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2015 Wimbledon Championships

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Date  29 June – 12 July
Category  Grand Slam (ITF)
Surface  Grass
Edition  129th
Prize money  £26.75 million
2015 Wimbledon Championships
Location  Church Road SW19, Wimbledon, London, United Kingdom

The 2015 Wimbledon Championships was a Grand Slam tennis tournament which took place at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club in Wimbledon, London, United Kingdom, from 29 June to 12 July 2015.

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It was the 129th edition of the championships, the 48th in the Open Era and the third Grand Slam tournament of the year, played on grass courts and part of the ATP World Tour, the WTA Tour, the ITF Junior Tour and the NEC Tour. They were organised by the All England Lawn Tennis Club and the International Tennis Federation.

Novak Djokovic of Serbia won his third Wimbledon title in men's singles, defending his championship from 2014. Petra Kvitová of the Czech Republic was the defending champion in women's singles, but she lost to Jelena Janković in the third round.

Serena Williams won her sixth Wimbledon and 21st major title, defeating first-time finalist Garbiñe Muguruza in the final, 6–4, 6–4. She also achieved her second non-calendar year Grand Slam after winning the 2014 US Open, 2015 Australian Open and 2015 French Open. With this win, Williams also became the oldest woman to win a Grand Slam singles title in the Open Era at 33 years and 289 days old by 26 days, beating Martina Navratilova, who won the 1990 Wimbledon Championships at 33 years and 263 days old.

Tournament

The 2015 Wimbledon Championships was the 129th edition of the tournament and was held at All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club in London.

The tournament was an event run by the International Tennis Federation (ITF) and is part of the 2015 ATP World Tour and the 2015 WTA Tour calendars under the Grand Slam category. The tournament consisted of both men's and women's singles and doubles draws as well as a mixed doubles event. There were singles and doubles events for both boys and girls (players under 18), which were part of the Grade A category of tournaments, and doubles events for men's and women's wheelchair tennis players as part of the NEC tour under the Grand Slam category. The tournament was played on grass courts and took place over a series of 19 courts, including the four main showcourts, Centre Court, No. 1 Court, No. 2 Court and No. 3 Court.

Point distribution

Below is a series of tables for each of the competitions showing the ranking points on offer for each event.

Prize money

The Wimbledon total prize money for 2015 has been increased by 7% to £26.75m. The winners of the men's and women's singles titles will earn £1.88m, up £120,000 from the previous year. The figures for doubles events are per pair.

Singles players

2015 Wimbledon Championships – Men's Singles
2015 Wimbledon Championships – Women's Singles

Singles seeds

Seedings were announced on Wednesday, 24 June 2015.

Gentlemen's Singles

Seeds are adjusted on a surface-based system to reflect more accurately the individual player's grass court achievement as per the following formula, which applies to the top 32 players according to the ATP Rankings on 22 June 2015:

  • Take Entry System Position points at 22 June 2015.
  • Add 100% points earned for all grass court tournaments in the past 12 months (16 June 2014 – 21 June 2015).
  • Add 75% points earned for best grass court tournament in the 12 months before that (17 June 2013 – 15 June 2014).
  • Rank and points before in the following table are as of 29 June 2015.
    Because the tournament takes place one week later than in 2014, points defending includes results from both the 2014 Wimbledon Championships and tournaments from the week of 7 July 2014 (Newport, Båstad and Stuttgart).

    Ladies' Singles

    Seeds are based on the WTA rankings as of 22 June 2015. Rank and points before in the following table are as of 29 June 2015.
    Because the tournament takes place one week later than in 2014, points defending includes results from both the 2014 Wimbledon Championships and tournaments from the week of 7 July 2014 (Bucharest and Bad Gastein).

    Mixed Doubles

  • 1 Rankings are as of 29 June 2015.
  • Main draw wildcard entries

    The following players received wild cards into the main draw senior events.

    Mixed Doubles

  • Colin Fleming / Jocelyn Rae
  • Lleyton Hewitt / Casey Dellacqua
  • Jonathan Marray / Anna Smith
  • Ken Skupski / Johanna Konta
  • Neal Skupski / Lisa Raymond
  • Main draw qualifier entries

    The qualifying competitions took place in Bank of England Sports Centre, Roehampton on 22 – 25 June 2015.

