2013 Wimbledon Championships
The 2013 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 127th edition of the Wimbledon Championships and were held from 24 June to 7 July 2013. 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.
|2013 Wimbledon Championships|
|Date||24 June – 7 July|
|Category||Grand Slam (ITF)|
|Draw||128S / 64D / 48XD|
London, United Kingdom
|Venue||All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club|
|Bob Bryan / Mike Bryan|
|Hsieh Su-Wei / Peng Shuai|
|Daniel Nestor / Kristina Mladenovic|
|Thanasi Kokkinakis / Nick Kyrgios|
|Barbora Krejčíková / Kateřina Siniaková|
|Gentlemen's Invitation Doubles|
|Thomas Enqvist / Mark Philippoussis|
|Ladies' Invitation Doubles|
|Lindsay Davenport / Martina Hingis|
|Senior Gentlemen's Invitation Doubles|
|Pat Cash / Mark Woodforde|
|Wheelchair Men's Doubles|
|Stéphane Houdet / Shingo Kunieda|
|Wheelchair Women's Doubles|
|Jiske Griffioen / Aniek van Koot|
Roger Federer and Serena Williams were the defending champions in singles events, but neither was able to repeat their success: Federer was eliminated in the second round by Sergiy Stakhovsky, and Williams lost in the fourth round to Sabine Lisicki. This marked the first time since 1927 that both defending champions were eliminated before the quarterfinals. Federer and Williams were two of a number of big-name casualties in the early rounds, along with two-time champion Rafael Nadal, two-time semifinalist Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, 2004 champion Maria Sharapova and former World No. 1s Victoria Azarenka, Ana Ivanovic, Lleyton Hewitt, Caroline Wozniacki and Jelena Janković.
Andy Murray became the first man from Great Britain to win the singles title since Fred Perry in 1936. Marion Bartoli won the women's singles title. Bob and Mike Bryan completed the "Bryan Slam" and became the first team to hold all four Grand Slams and the Olympic Gold at the same time.
The 2013 Wimbledon Championships was the 127th edition of the tournament and was held at All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club in London.
The tournament was an event run by the International Tennis Federation (ITF) and was part of the 2013 ATP World Tour and the 2013 WTA Tour calendars under the Grand Slam category. The tournament consisted of both men's and women's singles and doubles draws as well as a mixed doubles event.
There were singles and doubles events for both boys and girls (players under 18), which was part of the Grade A category of tournaments, and doubles events for men's and women's wheelchair tennis players as part of the NEC tour under the Grand Slam category. The tournament was played on grass courts and was taking place over a series of 19 courts, including the four main showcourts, Centre Court, No. 1 Court, No. 2 Court and No. 3 Court.
- Rafael Nadal suffered his first ever opening round defeat at a Grand Slam tournament when he lost to Steve Darcis in the first round. This also marked the first time since 1997 in which the reigning French Open men's champion lost in the first round at Wimbledon. Women's fifth seed Sara Errani also made a first round exit, losing to Monica Puig in straight sets.
- By defeating Benjamin Becker in the first round, Andy Murray won his 107th Grand Slam match, thus becoming the most successful British man at a Major and breaking Fred Perry's total Grand Slam match win record of 106.
- The 2013 championship was also known for having numerous players retire in the first two rounds due to fatigue or injury, most notably Marin Čilić, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, Victoria Azarenka, John Isner, and first round surprise Steve Darcis. On Wednesday, 26 June a total of eight players, including seven in singles events, withdrew from the tournament; four of those made the decision before the starts of their matches.
- Third-ranked Roger Federer fell in the second round to world number 116 Sergiy Stakhovsky, his first loss in a Grand Slam earlier than the Quarterfinals since 2004 French Open, a streak spanning 36 majors. Federer's world ranking dropped to No. 5 as a result of this early exit.
- Federer's second round loss also marked the worst collective performance by him and Rafael Nadal at a Grand Slam tournament, in which both men were entered. This also marked the first time since 2002 in which neither man made the Wimbledon final.
- For the first time since 1912, no U.S. man was represented in the third round at Wimbledon, following Bobby Reynolds's second round defeat to World No. 1 Novak Djokovic.
- Kimiko Date-Krumm became the oldest woman to reach the third round at Wimbledon, by defeating Alexandra Cadanțu in the second round. It is also the first time since the 1996 Wimbledon Championships in which she has gone this far. Her opponent, number one seed Serena Williams, combined for an age of 73, and this was their first ever meeting. Date-Krumm lost in straight sets in the late evening encounter on Saturday 29 June 2013.
