2015 Wimbledon Championships

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2015 Wimbledon Championships
Date29 June – 12 July
Edition129th
CategoryGrand Slam (ITF)
Draw128S / 64D / 48XD
Prize money£26,750,000
SurfaceGrass
LocationChurch Road
SW19, Wimbledon,
London, United Kingdom
VenueAll England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club
Champions
Men's Singles
Serbia Novak Djokovic
Women's Singles
United States Serena Williams
Men's Doubles
Netherlands Jean-Julien Rojer / Romania Horia Tecău
Women's Doubles
Switzerland Martina Hingis / India Sania Mirza
Mixed Doubles
India Leander Paes / Switzerland Martina Hingis
Boys' Singles
United States Reilly Opelka
Girls' Singles
Russia Sofya Zhuk
Boys' Doubles
Vietnam Lý Hoàng Nam / India Sumit Nagal
Girls' Doubles
Hungary Dalma Gálfi / Hungary Fanny Stollár
Gentlemen's Invitation Doubles
Croatia Goran Ivanišević / Croatia Ivan Ljubičić
Ladies' Invitation Doubles
Bulgaria Magdalena Maleeva / Australia Rennae Stubbs
Senior Gentlemen's Invitation Doubles
Netherlands Jacco Eltingh / Netherlands Paul Haarhuis
Wheelchair Men's Doubles
Argentina Gustavo Fernández / France Nicolas Peifer
Wheelchair Women's Doubles
Japan Yui Kamiji / United Kingdom Jordanne Whiley
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The 2015 Wimbledon Championships was a Grand Slam tennis tournament which took place at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club in Wimbledon, London, United Kingdom, from 29 June to 12 July 2015.

It was the 129th edition of the championships, the 48th in the Open Era and the third Grand Slam tournament of the year, played on grass courts and part of the ATP World Tour, the WTA Tour, the ITF Junior Tour and the NEC Tour. They were organised by the All England Lawn Tennis Club and the International Tennis Federation. The tournament was held one week later than in previous seasons, giving a three-week gap from the end of the 2015 French Open. The change, announced in 2012, is intended to provide players more time for recuperation and preparatory grass-court tournaments.[1]

Novak Djokovic of Serbia won his third Wimbledon title in men's singles, defending his championship from 2014. Petra Kvitová of the Czech Republic was the defending champion in women's singles, but she lost to Jelena Janković in the third round.

Serena Williams won her sixth Wimbledon and 21st major title, defeating first-time finalist Garbiñe Muguruza in the final, 6–4, 6–4. She also achieved her second non-calendar year Grand Slam after winning the 2014 US Open, 2015 Australian Open and 2015 French Open. With this win, Williams also became the oldest woman to win a Grand Slam singles title in the Open Era at 33 years and 289 days old by 26 days,[2] beating Martina Navratilova, who won the 1990 Wimbledon Championships at 33 years and 263 days old.[3][4]

Tournament[edit]

Centre Court where the Finals of Wimbledon take place.

The 2015 Wimbledon Championships was the 129th 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 is part of the 2015 ATP World Tour and the 2015 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 were 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 took place over a series of 19 courts, including the four main showcourts, Centre Court, No. 1 Court, No. 2 Court and No. 3 Court.[5]

Point and prize money distribution[edit]

Point distribution[edit]

Below is a series of tables for each of the competitions showing the ranking points on offer for each event.

Senior points[edit]

Event W F SF QF Round of 16 Round of 32 Round of 64 Round of 128 Q Q3 Q2 Q1
Men's Singles 2000 1200 720 360 180 90 45 10 25 16 8 0
Men's Doubles 0
Women's Singles 1300 780 430 240 130 70 10 40 30 20 2
Women's Doubles 10

Prize money[edit]

The Wimbledon total prize money for 2015 has been increased by 7% to £26.75m. The winners of the men's and women's singles titles will earn £1.88m, up £120,000 from the previous year. The figures for doubles events are per pair.[6]

Event W F SF QF Round of 16 Round of 32 Round of 64 Round of 128 Q3 Q2 Q1
Singles £1,880,000 £940,000 £470,000 £241,000 £127,000 £77,000 £47,000 £29,000 £14,500 £7,250 £3,625
Doubles £340,000 £170,000 £85,000 £43,000 £22,500 £13,750 £9,000
Mixed Doubles £100,000 £50,000 £25,000 £12,000 £6,000 £3,000 £1,500
Wheelchair Doubles £15,000 £7,750 £5,250 £4,000
Invitation Doubles £22,000 £19,000 £16,000 £15,000 £14,000

