2016 Wimbledon Championships
The 2016 Wimbledon Championships was a Grand Slam tennis tournament which took place at All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club in Wimbledon, London, United Kingdom. The main draw commenced on 27 June 2016 and concluded on 10 July 2016.
|2016 Wimbledon Championships|
|Date||27 June – 10 July|
|Category||Grand Slam (ITF)|
|Draw||128S / 64D / 48XD|
|Prize money||£28.1 million|
London, United Kingdom
|Venue||All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club|
|Pierre-Hugues Herbert / Nicolas Mahut|
|Serena Williams / Venus Williams|
|Heather Watson / Henri Kontinen|
|Wheelchair Men's Singles|
|Wheelchair Women's Singles|
|Wheelchair Men's Doubles|
|Alfie Hewett / Gordon Reid|
|Wheelchair Women's Doubles|
|Yui Kamiji / Jordanne Whiley|
|Kenneth Raisma / Stefanos Tsitsipas|
|Usue Maitane Arconada / Claire Liu|
|Gentlemen's Invitation Doubles|
|Greg Rusedski / Fabrice Santoro|
|Ladies' Invitation Doubles|
|Martina Navratilova / Selima Sfar|
|Senior Gentlemen's Invitation Doubles|
|Todd Woodbridge / Mark Woodforde|
2016 was the 130th edition of the championships, the 49th in the Open Era and the third Grand Slam tournament of the year. It was played on grass courts and was part of the ATP World Tour, the WTA Tour, the ITF Junior tour and the NEC Tour. The tournament was organised by All England Lawn Tennis Club and International Tennis Federation.
Novak Djokovic was the two-time defending champion in the Gentlemen's Singles, but he lost in the third round to Sam Querrey, ending a 30-match winning streak in Grand Slams and Djokovic's hopes of becoming the first man to achieve the golden calendar slam. The Gentlemen's Singles title was won by Andy Murray. Serena Williams successfully defended her Ladies' Singles title and equaled Steffi Graf's Open Era record of 22 major singles titles.
The Gentlemen's Doubles event consisted of 'best of three sets' matches for Rounds 1 and 2 in order to help with 'catch-up' scheduling due to a rain stricken first week. It was also the first time since 2004 that play took place on Middle Sunday, also known as the People's Sunday due to the fact that no tickets are sold in advance or through the ballot and all seats are made available on general sale the day before. For the first time in the championships' history singles events were held in the wheelchair competitions.
The 2016 Wimbledon Championships was the 130th edition of the tournament and was held at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club in London.
The tournament was run by the International Tennis Federation (ITF) and was included in the 2016 ATP World Tour and the 2016 WTA Tour calendars under the Grand Slam category. The tournament consisted of men's (singles and doubles), women's (singles and doubles), mixed doubles, boys (under 18 – singles and doubles) and girls (under 18 – singles and doubles), which is also a part of the Grade A category of tournaments for under 18, doubles events for men's and women's wheelchair tennis players as part of the UNIQLO Tour under the Grand Slam category and, for the first time in the tournament history this year, men's and women's singles events for wheelchair tennis players. The tournament was played only on grass courts; main draw matches were played at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, Wimbledon; qualifying matches were played at the Bank of England Sports Ground, Roehampton.
Point and prize money distributionEdit
Below is the tables with the point distribution for each phase of the tournament.
|Event||W||F||SF||QF||Round of 16||Round of 32||Round of 64||Round of 128||Q||Q3||Q2||Q1|
The total prize money for this year tournament is of £28.10m, an increase of 5% from last year tournament. The players who will win the men's singles and women's singles will earn £2.00m, an increase of £120,000 from the previous year. The prize money for men's doubles, women's doubles and wheelchair players were also increased for this year competition.
* per team
The seeds for the 2016 Wimbledon Championships were announced on Wednesday, 22 June 2016.
The seeds for gentlemen's singles are adjusted 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 the ATP Rankings on 20 June 2016:
Rank and points before are as of 27 June 2016.
The seeds for ladies' singles are based on the WTA rankings as of 20 June 2016. Rank and points before are as of 27 June 2016.
Main draw wild card entriesEdit
The following players were given wild cards into the main draw senior events, based on internal selection and recent performances.
Main draw qualifiersEdit
The following players were accepted directly into the main draw using a protected ranking:
Gentlemen's Invitation DoublesEdit
Ladies' Invitation DoublesEdit
Senior Gentlemen's Invitation DoublesEdit
Wheelchair Gentlemen's SinglesEdit
Wheelchair Ladies' SinglesEdit
Wheelchair Gentlemen's DoublesEdit
Wheelchair Ladies' DoublesEdit
The following players were accepted directly into the main tournament, but withdrew with injuries, suspensions or personal reasons.