Wimbledon 2019 is a continuation of the oldest tennis tournament the world knows to date, with the first event taking place at the namesake venue at the All English Club in Wimbledon, London, in 1877. The championship is played on an outside grass court and is easily one of the most recognizable names in tennis as well as the world’s most prestigious event for the game.
The event is hosted by the All England Lawn Tennis Club with the help of the International Tennis Federation. A field of 256 contestants will vie for the trophy in the Grand Slam leg, starting July 1, 2019. Wimbledon will run for 14 days and split participants in men and women with a field of 128 in each case.
Wimbledon 2019 Men’s Betting Odds
Not surprisingly, the men’s events is a few years older than the Ladies’ Singles Championship. This will be the 133rd edition of the event and the 126th time that the ladies have had their singles. In many ways, Wimbledon is a liberal tournament that values athletic performance over gender identity and as such, it’s one of the most progressive sports of the past two decades.
|Men’s Wimbledon Betting Odds|
|Juan Martin Del Potro||+1600|
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Wimbledon 2019 Women’s Betting Odds
While the man’s title is tied up between Djokovic, Federer and Nadal, the women’s event seems to be a little more competitive with the addition of Naomi Osaka who will join Serena Williams, Petra Kvitova and Ashleigh Barty in the race for the Wimbledon’s first place.
Williams has allowed her temper to take the better of her and most recently she had a verbal altercation with Dominic Thiem during the French Open. Since then, Thiem has offered to make up with Williams and jokingly inserted that he could play doubles at Wimbledon with her.
|Women’s Wimbledon Betting Odds|
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The Women’s edition has long been just as exciting as the men’s, with just as many distinct plays worthy of the audience attention and professional highlights. Wimbledon is part of the ATP World Tour, which includes four events:
- WTA Tour
- ITF Junior Tour
- NEC Tour
Wimbledon 2019 Time and Date
|Date||July 1 – July 14|
|Location||All England Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club, London, United Kingdom|
|Prize pool||$49.4 million|
Unlike many other event Wimbledon doesn’t allow third-parties to advertise. Players have to wear all-white clothing that is free of any branding and logos, and attendees from the crowd should be prepared to treat their palettes to strawberries and cream, which is an erstwhile tradition.
In 2017, tennis aficionados gobbled up 10,000 litres of cream and 34,000 kilograms of strawberries consumed by the tennis-hungry crowds.
For the 2019 edition, the hosts have introduced a few stadium modifications along with final tie-breaks, which would allow for a slightly different competition. Even though it was the Brits who have hold exclusivity over the event, no British woman has won the Ladies’ Singles since 1977.
To trace the event’s history, we need to go all the way back to 1868 when the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club at Nursery Road in Wimbledon, London decided to have a go at a tennis competition.
Later on, the club decided to streamline its name a little and was renamed to The All England Croquet and Lawn Tennis Club. It took awhile for the first event to take place and it wasn’t until July 9, 1877 that the Gentlemen’s Singles were introduced.
Enjoying its success, the club decided to introduce the Ladies’ Singles in 1882 which was a ground-breaking happening at the time. It wasn’t always liberal, though, and Wimbledon didn’t allow high-ranking amateurs to progress to the event, for example. Not until 1996 in the very least.
Wimbledon TV Schedule & How to Watch
|Date||Round||Time (ET)||Tv Channel|
|Monday, July 1||First Round||7 AM – 4:30 PM||ESPN|
|Tuesday, July 2||First Round||7 AM – 4:30 PM||ESPN|
|Wednesday, July 3||Second Round||7 AM – 4 PM||ESPN|
|Thursday, July 4||Second Round||7 AM – 4:30 PM||ESPN|
|Friday, July 5||Third Round||7 AM – 4 PM||ESPN|
|Saturday, July 6||Third Round||8 AM – 5 PM||ESPN|
|Monday, July 8||Round of 16||7 AM – 4 PM||ESPN|
|Tuesday July 9||Women’s Quarterfinals||8 AM – 2 PM||ESPN|
|Wednesday, July 10||Men’s Quarterfinals||8 AM – 4 PM||ESPN|
|Thursday ,July 11||Women’s Semifinals||8 AM – 1 PM||ESPN|
|Friday, July 12||Men’s Semifinals||8 AM – 2 PM||ESPN|
|Saturday, July 13||Women’s Final||9 AM – 3 PM||ESPN|
|Sunday, July 14||Men’s Final||9 AM – 3 PM||ESPN|
The big overhaul of Wimbledon began in 1993 when the new facilities in Aorangi Park were built, featuring a broadcast centre. Later, the Millenium Building arrived, offering a range of facilities for press, players, officials, and other people with various levels of access to Wimbledon.
Plus, since 2007, the prize pool between Men and Women has divvied up equally, something that is still disputed in others sports. However, thanks to Wimbledon’s more open-minded approach to tennis and sport, a complete equality has been achieved.
Wimbledon 2019 Predictions – Nadal, Thiem, Djokovic and Others
There will be a lot of tennis titans clashing over in London a few weeks from now. Rafael Nadal will be looking into a 19th grand slam title. His prospects look promising.
He managed to come out victorious from Roland-Garros. Yet, Nadal is faced with a tough field of competitors, including Thiema and Federer. To top it all off, Novak Djokovic will also be there, making for a very contentious field of players.
So far the women’s field goes, Serena Williams is driven to win, but she will still have to handle tough opponents as Kvitova and Barty. Will she break her racket or publicly blame a fellow player for an eventual unsuccess? It remains to be seen.