2011 Wimbledon Championships
The 2011 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 125th edition of the Wimbledon Championships and were held from 20 June to 3 July 2011. It was the third Grand Slam tennis event of the year and was part of the ATP World Tour, the WTA Tour, the ITF Junior Tour and the NEC Tour. The championships were organised by the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club and the International Tennis Federation.
|2011 Wimbledon Championships|
|Date||20 June – 3 July|
|Category||Grand Slam (ITF)|
|Draw||128S / 64D / 48XD|
London, United Kingdom
|Venue||All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club|
|Bob Bryan / Mike Bryan|
|Květa Peschke / Katarina Srebotnik|
|Jürgen Melzer / Iveta Benešová|
|George Morgan / Mate Pavić|
|Eugenie Bouchard / Grace Min|
|Gentlemen's Invitation Doubles|
|Jacco Eltingh / Paul Haarhuis|
|Ladies' Invitation Doubles|
|Lindsay Davenport / Martina Hingis|
|Senior Gentlemen's Invitation Doubles|
|Pat Cash / Mark Woodforde|
|Wheelchair Men's Doubles|
|Maikel Scheffers / Ronald Vink|
|Wheelchair Women's Doubles|
|Esther Vergeer / Sharon Walraven|
In the professional tournaments there were two new singles champions for the first time since 2002: Novak Djokovic and Petra Kvitová. By reaching the final Djokovic also claimed the World No. 1 in the ATP rankings from Rafael Nadal, while Kvitová became the first Grand Slam event winner born in the 1990s. In the doubles the Bryan brothers claimed the men's title for a second time, and equalled the overall Grand Slam tournament record of 11 set by the Woodies, Mark Woodforde and Todd Woodbridge. In the women's doubles Katarina Srebotnik won her first ladies major title after making four previous major finals. Srebotnik won alongside Květa Peschke; this was Peschke's first major title. In the mixed doubles Jürgen Melzer won his second major title, and first in the mixed doubles as he partnered Iveta Benešová to her first major title. In total, players from the Czech Republic (Kvitová, Peschke, and Benešová) were champions in three of the five main tour events in the tournament.
In the junior tournaments both the boys and girls singles titles were won by Australians. Luke Saville won the boys title while Ashleigh Barty became the first Australian in 31 years to win the girls title. In the doubles there was home success as Brit George Morgan and Croatian Mate Pavić won their maiden junior Grand Slam tournament titles. The girls doubles title was claimed by Canadian Eugenie Bouchard and American Grace Min.
In the wheelchair events Esther Vergeer and Sharon Walraven retained their doubles title. This was Vergeer's third successive win at the championships and meant that she was still unbeaten at Wimbledon. In the men's event Maikel Scheffers and Ronald Vink completed a team career Grand Slam, as they won the only title they had previously failed to win as a team.
The 125th edition of the tournament saw two new courts opened. A new showcourt, Court No. 3, and a new Court No. 4 opened on the first day of the championships. Court No. 3 was opened by The Duke of Kent, President of the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, who unveiled a plaque marking the occasion. A total of 19 courts were used for competition play and a further 22 for practice. The capacity of the grounds was thus increased by 1,000 to 38,500.
On a commercial front, Sony became a sponsor of the championships for the first time, while Jacob's Creek and Lavazza replaced Blossom Hill and Nescafe as official wine and coffee of the tournament. Qualifying for all events took place at the Bank of England Sports Ground, Roehampton. The grass was of the Perennial Ryegrass type and cut to 8mm.
The 2011 championships were the 125th to be held since 1877, excluding the years 1915–1918 and 1940–1945, when the event was not held due to the two world wars. To mark the occasion a number of special events and activities occurred. Blue Peter broadcast a special programme looking at the championships, past, present and future, which was screened on the second Monday of the tournament. Four 30-minute documentaries charting the history of the championships were commissioned. A new exhibition known as the queue was held in the All England Club's Museum celebrating the people who queue each year for tickets to the championship. In addition, a range of licensed merchandise featuring the "125" logo was released; the ball boy and ball girl uniforms had this logo. The shoes provided by Fila had the words "125 years" and the logo printed on them. The balls provided by Slazenger also had "125 years" stamped onto them, and a special can design was used. Lanson champagne, which is served on the grounds, had "125 years" stamped on the bottle. Finally, to celebrate the anniversary there was a community art project in which participants were asked to "interpret" an unstrung wooden tennis racket "in a medium of their choosing".
HSBC held a series of polls on the Wimbledon website to find the 10 greatest things about the championships. The polls consisted of anything from greatest character to best final. In addition the bank also teamed up with the Sports Technology Institute at Loughborough University; to predict how tennis would develop over the next 25 years up to 2036; the 150th Wimbledon and 100 years since Fred Perry, the last British male winner of the championships, won.
Point and prize money distributionEdit
|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 Djokovic's 8th title of the year and 26th of his career. It was his 2nd slam of the year and 3rd of his career. It was his first Wimbledon title.
- It was Kvitová's first Major title, 4th title of the year, and 5th title of her career. She was also the first Grand Slam tournament champion of either gender to be born in the 1990s.
