2021 Wimbledon Championships

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2021 Wimbledon Championships
Date28 June – 11 July
CategoryGrand Slam (ITF)
Prize money£35,016,000
LocationChurch Road
SW19, Wimbledon,
London, United Kingdom
VenueAll England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club
Men's singles
Serbia Novak Djokovic
Women's singles
Australia Ashleigh Barty
Men's doubles
Croatia Nikola Mektić / Croatia Mate Pavić
Women's doubles
Chinese Taipei Hsieh Su-wei / Belgium Elise Mertens
Mixed doubles
United Kingdom Neal Skupski / United States Desirae Krawczyk
Wheelchair men's singles
Belgium Joachim Gérard
Wheelchair women's singles
Netherlands Diede de Groot
Wheelchair quad singles
Australia Dylan Alcott
Wheelchair men's doubles
United Kingdom Alfie Hewett / United Kingdom Gordon Reid
Wheelchair women's doubles
Japan Yui Kamiji / United Kingdom Jordanne Whiley
Wheelchair quad doubles
United Kingdom Andy Lapthorne / United States David Wagner
Boys' singles
United States Samir Banerjee
Girls' singles
Spain Ane Mintegi del Olmo
Boys' doubles
Lithuania Edas Butvilas / Spain Alejandro Manzanera Pertusa
Girls' doubles
Belarus Kristina Dmitruk / Russia Diana Shnaider
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The 2021 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 first since 2019 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Novak Djokovic successfully defended his gentlemen's singles title to claim his record-equalling 20th major title, defeating Matteo Berrettini in the final. Simona Halep was the defending ladies' singles champion from 2019, but she withdrew from the competition due to a calf injury. The Ladies' Singles title was won by Ashleigh Barty, who defeated Karolína Plíšková in the final.[1][2][3]

Following the cancellation of the 2020 tournament because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the main tournament began on Monday 28 June 2021 and finished on Sunday 11 July 2021. The 2021 Championships were the 134th edition, the 127th staging of the ladies' singles Championship event,[4] the 53rd in the Open Era and the third Grand Slam tournament of the year. It was played on grass courts and is part of the ATP Tour, the WTA Tour, the ITF Junior Circuit and the ITF Wheelchair Tennis Tour. The tournament was organised by the All England Lawn Tennis Club and International Tennis Federation.

This was the final edition of Wimbledon to have no matches scheduled on "Middle Sunday."[5] It would also be the final competitive tournament for eight-time champion Roger Federer.


Centre Court, where the finals took place

The 2021 Wimbledon Championships were the 134th edition of the tournament and were held at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club in London. The Championships were initially held at 50% capacity, before increasing to full capacity in the second week.[6] Spectators were required to have tested negative for COVID-19 within 48 hours prior to attendance or to be fully vaccinated.[7]

The tournament was run by the International Tennis Federation (ITF) and is included in the 2021 ATP Tour and the 2021 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 were 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.[8]

The tournament was played on grass courts; main draw matches were played at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, Wimbledon. Qualifying matches were played, from Monday 21 June to Friday 25 June 2021, at the Bank of England Sports Ground, Roehampton. The Tennis Sub-Committee met to decide wild card entries on 14 June.

The gentlemen's seedings formula used since 2002 was not used. Seedings used the standard system based on ATP rankings.[9]

No invitation doubles events were held during this edition of the tournament.[10]

Singles players[edit]

Gentlemen's singles
Ladies' singles


Gentlemen's singles[edit]

Ladies' singles[edit]

Gentlemen's doubles[edit]

Ladies' doubles[edit]

Mixed doubles[edit]

Wheelchair gentlemen's singles[edit]

Wheelchair ladies' singles[edit]

Wheelchair quad singles[edit]

Wheelchair gentlemen's doubles[edit]

Wheelchair ladies' doubles[edit]

Wheelchair quad doubles[edit]

Boys' singles[edit]

Girls' singles[edit]

Boys' doubles[edit]

Girls' doubles[edit]

Point distribution and prize money[edit]

As a Grand Slam tournament, the points for Wimbledon are the highest of all ATP and WTA tournaments.[11] These points determine the world ATP and WTA rankings for men's and women's competition, respectively. Because of the smaller draws and the pandemic, all men's and women's doubles players that made it past the first round received half the points of their singles counterparts, a change from previous years where singles and doubles players received the same number of points in all but the first two rounds. In both singles and doubles, women received slightly higher point totals compared to their male counterparts at each round of the tournament, except for the first and last.[11][12] Points and rankings for the wheelchair events fall under the jurisdiction of the ITF Wheelchair Tennis Tour, which also places Grand Slams as the highest classification.[13]

The ATP and WTA rankings were both altered in 2020, owing to the COVID-19 pandemic.[14] Both rankings were frozen on 16 March 2020 upon the suspension of both tours, and as a result the traditional 52-week ranking system was extended to cover the period from March 2019 to March 2021 with a player's best 18 results in that time period factoring into their point totals.

  • For the ATP, in March 2021, the ATP extended the "best of" logic to their rankings through to the week of 9 August 2021. Players will count either their 2021 points or 50% of their 2019 points, whichever is greater.[15]
  • For the WTA, their 2019 points will drop off at 2021 edition.[16]

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
Women's singles 1300 780 430 240 130 70 10 40 30 20 2
Women's doubles 10

Prize money[edit]

The Wimbledon Championships total prize money for 2021 decreased by 7.85% to £35,016,000. However, the prize money figure does not include the substantial investment required to provide quality accommodation for the players, or to create a minimised risk environment and comprehensive testing programme.[17]

Event W F SF QF Round of 16 Round of 32 Round of 64 Round of 128 Q3 Q2 Q1
Singles £1,700,000 £900,000 £465,000 £300,000 £181,000 £115,000 £75,000 £48,000 £25,500 £15,500 £8,500
Doubles * £480,000 £240,000 £120,000 £60,000 £30,000 £19,000 £12,000
Mixed doubles * £100,000 £50,000 £25,000 £12,000 £6,000 £3,000 £1,500
Wheelchair singles £48,000 £24,000 £16,500 £11,500
Wheelchair doubles * £20,000 £10,000 £6,000
Quad singles £48,000 £24,000 £16,500 £11,500
Quad doubles * £20,000 £10,000

*per team


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  8. ^ "From park courts to Slams: the wheelchair tennis revolution". International Tennis Federation. Archived from the original on 25 May 2019. Retrieved 25 May 2015.
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  13. ^ "UNIQLO Wheelchair Tennis Tour Rankings". ITF Tennis. Retrieved 15 September 2020.
  14. ^ "WTA Announces Ranking System Adjustments". Women's Tennis Association. 25 March 2021. Retrieved 28 March 2021.
  15. ^ "FedEx ATP Rankings COVID-19 Adjustments FAQ". ATP. 3 March 2021. Retrieved 30 May 2021.
  16. ^ "The WTA has announced adjustments to the WTA ranking system". WTA. 25 March 2021. Retrieved 30 May 2021.
  17. ^ "Wimbledon Prize Money 2021". 16 June 2021. Retrieved 16 June 2021.

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