- Of the top ten women's seeds that started the Championships, six fell before the third round: second seed Victoria Azarenka (second round, withdrew), third seed Maria Sharapova (second round), fifth seed Sara Errani (first round), seventh seed Angelique Kerber (second round), ninth seed Caroline Wozniacki (second round) and tenth seed Maria Kirilenko (first round). This marked the worst performance by any top ten seeds at a Grand Slam tournament in the Open Era.
- Laura Robson became the first British woman in 15 years to reach the fourth round at Wimbledon; by getting this far, she entered the Top 30 for the first time in her career. She thus became the first British woman since Jo Durie in 1987 to enter the WTA's Top 30.
- Łukasz Kubot and Fernando Verdasco both reached the quarter-finals of Wimbledon for the first time, whilst Juan Martín del Potro reached his first Grand Slam semi-final since winning the 2009 US Open.
- Sloane Stephens and Kirsten Flipkens both reached the quarter-finals at Wimbledon for the first time.
- Sabine Lisicki continued her record of beating the reigning French Open champion at Wimbledon. She defeated Serena Williams in the fourth round, having also beaten Svetlana Kuznetsova in 2009, Li Na in 2011 and Maria Sharapova in 2012. Lisicki's victory also denied Serena her 35th consecutive victory, a record which was achieved by her older sister, Venus, in 2000.
- This tournament marked the worst collective performance by Williams, Victoria Azarenka and Maria Sharapova at a Grand Slam event since the 2008 French Open, and also the first tournament since the 2011 French Open in which none of the three reached a Grand Slam final.
- Jerzy Janowicz became the first male Polish player to reach the semi-finals of a Grand Slam tournament.
- By reaching the Wimbledon final, Sabine Lisicki became the first German Grand Slam singles finalist since Rainer Schüttler reached the final of the 2003 Australian Open, and the first German singles finalist at Wimbledon since Steffi Graf in 1999.
- Novak Djokovic won his semi-final match against Juan Martín del Potro in five sets in 4 hours 44 minutes. This was the longest semi-final in the history of the Wimbledon Championships.
- With her win in the Ladies' Singles final, Marion Bartoli surpassed the female record set by Jana Novotná at the 1998 Wimbledon Championships for most appearances in a Grand Slam tournament before winning a title, with 47.
- In winning the Gentlemen's Doubles, Bob and Mike Bryan became the first men's doubles team in the Open era to hold all four Grand Slam titles at the same time, as well as the only team in history to hold all four Majors and the Olympic Gold medal.
- Andy Murray defeated Novak Djokovic in the final in straight sets to win the 2013 Wimbledon Men Singles title, becoming the first British man in 77 years to do so, and the first Scot of either sex in 117 years to win a Wimbledon singles title.
The first Wednesday (Wednesday 26 June) in the 2013 Wimbledon Championship saw a number of former world number ones knocked out in the second round of the draw either by being beaten by a much lower rank, having to retire early or having been "walked over". These players include Roger Federer, Maria Sharapova and Victoria Azarenka, as well as former ranking leaders Lleyton Hewitt, Ana Ivanovic, Jelena Janković and Caroline Wozniacki. Other notable players, including Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, Marin Čilić John Isner, Steve Darcis, Yaroslava Shvedova and Radek Štěpánek also went out. A total of twelve seeded players (five men and seven women) finished their 2013 Wimbledon campaign on that day.
Events from "Black Wednesday" were highly commented, inter alia by the Association of Tennis Professionals and players and a statement from tournament Chief Executive Officer has been released.
Point and prize money distributionEdit
Below is a series of tables for each of the competitions showing the ranking points on offer for each event.
|Event||W||F||SF||QF||Round of 16||Round of 32||Round of 64||Round of 128||Q||Q3||Q2||Q1|
The Wimbledon total prize money for 2013 has been increased by forty percent to £22,560,000 (around $34m). The winners of the men's and women's singles titles earned £1.6m, up £450,000 from last year. In the 2013 season, the Wimbledon prize money was the highest out of four grand slam tournaments, compared to $30m at the Australian Open, $29m at French Open, and $32m at the US Open.
|Event||W||F||SF||QF||Round of 16||Round of 32||Round of 64||Round of 128||Q3||Q2||Q1|
* per team
- It was Murray's fourth title of the year and first Grand Slam title of the year. It was his first Wimbledon title, second Grand Slam title and 28th career title.
- It was Bartoli's first (and only) Grand Slam title in her career and eighth singles title overall. It was also her final Grand Slam appearance before she would retire in August 2013.
