The 2010 Wimbledon Championships was a tennis tournament played on grass courts at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club in Wimbledon, London in the United Kingdom. It was the 124th edition of the Wimbledon Championships and were held from 21 June to 4 July 2010. It was the third Grand Slam tennis event of the year. The Queen of the United Kingdom, Elizabeth II attended on Thursday 24 June 2010, for the first time in more than 30 years.
|2010 Wimbledon Championships|
|Date||21 June – 4 July|
|Category||Grand Slam (ITF)|
|Draw||128S / 64D / 48XD|
London, United Kingdom
|Venue||All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club|
|Jürgen Melzer / Philipp Petzschner|
|Vania King / Yaroslava Shvedova|
|Leander Paes / Cara Black|
|Wheelchair Men's Doubles|
|Robin Ammerlaan / Stefan Olsson|
|Wheelchair Women's Doubles|
|Esther Vergeer / Sharon Walraven|
|Liam Broady / Tom Farquharson|
|Tímea Babos / Sloane Stephens|
|Gentlemen's Invitation Doubles|
|Donald Johnson / Jared Palmer|
|Ladies' Invitation Doubles|
|Martina Navratilova / Helena Suková|
|Senior Gentlemen's Invitation Doubles|
|Pat Cash / Mark Woodforde|
Roger Federer was the defending men's champion and first seed (was actually ranked 2nd), but he was defeated in the quarterfinals by Tomáš Berdych. Berdych also defeated third seed Novak Djokovic in the semi-finals, but was defeated in straight sets by Rafael Nadal in the final. Nadal won his second Wimbledon title, having previously won the 2008 title. Serena Williams successfully defended the women's crown, defeating Vera Zvonareva in the final to win her fourth Wimbledon title.
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|
|Event||W||F||SF||QF||Round of 16||Round of 32||Round of 64||Round of 128||Q3||Q2||Q1|
* per team
- It was Nadal's fifth title of the year and 41st of his career. It was his 8th Grand Slam title and second at Wimbledon, also winning in 2008.
- This was Williams' second title of the year and 37th of her career. The title was Williams' 4th Wimbledon title and 13th major victory which ranked her 6th all-time.
- It was the first title for both Melzer and Petzschner.
- It was King and Shvedova's third tournament as a team, and their first title together.
Gentlemen's Invitation doublesEdit
Ladies' Invitation doublesEdit
Senior Gentlemen's Invitation doublesEdit
Wheelchair men's doublesEdit
Wheelchair women's doublesEdit
In a record-setting match spanning three days, 23rd seed John Isner, attempting to win his first ever match at Wimbledon, faced off against qualifier Nicolas Mahut in the first round, between 22 and 24 June. With the score at 6–4, 3–6, 6–7(7), 7–6(3), 59–59, the match was suspended due to failing daylight for the second straight day, after a total of 9 hours and 58 minutes of play. Isner had already served a world record 98 aces by that time, with Mahut scoring 94 aces, both breaking Ivo Karlović's previous record of 78. The second day's play alone totalled 7 hours and 8 minutes, more than the longest previous complete match, therefore also making it the longest session of tennis ever played in a single day. Isner eventually defeated Mahut 6–4, 3–6, 6–7(7), 7–6(3), 70–68. The match lasted 11 hours and 5 minutes in total, and the fifth set alone lasted 8 hours and 11 minutes.
The match has been noted as officially the longest match ever in a tennis Open in terms of both times and games, beating the previous records set (respectively) by the match between Frenchmen Fabrice Santoro and Arnaud Clément at the 2004 French Open, which lasted for 6 hours and 33 minutes, and the first round match at Wimbledon in 1969 where Pancho Gonzales defeated Charlie Pasarell in 112 games (before the introduction of the tie-break). Time magazine named the Isner–Mahut match one of the Top 10 Sports Moments of 2010.