Singles players[edit]

2015 Wimbledon Championships – Men's Singles
2015 Wimbledon Championships – Women's Singles

Day-by-day summaries[edit]

Singles seeds[edit]

Seedings were announced on Wednesday, 24 June 2015.[7]

Gentlemen's Singles[edit]

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 22 June 2015:

  • Take Entry System Position points at 22 June 2015.
  • Add 100% points earned for all grass court tournaments in the past 12 months (16 June 2014 – 21 June 2015).
  • Add 75% points earned for best grass court tournament in the 12 months before that (17 June 2013 – 15 June 2014).

Rank and points before in the following table are as of 29 June 2015.
Because the tournament takes place one week later than in 2014, points defending includes results from both the 2014 Wimbledon Championships and tournaments from the week of 7 July 2014 (Newport, Båstad and Stuttgart).

Seed Rank Player Points
before
Points
defending
Points
won
Points
after
Status
1 1 Serbia Novak Djokovic 13,845 2,000 2,000 13,845 Champion, won against Switzerland Roger Federer [2]
2 2 Switzerland Roger Federer 9,665 1,200 1,200 9,665 Runner-up, lost to Serbia Novak Djokovic [1]
3 3 United Kingdom Andy Murray 7,450 360 720 7,810 Semifinals lost to Switzerland Roger Federer [2]
4 4 Switzerland Stan Wawrinka 5,790 360 360 5,790 Quarterfinals lost to France Richard Gasquet [21]
5 5 Japan Kei Nishikori 5,660 180 45 5,525 Second Round withdrew due to a calf injury
6 6 Czech Republic Tomáš Berdych 5,050 90 180 5,140 Fourth Round lost to France Gilles Simon [12]
7 8 Canada Milos Raonic 4,440 720 90 3,810 Third Round lost to Australia Nick Kyrgios [26]
8 7 Spain David Ferrer 4,490 45 0 4,445 Withdrew due to elbow injury
9 9 Croatia Marin Čilić 3,540 360 360 3,540 Quarterfinals lost to Serbia Novak Djokovic [1]
10 10 Spain Rafael Nadal 3,135 180 45 3,000 Second Round lost to Germany Dustin Brown [Q]
11 11 Bulgaria Grigor Dimitrov 2,600 720 90 1,970 Third Round lost to France Richard Gasquet [21]
12 13 France Gilles Simon 2,435 90 360 2,705 Quarterfinals lost to Switzerland Roger Federer [2]
13 12 France Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 2,565 180 90 2,475 Third Round lost to Croatia Ivo Karlović [23]
14 14 South Africa Kevin Anderson 2,090 180 180 2,090 Fourth Round lost to Serbia Novak Djokovic [1]
15 16 Spain Feliciano López 1,935 180 45 1,800 Second Round lost to Georgia (country) Nikoloz Basilashvili [Q]
16 15 Belgium David Goffin 2,010 10+90 180+55 2,145 Fourth Round lost to Switzerland Stan Wawrinka [4]
17 17 United States John Isner 1,890 90 90 1,890 Third Round lost to Croatia Marin Čilić [9]
18 18 France Gaël Monfils 1,885 45 90 1,930 Third Round lost to France Gilles Simon [12]
19 19 Spain Tommy Robredo 1,710 180 10 1,540 First Round lost to Australia John Millman [Q]
20 22 Spain Roberto Bautista Agut 1,545 90+250 180+90 1,475 Fourth Round lost to Switzerland Roger Federer [2]
21 20 France Richard Gasquet 1,610 45 720 2,285 Semifinals lost to Serbia Novak Djokovic [1]
22 24 Serbia Viktor Troicki 1,494 (45) 180 1,629 Fourth Round lost to Canada Vasek Pospisil
23 25 Croatia Ivo Karlović 1,385 10+150 180+45 1,450 Fourth Round lost to United Kingdom Andy Murray [3]
24 21 Argentina Leonardo Mayer 1,605 180 90 1,515 Third Round lost to South Africa Kevin Anderson [14]
25 27 Italy Andreas Seppi 1,280 10 90 1,360 Third Round lost to United Kingdom Andy Murray [3]
26 29 Australia Nick Kyrgios 1,245 360 180 1,065 Fourth Round lost to France Richard Gasquet [21]
27 26 Australia Bernard Tomic 1,355 45 90 1,400 Third Round lost to Serbia Novak Djokovic [1]
28 23 Uruguay Pablo Cuevas 1,502 10+250 10+45 1,297 First Round lost to United States Denis Kudla [WC]
29 32 Spain Guillermo García-López 1,210 10 10 1,210 First Round lost to Spain Pablo Andújar
30 28 Italy Fabio Fognini 1,250 90+90 45+45 1,160 Second Round lost to Canada Vasek Pospisil
31 31 United States Jack Sock 1,215 45+90 10+0 1,090 First Round lost to Australia Sam Groth
32 30 Austria Dominic Thiem 1,235 10 45 1,270 Second Round lost to Spain Fernando Verdasco

