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The Wimbledon tennis tournament is one of the four Grand Slam events held every year and first took place in 1877. It's the only one that is held on grass and is widely regarded as the most famous tennis event of all and the one every player wants to win. It usually takes place in June but has now been moved to the first two weeks of July in order to create a longer gap between the French Open and Wimbledon.

The 2019 Wimbledon Championships will take place between July 1 and 14 with Novak Djokovic and Angelique Kerber defending their titles.

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2019 Wimbledon Championships

The 2019 Wimbledon Champions (the third Grand Slam of the year) take place between Monday July 1 and Sunday July 14.  The world's top players will be heading to London hoping to win the biggest tournament in the world. Novak Djokovic will be defending the title he won last year and the current world number one is 8/11 at Ladbrokes to retain his title (odds correct at midnight July 7).

Roger Federer is the joint second favourite and you can back him at odds of 7/2 at BetVictor. Rafael Nadal hasn't won this title since 2010 but reached the last four in 2018. He's 7/2 at William Hill to win his second Grand Slam in a row after his annual victory in France.

 The current favourite for the women's title is Ashleigh Barty who won the recent French Open in Paris. The Australian is available at 5/2 with Bet365 (18+ T&Cs apply).

Serena Williams hasn't been in winning form but can never be dismissed at Wimbledon. You can get odds of 5/1 at Unibet on her winning another title. Johanna Konta is England's best hope of a singles title this year. She reached the semi-final in Paris and she's 12/1 at Coral to win her first Wimbledon title. 

Seedings

Men's Singles

1 Novak Djokovic (SRB) - CHAMPION

2 Roger Federer (SUI) - lost in final to Novak Djokovic

3 Rafael Nadal (ESP) - lost to Roger Federer in the semi-finals.

4 Kevin Anderson (RSA) -lost in third round to Guido Pella

5 Dominic Thiem (AUT) - lost in first round to Sam Querrey

6 Alexander Zverev (GER) - lost in first round to Jiri Vesely

7 Stefanos Tsitsipas(GRE) -  lost in first round to Thomas Fabbiano

8 Kei Nishikori (JPN) - lost in quarter finals to Roger Federer

9 John Isner (USA) - lost in second round to Mikhail Kukushkin

10 Karen Khachanov (RUS) - lost in third round to Roberto Bautista-Agut

11 Daniil Medvedev(RUS) - lost in third round to David Goffin

12 Fabio Fognini (ITA) - lost in third round to Tennys Sandgren

13 Marin Cilic (CRO) - lost in second round to Joao Sousa 

14 Borna Coric (CRO) - withdrew

15 Milos Raonic (CAN) - lost in fourth round to Guido Pella

16 Gael Monfils (FRA) - lost in first round to Ugo Humbert.

17 Matteo Berrettini (ITA) - lost in fourth round to Roger Federer

18 Nikoloz Basilavshili (GEO) - lost in second round to Daniel Evans

19 Felix Auger-Aliassime (CAN) - lost in third round to Ugo Humbert

20 Gilles Simon (FRA) - lost in second round to Tennys Sundgren.

21 David Goffin (BEL) - lost in quarter finals to Novak Djokovic

22 Stan Wawrinka (SUI) - lost in second round to Reilly Opelka

23 Roberto Bautista Agut (ESP) - lost in semi-finals to Novak Djokovic

24 Diego Schwartzman (ARG) - lost in third round to Matteo Berrettini

25 Alex de Minaur (AUS) - lost in second round to Steve Johnson

26 Guido Pella (ARG) - lost in quarer finals to Roberto Bautista Agut

27 Lucas Pouille (FRA) - lost in third round to Roger Federer

28 Benoit Paire (FRA) - lost in fourh round to Roberto Bautista Agut

29 Denis Shapovalov (CAN) - lost in first round to Hubert Hurkacz

30 Kyle Edmund (GBR) - lost in second round to Fernando Verdasco.

31 Laslo Djere (SRB) - lost in second round to John Millman

32 Dusan Lajovic (SRB) - lost in first round to Ricardas Berankis

33 Jan-Lennard Struff (GER) - lost in third round to Mikhail Kukushkin

 

Semi Finals 

  • Novak Djokovic beat Roberto Bautista Agut 
  • Roger Federer beat Rafael Nadal

Final - Sunday 14 July

Novak Djokovic beat Roger Federer in five sets to retain his title.