Queen visits WimbledonEdit
Queen Elizabeth II visited Wimbledon on Thursday 24 June, her first visit to the annual tennis tournament in 33 years. The last time the Queen had attended the championships was in 1977, when she watched British player Virginia Wade win the ladies' singles title. Arriving shortly after 11 am, the Queen's visit included a tour of the grounds and an observation session of the All England Club's Wimbledon Junior Tennis Initiative on Court 14, before moving to the Members' Lawn where she greeted a line-up of players: the defending champions in singles Serena Williams and Roger Federer, multiple-time Wimbledon champions Martina Navratilova, Billie Jean King and Venus Williams, and a selection of top professionals: Caroline Wozniacki, Jelena Janković, Novak Djokovic and Andy Roddick. She also met four British women's tennis players: Heather Watson, Elena Baltacha, Anne Keothavong and Laura Robson. Following that, she walked across the bridge to Centre Court, where she later had lunch in the Clubhouse with a selection of former and current tennis players.
The Queen finished her visit by watching Britain's fourth seed Andy Murray play Jarkko Nieminen on Centre Court, from the Royal Box. Before and after the match, Murray and Nieminen bowed to the Royal Box, a tradition that had previously not been in use since 2003.
In addition to all the records set during the match between John Isner and Nicolas Mahut, the following records were also established:
- Novak Djokovic's first-round match against Olivier Rochus was the latest-ever finish at Wimbledon, ending at 22:58, two minutes before the 23:00 curfew. Djokovic won the match 4–6, 6–2, 3–6, 6–4, 6–2.
- In a second-round match against Djokovic, Taylor Dent broke the serve speed record at Wimbledon, at 148 mph (beating the record set by Andy Roddick at 146 mph in 2009). Djokovic won the match 7–6(7–5), 6–1, 6–4.
- Serena Williams recorded the most aces served by a female at a Grand Slam, with 89 aces.
The following are the seeded players and notable players who withdrew from the event. Seedings based on ATP and WTA rankings as of 14 June 2010. Rankings and points before are as of 21 June 2010.
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:
- ESP points as at a week before The Championships
- Add 100% points earned for all grass court tournaments in the past 12 months
- add 75% points earned for best grass court tournament in the 12 months before that.
|1||2||Roger Federer||8,525||2,000||360||6,885||Quarter-finals lost to Tomáš Berdych |
|2||1||Rafael Nadal||8,745||0||2,000||10,745||Champion, defeated Tomáš Berdych |
|3||3||Novak Djokovic||6,545||360||720||6,905||Semi-finals lost to Tomáš Berdych |
|4||4||Andy Murray||5,155||720||720||5,155||Semi-finals lost to Rafael Nadal |
|5||7||Andy Roddick||4,510||1200||180||3,490||Fourth round lost to Lu Yen-hsun|
|6||6||Robin Söderling||4,755||180||360||4,935||Quarter-finals lost to Rafael Nadal |
|7||5||Nikolay Davydenko||4,785||90||45||4,740||Second round lost to Daniel Brands|
|8||9||Fernando Verdasco||3,645||180||10||3,475||First round lost to Fabio Fognini|
|9||11||David Ferrer||3,010||90||180||3,100||Fourth round lost to Robin Söderling |
|10||10||Jo-Wilfried Tsonga||3,185||90||360||3,455||Quarter-finals lost to Andy Murray |
|11||12||Marin Čilić||2,945||90||10||2,865||First round lost to Florian Mayer|
|12||13||Tomáš Berdych||2,825||180||1200||3,845||Runner-up, lost to Rafael Nadal |
|13||14||Mikhail Youzhny||2,665||10||45||2,700||Second round lost to Paul-Henri Mathieu|
|14||17||Juan Carlos Ferrero||2,095||360||10||1,745||First round lost to Xavier Malisse|
|15||26||Lleyton Hewitt||1,565||360||180||1,385||Fourth round lost to Novak Djokovic |