- It was the Bryan brothers's second Wimbledon title, 6th title of the year, and 73rd title as a team. With this title they equalled the Woodies' Open era record of 11 men's Grand Slam doubles titles.
- It was Peschke's first Wimbledon title, 4th title of the year, and 20th title of her career. It was Srebotnik's first Wimbledon title, 3rd title of the year, and 27th title of her career.
Gentlemen's Invitation DoublesEdit
Ladies' Invitation DoublesEdit
Senior Gentlemen's Invitation DoublesEdit
Wheelchair Men's DoublesEdit
Wheelchair Women's DoublesEdit
The 2011 tournament was broadcast in 185 countries. The BBC was the host broadcaster and, since the All England Club had made a deal with Sony, some of the tournament was broadcast in 3D for the first time. To mark the 125th anniversary, the BBC broadcast a documentary the night before the start of the tournament (19 June 2011), called 125 years of Wimbledon: You Cannot Be Serious, looking back at memorable moments.
In the United States, the championship matches aired on NBC for the 43rd and final year. The network issued a statement saying it had been outbid for the rights to future broadcasts. Cable sports channel ESPN, which had already been sharing Wimbledon coverage with NBC, became the exclusive American broadcaster of the tournament for a 12-year period, beginning in 2012. Under the agreement, all matches were to air live, as opposed to tape delaying some matches, a practice for which NBC had been criticised.
Members of the British Royal Family attended the championships. With The Duchess of Cornwall attending the tournament on the first Wednesday, on official duty, where she met six ball boys and girls before watching the days play on Centre court from the Royal box. While on the second Monday The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge attended the championships, while on a private visit. The pair took in all three matches on Centre Court. After the first match, which was won by British player Andy Murray, the pair briefly met him, after the Scot bowed towards them while on court at the end of the match.
On the second Monday temperatures topped 30 degrees, and a 146 patrons needed medical assistance by 16:30, due to the heat. This was a significant rise compared to other days as in the two days previous days of the championships 90 and 87 people were treated respectively.
On the middle Saturday, 14 people were arrested at the gate when trying to obtain access to the grounds. The All England Club shut the gates of the ground forcing spectators who had camped overnight to wait outside for 45 minutes before letting them in at 11.15 am. The group wore yellow shirts and had paint and other equipment to make banners once inside of the ground. A source stated that the group were planning to demonstrate against government policy.
The following are the seeded players and notable players who withdrew from the event. Seedings are based on ATP and WTA rankings as of 13 June 2011. Rankings and points are as of before 20 June 2011.
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:
- ATP Entry System Position 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||1||Rafael Nadal||12,070||2,000||1,200||11,270||Runner-up, lost to Novak Djokovic |
|2||2||Novak Djokovic||12,005||720||2,000||13,285||Champion, defeated Rafael Nadal |
|3||3||Roger Federer||9,230||360||360||9,230||Quarterfinals lost to Jo-Wilfried Tsonga |
|4||4||Andy Murray||6,855||720||720||6,855||Semifinals lost to Rafael Nadal |
|5||5||Robin Söderling||4,595||360||90||4,325||Third round lost to Bernard Tomic (Q)|
|6||7||Tomáš Berdych||3,490||1,200||180||2,470||Fourth round lost to Mardy Fish |
|7||6||David Ferrer||4,150||180||180||4,150||Fourth round lost to Jo-Wilfried Tsonga |
|8||10||Andy Roddick||2,200||180||90||2,110||Third round lost to Feliciano López|
|9||8||Gaël Monfils||2,780||90||90||2,780||Third round lost to Łukasz Kubot (Q)|
|10||9||Mardy Fish||2,335||45||360||2,650||Quarterfinals lost Rafael Nadal |
|11||11||Jürgen Melzer||2,175||180||90||2,085||Third round lost to Xavier Malisse|
|12||19||Jo-Wilfried Tsonga||1,585||360||720||1,945||Semifinals lost to Novak Djokovic |
|13||12||Viktor Troicki||1,930||45||45||1,930||Second round lost to Lu Yen-hsun|
|14||14||Stan Wawrinka||1,900||10||45||1,935||Second round lost to Simone Bolelli (LL)|
|15||16||Gilles Simon||1,745||90||90||1,745||Third round lost to Juan Martín del Potro |
|16||15||Nicolás Almagro||1,875||10||90||1,955||Third round lost to Mikhail Youzhny |
|17||13||Richard Gasquet||1,925||0||180||2,105||Fourth round lost to Andy Murray |