 

Women's Singles

1 Ashleigh Barty (AUS) - lost in fourth round to Alison Riske

2 Naomi Osaka (JPN) - lost in first round to Yulia Putinseva 

3 Karolina Plisova (CZE) - lost in fourth round to Karolina Muchova

5 Angelique Kerber (GER) - lost in second round to Lauren Davis

6 Petra Kvitova (CZE) - lost in fourth round to Johanna Konta

7 Simona Halep (ROU) - CHAMPION beating Serena Williams in the final

8 Elina Svitolina (UKR) - lost to Simona Halep in the semi-final.

9 Sloane Stephens (USA) - lost in third round to Johanna Konta

10 Aryna Sabalenka (BLR) - lost in first round to Magdalena Rybarikova

11 Serena Williams (USA) - lost in the final to Simona Halep

12 Anastasija Sevastova (LAT) - lost in second round to Danielle Collins

13 Belinda Bencic (SUI) - lost in third round to Alison Riske

14 Caroline Wozniacki (DEN) - lost in third round to Zhang Shuai.

15 Qiang Wang (CHN) - lost in third round to Elise Mertens

16 Marketa Vondrousova (CZE) - lost in first round to Madison Brengle

17 Madison Keys (USA) - lost in second round to Polona Hercog

18 Julia Goerges (GER) - lost in third round to Serena Williams 

19 Johanna Konta (GBR) - lost in quarter final to Barbora Strycova

20 Anett Kontaveit (EST) - lost in third round to Alison Riske

21 Elise Mertens (BEL) - lost in fourth round to Barbora Strycova

22 Donna Vekic (CRO) - lost in first round to Alison Riske

23 Caroline Garcia (FRA) lost in the first round to Zhang Shuai

24 Petra Martic (CRO) - lost in the fourth round to Elina Svitolina

25 Amanda Anisimova (USA) - lost to Maga Linette

26 Garbine Muguruza (ESP) - lost in first round to Beatriz Haddad Maia

27 Sofia Kenin (USA) - lost in second round to Dayana Yastremska

28 Su-Wei Hsieh (TPE) - lost in third round to Karolina Pliskova 

29 Daria Kasatkina (RUS) - lost in first round to Ajla Tomljanovic

30 Carla Suarez Navarro (ESP) - lost in fourth round to Serena Williams

31 Maria Sakkari (GRE) - lost in third round to Elina Svitolina

32 Lesia Tsurenko (UKR) - lost in first round to Barbora Strycova 

Semi-Finals 

  • Serena Williams beat Barbora Strycova 
  • Simona Halep beat Elina Svitolina

Final - played 13 July

Simona Halep beat Serena Williams

What can I use my free Wimbledon bet on?

Opportunities are vast and varied but the Outright Winner market is naturally the most popular of markets and certainly attracts the most Wimbledon free bet tokens.

Whether you think Roger Federer will improve on his remarkable Wimbledon record, Rafael Nadal will return to prominence, Novak Djokovic wins again or Andy Murray will triumph on British soil, the Outright Winner market is where to do your punting.

You can, however, through using FREEbets.org.uk, use your tennis bonus on single matches or accumulators at any stage in The Championships.

Why not put the ‘big four’ together in an accumulator in order to boost your returns whilst relaxing with your strawberries and cream, or look for some value in one of the matches on the outside courts.

If you don’t want to bet on the winner of a match then there or many other markets to use your Wimbledon free bets on. Punters can wager on

  • Which player will hit the most Aces
  • How many Aces there will be in a match
  • The set score, handicap markets
  • Total number of games in a match

Are there in-play markets for Wimbledon?

Yes. tennis is a brilliant sport when it comes to in-play betting. Odds change after virtually every point and you can bet on who's going to win each game and individual set betting too.

