2009 Wimbledon Championships
The 2009 Wimbledon Championships was a tennis tournament played on grass courts at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club in Wimbledon, London in England. It was the 123rd edition of the Wimbledon Championships and was held from 22 June to 5 July 2009. It was the third Grand Slam tennis event of the year.
|2009 Wimbledon Championships|
|Date||22 June – 5 July|
|Category||Grand Slam (ITF)|
|Draw||128S / 64D / 48XD|
London, United Kingdom
|Venue||All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club|
|Daniel Nestor / Nenad Zimonjić|
|Serena Williams / Venus Williams|
|Mark Knowles / Anna-Lena Grönefeld|
|Pierre-Hugues Herbert / Kevin Krawietz|
|Noppawan Lertcheewakarn / Sally Peers|
|Gentlemen's Invitation Doubles|
|Jacco Eltingh / Paul Haarhuis|
|Ladies' Invitation Doubles|
|Martina Navratilova / Helena Suková|
|Senior Gentlemen's Invitation Doubles|
|Jeremy Bates / Anders Järryd|
|Wheelchair Men's Doubles|
|Stéphane Houdet / Michaël Jeremiasz|
|Wheelchair Women's Doubles|
|Korie Homan / Esther Vergeer|
Rafael Nadal did not defend his title as he withdrew from the tournament due to knee tendonitis. Roger Federer won his 6th Wimbledon title defeating rival Andy Roddick in the final in five sets. Federer's victory marked his fifteenth Grand Slam title, establishing the men's all-time record. Venus Williams was unsuccessful in the title's defence, having been defeated in the final match by her sister Serena, who won her first Wimbledon since 2002.
- 1 Point and prize money distribution
- 2 Champions
- 2.1 Seniors
- 2.2 Juniors
- 2.3 Invitation
- 2.4 Wheelchair events
- 3 Highlights
- 4 Singles players
- 5 Day-by-day summaries
- 6 Singles seeds
- 7 Wild card entries
- 8 Main draw qualifier entries
- 9 Protected ranking
- 10 Withdrawals
- 11 References
- 12 External links
Point and prize money distributionEdit
Below are the tables with the point distribution for each discipline of the tournament.
|Event||W||F||SF||QF||Round of 16||Round of 32||Round of 64||Round of 128||Q||Q3||Q2||Q1|
* per team
Gentlemen's Invitation DoublesEdit
Ladies' Invitation DoublesEdit
Senior Gentlemen's Invitation DoublesEdit
Wheelchair Men's DoublesEdit
Wheelchair Women's DoublesEdit
Swiss Roger Federer established a number of records at the 2009 Wimbledon Championships. By defeating Ivo Karlović in the quarter-finals, Federer reached his 21st consecutive Grand Slam semi-final, having started the streak at Wimbledon in 2004. He then defeated Tommy Haas in the semi-final to reach his seventh consecutive Wimbledon final and his twentieth Grand Slam final, both of these all-time records. Finally, by defeating Andy Roddick in the final, Federer won his fifteenth Grand Slam title, breaking the record of fourteen titles previously set by Pete Sampras. Federer also became the fourth man to complete the rare French Open / Wimbledon double in the Open Era, joining Rod Laver, Björn Borg, and Rafael Nadal (who had completed the feat the previous year and would do so again in 2010).
Among other records set, the men's final between Federer and Roddick had the highest number of viewers in the UK of any Wimbledon final since 2001, peaking at 11.1 million viewers during the last stretch of the match. The 30-game fifth set in the men's final was the longest set in Wimbledon finals history.
Centre Court roofEdit
The 2009 Championships took place during an extended period of hot, dry weather in southeast England, meaning that it was not until day seven of the tournament (29 June) that the newly-constructed Centre Court roof was closed for the first time due to rain, delaying a fourth round match between Amélie Mauresmo and Dinara Safina. The following match between Andy Murray and Stan Wawrinka was the first full match to be played under the new roof; owing to the new floodlights, the match continued until 22:38, the latest ever finish in Wimbledon history (this record was broken in 2012 in a third round match between Andy Murray and Marcos Baghdatis, which ended at 23:02). These were the only two matches in which the Centre Court roof was used during the entire 2009 tournament.
Tennis Integrity UnitEdit
The ATP claimed to have identified Russian and Italian Mafia-related groups behind suspicious betting at other tournaments, although the organisers of the Wimbledon Championships declared that there are no current proceedings against any players.
The following are the seeded players and notable players who withdrew from the event. Seedings based on ATP and WTA rankings as of 15 June 2009. Rankings and points before are as of 22 June 2009.
The Men's singles seeds is arranged on a surface-based system to reflect more accurately the individual player's grass court achievement as per the following formula:
The following players would have been seeded, but they withdrew from the event.
The seeds for ladies' singles are based on the WTA rankings as of 15 June 2009, with an exception for Maria Sharapova (details are given below). Rank and points before are as of 22 June 2009.
† Maria Sharapova was ranked 59th on the day seeds were announced, because she had missed the most of 12-month period due to injury. Nevertheless, she was deemed a special case and was seeded 24th by organizers.
Wild card entriesEdit
Main draw wild card entriesEdit
The following players received wild cards into the main draw senior events.
Main draw qualifier entriesEdit
The following players were accepted directly into the main draw using a protected ranking: