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Wimbledon 2022 — air date, players, presenters, tickets and everything we know

Wimbledon 2022 - The Championships logo
Wimbledon is back for another exciting year of unmissable tennis. (Image credit: Getty)

Wimbledon is an annual highlight for any sports fan, but this year is extra special because the Wimbledon 2022 Championships has seen the sporting event return to its full glory for the first time since the pandemic started, with full courts, plenty of spectators and a jam-packed order of play each day. 

But it's not all strawberries and Pimms, because seven-time champion Serena Williams is back on court after getting a wild card pass, while Andy Murray, Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal and Emma Raducanu will also be battling it out for their own place in the second week of the tournament. 

Here is everything you need to know about Wimbledon 2022... 

Who is playing on Centre Court at Wimbledon today?

It's the fourth day at Wimbledon and Centre Court will see Katie Boulter play Karolina Pliskova, then Rafael Nadal will take on Ricardas Berankis, and finally last on court are Coco Gauff and Mihaela Buzarnescu.

Day three saw men’s world no.1 Novak Djokovic win on Centre Court, but British hopes were dashed as Andy Murray and Emma Raducanu both went out of the tournament. 

On day two, tennis fans watched Rafael Nadal go through to the second round, while Serena Williams bowed out of the tournament after being beaten by Harmony Tan. 

British stars Emma Raducanu and Andy Murray both won their matches on the opening day of Wimbledon while defending champion Novak Djokovic also went through to the next round of the tournament. 

Wimbledon 2022 — how to watch for free in the UK

UK tennis fans can watch live coverage of Wimbledon 2022 for free until the tournament finishes on Sunday, July 10, with coverage across BBC One, BBC Two and BBC iPlayer. 

Matches will be aired live from The All England Lawn Tennis Club from 11 am daily.

Every evening Today At Wimbledon will see Clare Balding fronting the highlights show at 8.30 pm on BBC Two.

Wimbledon 2022 — how to watch from the US

In the US, Wimbledon will be available to stream on ESPN Plus and will be broadcast by ESPN, which is available through most traditional cable packages (double check your plan to confirm) and live TV streaming services including FuboTV, Hulu with Live TV, Sling TV and YouTube TV.

Wimbledon The Championships logo with flowers around it

Wimbledon is back for another glorious summer of world-class tennis.  (Image credit: Getty)

Wimbledon 2022 — how to watch from anywhere in the world

Wimbledon is available to watch on the BBC Sport website & BBC iPlayer, which you can watch via a Virtual Private Network (VPN). A VPN lets you get around the usual frustrating digital barriers by changing your IP address, meaning you can watch your favorite TV shows even when you're away from home.

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Wimbledon 2022 — who is playing? 

Novak Djokovic

After missing out on playing at the Australian Open, current Wimbledon champion Novak Djokovic will be back to defend his title as organizers have announced that players unvaccinated against Covid will still be allowed to play. Djokovic is this year's favorite, but can he take the 2022 crown? 

Serena Williams

Serena Williams is also back for 2022, having been given a wild-card entry after being forced to leave Wimbledon last summer in the first round due to an injury she sustained by slipping on the grass court. Since then, Serena hasn't played for most of the year, but with her famous serve still as powerful as ever, can she get further into the championship this year?

Emma Raducanu 

Probably the most talked about female tennis star currently is Emma Raducanu, who will also be returning to Wimbledon — this time as a Grand Slam champion for the first time in her career after winning the US Open in 2021. Will she be taking on the legend that is Serena Williams? Last year she went out in the fourth round. Can she get to the final this year?

Andy Murray

Andy Murray is also back despite being plagued by injury over the last few years. With his fitness back and his vast experience of playing on a grass court under his belt, can he make it into the second week of the tournament? 

Rafael Nadal

Rafael Nadal has won the first two Majors of the year and defeated Djokovic in the quarter-final of the French Open, but has he got what it takes to win Wimbledon this year? 

Novak Djokovic wins Wimbledon 2021

Novak Djokovic is the current Wimbledon champion.  (Image credit: Getty)

Wimbledon 2022 — schedule of play 

Wimbledon has released the following schedule for this year’s Championships...

