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There’s nothing like the whoosh of a racket or the smell of the grass, to know you’ve made it to Wimbledon. Each year, tennis fans flock to London to catch a glimpse of tennis greats, like Novak Djokovic, and famous faces including Kate Middleton, David Beckham, Tom Cruise, and many more.
While we can’t get you into the Royal Box, our coverage will put you so close to the Grand Slam action you’ll swear you taste the Strawberries and Cream and Pimm’s Cups. Shutterstock Editorial’s live Wimbledon photo gallery is here to keep you up-to-date on the Wimbledon highlights and all the best photos throughout 2023’s game play.
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Where Is Wimbledon?
Since its inaugural Championships in 1877, Wimbledon has taken place annually on the grass tennis courts of the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club in Southwest London, England. While the venue was initially on Worple Road, it was moved to its current home on Church Road in 1922.
When Is Wimbledon 2023?
The 2023 championships will be played over a 14-day period, from Monday, July 03 to Sunday, July 16. The multi-day event is a large departure from the initial 1877 announcement in the magazine The Field calling for “a lawn tennis meeting, open to all amateurs, on Monday July 9th and following days.”
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What Is the Wimbledon 2023 Schedule?
While Wimbledon began with a total of 22 male entrants, today the Gentlemen’s & Ladies’ Singles competitions alone are made up of 128 players.
In addition to events including Boys’ and Girls’ Singles, Boys’ and Girls’ Doubles, Boys’ & Girls’ 14 & Up Singles, Gentlemen’s, Ladies’ & Quad Wheelchair Singles, Gentlemen’s, Ladies’ & Quad Wheelchair Doubles, and Invitation Doubles, the Wimbledon 2023 schedule of events is:
July 03 & 04: Gentlemen’s & Ladies’ Singles First Round
July 05 & 06: Gentlemen’s & Ladies’ Singles Second Round; Gentlemen’s & Ladies’ Doubles First Round
July 07 & 08: Gentlemen’s & Ladies’ Singles Third Round; Gentlemen’s & Ladies’ Doubles Second Round; Mixed Doubles First Round
July 09: Gentlemen’s & Ladies’ Singles Fourth Round; Gentlemen’s & Ladies’ Doubles Third Round; Mixed Doubles Second Round
July 10: Gentlemen’s & Ladies’ Singles Fourth Round; Gentlemen’s & Ladies’ Doubles Third Round; Mixed Doubles Quarter-Finals
July 11: Gentlemen’s & Ladies’ Singles Quarter-Finals; Gentlemen’s & Ladies’ Doubles Quarter-Finals; Mixed Doubles Semi-Finals
July 12: Gentlemen’s & Ladies’ Singles Quarter-Finals; Gentlemen’s & Ladies’ Doubles Quarter-Finals
July 13: Ladies’ Singles Semi-Finals; Gentlemen’s Doubles Semi-Finals; Mixed Doubles Final
July 14: Gentlemen’s Singles Semi-Finals; Ladies’ Doubles Semi-Finals
July 15: Ladies’ Singles Final; Gentlemen’s Doubles Final
July 16: Gentlemen’s Singles Final; Ladies’ Doubles Final
Who Won Wimbledon 2022?
In 2022, Novak Djokovic defeated Nick Kyrgios in the final Gentlemen’s Singles round to win the Wimbledon title. The Serbian tennis star, who is ranked number two in the world, has a total of 23 Grand Slam wins.
The Ladies’ Singles title was claimed by Kazakhstani tennis player Elena Rybakina, who beat out Ons Jabeur with a score of six to two in the final round.
In a Wimbledon highlight, both champions will be playing to defend their titles at Wimbledon 2023.
What Is the Prize for Winning Wimbledon?
In 2023, the prize money for The Championships is a record £44,700,000, with the Ladies’ and Gentlemen’s Singles Champions each receiving £2,350,000. That’s a large leap from the 1968 total prize pot of £26,150.
In addition to a cash prize and bragging rights, the winner of Gentlemen’s Singles Championship takes home a three-quarter size replica of the Gentlemen’s Singles Trophy, which was originally presented in 1887.
The Ladies’ Singles Trophy is a sterling silver salver, referred to as the Rosewater Dish or Venus Rosewater Dish, adorned with mythological ornamentation.
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Wimbledon Photos Day 01: July 03
Wimbledon 2023 got off to a soggy start with many games suspended due to rainfall. Still, weather delays couldn’t dampen the spirits of the eager fans who showed up on day one to see Novak Djokovic, Pedro Cachin, Harriet Dart, Iga Swiatek, Lauren Davis, and more take a swing at victory.
Wimbledon Photos Day 02: July 04
Heads turned towards the Royal Box when Kate Middleton took Centre Court in a fittingly green ‘80s-inspired Balmain blazer. For her early tournament appearance, the Princess of Wales was joined by crowd favorite and Wimbledon great Roger Federer. Nearby, British journalist Sir Trevor Lawson McDonald kept a watchful eye on the Wimbledon highlights.
