2020 Wimbledon Championships

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2020 Wimbledon Championships
Edition134th
CategoryGrand Slam (ITF)
Draw128S / 64D / 48XD
SurfaceGrass
LocationLondon, England
VenueAll England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club
2019 Champions
Men's Singles
Serbia Novak Djokovic
Women's Singles
Romania Simona Halep
Men's Doubles
Colombia Juan Sebastián Cabal / Colombia Robert Farah
Women's Doubles
Chinese Taipei Hsieh Su-wei / Czech Republic Barbora Strýcová
Mixed Doubles
Croatia Ivan Dodig / Chinese Taipei Latisha Chan
Boys' Singles
Japan Shintaro Mochizuki
Girls' Singles
Ukraine Daria Snigur
Boys' Doubles
Czech Republic Jonáš Forejtek / Czech Republic Jiří Lehečka
Girls' Doubles
United States Savannah Broadus / United States Abigail Forbes
Gentlemen's Invitation Doubles
France Arnaud Clément / France Michaël Llodra
Ladies' Invitation Doubles
Zimbabwe Cara Black / United States Martina Navratilova
Senior Gentlemen's Invitation Doubles
Sweden Jonas Björkman / Australia Todd Woodbridge
Wheelchair Men's Singles
Argentina Gustavo Fernández
Wheelchair Women's Singles
Netherlands Aniek van Koot
Wheelchair Quad Singles
Australia Dylan Alcott
Wheelchair Men's Doubles
Belgium Joachim Gérard / Sweden Stefan Olsson
Wheelchair Women's Doubles
Netherlands Diede de Groot / Netherlands Aniek van Koot
Wheelchair Quad Doubles
Australia Dylan Alcott / United Kingdom Andrew Lapthorne
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The 2020 Wimbledon Championships was a Grand Slam tennis tournament that was scheduled to be played at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club in Wimbledon, London, United Kingdom, between 29 June and 12 July.[1] It was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.[2] The cancellation of the tournament was announced on 1 April 2020.[3]

The All England Club exercised an insurance plan covering infectious diseases, reportedly claiming over £100 million for the cancellation.[4] £10m was distributed to the 620 players whose rankings would have been high enough for them to enter the tournament had it taken place.[5]

It was the first time the tournament had been cancelled since 1945 during World War II.[6] Had it gone ahead, it would have been the 134th edition of the Wimbledon Championships.[2]

Novak Djokovic and Simona Halep were the defending champions in the men's and women's singles draw.[1][6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Wimbledon Canceled: A 'Kick in the Gut' Not Felt Since World Wars". nytimes.com. Retrieved 4 July 2020.
  2. ^ a b "Wimbledon tennis tournament canceled amid coronavirus pandemic". CNN. Retrieved 4 July 2020.
  3. ^ "Cancellation of The Championships 2020" (Press release). The Championships, Wimbledon. Retrieved 10 July 2020.
  4. ^ Fraser, Stuart. "Wimbledon nets £100m coronavirus cancellation payout". The Sunday Times. The Sunday Times. Retrieved 11 October 2020.
  5. ^ "AELTC Announces Prize Money in Lieu of Championships 2020 and Initial Decisions for 2021". Wimbledon. AELTC. Retrieved 11 October 2020.
  6. ^ a b "Wimbledon canceled for first time since World War II". ESPN.com. 1 April 2020.

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Preceded by
2019 Wimbledon Championships
The Championships, Wimbledon Succeeded by
2021 Wimbledon Championships