  • June 27: Gentlemen’s and Ladies’ Singles First Round  
  • June 28: Gentlemen’s and Ladies’ Singles First Round  
  • June 29: Gentlemen’s and Ladies’ Singles Second Round, Gentlemen’s & Ladies’ Doubles First Round
  • June 30: Gentlemen’s and Ladies’ Singles Second Round, Gentlemen’s & Ladies’ Doubles First Round
  • July 1: Gentlemen’s and Ladies’ Singles Third Round, Gentlemen’s & Ladies’ Doubles Second Round, Mixed Doubles First Round
  • July 2: Gentlemen’s and Ladies’ Singles Third Round, Gentlemen’s & Ladies’ Doubles Second Round, Mixed Doubles First Round, Boys’ and Girls’ Singles First Round
  • July 3: Gentlemen’s and Ladies’ Singles Fourth Round, Gentlemen’s & Ladies’ Doubles Round of 16, Mixed Doubles Round of 16, Boys’ and Girls’ Singles First Round
  • July 4: Gentlemen’s and Ladies’ Singles Fourth Round, Gentlemen’s & Ladies’ Doubles Round of 16, Mixed Doubles Quarter-finals, Girls’ Singles Second Round, Boys’ Doubles First Round
  • July 5: Gentlemen’s and Ladies’ Singles Quarter-Finals, Gentlemen’s & Ladies’ Doubles Quarter-finals, Mixed Doubles Semi-finals
  • July 5: Boys’ Singles Second Round, Girls’ Doubles First Round, Invitation Doubles (Ladies’ Doubles, Gentlemen’s Doubles, Mixed Doubles)
  • July 6: Gentlemen’s and Ladies’ Singles Quarter-Finals, Gentlemen’s & Ladies’ Doubles Quarter-finals, Boys’ & Girls’ Singles Round of 16, Boys’ & Girls’ Doubles Round of 16, Invitation Doubles (Ladies’ Doubles, Gentlemen’s Doubles, Mixed Doubles)
  • July 7: Ladies’ Singles Semi-finals / Mixed Doubles Final, Gentlemen’s Doubles Semi-finals, Mixed Doubles Final, Gentlemen’s, Ladies’ and Quad Wheelchair Singles Quarter-finals, Boys’ & Girls’ Singles Quarter-finals, Boys’ & Girls’ Doubles Quarter-finals, Boys’ and Girls’ 14&U Singles, Invitation Doubles (Ladies’ Doubles, Gentlemen’s Doubles, Mixed Doubles)
  • July 8: Gentlemen’s Singles Semi-Finals, Ladies’ Doubles Semi-finals, Gentlemen’s & Ladies’ Wheelchair Singles Semi-finals, Gentlemen’s, Ladies’ & Quad Wheelchair Doubles Semi-finals, Boys’ & Girls’ Singles Semi-finals, Boys’ & Girls’ Doubles Semi-finals, Boys’ and Girls’ 14&U Singles, Invitation Doubles (Ladies’ Doubles, Gentlemen’s Doubles, Mixed Doubles)
  • July 9: Ladies’ Singles Final, Gentlemen’s Doubles Final, Ladies’ Wheelchair Singles Final, Gentlemen’s Wheelchair Doubles Final, Quad Wheelchair Singles Semi-finals, Girls’ Singles Final, Girls’ Doubles Final, Boys’ Doubles Final, Boys’ and Girls’ 14&U Singles, Invitation Doubles (Ladies’ Doubles, Gentlemen’s Doubles, Mixed Doubles)
  • July 10: Gentlemen’s Singles Final, Ladies’ Doubles Final, Boys’ Singles Final, Gentlemen’s & Quad Wheelchair Singles Final, Ladies’ & Quad Wheelchair Doubles Final, Boys’ & Girls’ 14&U Singles Finals, Invitation Doubles (Ladies’ Doubles, Gentlemen’s Doubles, Mixed Doubles)

Wimbledon 2022 — who is presenting? 

Sue Barker will be returning to her presenting duties, but after 30 years as the face of BBC sports, she recently announced she would be stepping back after this year's Wimbledon. 

Speaking of her departure, Sue said: “What a wonderful time I’ve had working on some of the biggest sporting events around the world. I will miss it terribly but after 30 years I feel the time is right for me. I’ve worked with the best of the best."

Sue will be live daily from the All England Tennis Club joined by a host of former Wimbledon champions including John McEnroe, Martina Navratilova, Billie Jean King and Pat Cash, who head up a top-class line-up that also includes Tracy Austin, Johanna Konta, Caroline Wozniacki, Tim Henman and Annabel Croft. 

Isa Guha will welcome viewers each day at 11 am before Sue takes over later in the day with play scheduled later into the evening.

Each evening Today At Wimbledon will see Clare Balding fronting the highlights show, which comes live from the open-air studio by The Hill daily at 8.30 pm on BBC Two. Clare will guide viewers through the best of the day’s action and discuss the major talking points, as the tournament unfolds, with a host of special guests.

Sue Barker hosts Wimbledon 2021 coverage on BBC1 and BBC2.

Sue Barker will be hosting Wimbledon for the last time.  (Image credit: BBC)

Wimbledon 2022 — how can I get tickets?

For the first time since the pandemic, you can once again queue on the day for tickets into the grounds and also onto the courts. So if you weren't successful in the 2020 ballot, there is still a way to watch all the tennis action live from SW19. 

On-the-day ticket resale will also be available for the first time since 2019. 

Wimbledon 2022 — is there a ballot?

Not this year. After Wimbledon was canceled in 2020 due to covid restrictions and then 2021 saw a separate balloting system, anyone who was successful in the 2020 ballot and accepted their seats has been offered the same day and court as they were two years ago. 

The ballot for Wimbledon 2023 will open later this year. 

Who won Wimbledon 2021? 

Two-time defending champion Novak Djokovic beat Matteo Berrettini in 2021. It was his sixth Wimbledon gentleman's singles title and 20th major title overall. 

The Ladies' Singles title was won by Ashleigh Barty, who beat Karolína Plíšková to become the first Australian women's champion at Wimbledon since 1980.  

Claire Crick
Claire Crick

Claire is Assistant Managing Editor at What To Watch and has been a journalist for over 15 years, writing about everything from soaps and TV to beauty, entertainment, and even the Royal Family. After starting her career at a soap magazine, she ended up staying for 13 years, and over that time she’s pulled pints in the Rovers Return, sung karaoke in the Emmerdale village hall, taken a stroll around Albert Square, and visited Summer Bay Surf Club in sunny Australia. 


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