† The player did not qualify for the tournament in 2014. Accordingly, points for his 18th best result are deducted instead.

Ladies' Singles[edit]

Seeds are based on the WTA rankings as of 22 June 2015. Rank and points before in the following table are as of 29 June 2015.[8]
Because the tournament takes place one week later than in 2014, points defending includes results from both the 2014 Wimbledon Championships and tournaments from the week of 7 July 2014 (Bucharest and Bad Gastein).

Seed Rank Player Points
before
Points
defending
Points
won
Points
after
Status
1 1 United States Serena Williams 11,291 130 2,000 13,161 Champion, won against Spain Garbiñe Muguruza [20]
2 2 Czech Republic Petra Kvitová 6,870 2,000 130 5,000 Third Round lost to Serbia Jelena Janković [28]
3 3 Romania Simona Halep 6,200 780+280 10+1 5,151 First Round lost to Slovakia Jana Čepelová
4 4 Russia Maria Sharapova 5,950 240 780 6,490 Semifinals lost to United States Serena Williams [1]
5 5 Denmark Caroline Wozniacki 5,000 240 240 5,000 Fourth Round lost to Spain Garbiñe Muguruza [20]
6 6 Czech Republic Lucie Šafářová 4,055 780 240 3,515 Fourth Round lost to United States Coco Vandeweghe
7 7 Serbia Ana Ivanovic 3,895 130 70 3,835 Second Round lost to United States Bethanie Mattek-Sands [Q]
8 8 Russia Ekaterina Makarova 3,575 430 70 3,215 Second Round lost to Slovakia Magdaléna Rybáriková
9 9 Spain Carla Suárez Navarro 3,345 70 10 3,285 First Round lost to Latvia Jeļena Ostapenko [WC]
10 10 Germany Angelique Kerber 3,285 430 130 2,985 Third Round lost to Spain Garbiñe Muguruza [20]
11 11 Czech Republic Karolína Plíšková 3,210 70 70 3,210 Second Round lost to United States Coco Vandeweghe
12 12 Canada Eugenie Bouchard 3,172 1,300 10 1,882 First Round lost to China Duan Yingying [Q]
13 13 Poland Agnieszka Radwańska 3,020 240 780 3,560 Semifinals lost to Spain Garbiñe Muguruza [20]
14 14 Germany Andrea Petkovic 2,705 130+280 130+55 2,480 Third Round lost to Kazakhstan Zarina Diyas
15 15 Switzerland Timea Bacsinszky 2,605 110 430 2,925 Quarterfinals lost to Spain Garbiñe Muguruza [20]
16 16 United States Venus Williams 2,586 130 240 2,696 Fourth Round lost to United States Serena Williams [1]
17 17 Ukraine Elina Svitolina 2,405 10 70 2,465 Second Round lost to Australia Casey Dellacqua
18 18 Germany Sabine Lisicki 2,320 430 130 2,020 Third Round lost to Switzerland Timea Bacsinszky [15]
19 19 Italy Sara Errani 2,140 10+110 70+55 2,145 Second Round lost to Serbia Aleksandra Krunić
20 20 Spain Garbiñe Muguruza 2,075 10 1,300 3,365 Runner-up, lost to United States Serena Williams [1]
21 21 United States Madison Keys 1,980 130 430 2,280 Quarterfinals lost to Poland Agnieszka Radwańska [13]
22 23 Australia Samantha Stosur 1,900 10 130 2,020 Third Round lost to United States Coco Vandeweghe
23 24 Belarus Victoria Azarenka 1,892 70 430 2,252 Quarterfinals lost to United States Serena Williams [1]
24 26 Italy Flavia Pennetta 1,847 70 10 1,787 First Round lost to Kazakhstan Zarina Diyas
25 27 France Alizé Cornet 1,845 240 70 1,675 Second Round lost to Belarus Olga Govortsova [Q]
26 25 Russia Svetlana Kuznetsova 1,866 10 70 1,926 Second Round lost to Czech Republic Kristýna Plíšková
27 29 Czech Republic Barbora Strýcová 1,750 430 10 1,330 First Round lost to United States Sloane Stephens
28 China Peng Shuai 1,842 240 0 1,602 Withdrew due to back injury
28 30 Serbia Jelena Janković 1,685 10 240 1,915 Fourth Round lost to Poland Agnieszka Radwańska [13]
29 31 Romania Irina-Camelia Begu 1,636 70+140 130+1 1,557 Third Round lost to Russia Maria Sharapova [4]
30 22 Switzerland Belinda Bencic 1,980 130 240 2,090 Fourth Round lost to Belarus Victoria Azarenka [23]
31 32 Italy Camila Giorgi 1,480 70+60 130+30 1,510 Third Round lost to Denmark Caroline Wozniacki [5]
32 33 France Caroline Garcia 1,475 130 10 1,355 First Round lost to United Kingdom Heather Watson

