 pm | Permalink

    I will be there July 1st to get into the grounds and try to get resale tickets. How do I get into the grounds. Do they sell tickets just to get through the front gates?

  4. Posted 7 June, 2010 at 12:55 am | Permalink

    Yes indeed, excitement mounts! Definately one of the best tournaments on the sporting calender.

    Ron-USA

    The grounds are free for entrance. Of course security will be tight.

    Tickets for matches in terms of being in the stands will be announced in good time for those who wish to purchase.

    July 1st is smack in the middle of proceedings so depending on who’s doing well at that stage, and on which court, ticket prices will be determined!

    If you’re from the U.S. you have July 4th just after!

    London is fantastic, so somewhere in the city there will be fireworks for you all!

  5. Peter
    Posted 7 June, 2010 at 11:38 pm | Permalink

    I don’t see any court no. 4 on the 2010 maps, where is it? Covered by the stands for court 5?

  6. Posted 4 February, 2011 at 3:53 pm | Permalink

    This was a great event. I was lucky enough to attend and looking back it was the time of my life.


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