The 2019 Wimbledon Championships was a Grand Slam tennis tournament that took place at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club in Wimbledon, London, United Kingdom. The main tournament began on Monday 1 July 2019 and finished on Sunday 14 July 2019.
The defending gentlemen's singles champion Novak Djokovic retained his title, while the defending ladies' singles champion Angelique Kerber lost in the second round to Lauren Davis. Simona Halep won the ladies' singles title. This was the first Grand Slam tournament where both singles titles were won by players born in the Balkans.
This was the first edition of the tournament to feature a standard tie break in the final set when the score in the set was 12 games all. The winner was the first player or pair to reach seven points whilst leading by two or more points or, in the case of a 6-6 point score, to establish a subsequent lead of two points. Henri Kontinen and John Peers won the first such tie break played in Wimbledon history, defeating Rajeev Ram and Joe Salisbury in a third-round men's doubles match. In men's singles, the only such match was the final in which Novak Djokovic defeated Roger Federer, in what was also the longest final in tournament history lasting for 4 hours and 58 minutes.
Women's singles included 16 qualifiers from 128 entrants, an increase from 12 qualifiers from 96 entrants. Doubles qualifying was eliminated as a result. The change brought the qualification for the women's singles into line with that for the men's singles, which remained unchanged.
This was the last edition of the Wimbledon Championships until 2021 after the event would be cancelled in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The 2019 Wimbledon Championships was the 133rd edition of the tournament and was held at All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club in London. It was also the last regular tennis tournament to be staged before the cancellation was confirmed in 2020, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the first such cancellation since World War II.
The tournament was run by the International Tennis Federation (ITF) and was included in the 2019 ATP Tour and the 2019 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 was also a part of the Grade A category of tournaments for under 18, and singles & doubles events for men's and women's wheelchair tennis players as part of the UNIQLO Tour under the Grand Slam category, also hosting singles and doubles events for wheelchair quad tennis for the first time.
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, from Monday 24 June to Thursday 27 June 2019, at the Bank of England Sports Ground, Roehampton. The Tennis Sub-Committee met to decide wild card entries on 17 June.
Point distribution and prize moneyEdit
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 on offer has increased for the eighth year in a row. Winners of the tournament will get the largest share of the £38m pot, up from £34m last year (+11.8%).
|Event||W||F||SF||QF||Round of 16 (R4)||Round of 32 (R3)||Round of 64 (R2)||Round of 128 (R1)||Q3||Q2||Q1|
* per team
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 24 June 2019:
- Take Entry System Position points at 24 June 2019.
- Add 100% points earned for all grass court tournaments in the past 12 months (25 June 2018 – 23 June 2019).
- Add 75% points earned for best grass court tournament in the 12 months before that (26 June 2017 – 24 June 2018).
Rank and points before are as of 1 July 2019.
|1||1||Novak Djokovic||12,415||2,000||2,000||12,415||Champion, defeated Roger Federer |
|2||3||Roger Federer||6,620||360||1,200||7,460||Runner-up, lost to Novak Djokovic |