- It was the Bryan brothers' ninth title of the year and third Grand Slam title of the year. It was their third Wimbledon title, 15th Grand Slam title and 91st career title. They completed a non-calendar year Golden Slam and thus became the first double team in tennis history to hold all four majors as well as Olympic gold medal at the same time.
- It was their second title of the year and the first Grand Slam title for both players. It was Hsieh's 11th and Peng's 9th title in their careers.
Gentlemen's Invitation DoublesEdit
Ladies' Invitation DoublesEdit
Senior Gentlemen's Invitation DoublesEdit
Wheelchair Men's DoublesEdit
Wheelchair Women's DoublesEdit
The following are the seeded players and notable players who withdrew from the event. Seeds based on ATP and WTA rankings are as of 17 June 2013 and the rankings and points are as of 24 June 2013.
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, which applies to the top 32 players, according to ATP Ranking on 17 June 2013:
- Take Entry System Position (ESP) points at 17 June 2013
- Add 100% points earned for all grass court tournaments in the past 12 months (18 June 2012 – 16 June 2013).
- Add 75% points earned for best grass court tournament in the 12 months before that (13 June 2011 – 17 June 2012)
|1||1||Novak Djokovic||11,830||720||1,200||12,310||Runner-up, lost to Andy Murray |
|2||2||Andy Murray||8,560||1,200||2,000||9,360||Champion, defeated Novak Djokovic |
|3||3||Roger Federer||7,740||2,000||45||5,785||Second round lost to Sergiy Stakhovsky|
|4||4||David Ferrer||7,220||360||360||7,220||Quarterfinals lost to Juan Martín del Potro |
|5||5||Rafael Nadal||6,895||45||10||6,860||First round lost to Steve Darcis|
|6||7||Jo-Wilfried Tsonga||4,155||720||45||3,480||Second round retired vs Ernests Gulbis|
|7||6||Tomáš Berdych||4,515||10||360||4,865||Quarterfinals lost to Novak Djokovic |
|8||8||Juan Martín del Potro||3,960||180||720||4,500||Semifinals lost to Novak Djokovic |
|9||9||Richard Gasquet||3,135||180||90||3,045||Third round lost to Bernard Tomic|
|10||12||Marin Čilić||2,470||180||45||2,335||Second round withdrew vs Kenny de Schepper|
|11||10||Stan Wawrinka||2,915||10||10||2,915||First Round lost to Lleyton Hewitt|
|12||11||Kei Nishikori||2,495||90||90||2,495||Third round lost to Andreas Seppi |
|13||13||Tommy Haas||2,425||0||180||2,605||Fourth round lost to Novak Djokovic |
|14||14||Janko Tipsarević||2,390||90||10||2,310||First round lost to Viktor Troicki|
|15||16||Nicolás Almagro||2,195||90||90||2,195||Third round lost to Jerzy Janowicz |
|16||18||Philipp Kohlschreiber||1,885||360||10||1,535||First round retired against Ivan Dodig|
|17||15||Milos Raonic||2,225||45||45||2,225||Second round lost to Igor Sijsling|
|18||21||John Isner||1,735||10||45||1,770||Second round retired vs Adrian Mannarino|
|19||17||Gilles Simon||2,090||45||10||2,055||First round lost to Feliciano López|
|20||26||Mikhail Youzhny||1,415||360||180||1,235||Fourth round lost to Andy Murray |
|21||19||Sam Querrey||1,810||90||10||1,730||First round lost to Bernard Tomic|
|22||20||Juan Mónaco||1,740||90||90||1,740||Third round lost to Kenny de Schepper|
|23||28||Andreas Seppi||1,380||10||180||1,550||Fourth round lost to Juan Martín del Potro |
|24||22||Jerzy Janowicz||1,549||115||720||2,154||Semifinals lost to Andy Murray |
|25||27||Benoît Paire||1,380||90||90||1,380||Third round lost to Łukasz Kubot|
|26||24||Alexandr Dolgopolov||1,500||45||90||1,545||Third round lost to David Ferrer |
|27||23||Kevin Anderson||1,510||10||90||1,590||Third round lost to Tomáš Berdych |
|28||25||Jérémy Chardy||1,441||45||90||1,486||Third round lost to Novak Djokovic |
|29||31||Grigor Dimitrov||1,330||45||45||1,330||Second round lost to Grega Žemlja|
|30||30||Fabio Fognini||1,345||45||10||1,310||First round lost to Jürgen Melzer|
|31||33||Julien Benneteau||1,200||90||45||1,155||Second round lost to Fernando Verdasco|
|32||29||Tommy Robredo||1,355||(80)†||90||1,365||Third round lost to Andy Murray |
† The player did not qualify for the tournament in 2012. Accordingly, it is the defending points from the 2012 ATP Challenger Tour instead.
