The Wimbledon fortnight commences tomorrow, Monday, July 1st, with 64 singles matches on the docket and ESPN has all the action starting at 6am ET.
The matches from 14 courts on ESPN+ will include Court Two where the order of play begins with three-time Major champion #22 Stan Wawrinka, followed by 2018 Australian Open winner #14 Caroline Wozniacki, rising star #7 Stefanos Tsistipas and #3 Karolina Pliskova, a former #1 and one-time US Open finalist.
Overall, ESPN+ will stream live matches from 14 courts: 2-4, 6-11 and 14-18 (Court No. 17 only after the opening match with #17 Madison Keys finishes).
Meanwhile, ESPN will show defending champion #1 Novak Djokovic opening play at 8 a.m. on Centre Court against Philipp Kohlscreiber. Second on Centre will be two-time Major champion #2 Naomi Osaka vs.Yulia Putitntseva, followed by No. 30 Kyle Edmund of Great Britain facing Jaume Munar. The No. 1 Court – now outfitted with a retractable roof – also starts at 8 a.m. and will see #7 Simona Halep play Aliaksandra Sasnovich, #6 Alexander Zverev vs. Jiri Vesely and – in a compelling cross-generational matchup – at 15, the youngest-ever qualifier, American CoCo Gauff, will play 39-year old Venus Williams, the oldest woman in the draw.
ESPN’s day will start at 6 a.m. with the first match on Court 17, American #17 Madison Keys vs. Luksika Kumkhum. The network will also have the action from Court 12 (includes American Caty McNally vs. Britain’s Heather Watson, Canadians #19 Felix Augur-Alisassime and #15 Milos Raonic and Alize Cornet vs. Victoria Azarenka).
As in 2018, every match from the 18 courts at the All England Lawn Tennis Club will be played in front of cameras. ESPN’s coverage – first ball to last ball – includes 145 hours on television plus more than 500 matches all available for fans between ESPN+ and ESPN3 on the ESPN app. The action will climax with the Ladies’ Championship and the Ladies’ and Gentlemen’s Doubles Championships on ESPN on Saturday, July 13, and the Gentlemen’s Championship on Sunday, July 14, followed by the Mixed Doubles Championship.
In addition to live matches, throughout Wimbledon ESPN+ also offers:
> Match Replays – every match that airs live on ESPN+ will be available for the entire tournament
> Wimbledon Archive Matches – 50 of the great Wimbledon matches of all time
> Official Wimbledon Films – Up to 30 one-hour films produced by AELTC and IMG.
> Daily Highlights Show – 52-minute show produced by IMG each day