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Wimbledon 2022: When does Wimbledon start? Will Serena Williams make a run? Is Novak Djokovic the favorite?

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Wimbledon 2022 starts this weekend, beginning two straight weeks of tennis, tennis, and more tennis. If you're looking for information like the schedule, odds for women and men, and broadcast and streaming info, you can find all that and more below.

When does Wimbledon start?

Here’s the round-by-round schedule for men’s and women’s singles at Wimbledon 2022.

  • Round 1: June 27-28, 6:00am ET start

  • Round 2: June 29-30, 6:00am ET start

  • Round 3: July 1-2, 6:00am ET start

  • Round 4: July 3-4, 6:00am ET start

  • Quarterfinals: July 5-6, 8:00am ET start

  • Women’s singles semifinals: July 7, 8:00am ET start

  • Men’s singles semifinals: July 8, 8:00am ET start

  • Women’s singles final: July 9, 12 noon ET

  • Men’s singles final: July 10, 12 noon ET

The order of play for each day will be posted the night before. The men’s and women’s singles draw will take place on June 24, which will set the order of play for Round 1.

What are the key storylines at Wimbledon?

  • How far will Serena go? Serena Williams has returned to competitive tennis after nearly a year away. She played doubles at Eastbourne with Ons Jabeur, which was her first tournament since Wimbledon 2021. Just a half-hour into her Round 1 match, Williams sustained a knee injury, and limped off the court in tears. She looked more than fine during her two matches at Eastbourne (the pair was forced to withdraw before the semifinals due to Jabeur’s knee injury), but the most important question is whether she’s back in top form. If she is, the sky’s the limit. If she’s not, her time at the All England Club may be short.

  • Will there be a first-time winner in men’s singles? For the last 19 years, only four different men have won the men’s singles title at Wimbledon: Roger Federer, Andy Murray, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic. Federer is the only one not competing at Wimbledon, but there’s a decent chance that we could have a first-time winner. Nadal’s painful foot is always a concern, as is Murray’s metal hip. And Djokovic doesn’t look quite as dominant as he did last year. Their stranglehold on Wimbledon could be loosening, which opens the door for someone like Carlos Alcatraz, Matteo Berrettini, Felix Auger-Aliassime or Hubert Hurkacz to make a run at the trophy.

Who are the Top 10 seeds?

Here are the Top 10 seeds for men’s singles.

  1. Novak Djokovic

  2. Rafael Nadal

  3. Casper Ruud

  4. Stefanos Tsitsipas

  5. Carlos Alcaraz

  6. Felix Auger-Aliassime

  7. Hubert Hurkacz

  8. Matteo Berrettini

  9. Cameron Norrie

  10. Jannick Sinner

Novak Djokovic practices ahead of Wimbledon 2022.
Novak Djokovic is the top men's seed at Wimbledon 2022. (Photo by Steven Paston/PA Images via Getty Images)

And here are the Top 10 seeds for women’s singles.

  1. Iga Swiatek

  2. Anett Kontaveit

  3. Ons Jabeur

  4. Paula Badosa

  5. Maria Sakkari

  6. Karolina Pliskova

  7. Danielle Collins

  8. Jessica Pegula

  9. Garbine Muguruza

  10. Emma Raducanu

Click here for the full seedings.

Who has the best odds of winning Wimbledon 2022?

Novak Djokovic is a slight favorite to win at the All England Club despite not competing at the Australian Open and resting since his semifinal exit at the French Open. Rafael Nadal, despite winning the Australian and French opens, is not the favorite.

  • Novak Djokovic -120

  • Matteo Berrettini +650

  • Rafael Nadal +700

  • Carlos Alcaraz +900

  • Hubert Hurkacz +1600

Iga Swiatek is the only woman who deserves to be the favorite at Winmbledon. She’s won six straight titles (including the French Open) and has a 35-match win streak that dates back to February.

  • Iga Swiatek -150

  • Coco Gauff +1000

  • Ons Jabeur +1000

  • Simona Halep +1200

  • Serena Williams +1400

All odds courtesy of BetMGM.

How to watch Wimbledon

ESPN and/or ESPN+ will carry the vast majority of the tournament. ESPN will provide general coverage of the day’s play while ESPN+ will offer individual feeds of the matches. ABC will also provide coverage on Saturday, July 2 and Sunday, July 3. ESPN2 will show matches (along with ESPN and ESPN+) on July 4-6. ESPN will provide sole coverage starting with the women’s semifinal on July 7 through the men’s final on July 10.

If you have a cable package, you can watch ESPN and ESPN2 on your phone or tablet. ESPN+ is a subscription service that requires an additional monthly fee.