|16||16||Jürgen Melzer||2,125||90||180||2,215||Fourth round lost to Roger Federer |
|17||15||Ivan Ljubičić||2,190||0||10||2,200||First round lost to Michał Przysiężny|
|18||21||Sam Querrey||1,755||45||180||1,890||Fourth round lost to Andy Murray |
|19||18||Nicolás Almagro||1,960||90||10||1,890||First round lost to Andreas Seppi|
|20||23||Stan Wawrinka||1,690||180||10||1,520||First round lost to Denis Istomin|
|21||20||Gaël Monfils||1,905||0||90||1,995||Third round lost to Lleyton Hewitt |
|22||30||Feliciano López||1,455||10||90||1,535||Third round lost to Jürgen Melzer |
|23||19||John Isner||1,925||(45)†||45||1,925||Second round lost to Thiemo de Bakker|
|24||27||Marcos Baghdatis||1,545||0||10||1,555||First round lost to Lukáš Lacko|
|25||24||Thomaz Bellucci||1,652||(20)†||90||1,722||Third round lost to Robin Söderling |
|26||32||Gilles Simon||1,305||180||90||1,215||Third round lost to Andy Murray |
||1,459||45||0||1,414||Withdrew with right thigh muscle tear|
|28||31||Albert Montañés||1,405||90||90||1,405||Third round lost to Novak Djokovic |
|29||35||Philipp Kohlschreiber||1,230||90||90||1,230||Third round lost to Andy Roddick |
|30||36||Tommy Robredo||1,155||90||10||1,075||First round lost to Peter Luczak|
|31||38||Victor Hănescu||1,070||45||90||1,115||Third round retired against Daniel Brands|
|32||40||Julien Benneteau||1,059||10||180||1,229||Fourth round lost to Jo-Wilfried Tsonga |
|33||41||Philipp Petzschner||1,055||90||90||1,055||Third round lost to Rafael Nadal |
†The player did not qualify for the tournament in 2009. Accordingly, this was the 18th best result deducted instead.
The following players would have been seeded, but they withdrew from the event.
|8||Juan Martín del Potro||4,395||45||4,350||Right wrist injury|
|22||Fernando González||1,710||90||1,620||Knee injury|
|25||Radek Štěpánek||1,645||180||1,465||Knee injury|
|28||Juan Mónaco||1,475||10||1,465||Wrist injury|
|33||Ivo Karlović||1,285||360||925||Foot injury|
|34||Tommy Haas||1,230||720||510||Right hip surgery|
For the Women's singles seeds, the seeding order follows the ranking list, except where in the opinion of the Committee, the grass court credentials of a particular player necessitates a change in the interest of achieving a balanced draw.
|1||1||Serena Williams||8,475||2,000||2,000||8,475||Champion, defeated Vera Zvonareva |
|2||2||Venus Williams||6,506||1,400||500||5,606||Quarter-finals lost to Tsvetana Pironkova|
|3||3||Caroline Wozniacki||5,630||280||280||5,630||Fourth round lost to Petra Kvitová|
|4||4||Jelena Janković||5,780||160||280||5,900||Fourth round retired against Vera Zvonareva |
|5||6||Francesca Schiavone||4,920||500||5||4,425||First round lost to Vera Dushevina|
|6||7||Samantha Stosur||5,045||160||5||4,890||First round lost to Kaia Kanepi [Q]|
|7||9||Agnieszka Radwańska||3,950||500||280||3,730||Fourth round lost to Li Na |
|8||8||Kim Clijsters||4,010||0||500||4,510||Quarter-finals lost to Vera Zvonareva |
|9||12||Li Na||3,416||160||500||3,756||Quarter-finals lost to Serena Williams |
|10||10||Flavia Pennetta||3,450||160||160||3,450||Third round lost to Klára Zakopalová|
|11||13||Marion Bartoli||3,246||160||280||3,366||Fourth round lost to Tsvetana Pironkova|
|12||14||Nadia Petrova||3,195||280||160||3,075||Third round lost to Justine Henin |
|13||15||Shahar Pe'er||3,175||100||100||3,175||Second round lost to Angelique Kerber|
|14||11||Victoria Azarenka||3,430||500||160||3,090||Third round lost to Petra Kvitová|
|15||18||Yanina Wickmayer||2,980||5||160||3,135||Third round lost to Vera Zvonareva |
|16||17||Maria Sharapova||3,080||100||280||3,260||Fourth round lost to Serena Williams |
|17||16||Justine Henin||3,135||0||280||3,415||Fourth round lost to Kim Clijsters |
