Wimbledon

It’s time for the biggest tennis event of the year – on grass at least. Wimbledon 2018 starts on Monday 2 July, and here is your essential guide on where and when to watch.

Johanna Konta celebrates her second round win at Wimbledon 2017; she went on to reach the semi-finals last year.

Monday’s Centre Court action will begin with defending men’s champion Roger Federer playing Dustin Lajovic at 13:00, but play starts on other courts at 11:30. Brits playing singles on Monday will include Liam Broady, Cam Norrie, Harriet Dart and Katie Swan.

Britain’s Naomi Broady will take on defending champion Garbine Muguruza on Tuesday at 13:00. It’ll be a bumper day for Brits with Kyle Edmund, Jay Clarke, Andy Murray, Johanna Konta, Katy Dunne, Heather Watson, Gabriella Taylor and Katie Boulter all in action.

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Live coverage will be on BBC One and BBC Two in HD. The BBC Red Button 🔴 will have up to 6 matches available on terrestrial, cable and satellite, with one of these in HD on satellite and cable. Every court will be available to watch on the BBC Sport website and through the app on smart TVs.

Where to find the BBC’s coverage of Wimbledon.

The BBC’s coverage will be anchored by Sue Barker, with commentary from Vijay Amritraj, Chris Bradnam, James Burridge, Andrew Castle, Matt Chilton, Andrew Cotter, Annabel Croft, Barry Davies, Katherine Downes, Jo Durie, Peter Fleming, Paul Hand, John Inverdale, John Lloyd, Dan Lobb, Ronald McIntosh, David Mercer, Nick Mullins, Peter Odgers, Mark Petchey, Louise Pleming, Simon Reed, Chanda Rubin, Gigi Salmon, Sam Smith, Liz Smylie and Mel South.

Lee McKenzie, Rishi Persad, Reshmin Chowdhury, Patrick Gearey and Catherine Whitaker are also part of the BBC’s coverage with interviews and reports.

Centre Court matches will be available in Ultra HD for the first time this year, on Sky Q and BBC iPlayer for those with suitable equipment.

Mon 2 11:00-20:30
13:45-18:00
BBC Two
BBC One
Men’s and women’s singles first round
Tue 3 11:30-20:30
13:45-14:30
17:10-18:00
BBC Two
BBC One
BBC One
Wed 4 11:30-13:00
13:00-20:30
13:45-18:00
BBC One
BBC Two
BBC One
Men’s and women’s singles second round
Men’s and women’s doubles first round
Thu 5 11:30-20:30
13:45-18:00
BBC Two
BBC One
Fri 6 11:30-20:30
13:45-18:00
BBC Two
BBC One*
Men’s and women’s singles third round
Men’s and women’s doubles second round
Sat 7 11:30-20:30
12:15-14:30
17:15-18:10
BBC Two
BBC One*
BBC One*
Mon 9 11:30-20:30
13:45-18:00
BBC Two
BBC One
Men’s and women’s singles fourth round
Men’s and women’s doubles third round
Mixed doubles
Boys’ and girls’ singles
Tue 10 12:30-20:00
14:00-18:00
BBC Two
BBC One
Women’s singles quarter finals
Men’s, women’s and mixed doubles
Boys’ and girls’ singles and doubles
Wed 11 12:15-13:00
13:00-20:00
13:45-18:00
BBC One
BBC Two
BBC One
Men’s singles quarter finals
Men’s, women’s and mixed doubles
Boys’ and girls’ singles and doubles
Thu 12 12:30-20:00
14:00-18:00
BBC Two
BBC One
Women’s singles semi-finals
Men’s and mixed doubles
Boys’ and girls’ singles and doubles
Men’s and women’s wheelchair singles
Fri 13 12:30-19:30
14:00-18:00
BBC Two
BBC One
Men’s singles semi-finals
Women’s and mixed doubles
Boys’ and girls’ singles and doubles
Men’s and women’s wheelchair singles and doubles
Sat 14 11:00-12:30
13:15-18:00
17:45-20:00
13:45-16:30
BBC Two
BBC One
BBC Two
Eurosport 2
Women’s singles final (14:00)
Men’s and women’s doubles final
Girls’ singles final, boys’ and girls’ doubles
Men’s wheelchair doubles final
Men’s quad wheelchair exhibition
Sun 15 11:00-12:30
13:00-15:30
15:00-20:00
13:45-17:00
BBC Two
BBC One
BBC Two
Eurosport 2
Men’s singles final (14:00)
Mixed doubles final
Boys’ and girls’ doubles final
Men’s and women’s wheelchair singles finals

*BBC One coverage will be interrupted by FIFA World Cup on Tuesday 3 July. Coverage on Friday 6 and Saturday 7 July is yet to be confirmed depending on which World Cup quarter-finals are shown on the BBC.