How to claim your free bet on Wimbledon

As with most major tennis betting events, a lot of bookmakers introduce Wimbledon money-back specials whereby bookies refund losing bets as free bets on Wimbledon depending on different scenarios. Examples of previous Wimbledon specials include offers to refund losing pre-match bets if the final point of a particular match is an Ace, bets refunded if your pre-match selection loses in five sets or money back on outright bets if a pre-selected player wins the tournament.

It is always worth investigating which bookmakers are offering theses promotions, that way there is an opportunity to bet with a greater sense of security on your bet.

More than any other tennis tournament in the calendar Wimbledon bets are usually put on by the patriotic punters to back the latest British hope. In the past it was Tim Henman and Greg Rusedski, now the burden of hope and expectation rests on the shoulders of Andy Murray. With two Wimbledon titles to his name already, the Scot has proven he has what it takes so regardless of any national allegiance he's worth taking in to account when your betting on the Wimbledon winner.

Why Is Wimbledon So Popular?

Probably due to the pantomime of some of the stuffy rules and regulations that have gone hand in hand with Wimbledon over the years including a strict dress code for competitors, fans eating a punnet of strawberries, Royal spectators as well as some of the biggest celebrity fans.The tournament is also notable for the absence of sponsor advertising around the courts.

The actual title for the competition is 'The Championships, Wimbledon' but many just call it 'Wimbledon' or SW19 of the All-England Club the post-code and venue of the courts used.

The Championships take place at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club annually for two weeks at the end of June and beginning of July. Often referred to simply as SW19 the All-England club is a private members club and is the only venue that insists that the players wear all white attire throughout the event.

Wimbledon is the crown jewel of the tennis calendar and has become an event synonymous with the British summer time. Not since Fred Perry in 1936 had a Briton won the Wimbledon men’s title before Andy Murray swept to victory in 2013. But those years of waiting (and often rain) has never dampened the locals’ enthusiasm for this fortnight-long event.

Following the completion of the five major competitions, the winners are presented with the traditional Wimbledon trophies. Having had to replace both the Field Cup in 1883 and the Challenge Cup in 1886, the All England Club decided that future trophies should no longer become property of the Championship winners, who would instead receive a replica of the trophy whilst the originals were housed in the Wimbledon museum.

Mens Singles

For the men’s singles winners the trophy was a silver gilt cup engraved with the words "The All England Lawn Tennis Club Single Handed Champion of the World" and inscribed with the name of winners dating back to 1877. In 2009, when there was no more room for the names of future Wimbledon Champions, the addition of a black plinth adorned with a silver band was incorporated so that more names could be commemorated.

Roger Federer's victory in 2017 saw him move on to eight titles in total which is the most of any player in the championship's history. Nobody enjoys the two weeks in SW19 quite like Federer and despite his advancing years, the Swiss legend remains a formidable force.

Recent Champions

  • 2019 - Novak Djokovic
  • 2018 - Novak Djokovic
  • 2017 - Roger Federer
  • 2016 - Andy Murray
  • 2015 - Novak Djokovic
  • 2014 - Novak Djokovic
  • 2013 - Andy Murray
  • 2012 - Roger Federer
  • 2011 - Novak Djokovic
  • 2010 - Rafael Nadal
  • 2009 - Roger Federer

Women's Singles

For the women's singles winners the trophy is a sterling silver salver, known as the 'Rosewater Dish', which was first introduced in 1886, and for each of the doubles tournaments a silver challenge cup is presented to the winners.

Whilst the coveted trophies were highly prized it wasn’t until 1968 that prize money was awarded at Wimbledon. This was also the first year that the Club allowed professional players to compete. However, surprisingly it was only as recently as 2007 that the prize money for men and women became equal! As you can see below, there is quite a difference between today’s prize money and that received by the winners in 1968!

Serena Williams has been the dominant force at the All England club in the modern-era as can be seen from the list of former champions.

Recent Champions

  • 2019 - Simona Halep
  • 2018 - Angelique Kerber
  • 2017 - Garbine Muguruza
  • 2016 - Serena Williams 
  • 2015 - Serena Williams
  • 2014 - Petra Kvitova
  • 2013 - Marion Bartoli
  • 2012 - Serena Williams
  • 2011 - Petra Kvitova
  • 2010 - Serena Williams
  • 2009 - Serena Williams
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