|18||17||Mikhail Youzhny||1,740||45||180||1,875||Fourth round lost to Roger Federer |
|19||35||Michaël Llodra||1,195||45||180||1,330||Fourth round lost vs Novak Djokovic |
|20||18||Florian Mayer||1,600||90||45||1,555||Second round lost to Xavier Malisse|
|21||22||Fernando Verdasco||1,425||10||45||1,460||Second round lost to Robin Haase|
|22||24||Alexandr Dolgopolov||1,405||45||10||1,370||First round lost to Fernando González (PR)|
|23||29||Janko Tipsarević||1,305||10||10||1,305||First round lost to Ivo Karlović|
|24||21||Juan Martín del Potro||1,445||0||180||1,625||Fourth round lost to Rafael Nadal |
|25||20||Juan Ignacio Chela||1,475||10||45||1,505||Second round lost to Alex Bogomolov Jr.|
|26||41||Guillermo García López||1,120||10||45||1,155||Second round lost to Karol Beck (Q)|
|27||26||Marin Čilić||1,345||10||10||1,345||First round lost to Ivan Ljubičić|
|28||23||David Nalbandian||1,425||0||90||1,515||Third round lost to Roger Federer |
|29||27||Nikolay Davydenko||1,330||45||10||1,295||First round lost to Bernard Tomic (Q)|
|30||28||Thomaz Bellucci||1,305||90||10||1,225||First round lost to Rainer Schüttler|
|31||25||Milos Raonic||1,354||0||45||1,399||Second round lost to Gilles Müller (WC)|
|32||30||Marcos Baghdatis||1,295||10||90||1,375||Third round lost to Novak Djokovic |
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||Caroline Wozniacki||9,915||280||280||9,915||Fourth round lost to Dominika Cibulková |
|2||3||Vera Zvonareva||7,935||1,400||160||6,695||Third round lost to Tsvetana Pironkova |
|3||4||Li Na||6,255||500||100||5,855||Second round lost to Sabine Lisicki (WC)|
|4||5||Victoria Azarenka||5,725||160||900||6,465||Semifinals lost to Petra Kvitová |
|5||6||Maria Sharapova||5,021||280||1,400||6,141||Runner-up, lost to Petra Kvitová |
|6||7||Francesca Schiavone||4,705||5||160||4,860||Third round lost to Tamira Paszek|
|7†||25||Serena Williams||2,060||2,000||280||340||Fourth round lost to Marion Bartoli |
|8||8||Petra Kvitová||4,337||900||2,000||5,437||Champion, defeated Maria Sharapova |
|9||9||Marion Bartoli||4,010||280||500||4,230||Quarterfinals lost to Sabine Lisicki (WC)|
|10||10||Samantha Stosur||3,405||5||5||3,405||First round lost to Melinda Czink (PR)|
|11||13||Andrea Petkovic||3,150||5||160||3,305||Third round lost to Ksenia Pervak|
|12||12||Svetlana Kuznetsova||3,160||100||160||3,220||Third round lost to Yanina Wickmayer |
|13||11||Agnieszka Radwańska||3,175||280||100||2,995||Second round lost to Petra Cetkovská|
|14||14||Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova||3,055||160||100||2,995||Second round lost to Nadia Petrova|
|15||15||Jelena Janković||3,050||280||5||2,775||First round lost to María José Martínez Sánchez|
|16||16||Julia Görges||2,560||5||160||2,715||Third round lost to Dominika Cibulková |
|17||17||Kaia Kanepi||2,466||500||5||1,971||First round lost to Sara Errani|
|18||18||Ana Ivanovic||2,400||5||160||2,555||Third round lost to Petra Cetkovská|
|19||19||Yanina Wickmayer||2,350||160||280||2,470||Fourth round lost to Petra Kvitová |
|20||20||Peng Shuai||2,300||0||280||2,580||Fourth round lost to Maria Sharapova |
|21||21||Flavia Pennetta||2,220||160||160||2,220||Third round lost to Marion Bartoli |
|22||22||Shahar Pe'er||2,170||100||5||2,075||First round lost to Ksenia Pervak|
|23||30||Venus Williams||1,680||500||280||1,460||Fourth round lost to Tsvetana Pironkova |
|24||24||Dominika Cibulková||2,115||160||500||2,455||Quarterfinals lost to Maria Sharapova |
|25||23||Daniela Hantuchová||2,135||100||160||2,195||Third round lost to Victoria Azarenka |
|26||27||Maria Kirilenko||1,985||160||160||1,985||Third round lost to Serena Williams |
|27||28||Jarmila Gajdošová||1,940||280||160||1,820||Third round lost to Caroline Wozniacki |
|28||38||Ekaterina Makarova||1,381||100||5||1,286||First round lost to Christina McHale|
|29||29||Roberta Vinci||1,925||100||160||1,985||Third round lost to Petra Kvitová |
|30||31||Bethanie Mattek-Sands||1,643||5||5||1,643||First round lost to Misaki Doi (Q)|
|31||32||Lucie Šafářová||1,585||5||100||1,680||Second round lost to Klára Zakopalová|
|32||33||Tsvetana Pironkova||1,551||900||500||1,151||Quarterfinals lost to Petra Kvitová |
†Serena Williams was ranked 26 on the day when seeds were announced. Nevertheless, she was deemed a special case and seeded 7th by the organizers because she missed a significant portion of the last 12-month period due to knee injury.
The following players would have been seeded, but they withdrew from the event.
|2||Kim Clijsters||8,125||500||7,625||Foot injury|
Main draw wild card entriesEdit
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.
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