The oldest and most prestigious tennis tournament in the world is nearing with The Championships, Wimbledon 2018 just weeks away.
The third Grand Slam of the year was founded in 1877 at the All England Club and has become the only major to be played on grass courts.
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The men’s draw will feature Wimbledon and grass court specialist Roger Federer as the likely top seed and defending champion after winning his record eighth title at the All England Club in 2017. Federer is coming off an extended break after skipping the spring clay court season, including the French Open, in preparation for the second half of the season. He’ll be the favorite against a strong field that includes rival Rafael Nadal, who has two previous Wimbledon titles of his own and comes in as the world No. 1, fresh off another title at Roland Garros.
In the women’s bracket, Garbiñe Muguruza is the defending champion after defeating Venus Williams in 2017. The top seed is still unclear, but could belong to world No. 1 Simona Halep, who has been in that spot for 32 weeks straight. Halep is coming off her first Grand Slam title at the French Open and will be up against some steep competition including Muguruza, Caroline Wozniacki and the rising Sloane Stephens.
The big question will be whether or not Serena Williams is seeded and if she comes into Wimbledon fully healthy. If so, she is as dangerous a threat as any to make a run and take home the Venus Rosewater Dish trophy in London.
Below is the Wimbledon schedule, the men’s and women’s draws and how to watch the tournament live.
How to watch Wimbledon live
The entire Wimbledon tournament can be viewed live on ESPN, ESPN2 and Tennis Channel. In addition, viewers can stream the tournament online at ESPN.com and via the WatchESPN app. You can also live-stream Wimbledon at fuboTV (7-day free trial).
Wimbledon 2018 schedule
The 2018 Wimbledon tournament begins Monday, July 2. The tournament will take place daily over the following two weeks with an off day on Sunday, July 8. It will conclude with the women’s singles championship Saturday, July 14, and the men’s singles championship Sunday, July 15. Below is the round-by-round breakdown of the schedule for both men and women.
(All times Eastern.)
|Monday, July 2||Round 1||7 a.m.|
|Tuesday, July 3||Round 1||7 a.m.|
|Wednesday, July 4||Round 2||7 a.m.|
|Thursday, July 5||Round 2||7 a.m.|
|Friday, July 6||Round 3||7 a.m.|
|Saturday, July 7||Round 3||7 a.m.|
|Monday, July 9||Round 4||7 a.m.|
|Tuesday, July 10||Women’s quarterfinals||8 a.m.|
|Wednesday, July 11||Men’s quarterfinals||8 a.m.|
|Thursday, July 12||Women’s semifinals||8 a.m.|
|Friday, July 13||Men’s semifinals||8 a.m.|
|Saturday, July 14||Women’s final||9 a.m.|
|Sunday, July 15||Men’s final||9 a.m.|
Wimbledon draw: Men’s singles
The men’s draw at Wimbledon is yet to be determined. It will be released on June 29 after qualifying is complete.
Wimbledon draw: Women’s singles
The women’s draw at Wimbledon is yet to be determined. It will be released on June 29 after qualifying is complete.