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||13,615||2,000||280||11,895||Fourth round lost to Sabine Lisicki |
|2||2||Victoria Azarenka||9,625||900||100||8,825||Second round withdrew due to knee injury|
|3||3||Maria Sharapova||9,415||280||100||9,235||Second round lost to Michelle Larcher de Brito (Q)|
|4||4||Agnieszka Radwańska||6,465||1,400||900||5,965||Semifinals lost to Sabine Lisicki |
|5||5||Sara Errani||5,335||160||5||5,180||First round lost to Monica Puig|
|6||6||Li Na||5,155||100||500||5,555||Quarterfinals lost to Agnieszka Radwańska |
|7||7||Angelique Kerber||4,770||900||100||3,970||Second round lost to Kaia Kanepi|
|8||8||Petra Kvitová||4,435||500||500||4,435||Quarterfinals lost to Kirsten Flipkens |
|9||9||Caroline Wozniacki||3,565||5||100||3,660||Second round lost to Petra Cetkovská (Q)|
|10||10||Maria Kirilenko||3,471||500||5||2,976||First round lost to Laura Robson|
|11||11||Roberta Vinci||3,060||280||280||3,060||Fourth round lost to Li Na |
|12||12||Ana Ivanovic||2,920||280||100||2,740||Second round lost to Eugenie Bouchard|
|13||13||Nadia Petrova||2,660||160||5||2,505||First round lost to Karolína Plíšková|
|14||14||Samantha Stosur||2,905||100||160||2,965||Third round lost to Sabine Lisicki |
|15||15||Marion Bartoli||2,775||100||2,000||4,675||Champion, defeated Sabine Lisicki |
|16||16||Jelena Janković||2,830||5||100||2,925||Second round lost to Vesna Dolonc|
|17||17||Sloane Stephens||2,530||160||500||2,870||Quarterfinals lost to Marion Bartoli |
|18||19||Dominika Cibulková||2,140||5||160||2,295||Third round lost to Roberta Vinci |
|19||18||Carla Suárez Navarro||2,165||5||280||2,440||Fourth round lost to Petra Kvitová |
|20||20||Kirsten Flipkens||2,038||(32)†||900||2,906||Semifinals lost to Marion Bartoli |
|21||21||Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova||1,900||100||5||1,805||First round lost to Tsvetana Pironkova|
|22||23||Sorana Cîrstea||1,760||160||100||1,700||Second round lost to Camila Giorgi|
|23||24||Sabine Lisicki||1,750||500||1,400||2,650||Runner-up, lost to Marion Bartoli |
|24||26||Peng Shuai||1,685||280||100||1,505||Second round lost to Marina Erakovic|
|25||27||Ekaterina Makarova||1,682||100||160||1,742||Third round lost to Petra Kvitová |
|26||29||Varvara Lepchenko||1,566||160||5||1,411||First round lost to Eva Birnerová [Q]|
|27||30||Lucie Šafářová||1,560||5||100||1,655||Second round lost to Karin Knapp|
|28||57||Tamira Paszek||1,083||500||5||588||First round lost to Alexandra Cadanțu|
|29||31||Alizé Cornet||1,545||100||160||1,605||Third round lost to Flavia Pennetta|
|30||33||Mona Barthel||1,500||5||100||1,595||Second round lost to Madison Keys|
|31||34||Romina Oprandi||1,490||100||5||1,395||First round retired against Alison Riske [WC]|
|32||43||Klára Zakopalová||1,300||160||160||1,300||Third round lost to Li Na |
† The player did not qualify for the tournament in 2012. Accordingly, points for her 16th best result are deducted instead.
The following player would have been seeded, but she withdrew from the event.
|28||Svetlana Kuznetsova||1,662||5||1,657||Abdominal strain|
Main draw wild card entriesEdit
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 draw using a protected ranking:
The following players were accepted directly into the main tournament, but withdrew with injuries or personal reasons.
- Before the tournament
- During the tournament
|Croatia||HRT, Sport Klub|
|Hungary||Digi Sport 1, Fox Sports Australia|
|India||Star Sports 2, ESPN|
|Indonesia||Star Sports, Fox Sports|
|Romania||Digi Sport 2, Digi Sport 3|
|Serbia||B92, Sport Klub|
|UAE & Middle East||Abu Dhabi Sports|
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