Doubles seeds[edit]

Mixed Doubles[edit]

Team Rank1 Seed
United States Mike Bryan United States Bethanie Mattek-Sands 7 1
Brazil Bruno Soares India Sania Mirza 15 2
Poland Marcin Matkowski Russia Elena Vesnina 20 3
United States Bob Bryan France Caroline Garcia 22 4
Austria Alexander Peya Hungary Tímea Babos 24 5
Romania Horia Tecău Slovenia Katarina Srebotnik 25 6
India Leander Paes Switzerland Martina Hingis 26 7
Canada Daniel Nestor France Kristina Mladenovic 30 8
Colombia Juan Sebastián Cabal Zimbabwe Cara Black 39 9
South Africa Raven Klaasen United States Raquel Kops-Jones 39 10
Netherlands Jean-Julien Rojer Germany Anna-Lena Grönefeld 42 11
Uruguay Pablo Cuevas Italy Flavia Pennetta 44 12
Romania Florin Mergea Netherlands Michaëlla Krajicek 46 13
Australia John Peers Chinese Taipei Chan Yung-jan 53 14
Finland Henri Kontinen China Zheng Jie 54 15
Poland Łukasz Kubot Czech Republic Andrea Hlaváčková 58 16
Spain David Marrero Spain Arantxa Parra Santonja 58 17
  • 1 Rankings are as of 29 June 2015.

Main draw wild card entries[edit]

The following players received wild cards into the main draw senior events.[9]

Mixed Doubles[edit]

Main draw qualifier entries[edit]

The qualifying competitions took place in Bank of England Sports Centre, Roehampton on 22 – 25 June 2015.[10]

Protected ranking[edit]

The following players were accepted directly into the main draw using a protected ranking:

Champions[edit]

Seniors[edit]

Gentlemen's Singles[edit]

Prior to the finals, the two had faced off 39 times, with Federer having won the most matches, 20–19. At the time of the finals Djokovic was ranked No. 1 and Federer at No. 2. This encounter was their third meeting in a Grand Slam final, when the last two previous were split between the two at the 2007 US Open and 2014 Wimbledon Championships. Federer got the first break of serve in the match, during the first set, yet Djokovic quickly broke back leveling the match.[11][12] When Djokovic was serving to remain in the first set, he had to fend off two set points from Federer, which he eventually got the set into a tiebreak, and it was a lopsided tiebreak that sent Djokovic up one set to none.[11][12] The second set was a closely fought affair, but was decided to Federer's edge in the tiebreak.[11][12] The last two sets were rather uneventful in the spectrum of the match because Djokovic got the breaks of serve, allowing him to win his third Wimbledon title, and second in a row.[11][12] This put Djokovic eighth on the all-time list of Men's Grand Slam singles champions, and putting him fifth during the Open Era.[11][12] He now possesses as many Wimbledon singles titles, as his coach Boris Becker won in his career.[11][12]