In the first round of play, UK’s Cameron Norrie and Spain’s Carlos Alcaraz took a “W,” as did Andy Murray who eliminated Ryan Peniston in a battle of the Brits. As the day continued, UK’s reigning number one women’s player Katie Boulter took a hit from the London rain when game play was suspended in a match versus Australia’s Daria Saville. And on a downswing, UK’s Dan Evans lost in round one to France’s Quentin Halys.
Wimbledon Photos Day 03: July 05
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The hits just kept on coming on day three. Greece’s Maria Sakkari gave it her best shot, despite a loss to Ukraine’s Marta Kostyuk. Despite a win for Anett Kontaveit, the Estonian player announced that she will be retiring after Wimbledon due to a back injury. UK’s Arthur Fery took an “L” as did fellow Brit Jodie Burrage, who was a good sport in her loss to Russia’s Daria Kasatkina.
It wasn’t all bad news. Fresh off the Fourth of July holiday, American Frances Tiafoe emerged victorious in his match against China’s Yibing Wu. And who wouldn’t love a David Beckham Wimbledon sighting?
Wimbledon Photos Day 04: July 06
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Things got spicy on the fourth day of play when Mel C (A.K.A. Sporty Spice) stopped by. On the court, the players were deep into the first and second round. Winners included Germany’s Alexander Zverev, Russia’s Daniil Medvedev, and the U.S.’s Sofia Kenin.
On the other hand, Spain’s Cristina Bucsa, the U.S.’s Marcos Giron and Sloane Stephens, and France’s Alize Cornet were knocked out of Wimbledon 2023. And in a soggy turn, the rain struck again, when Andy Murray and Greece’s Stefanos Tsitsipas’ match was suspended in the fourth set.
Naturally, the ball boys and girls and the draw board team (as well as a few enthusiastically dressed fans!) were there to catch all the Wimbledon highlights.
Wimbledon Photos Day 05: July 07
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The Wimbledon 2023 fun continued on the fifth day of play with plenty of action and photos. Carlos Alcaraz of Spain advanced to the third round, beating out France’s Alexandre Muller after a rigorous three sets. The Czech Republic’s Petra Kvitova knocked out Balrus’s Aliaksandra Sasnovich. Conversely, Balrus’s Aryna Sabalenka defeated Varvara Gracheva of France.
And in a lightning-fast finish, Ukraine’s Marta Kostyuk defeated Spain’s Paula Badosa in thirty-six minutes after the latter opponent retired from the match and mixed doubles.
Wimbledon Photos Day 06: July 08
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It was a day of big wins! Czech Republic’s Petra Kvitova, Spain’s flash-like Carlos Alcaraz, and Italy’s Matteo Berrettini all advanced in the third round. Kazakhstan’s Elena Rybakina and England’s Katie Boulter took the court, with the reigning champ moving on up. And if you want to see what victory looks like, just ask Denmark’s Holger Rune and Tunisia’s Ons Jabeur, who both celebrated wins.
In the stands, Jon Bon Jovi was there to give “love” a good name, as was a red-hot Jameela Jamil. And tennis legend Billie Jean King watched on from the Royal Box.
Wimbledon Photos Day 07: July 09
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The stands were packed on Sunday—and we have the Wimbledon 2023 photos to show for it! Cheering on the players were actors Oli Green and Sienna Miller, models Jourdan Dunn and Lila Moss, and a bespectacled American Vogue editor-in-chief Dame Anna Wintour.
On the court, Novak Djokovic got his match against Poland’s Hubert Hurkacz off to a swinging start. Other winners included Russia’s Andrey Rublev, 16-year-old Mirra Andreeva, and Poland’s Iga Swiatek—who showcased a powerful forehand.
America’s Frances Tiafoe, Belarus’s Victoria Azarenka, and Switzerland’s Belinda Bencic saw their Wimbledon 2023 journey come to an end.
And on the mixed doubles front, the U.K.’s Katie Boulter returned with Australia’s Alex De Minaur (A.K.A. “Wimbledon’s hottest mixed doubles team”), for the couple’s short-lived Wimbledon debut.
Wimbledon Photos Day 08: July 10
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There was no slowing down on Wimbledon 2023’s eighth day of play. It was a show of good sportsmanship, as Ons Jabeur of Tunisia hugged it out with Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic after her fourth round victory. The U.S.’s Madison Keys also celebrated a win, as did fellow American Clervie Ngounoue, and Spain’s Carlos Alcaraz—who kept his streak alive. Novak Djokovic was in full swing nabbing his 32nd-consecutive Wimbledon win against Poland’s Hubert Hurkacz in the quarterfinals, and perhaps one of the best Wimbledon 2023 photos goes to America’s Christopher Eubanks, who smiled for a selfie with fans.
