2018 Wimbledon Championships
The 2018 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. The main tournament began on Monday, 2 July 2018 and finished on Sunday, 15 July 2018. Novak Djokovic won the Gentlemen's Singles title and Angelique Kerber won the Ladies' Singles title.
The 2018 tournament was the 132nd edition of The Championships, the 125th staging of the Ladies' Singles Championship event, the 51st in the Open Era and the third Grand Slam tournament of the year. It was played on grass courts and was part of the ATP World Tour, the WTA Tour, the ITF Junior tour and the NEC Tour. The tournament was organised by All England Lawn Tennis Club and International Tennis Federation.
Roger Federer and Garbiñe Muguruza were both unsuccessful in defending their 2017 titles. Federer lost in the quarterfinals to eventual finalist Kevin Anderson, while Muguruza lost in the second round to Alison Van Uytvanck.
The 2018 Wimbledon Championships was the 132nd edition of the tournament and was held at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club in London.
The tournament was run by the International Tennis Federation (ITF) and included in the 2018 ATP World Tour and the 2018 WTA Tour calendars under the Grand Slam category. The tournament consisted of men's (singles and doubles), women's (singles and doubles), mixed doubles, boys' (under 18 – singles and doubles) and girls' (under 18 – singles and doubles), which was also a part of the Grade A category of tournaments for under 18, and singles and doubles events for men's and women's wheelchair tennis players as part of the UNIQLO Tour under the Grand Slam category.
The tournament was played only on grass courts; the main draw matches were played at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, Wimbledon. Qualifying matches were played, from Monday 25 June to Thursday 28 June 2018, at the Bank of England Sports Ground, Roehampton. The Tennis sub-committee met to decide wild card entries on 19 June.
Point and prize money distribution
Below is the tables with the point distribution for each phase of the tournament.
|Event||W||F||SF||QF||Round of 16||Round of 32||Round of 64||Round of 128||Q||Q3||Q2||Q1|
The Wimbledon total prize money for 2018 had increased to £34,000,000, up by 7.6% on 2017. The winners of the men's and women's singles titles will earn £2.25m. Prize money for the men's and women's doubles and wheelchair players were also increased for the 2018 competition.
A new rule in 2018 was that any first round singles player who is unfit to play and withdraws on-site after 12pm on Thursday before the start of the Main Draw will now receive half of the First Round prize money, the other half to be awarded to the replacement Lucky Loser. Any player who competes in the First Round Main Draw singles and retires or performs below professional standards, may now be subject to a fine of up to First Round prize money, to deter players from appearing only to claim prize money.
|Event||W||F||SF||QF||Round of 16||Round of 32||Round of 64||Round of 128||Q3||Q2||Q1|
* per team
The seeds for men's singles 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 25 June 2018:
- Take Entry System Position points at 25 June 2018.
- Add 100% points earned for all grass court tournaments in the past 12 months (26 June 2017 – 24 June 2018).
- Add 75% points earned for best grass court tournament in the 12 months before that (20 June 2016 – 25 June 2017).
Rank and points before are as of 2 July 2018.
|1||2||Roger Federer||8,720||2,000||360||7,080||Quarterfinals lost to Kevin Anderson |
|2||1||Rafael Nadal||8,770||180||720||9,310||Semifinals lost to Novak Djokovic |
|3||5||Marin Čilić||5,060||1,200||45||3,905||Second round lost to Guido Pella|
|4||3||Alexander Zverev||5,755||180||90||5,665||Third round lost to Ernests Gulbis [Q]|
|5||4||Juan Martín del Potro||5,080||45||360||5,395||Quarterfinals lost to Rafael Nadal |
|6||6||Grigor Dimitrov||4,780||180||10||4,610||First round lost to Stan Wawrinka|