|3||2||Rafael Nadal||7,945||720||720||7,945||Semifinals lost to Roger Federer |
|4||8||Kevin Anderson||3,610||1,200||90||2,500||Third round lost to Guido Pella |
|5||4||Dominic Thiem||4,595||10||10||4,595||First round lost to Sam Querrey|
|6||5||Alexander Zverev||4,405||90||10||4,325||First round lost to Jiří Veselý [Q]|
|7||6||Stefanos Tsitsipas||4,215||180||10||4,045||First round lost to Thomas Fabbiano|
|8||7||Kei Nishikori||4,040||360||360||4,040||Quarterfinals lost to Roger Federer |
|9||12||John Isner||2,715||720||45||2,040||Second round lost to Mikhail Kukushkin|
|10||9||Karen Khachanov||2,980||180||90||2,890||Third round lost to Roberto Bautista Agut |
|11||13||Daniil Medvedev||2,625||90||90||2,625||Third round lost to David Goffin |
|12||10||Fabio Fognini||2,785||90||90||2,785||Third round lost to Tennys Sandgren|
|13||18||Marin Čilić||1,940||45||45||1,940||Second round lost to João Sousa|
|2,205||10||0||2,195||Withdrew due to a back injury|
|15||17||Milos Raonic||1,945||360||180||1,765||Fourth round lost to Guido Pella |
|16||15||Gaël Monfils||1,985||180||10||1,815||First round, retired against Ugo Humbert|
|17||20||Matteo Berrettini||1,665||45||180||1,800||Fourth round lost to Roger Federer |
|18||16||Nikoloz Basilashvili||1,960||10||45||1,995||Second round lost to Dan Evans|
|19||21||Félix Auger-Aliassime||1,654||(29)†||90||1,715||Third round lost to Ugo Humbert|
|20||25||Gilles Simon||1,445||180||45||1,310||Second round lost to Tennys Sandgren|
|21||23||David Goffin||1,510||10||360||1,860||Quarterfinals lost to Novak Djokovic |
|22||19||Stan Wawrinka||1,715||45||45||1,715||Second round lost to Reilly Opelka|
|23||22||Roberto Bautista Agut||1,600||0||720||2,320||Semifinals lost to Novak Djokovic |
|24||24||Diego Schwartzman||1,485||45||90||1,530||Third round lost to Matteo Berrettini |
|25||29||Alex de Minaur||1,330||90||45||1,285||Second round lost to Steve Johnson|
|26||26||Guido Pella||1,430||90||360||1,700||Quarterfinals lost to Roberto Bautista Agut |
|27||28||Lucas Pouille||1,340||45||90||1,385||Third round lost to Roger Federer |
|28||32||Benoît Paire||1,278||90||180||1,368||Fourth round lost to Roberto Bautista Agut |
|29||27||Denis Shapovalov||1,390||45||10||1,355||First round lost to Ričardas Berankis|
|30||30||Kyle Edmund||1,325||90||45||1,280||Second round lost to Fernando Verdasco|
|31||35||Laslo Đere||1,255||10||45||1,290||Second round lost to John Millman|
|32||36||Dušan Lajović||1,251||10||10||1,251||First round lost to Hubert Hurkacz|
|33||33||Jan-Lennard Struff||1,265||90||90||1,265||Third round lost to Mikhail Kukushkin|
† The player did not qualify for the tournament in 2018, but is defending points from an ATP Challenger Tour tournament.
The following player would have been seeded, but withdrew before the event.
|Rank||Player||Points before||Points defending||Points after||Withdrawal reason|
|11||Juan Martín del Potro||2,740||360||2,380||Right knee injury|
The seeds for ladies' singles are based on the WTA rankings as of 24 June 2019. Rank and points before are as of 1 July 2019.
|1||1||Ashleigh Barty||6,495||130||240||6,605||Fourth round lost to Alison Riske|
|2||2||Naomi Osaka||6,377||130||10||6,257||First round lost to Yulia Putintseva|
|3||3||Karolína Plíšková||6,055||240||240||6,055||Fourth round lost to Karolína Muchová|
|4||4||Kiki Bertens||5,430||430||130||5,130||Third round lost to Barbora Strýcová|
|5||5||Angelique Kerber||4,805||2,000||70||2,875||Second round lost to Lauren Davis [LL]|
|6||6||Petra Kvitová||4,555||10||240||4,785||Fourth round lost to Johanna Konta |
|7||7||Simona Halep||4,063||130||2,000||5,933||Champion, defeated Serena Williams |
