Former Champions Andy Murray and Venus Williams given wild cards for Wimbledon 2021

Multiple Wimbledon champion, Andy Murray and Venus Williams have been given a wild card for the 2021 Championships at the All England Club.

Andy Murray and Venus Williams
Andy Murray and Venus Williams

British tennis star and 2-time Champion Andy Murray will make a return to the All England Club for the first time since his recovery from a career threatening knee injury. Murray last played on the green lawns of London in 2017 and has now received a wild card for the 2021 Wimbledon Championships.

Murray reached the quarterfinal the last time he played at Wimbledon in 2017 and would want to repeat the same performance this time too. The Brit is on his way to stage a comeback due after suffering numerous injuries for the last 4 years. He is competing at the Queen’s Club currently as a build-up for Wimbledon.

Murray has slipped to No.124 in the ATP Rankings and hence would have to battle through the qualifiers if he wouldn’t have received a wild card. Five out of Eight wildcards have been announced by the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on Wednesday.

Wild cards for Gentleman’s Singles

  • Carlos Alcaraz (ESP)
  • Liam Broady (GBR)
  • Jay Clarke (GBR)
  • Jack Draper (GBR)
  • Andy Murray (GBR)

Wild cards for Gentlemen’s doubles

  • Liam Broady (GBR) and Ryan Peniston (GBR)
  • Jay Clarke(GBR) and Marius Copil (ROU)
  • Lloyd Glasspool (GBR) and Harri Heliovaara (FIN)
  • Alastair Gray (GBR) and Aidan Mchugh (GBR)
  • Stuart Parker (GBR) and James Ward (GBR)

5-time champion Venus Williams receives a wild card

Venus Williams
Venus Williams

In the Ladies’ draw, five time champion, Venus Williams is the major attraction who receives a wild card entry. Williams has been active on the tour for quite some time now but hasn’t ben able to produce the same results like she used to. She is currently ranked as low as No.103 in the WTA Rankings and hence needed a wild card for a direct entry.

Six out of Eight wildcards have been announced by the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on Wednesday.

Wild cards for Ladies’ Singles

  • Katie Boulter (GBR)
  • Jodie Burrage (GBR)
  • Harriet Dart (GBR)
  • Francesca Jones (GBR)
  • Samantha Murray Sharan (GBR)
  • Venus Williams (USA)

Wild cards for Ladies’ doubles

  • Naiktha Bains (GBR) and Samantha Murray Sharan (GBR)
  • Harriet Dart (GBR) and Heather Watson (GBR)
  • Sarah Beth Grey (GBR) and Emily Webley-Smith (GBR)
  • Tara Moore (GBR) and Eden Silva (GBR)

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