2016 Wimbledon Championships

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2016 Wimbledon Championships
Date 27 June – 10 July
Edition 130th
Category Grand Slam (ITF)
Prize money £28.1 million[1]
Surface Grass
Location Church Road
SW19, Wimbledon,
London, United Kingdom
Venue All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club
Champions
Men's Singles
United Kingdom Andy Murray
Women's Singles
United States Serena Williams
Men's Doubles
France Pierre-Hugues Herbert / France Nicolas Mahut
Women's Doubles
United States Serena Williams / United States Venus Williams
Mixed Doubles
United Kingdom Heather Watson / Finland Henri Kontinen
Boys' Singles
Canada Denis Shapovalov
Girls' Singles
Russia Anastasia Potapova
Boys' Doubles
Estonia Kenneth Raisma / Greece Stefanos Tsitsipas
Girls' Doubles
United States Usue Maitane Arconada / United States Claire Liu
Gentlemen's Invitation Doubles
United Kingdom Greg Rusedski / France Fabrice Santoro
Ladies' Invitation Doubles
United States Martina Navratilova / Tunisia Selima Sfar
Senior Gentlemen's Invitation Doubles
Australia Todd Woodbridge / Australia Mark Woodforde
Wheelchair Men's Singles
United Kingdom Gordon Reid
Wheelchair Women's Singles
Netherlands Jiske Griffioen
Wheelchair Men's Doubles
United Kingdom Alfie Hewett / United Kingdom Gordon Reid
Wheelchair Women's Doubles
Japan Yui Kamiji / United Kingdom Jordanne Whiley
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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 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 Gentleman'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.

Australian Lleyton Hewitt, the 2002 Men's Singles champion, two-time Grand Slam champion and former world No. 1, played his last professional matches in Men's doubles before retirement.

Tournament[edit]

Centre Court where the Finals of Wimbledon take place.

The 2016 Wimbledon Championships is the 130th edition of the tournament and is held at All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club in London.

The tournament was run by the International Tennis Federation (ITF) and is 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 will be men's and women's single events for wheelchair tennis players. The tournament is 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 distribution[edit]

Point distribution[edit]

Below is the tables with the point distribution for each phase of the tournament.

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 0
Women's Singles 1300 780 430 240 130 70 10 40 30 20 2
Women's Doubles 10