|18||20||Aravane Rezaï||2,825||100||100||2,825||Second round lost to Klára Zakopalová|
|19||19||Svetlana Kuznetsova||2,940||160||100||2,880||Second round lost to Anastasia Rodionova|
|2,632||900||0||1,732||Withdrew due to lower back injury|
|21||21||Vera Zvonareva||2,725||160||1,400||3,965||Runner-up, lost to Serena Williams |
|2,540||5||0||2,535||Withdrew due to knee injury|
|23||24||Zheng Jie||2,296||100||100||2,296||Second round lost to Petra Kvitová|
|24||25||Daniela Hantuchová||2,285||280||100||2,105||Second round lost to Barbora Záhlavová-Strýcová|
|25||26||Lucie Šafářová||2,075||5||5||2,075||First round lost to Dominika Cibulková|
|26||27||Alisa Kleybanova||2,010||100||160||2,070||Third round lost to Venus Williams |
|27||28||Maria Kirilenko||1,985||100||160||2,045||Third round lost to Kim Clijsters |
|28||30||Alona Bondarenko||1,855||5||160||2,010||Third round lost to Jelena Janković |
|29||32||Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova||1,850||100||160||1,910||Third round lost to Caroline Wozniacki |
|30||29||Yaroslava Shvedova||1,860||100||100||1,860||Second round lost to Regina Kulikova|
|31||31||Alexandra Dulgheru||1,855||(30)†||160||1,985||Third round lost to Kaia Kanepi [Q]|
|32||34||Sara Errani||1,660||100||160||1,720||Third round lost to Agnieszka Radwańska |
|33||35||Melanie Oudin||1,513||340||100||1,273||Second round lost to Jarmila Groth|
|34||36||Kateryna Bondarenko||1,481||100||5||1,386||First round lost to Gréta Arn [Q]|
†The player did not qualify the tournament in 2009. Accordingly, this was the 16th best result deducted instead.
The following player would have been seeded, but she withdrew from the event.
|5||Elena Dementieva||5,570||900||4,670||Torn left calf muscle|
Main draw wild card entriesEdit
The following players received wild cards into the main draw senior events.
The following players were accepted directly into the main draw using a protected ranking:
Below are the lists of the qualifiers entering in the main draws.
Men's Singles Qualifiers
Women's Singles Qualifiers
Men's Doubles Qualifiers
Women's Doubles Qualifiers
The following players were accepted directly into the main tournament, but withdrew with injuries or personal reasons.
These are the Wimbledon television broadcasters:
- Asia: Star Sports, Star Cricket (Star Sports were also showing 2010 FIFA World Cup matches, so Star Cricket showed some Live Wimbledon coverage)
- Albania: Supersport, M Ryci Ltd
- Austria: ORF
- Belgium: RTBF, VRT
- Bosnia and Herzegovina: Sport Klub, BHRT
- Bulgaria: Diema Vision Plc, TV Sedem JSC, TV7
- Croatia: HRT
- Czech Republic: Nova Sport
- Denmark: TV2 Sport
- France: Canal +
- Germany: Sky, SPORT1
- Greece: Nova Sports
- Hungary: Sport 1, Sport 2
- Ireland: TG4
- Italy: Sky Sport Italy
- Lithuania: Sport 1
- Macedonia: Sport Klub
- Malta: Go Multiplus
- Montenegro: Sport Klub, TV In, B92
- Netherlands: NOS, SBS, Sport 1, Utd Football Broadcasting
- Norway: Canal +
- Poland: Polsat
- Portugal: Sport TV
- Romania: MPI / Sport Radio TV, Sport.ro
- Russia: NTV Plus
- Serbia: Sport Klub, B92
- Slovakia: Nova Sport
- Slovenia: Sport Klub
- Spain: Canal +
- Sweden: TV4
- Switzerland: SRG-SSR, SSR TV
- Turkey: NTV Spor
- United Kingdom: BBC
- Israel: Sport 5, Sport 5+, 5+ Live, Sport 5 HD
- United States: NBC, ESPN, Tennis Channel, DirecTV Experience
- Canada: RDS, TSN, Global
- Brazil: SporTV
- Australia: Nine Network, Fox Sports
- Hong Kong: ATV
- Japan: WOWOW, NHK, Gaora
- Malaysia: Star Sports
- Venezuela: Meridiano
- Nigeria: NRK
- Middle East: Jsc Sports
- New Zealand: Sky Sport, TVNZ
- South Africa: Supersport
- Fiji: Fiji TV
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