|7||7||Dominic Thiem||3,835||180||10||3,665||First round retired against Marcos Baghdatis|
|8||8||Kevin Anderson||3,635||180||1,200||4,655||Runner-up, lost to Novak Djokovic |
|9||10||John Isner||3,045||45||720||3,720||Semifinals lost to Kevin Anderson |
|10||9||David Goffin||3,110||0||10||3,120||First round lost to Matthew Ebden|
|11||13||Sam Querrey||2,130||720||90||1,500||Third round lost to Gaël Monfils|
|12||21||Novak Djokovic||1,715||360||2,000||3,355||Champion, defeated Kevin Anderson |
|13||32||Milos Raonic||1,430||360||360||1,430||Quarterfinals lost to John Isner |
|14||11||Diego Schwartzman||2,435||10||45||2,470||Second round lost to Jiří Veselý|
|15||18||Nick Kyrgios||1,855||10||90||1,935||Third round lost to Kei Nishikori |
|16||20||Borna Ćorić||1,745||10||10||1,745||First round lost to Daniil Medvedev|
|17||19||Lucas Pouille||1,835||45||45||1,835||Second round lost to Dennis Novak [Q]|
|18||15||Jack Sock||2,110||45||10||2,075||First round lost to Matteo Berrettini|
|19||16||Fabio Fognini||2,030||90||90||2,030||Third round lost to Jiří Veselý|
|20||12||Pablo Carreño Busta||2,145||0||10||2,155||First round lost to Radu Albot|
|21||17||Kyle Edmund||1,950||45||90||1,995||Third round lost to Novak Djokovic |
|22||26||Adrian Mannarino||1,580||180||180||1,580||Fourth round lost to Roger Federer |
|23||31||Richard Gasquet||1,465||10||10||1,465||First round lost to Gaël Monfils|
|24||28||Kei Nishikori||1,530||90||360||1,800||Quarterfinals lost to Novak Djokovic |
|25||27||Philipp Kohlschreiber||1,575||10||90||1,655||Third round lost to Kevin Anderson |
|26||25||Denis Shapovalov||1,588||0||45||1,633||Second round lost to Benoît Paire|
|27||23||Damir Džumhur||1,665||45||45||1,665||Second round lost to Ernests Gulbis [Q]|
|28||30||Filip Krajinović||1,489||(80)†||10||1,419||First round lost to Nicolás Jarry|
|29||29||Marco Cecchinato||1,514||10+10||10+6||1,510||First round lost to Alex de Minaur|
|30||34||Fernando Verdasco||1,280||10||10||1,280||First round lost to Frances Tiafoe|
|31||35||Stefanos Tsitsipas||1,254||35||180||1,399||Fourth round lost to John Isner |
|32||36||Leonardo Mayer||1,235||(48)†||10||1,197||First round lost to Jan-Lennard Struff|
† The player did not qualify for the tournament in 2017 but is defending points from the 2017 ATP Challenger Tour instead.
|14||Roberto Bautista Agut||2,120||180||1,940||Hip injury|
|22||Chung Hyeon||1,685||0||1,685||Ankle injury|
|24||Tomáš Berdych||1,625||720||905||Back injury|
|33||Andrey Rublev||1,281||70||1,211||Back injury|
The seeds for ladies' singles are based on the WTA rankings as of 25 June 2018, with an exception for Serena Williams (details are given below). Rank and points before are as of 2 July 2018.
|1||1||Simona Halep||7,871||430||130||7,571||Third round lost to Hsieh Su-wei|
|2||2||Caroline Wozniacki||6,910||240||70||6,740||Second round lost to Ekaterina Makarova|
|3||3||Garbiñe Muguruza||6,550||2,000||70||4,620||Second round lost to Alison Van Uytvanck|
|4||4||Sloane Stephens||5,463||10||10||5,463||First round lost to Donna Vekić|
|5||5||Elina Svitolina||5,250||240||10||5,020||First round lost to Tatjana Maria|
|6||6||Caroline Garcia||4,960||240||10||4,730||First round lost to Belinda Bencic|
|7||8||Karolína Plíšková||4,315||70||240||4,485||Fourth round lost to Kiki Bertens |
|8||7||Petra Kvitová||4,610||70||10||4,550||First round lost to Aliaksandra Sasnovich|
|9||9||Venus Williams||3,971||1,300||130||2,801||Third round lost to Kiki Bertens |
|10||11||Madison Keys||3,536||70||130||3,596||Third round lost to Evgeniya Rodina [Q]|
|11||10||Angelique Kerber||3,545||240||2,000||5,305||Champion, defeated Serena Williams [25/PR]|
|12||12||Jeļena Ostapenko||3,437||430||780||3,787||Semifinals lost to Angelique Kerber |
|13||13||Julia Görges||3,210||10||780||3,980||Semifinals lost to Serena Williams [25/PR]|
|14||14||Daria Kasatkina||3,165||70||430||3,525||Quarterfinals lost to Angelique Kerber |
|15||15||Elise Mertens||2,635||10||130||2,755||Third round lost to Dominika Cibulková|
|16||16||CoCo Vandeweghe||2,603||430||10||2,183||First round lost to Kateřina Siniaková|
