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.
Official ball: Slazenger (since 1902).
Host broadcaster: The BBC.
Patron: Her Majesty The Queen.
President: HRH The Duke of Kent.
Tournament director: Ian Ritchie.
Tournament referee: Andrew Jarrett.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.