With the two Grand Slams, the Australian Open and the French Open done and dusted, the action now shifts to the third Grand Slam of the year, Wimbledon 2022. It is that time of the year when world-class players in all white dresses and strawberries will be back in action. Although there is a week left for the main matches, the action has already begun with the lower-ranked players battling it out in the Qualifiers.
Although there is a lot of excitement for the big event, the Wimbledon is going to be a bit different this year. With the organizers deciding against the participation of Russian and Belarusian players in the wake of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the men’s ATP and women’s WTA stripped the grass-court Grand Slam of ranking points. So, with no ranking points at stake, Wimbledon 2022 becomes an exhibition event with millions of dollars in prize money.
The 135th edition of the tournament is all set to being next week. So, here is everything you need to know about it.
When does Wimbledon 2022 start?
The third Grand Slam of the year begins next Monday i.e. June 27.
When will be the final of the tournament played?
The finals of different categories will be played on July 10.
How many players will compete in the main draw of Wimbledon 2022?
As many as 256 players (128 in Men’s Singles and 128 in Women’s Singles) will take part in this year’s Wimbledon.
Who are the top seeds in Men’s and Women’s Singles categories?
Serbian tennis player Novak Djokovic is the top seed in Men’s Singles category while Poland’s Iga Swiatek (who won the French Open) is the top seed in Women’s Singles.
Defending champions at Wimbledon 2022?
Men’s Singles- Novak Djokovic
Women’s Singles- Ashleigh Barty (now retired)
When are the draws for Wimbledon 2022?
The draws for the Wimbledon 2022 will take place on Friday, June 24 at 2:30 PM IST.
What is the prize money for the Wimbledon 2022 winner?
The winners of both men’s singles and women’s singles will be awarded £2 million at Wimbledon 2022.
Where can the fans watch Wimbledon 2022 in India?
The 135th edition of Wimbledon will be broadcast live on Star Sports Network in India. The fans will also be able to live stream the tournament on Disney+Hotstar. Also, all the updates around the tournament will be available on www.sportstiger.com.