2021 Wimbledon Championships: Preview, Missing Players

2021 Wimbledon Championships: Preview, Missing Players

The third major event of the professional tennis season is underway this week at the 2021 Wimbledon Championships. The tournament takes place in London, England from Monday, June 29 through Sunday, July 11. Both doubles and singles competitions for the men’s and women’s divisions are a part of the schedule at the Wimbledon Championships.

2021 Wimbledon Preview

Nearly all of the stars are out at The 2021 Wimbledon Championships as the tournament rounds progress this week, from the first round toward the Round of 16. With a majority of the world’s top players in action, it is sure to be a fantastic showing.

Top-ranked men’s player Novak Djokovic is looking for his 20th career win at a major event. A victory at Wimbledon would tie him with Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal for the most in the history of the sport. An underdog, Federer could set himself apart with a win of his own.

Already in a league of her own, Serena Williams is looking for her eighth victory at Wimbledon. It would be her first major title since 2017’s Australian Open. Her sister Venus has already had a memorable tournament, winning her 900th match, and advancing to the second round at a major for the second time this season. Of course, today’s top ladies player, Ashleigh Barty of Australia, is the one to watch, chasing her first Wimbledon title.

Players Missing from 2021 Wimbledon

Skipping the tournament for personal reasons, Naomi Osaka (Women’s No.2) and Rafael Nadal (Men’s No.3) join Simona Halep (Women’s No.3) and Dominic Thiem (Men’s No.5) as notable absentees from the tournament.  Halep and Thiem are both missing due to injury.

What Channel is 2021 Wimbledon on in the United States

In the U.S., the 2021 Wimbledon Championships are being broadcast by the Tennis Channel, as well as being spread across the ESPN network of channels.