Live coverage each evening is subject to change depending on the success of British players as in previous years when coverage has continued on BBC One past 18:00, so stay in touch with @Tennis_UKTV on twitter for the latest updates.

Clare Balding has Today at Wimbledon every night on BBC Two, repeated on a loop overnight on BBC Red Button 🔴. All doubles and wheelchair finals will be on BBC One or Two also in addition to the men’s and women’s singles finals.

Eurosport will have nightly highlights and will also show the men’s and women’s singles finals live.

📻 BBC Radio 5 Live and 5 Live Sports Extra will have commentary every day throughout The Championships. Eleanor Oldroyd and Tony Livesey present daily coverage with Karthi Gnanasegaram and Dot Davies reporting. Russell Fuller leads the commentary team with David Law, Gigi Salmon, Vassos Alexander, Iain Carter, Alastair Eykyn, Sara Orchard, Jonathan Overend, Delyth Lloyd and Catherine Whitaker.  John McEnroe hosts the 6-Love-6 phone-in again on Thursday 5 July and Thursday 13 July at 19:30.


Away from the action at SW19, here are few other things to look out for over on TV this fortnight.

Love Means Zero – documentary film about tennis coach Nick Bolletieri – Sky Atlantic on Saturday 30 June at 21:35, Thursday 7 July at 21:00 and Sunday 15 July at 21:00.
The BBC’s Wimbledon 2017 Review on Sunday 1 July at 11:05 on BBC Two and repeated on BBC Red Button from 21:40 on a loop overnight.
Barry Davies: The Man, the Voice, the Legend – a documentary on the BBC commentator who is at Wimbledon for the final time after 50 years – on Wednesday 4 July at 22:45 on BBC One (23:10 in Northern Ireland), repeated Sunday 8 July at 13:15 on BBC One.
Just Call Me Martina – a repeat of the 2016 documentary on Martina Navratilova – Sunday 8 July at 14:00 on BBC One.
Strokes of Genius: Federer v Nadal – telling the story of the 2008 Wimbledon final – Sunday 8 July at 18:20 on BBC Two.
It wouldn’t be Wimbledon without the comedy film Wimbledon starring Paul Bettany and Kirsten Dunst getting an outing – it’s on Comedy Central on Sunday 8 July at 20:00, and Saturday 14 July at 19:00.
Advance notice: Running Wild with Bear Grylls – with guest Roger Federer – airs Thursday 19 July at 22:00 on Discovery, repeated Sunday 22 July at 19:00.


BT Sport are showing replays of some of this year’s WTA tournament finals every morning throughout Wimbledon fortnight:

Sunday 1 July at 6:00, BT Sport 3: Monterrey – Muguruza v Babos
Monday 2 July at 6:00, BT Sport 3: Bogota – Schmiedlova v Arruabarrena
Tuesday 3 July at 6:00, BT Sport 3: Lugano – Mertens v Sabalenka
Wednesday 4 July at 6:00, BT Sport 3: Istanbul – Parmentier v Hercog
Thursday 5 July at 6:00, BT Sport 3: Stuttgart – Vandeweghe v Pliskova
Friday 6 July at 6:00, BT Sport 3: Rabat – Mertens v Tomljanovic
Saturday 7 July at 6:00, BT Sport 3: Prague – Buzarnescu v Kvitova
Sunday 8 July at 6:00, BT Sport 3: Madrid – Kvitova v Bertens
Monday 9 July at 6:00, BT Sport 3: Rome – Svitolina v Halep
Tuesday 10 July at 6:00, BT Sport 3: Strasbourg – Pavlyuchenkova v Cibulkova
Wednesday 11 July at 6:00, BT Sport 3: ‘s-Hertogenbosch – Krunic v Flipkens
Thursday 12 July at 6:00, BT Sport 3: Mallorca – Maria v Sevastova


Rights news: In the week following Wimbledon, FreeSports will show the ATP tournament in Bastad, Sweden.
World Team Tennis starts on the night of Sunday 15 July, and there is free streaming at www.wtt.com/tv