|8||8||Elina Svitolina||3,868||10||780||4,638||Semifinals lost to Simona Halep |
|9||9||Sloane Stephens||3,682||10||130||3,802||Third round lost to Johanna Konta |
|10||11||Aryna Sabalenka||3,365||10||10||3,365||First round lost to Magdaléna Rybáriková|
|11||10||Serena Williams||3,411||1,300||1,300||3,411||Runner-up, lost to Simona Halep |
|12||12||Anastasija Sevastova||3,296||10||70||3,356||Second round lost to Danielle Collins|
|13||13||Belinda Bencic||3,073||240||130||2,963||Third round lost to Alison Riske|
|14||19||Caroline Wozniacki||2,418||70||130||2,478||Third round lost to Zhang Shuai|
|15||15||Wang Qiang||2,752||10||130||2,872||Third round lost to Elise Mertens |
|16||14||Markéta Vondroušová||2,775||10+13||10+0||2,762||First round lost to Madison Brengle|
|17||16||Madison Keys||2,615||130||70||2,555||Second round lost to Polona Hercog|
|18||17||Julia Görges||2,605||780||130||1,955||Third round lost to Serena Williams |
|19||18||Johanna Konta||2,430||70||430||2,790||Quarterfinals lost to Barbora Strýcová|
|20||20||Anett Kontaveit||2,335||130||130||2,335||Third round lost to Karolína Muchová|
|21||21||Elise Mertens||2,195||130||240||2,305||Fourth round lost to Barbora Strýcová|
|22||22||Donna Vekić||2,180||240||10||1,950||First round lost to Alison Riske|
|23||23||Caroline Garcia||2,105||10||10||2,105||First round lost to Zhang Shuai|
|24||24||Petra Martić||2,105||10||240||2,335||Fourth round lost to Elina Svitolina |
|25||26||Amanda Anisimova||1,949||(1)†||70||2,018||Second round lost to Magda Linette|
|26||27||Garbiñe Muguruza||1,925||70||10||1,865||First round lost to Beatriz Haddad Maia [Q]|
|27||28||Sofia Kenin||1,895||70||70||1,895||Second round lost to Dayana Yastremska|
|28||29||Hsieh Su-wei||1,885||240||130||1,775||Third round lost to Karolína Plíšková |
|29||30||Daria Kasatkina||1,745||430||10||1,325||First round lost to Ajla Tomljanović|
|30||31||Carla Suárez Navarro||1,732||130||240||1,842||Fourth round lost to Serena Williams |
|31||32||Maria Sakkari||1,670||10||130||1,790||Third round lost to Elina Svitolina |
|32||33||Lesia Tsurenko||1,616||70||10||1,556||First round lost to Barbora Strýcová|
† The player did not qualify for the tournament in 2018. Accordingly, points for her 16th best result are deducted instead.
The following player would have been seeded, but withdrew from the event.
|Rank||Player||Points before||Points defending||Points after||Withdrawal reason|
|25||Bianca Andreescu||1,996||30||1,966||Right shoulder injury|
|Bruno Soares||Nicole Melichar||22||1|
|Jean-Julien Rojer||Demi Schuurs||22||2|
|Mate Pavić||Gabriela Dabrowski||29||3|
|John Peers||Zhang Shuai||31||4|
|Wesley Koolhof||Květa Peschke||38||5|
|Nikola Mektić||Alicja Rosolska||38||6|
|Ivan Dodig||Latisha Chan||49||8|
|Neal Skupski||Chan Hao-ching||51||9|
|Michael Venus||Katarina Srebotnik||55||10|
|Édouard Roger-Vasselin||Andreja Klepač||55||11|
|Franko Škugor||Raluca Olaru||59||12|
|Rohan Bopanna||Aryna Sabalenka||67||13|
|Fabrice Martin||Raquel Atawo||68||14|
|Divij Sharan||Duan Yingying||72||16|
- 1 Rankings are as of 1 July 2019.
- Juan Sebastián Cabal / Robert Farah def. Nicolas Mahut / Édouard Roger-Vasselin, 6–7(5–7), 7–6(7–5), 7–6(8–6), 6–7(5–7), 6–3
Gentlemen's invitation doublesEdit
Ladies' invitation doublesEdit
Senior gentlemen's invitation doublesEdit
Wheelchair gentlemen's singlesEdit
Wheelchair ladies' singlesEdit
Wheelchair quad singlesEdit
Wheelchair gentlemen's doublesEdit
Wheelchair ladies' doublesEdit
Wheelchair quad doublesEdit
Main draw wildcard entriesEdit
Main draw qualifier entriesEdit
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 other reasons:
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