But it wasn’t all good news. Kazakhstan’s Elena Rybakina was only one set into her match when Brazils’ Beatriz Haddad Maia suffered a devastating injury. Also sent home was China’s Zhu Lin and her ladies’ doubles partner Wu Fang-hsien of Thailand.
There to take in all the Wimbledon highlights was British actor Tom Hiddleston and model Cara Delevingne, who sat beside her musician girlfriend Minke. And no, that was not Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer in the stands.
Wimbledon Photos Day 09: July 11
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The pressure intensified in the quarter-finals. On the court, all eyes were on the coin toss as Spain’s Marcel Granollers and doubles partner Horacio Zeballos of Argentina awaited the umpire’s call alongside American Robert Galloway and Lloyd Harris of South Africa.
Russia’s Andrey Rublev took on the reigning champ, Novak Djokovic, Poland’s Iga Swiatek took a final swing in a loss to Ukraine’s Elina Svitolina, and the Czech Republic’s Marketa Vondrousova and partner Miriam Kolodziejova saw the end of their ladies’ doubles journey.
Perhaps inspired by bright tennis balls, English actor Stephen Fry chose a bold printed tie in the Royal Box.
Wimbledon Photos Day 10: July 12
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With only four days remaining in Wimbledon 2023, the quarter-finals came to a dramatic close. After shooting a joyous Wimbledon 2023 photo with fans two days earlier, America’s Christopher Eubanks wore a very different expression when he lost in the fifth set to Daniil Medvedev of Russia. Despite the win, Medvedev shared his own disappointment with a line judge when a stray ball flew towards a camera operator.
Denmark’s Holger Rune made a run at it versus an exuberant Carlos Alcaraz of Spain. Belarus’s Aryna Sabalenka gave it her best shot to snag a victory over frustrated American player Madison Keys. Also giving great Wimbledon face, Tunisia’s Ons Jabeur’s expression said it all when conceding a game—before ultimately winning the match. And in the ladies’ wheelchair singles match, Diede De Groot reached for a win.
Emotions (and arms) were sky-high in the stands, too. Queen Camilla’s sunglasses couldn’t hide her emotion in the Royal Box. Behind her, Dame Mary Rosa Alleyne Hunnings DBE (A.K.A. Mary Berry), had her jaw on the floor while watching Wimbledon 2022 winner Elena Rybakina’s upset. And on a lighter note, singer Jessie J channeled her inner Barbie in neon while seated alongside her basketball player mate, Chanan Safir Colman.
Wimbledon Photos Day 11: July 13
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It was ladies’ day on the Wimbledon 2023 courts with the singles semi-finals keeping fans up and down in their seats.
Tunisia’s Ons Jabeur reached for a win in a second and third-set sweep against Belarus’s Aryna Sabalenka. Also on Centre Court, Marketa Vondrousova of the Czech Republic advanced to the finals, despite Ukrainian Elina Svitolina’s powerful returns.
And in a promising show for the future of British tennis, Ranah Akua Stoiber put up a great fight in the women’s singles competition.
Wimbledon Photos Day 12: July 14
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Wimbledon 2023 got down to the wire on the twelfth day of play. The men’s semi-finals saw its share of ups and downs (mostly in the form of victor Novak Djokovic’s fancy footwork). The Serbian defending champion beat out Italy’s Jannik Sinner in the third set—after some slipping and sliding on the grass Centre Court.
In the day’s other semi-finals match, the number 666 was a good omen for Spain’s Carlos Alcaraz, who won in three sets of six games to Russia’s Daniil Medvedev. Next stop: the much-anticipated singles finals.
Wimbledon Photos Day 13: July 15
All eyes were on Centre Court on the final day of ladies’ singles. Six was the magic number for Marketa Vondrousova of the Czech Republic, who won in two straight sets as her family enthusiastically watched on. Tunisia’s Ons Jabeur graciously took the runner-up prize and thanked the crowd as Vondrousova showed some love for the Rosewater Dish.
Also wrapping up on day 13 was gentlemen’s doubles, ladies’ wheelchair singles, gentlemen’s wheelchair doubles, quad wheelchair doubles, girls’ singles, girls’ doubles, boys’ doubles, boys’ & girls’ 14 & up singles, and invitation doubles.
Wimbledon Photos Day 14: July 16
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The final day of Wimbledon 2023 was one of chapters closing and new beginnings. The tone was intense—just ask Prince William, Kate Middleton, Prince George, and Princess Charlotte (who made her Wimbledon debut).
2022’s champion, Novak Djokovic, was off to a promising start with two sets, before Spain’s Carlos Alcaraz answered. After five sets of highs and lows (both physical and emotional), a new victor emerged with the 20-year-old hailing from El Palmar, Murcia raising the The Gentlemen’s Singles Trophy.
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