|17||17||Ashleigh Barty||2,435||10||130||2,555||Third round lost to Daria Kasatkina |
|18||18||Naomi Osaka||2,350||130||130||2,350||Third round lost to Angelique Kerber |
|19||19||Magdaléna Rybáriková||2,310||780||10||1,540||First round lost to Sorana Cîrstea|
|20||20||Kiki Bertens||2,090||10||430||2,510||Quarterfinals lost to Julia Görges |
|21||21||Anastasija Sevastova||2,005||70||10||1,945||First round lost to Camila Giorgi|
|22||24||Johanna Konta||1,866||780||70||1,156||Second round lost to Dominika Cibulková|
|23||23||Barbora Strýcová||1,915||70||130||1,975||Third round lost to Julia Görges |
|24||22||Maria Sharapova||1,943||0||10||1,953||First round lost to Vitalia Diatchenko [Q]|
|25‡||181||Serena Williams||315||0||1,300||1,615||Runner-up, lost to Angelique Kerber |
|26||25||Daria Gavrilova||1,765||10||130||1,885||Third round lost to Aliaksandra Sasnovich|
|27||26||Carla Suárez Navarro||1,677||70||130||1,737||Third round lost to Belinda Bencic|
|28||27||Anett Kontaveit||1,656||130||130||1,656||Third round lost to Alison Van Uytvanck|
|29||28||Mihaela Buzărnescu||1,648||(85)†||130||1,693||Third round lost to Karolína Plíšková |
|30||29||Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova||1,596||10||10||1,596||First round lost to Hsieh Su-wei|
|31||31||Zhang Shuai||1,545||10||10||1,545||First round lost to Andrea Petkovic|
|32||30||Agnieszka Radwańska||1,580||240||70||1,410||Second round lost to Lucie Šafářová|
† The player did not qualify for the tournament in 2017. Accordingly, points for her 16th-best result are deducted instead.
‡ Serena Williams was ranked outside the top 150 on the day when seeds were announced, because she missed most of the last 12-month period due to her pregnancy. Nevertheless, she was deemed a special case and seeded 25th by the organisers.
|Mate Pavić||Gabriela Dabrowski||10||1|
|Bruno Soares||Ekaterina Makarova||15||2|
|Ivan Dodig||Latisha Chan||21||3|
|Jean-Julien Rojer||Demi Schuurs||27||4|
|Nikola Mektić||Chan Hao-ching||29||5|
|Édouard Roger-Vasselin||Andrea Sestini Hlaváčková||31||6|
|Robert Farah||Anna-Lena Grönefeld||34||7|
|Rajeev Ram||Andreja Klepač||42||8|
|Michael Venus||Katarina Srebotnik||51||9|
|Juan Sebastián Cabal||Abigail Spears||52||10|
|Alexander Peya||Nicole Melichar||52||11|
|Matwé Middelkoop||Johanna Larsson||55||12|
|Max Mirnyi||Květa Peschke||56||13|
|Ben McLachlan||Eri Hozumi||59||14|
|Marcelo Demoliner||María José Martínez Sánchez||61||15|
|Henri Kontinen||Heather Watson||65||16|
- 1 Rankings were as of 2 July 2018.
Gentlemen's Invitation Doubles
Ladies' Invitation Doubles
Senior Gentlemen's Invitation Doubles
Wheelchair Gentlemen's Singles
Wheelchair Ladies' Singles
Wheelchair Gentlemen's Doubles
Wheelchair Ladies' Doubles
Wheelchair Quad Doubles
Main draw wild card entries
- Luke Bambridge / Katie Boulter
- Jay Clarke / Harriet Dart
- Dominic Inglot / Samantha Stosur
- Thanasi Kokkinakis / Ashleigh Barty
- Joe Salisbury / Katy Dunne
Main draw qualifier entries
The following pairs received entry as Lucky Losers:
The following players were accepted directly into the main draw using a protected ranking:
The following players were accepted directly into the main tournament but withdrew with injuries, suspensions, or personal reasons:
- "Announcements for The Championships 2018". Wimbledon. 1 May 2018. Retrieved 14 May 2018.
- Jonathan Jurejko (1 May 2018). "Wimbledon 2018: Serena Williams could be top seed on return". BBC Sport. Retrieved 15 May 2018.
- "THE CHAMPIONSHIPS, WIMBLEDON – PRIZE MONEY PER PROGRAMME" (PDF). Wimbledon. 1 May 2018. Retrieved 15 May 2018.
- Paul Newman (1 May 2018). "Wimbledon set to introduce new rules that penalise injured players who retire mid-match". The Independent. Retrieved 15 May 2018.
- "Wild cards for The Championships 2018". Wimbledon. 24 June 2018.
2018 French Open
|Grand Slam Tournaments||Succeeded by|
2018 US Open
2017 Wimbledon Championships
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2019 Wimbledon Championships