The iconic green grass lawns of Wimbledon are where the world finest tennis athletes turn their attention to on the tennis calendar. As the third stop of the four majors in the year, Wimbledon always draws the most attention as the premier tennis event on the sports calendar.
For what could be the final time in London, the top three males of this generation are the top three ranked players heading into the Championships. Defending Wimbledon champ Novak Djokovic is seeded No. 1, the grass king, Roger Federer is at No. 2, and 2019 French Open champion Rafael Nadal rounds up the top three men.
Federer is nearing the end of his career. Injuries, father time, and a rising crop of talent have made his path toward extending his record of 20 Grand Slam championships a difficult one. Playing on his best surface - where he has won more Wimbledon titles than anyone - could be where he claims his 21st. However, Djokovic and Nadal will have a lot to say about that before the fortnight is complete.
The women's draw is just as intriguing as nearly everyone is waiting on Serena Williams to return to the trophy stage. At the same time, it allows the rest of the field o rise to the occasion.
Wimbledon will be the sixth major for the younger Williams sister since maternity leave. As the No. 11 ranked player she is not even the top American at the event. She is behind Sloane Stephens who is the ninth seed. Like Federer, Williams has a history of excellence at the Championships. Seeing her raise the Venus Rosewater Dish now would be the perfect story.
They are not the only ones to keep an eye on for two weeks. New world No. 1 Asleigh Barty, two-time Grand Slam champ Naomi Osaka, Simona Halep and Karolina Pliskova all have a clear shot at the title.
What is the 2019 Wimbledon Schedule?
The 2019 Wimbledon Championships will take place Monday, July 1 until Sunday, July 14. The Women's Singles Championship will be Saturday, July 13 at 6:00 a.m. ET and the Men's Singles Championship will be on Sunday at 6:00 a.m. ET. The full Men's and Women's singles schedule is as follows:
Monday, July 1: Men's and Women's First Round
Tuesday, July 2: Men's and Women's First Round
Wednesday, July 3: Men's and Women's Second Round
Thursday, July 4: Men's and Women's Second Round
Friday, July 5: Men's and Women's Third Round
Saturday, July 6: Men's and Women's Third Round
Sunday, July 7: No play
Monday, July 8: Men's and Women's Round of 16
Tuesday, July 9: Women's Quarterfinals
Wednesday, July 10: Men's Quarterfinals
Thursday, July 11: Women's Semifinals
Friday, July 12: Men's Semifinals
Saturday, July 13: Women's Final
Sunday, July 14: Men's Final
What is the 2019 Wimbledon Bracket?
How to Watch 2019 Wimbledon?
Full coverage of the Wimbledon Championships will be broadcast on ESPN, ESPN+ and ESPN3. Both of the Men's and Women's Championship matches will be broadcast on ESPN.
Who are the top Americans playing at Wimbledon?
Dozens of Americans will take to the grass lawns at Wimbledon to compete for the title. One the men's side, John Isner is the lone ranked American. The women's draw has five American women, highlighted by past U.S. Open Champion Sloane Stephens as the No. 9 seeded player and 23-time Grand Slam winner, Serena Williams.
Top American males (world ranking):
No. 9 seed John Isner (12)
Frances Tiafoe (39)
Taylor Fritz (42)
Reilly Opelka (61)
Steve Johnson (69)
Sam Querrey (79)
Bradley Klahn (89)
Tennys Sandgren (92)
Top American females (world ranking):
No. 9 seed Sloane Stephens (9)
No. 11 seed Serena Williams (11)
No. 17 seed Madison Keys (17)
No. 25 seed Amanda Anisimova (26)
No. 27 seed Sofia Kenin, USA (28)
Danielle Collins (34)
Venus Williams (44)
Alison Riske (54)
Jennifer Brady (64)
Jessica Pegula (74)
Madison Brendgle (88)
Bernarda Pera (92)
Lauren Davis (96)
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