The 2017 Wimbledon Championships – the third tennis grand slam tournament of the year – takes place from Monday 3rd July to Sunday 16 July 2017 at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club in Wimbledon, London.
TV coverage will be shown on the BBC and on Eurosport.
Andy Murray is the defending champion in the Gentlemen’s singles. Two-time defending Ladies’ singles champion Serena Williams will not return to defend her title, having ended her season in April due to pregnancy
This year sees the BBC celebrate 90 glorious years of broadcasting Wimbledon. Coverage of The Championships started on radio back in 1927 and a decade later TV viewers were also able to switch on and catch the action.
Sue Barker will once again be at the helm of the BBC’s Wimbledon television coverage, presenting daily from the heart of the action. Over the two weeks Sue will be joined in the studio by a top class line-up, including tennis legends Martina Navratilova, John McEnroe and Billie Jean King.
This year also sees the welcome return of Boris Becker to the BBC commentary team. Three times Wimbledon champion, Becker will give his expert analysis on the matches and joins a stellar line-up which includes Vijay Amritraj, Tracy Austin, Jamie Baker, Chris Bradnam, Charlie Brougham, James Burridge, Pat Cash, Andrew Castle, Matt Chilton, Andrew Cotter, Annabel Croft, Barry Davies, Jo Durie, Peter Fleming, Paul Hand, Tim Henman, John Inverdale, John Lloyd, Dan Lobb, Ronald McIntosh, David Mercer, Nick Mullins, Peter Odgers, Mark Petchey, Louise Pleming, Simon Reed, Gigi Salmon, Sam Smith, and Liz Smylie. Reports and features will come from Lee McKenzie, Ore Oduba, Rishi Persad and Phil Jones.
“We are very proud to be celebrating such a long-standing broadcasting relationship with the All England Tennis Club,” said Barbara Slater Director of BBC Sport.
“Over the 90 years we have been able to capture so many of Wimbledon’s greatest moments, from those early days of radio commentary to the unprecedented access to the event that we have available now.
“We are delighted this year to be able to offer tennis fans even more live action by adding qualifying matches at Roehampton to our already extensive offering.”
BBC Two will be the home of the nightly highlights programme, Today at Wimbledon, led by Clare Balding. Live from the open air studio by The Hill, Clare will give viewers the lowdown on the events of the day’s play and have expert analysis from the world of tennis.
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