Andy Murray was the defending champion in the Gentlemen's singles but lost to Sam Querrey in the quarterfinals. Two-time defending Ladies' singles champion Serena Williams did not defend her title, as she ended her season in April due to pregnancy.
The tournament was run by the International Tennis Federation (ITF) and was included in the 2017 ATP World Tour and the 2017 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, and singles and doubles events for men's and women's wheelchair tennis players as part of the UNIQLO Tour under the Grand Slam category. 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, in Roehampton.
The Wimbledon total prize money for 2017 has been increased to £31.6m. The winners of the men's and women's singles titles will earn £2.2m. Prize money for the men’s and women’s doubles and wheelchair players were also increased for the 2017 competition.
Seeds 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 26 June 2017:
Take Entry System Position points at 26 June 2017.
Add 100% points earned for all grass court tournaments in the past 12 months (20 June 2016 – 25 June 2017).
Add 75% points earned for best grass court tournament in the 12 months before that (22 June 2015 – 19 June 2016).
Rank and points before are as of 3 July 2017. Because the 2017 tournament took place one week later than in 2016, points defending includes results from both the 2016 Wimbledon Championships and the tournaments from the week of 11 July 2016 (Hamburg, Newport and Båstad).
Seeds are based on the WTA rankings as of 26 June 2017.
Rank and points before are as of 3 July 2017. Because the tournament takes place one week later than in 2016, points defending includes results from both the 2016 Wimbledon Championships and the tournaments from the week of 11 July 2016 (Bucharest and Gstaad).
The qualifying competitions take place in Bank of England Sports Centre, Roehampton started from 26 June 2017 and to be scheduled to end on 29 June 2017. However, due to heavy rain on the second day, it has now extended to 30 June 2017.