Ladies' Singles[edit]

This was their first encounter in a Grand Slam final, whilst all of the past meetings, occurred in Grand Slam events, from the first-time playing each other at the 2013 Australian Open, that Serena Williams won the match in two sets, during this second round match.[13] Their next contest occurred, at the 2014 French Open in the second round, yet this time around Garbiñe Muguruza, turned the tables to with the match in two sets.[13] The third tie came, at the 2015 Australian Open, and it went three sets in a fourth round encounter, to the eventual victory by Serena in three sets.[13] This bout would be their fourth meeting, and it got off to a rocky start by Serena, who served up three double faults, in order to get broken, during the first game of the match.[14][15] Muguruza would get out to a four games to two advantage, when Williams held serve, and let out a "Come On".[14][15] This rallied the twenty-time Grand Slam champion to win the first set, 6–4, when she broke the serve of Muguruza.[14][15] Serena would get off to a fast start, during the second set, that she ended up getting breaks of serve from Muguruza in the fourth and sixth games of the set, to go up to a five games to one advantage.[14][15] The momentous meaning the match held, for Williams ended up hitting her, when she had two bad service games, getting broken, letting Muguruza to come back to a five games to four set.[14][15] This allowed Muguruza, the opportunity to serve in an attempt to stay in the match and set, yet she quickly got down in a love–40 hole, which she could not escape.[14][15] The victory gave Serena her second "Serena Slam", and that was with the 2014 US Open win counted from the previous year.[14][15] This victory was her twenty-first Grand Slam singles title, putting her one behind Steffi Graf in the Open Era of tennis, and three behind the all-time record held by Margaret Court.[14][15] The win meant she became the oldest women's singles Grand Slam champion in the Open Era of tennis, besting the mark previously set by Martina Navratilova.[3]

Gentlemen's Doubles[edit]

Ladies' Doubles[edit]

Mixed Doubles[edit]

Juniors[edit]

Boys' Singles[edit]

Girls' Singles[edit]

Boys' Doubles[edit]

Girls' Doubles[edit]

Invitation[edit]

Gentlemen's Invitation Doubles[edit]

Ladies' Invitation Doubles[edit]

Senior Gentlemen's Invitation Doubles[edit]

Wheelchair[edit]

Wheelchair Gentlemen's Doubles[edit]

Wheelchair Ladies' Doubles[edit]

Withdrawals[edit]

The following players were accepted directly into the main tournament, but withdrew with injuries.

Retirements[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Fallon, Clare (19 July 2012). "Wimbledon to move back a week from 2015". Reuters. Retrieved 26 June 2017.
  2. ^ 289 - 263 = 26
  3. ^ a b "News – WTA Tennis English". Women's Tennis Association.
  4. ^ "Wimbledon 2015 review: the best and worst of this year's tournament". Guardian. 12 July 2015. Retrieved 14 July 2015.
  5. ^ "The Championships 2015 Map" (PDF). Wimbledon.com. 29 June 2015.
  6. ^ "The Championships, Wimbledon – Prize Money" (PDF). Wimbledon.com.
  7. ^ "Seeding for The Championships 2015". Wimbledon.com. 24 June 2015.
  8. ^ WTA Notes & Netcords 29 June 2015 Archived 6 September 2015 at the Wayback Machine
  9. ^ "Wild Cards Announcement for The Championships 2015". Wimbledon.com. 21 June 2015.
  10. ^ "Qualifying". Wimbledon.com. Retrieved 8 July 2015.
  11. ^ a b c d e f Marvel, Nick (12 July 2015). "Novak Djokovic beats Roger Federer for third Wimbledon title". USA Today. Retrieved 13 July 2015.
  12. ^ a b c d e f Newbery, Piers (12 July 2015). "Wimbledon 2015: Novak Djokovic beats Roger Federer in final". BBC Sport. Retrieved 13 July 2015.
  13. ^ a b c "Head 2 Head". WTA Tour. Retrieved 12 July 2015.
  14. ^ a b c d e f g h Marvel, Nick (11 July 2015). "Serena Williams wins Wimbledon, her third major title in 2015". USA Today. Retrieved 12 July 2015.
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External links[edit]

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