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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. Unfortunately, the 2020 event was cancelled due to the ongoing health crisis.

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2020 Wimbledon Championships

The 2020 Wimbledon Championships were cancelled due to the current health situation. It was the first time the championships had not taken place since the outbreak of World War II. The 2021 tournament is due to take place from 28 June to 11 July. 

2019 Results

Men's Singles

 Semi Finals 

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


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

 Women's Singles


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


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 or Novak Djokovic wins again, you can bet on the outright market. You can, however, through using, 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 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. Novak Djokovic is the man to beat these days though with four wins in the last six years and five titles already in his career.

Recent Champions

  • 2020 - Championships not held
  • 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. However, the American has not won the title since 2016 and has lost in both of the last two finals. The last three titles have been won by different players, a trend in women's Grand Slams.

Recent Champions

  • 2020 - Championships not held
  • 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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