    Gentlemen's Singles

  • Novak Djokovic def. Roger Federer, 7–6(7–1), 6–7(10–12), 6–4, 6–3
  • Prior to the finals, the two had faced off 39 times, with Federer having won the most matches 20-19. At the time of the finals Djokovic was ranked No. 1 and Federer at No. 2. This encounter was their third meeting in a Grand Slam final, when the last two previous were split between the two at the 2007 US Open and 2014 Wimbledon Championships. Federer got the first break of serve in the match, during the first set, yet Djokovic quickly broke back leveling the match. When Djokovic was serving to remain in the first set, he had to fend off two set points from Federer, which he eventually got the set into a tiebreak, and it was a lopsided tiebreak that sent Djokovic up one set to none. The second set was a closely fought affair, but was decided to Federer's edge in the tiebreak. The last two sets were rather uneventful in the spectrum of the match because Djokovic got the breaks of serve, allowing him to win his third Wimbledon title, and second in a row. This put Djokovic eighth on the all-time list of Men's Grand Slam singles champions, and putting him fifth during the Open Era. He now possesses as many Wimbledon singles titles, as his coach Boris Becker won in his career.

    Ladies' Singles

  • Serena Williams def. Garbiñe Muguruza, 6–4, 6–4
  • This was their first encounter in a Grand Slam final, whilst all of the past meetings, occurred in Grand Slam events, from the first-time playing each other at the 2013 Australian Open, that Serena Williams won the match in two sets, during this second round match. Their next contest occurred, at the 2014 French Open in the second round, yet this time around Garbiñe Muguruza, turned the tables to with the match in two sets. The third tie came, at the 2015 Australian Open, and it went three sets in a fourth round encounter, to the eventual victory by Serena in three sets. This bout would be their fourth meeting, and it got off to a rocky start by Serena, who served up three double faults, in order to get broken, during the first game of the match. Muguruza would get out to a four games to two advantage, when Williams held serve, and let out a "Come On". This rallied the twenty-time Grand Slam champion to win the first set, 6–4, when she broke the serve of Muguruza. Serena would get off to a fast start, during the second set, that she ended up getting breaks of serve from Muguruza in the fourth and sixth games of the set, to go up to a five games to one advantage. The momentous meaning the match held, for Williams ended up hitting her, when she had two bad service games, getting broken, letting Muguruza to come back to a five games to four set. This allowed Muguruza, the opportunity to serve in an attempt to stay in the match and set, yet she quickly got down in a love-40 hole, which she could not escape. The victory gave Serena her second "Serena Slam", and that was with the 2014 US Open win counted from the previous year. This victory was her twenty-first Grand Slam singles title, putting her one behind Steffi Graf in the Open Era of tennis, and three behind the all-time record held by Margaret Court. The win meant she became the oldest women's singles Grand Slam champion in the Open Era of tennis, besting the mark previously set by Martina Navratilova.

    Gentlemen's Doubles

  • Jean-Julien Rojer / Horia Tecău def. Jamie Murray / John Peers, 7–5, 6–4, 6–4
  • Ladies' Doubles

  • Martina Hingis / Sania Mirza def. Ekaterina Makarova / Elena Vesnina, 5–7, 7–6(7–4), 7–5
  • Mixed Doubles

  • Leander Paes / Martina Hingis def. Alexander Peya / Tímea Babos, 6–1, 6–1
  • Boys' Singles

  • Reilly Opelka def. Mikael Ymer, 7–6(7–5), 6–4
  • Girls' Singles

  • Sofya Zhuk def. Anna Blinkova, 7–5, 6–4
  • Boys' Doubles

  • Lý Hoàng Nam / Sumit Nagal def. Reilly Opelka / Akira Santillan, 7–6(7–4), 6–4
  • Girls' Doubles

  • Dalma Gálfi / Fanny Stollár def. Vera Lapko / Tereza Mihalíková, 6–3, 6–2
  • Gentlemen's Invitation Doubles

  • Ivan Ljubičić / Goran Ivanišević def. Wayne Ferreira / Sebastian Grosjean, 6−3, 1−6, [10−5]
  • Ladies' Invitation Doubles

  • Magdalena Maleeva / Rennae Stubbs def. Martina Navratilova / Selima Sfar, 3–6, 7–5, [10–8]
  • Senior Gentlemen's Invitation Doubles

  • Jacco Eltingh / Paul Haarhuis def. Guy Forget / Cédric Pioline, 6–4, 6–4
  • Wheelchair Gentlemen's Doubles

  • Gustavo Fernández / Nicolas Peifer def. Michael Jeremiasz / Gordon Reid, 7–5, 5–7, 6–2
  • Wheelchair Ladies' Doubles

  • Yui Kamiji / Jordanne Whiley def. Jiske Griffioen / Aniek van Koot, 6−2, 5−7, 6−3
  • Withdrawals

    The following players were accepted directly into the main tournament, but withdrew with injuries.

    References

    2015 Wimbledon Championships Wikipedia


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