After a hugely successful and unpredictable French Open 2021, the world is waiting for the Wimbledon 2021 to start. Wimbledon is the only Grand Slam that is played on the grass court and it is generally organized after the clay court action at the French Open ends.
World No. 1 Novak Djokovic, who recently won the French Open 2021 title is also the defending champion at Wimbledon. He is expected to extend his extraordinary form to the grass-court as well. Along with him, Simona Halep, who thrashed all her opponents last time in Wimbledon would look to defend her title.
When is Wimbledon 2021?
Tennis fans across the globe are eagerly waiting for the action to start again on the grass court in England. This year, Wimbledon will take place from 28 June and 11 July over two weeks. All the high-octane action will unfold at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club.
Along with the Australian Open, French Open, and the US Open, Wimbledon is one of four Grand Slam tournaments in the tennis calendar which is eagerly awaited for.
Wimbledon championships tickets; availability, prices, and where to buy
As the Coronavirus pandemic eases out, the sporting world is returning back to the old ways. The first batch of Wimbledon 2021 tickets are already out for sale. The general sale started at 1 pm on Thursday 17 June.
Although the restrictions have been eased out, necessary precautions will still be followed to avoid any mishap at Wimbledon. This will be the first time that Wimbledon tickets will be sold online instead of the traditional ballot method to avoid long queues outside the stadium.
The tickets will be released in batches in order to ensure that people have different opportunities to buy them. Moreover, the ticket price has not been hiked as compared to the last year. In order to get a ticket, one needs to register at MyWimbledon.
As far ticket prices are concerned, at the start of the tournament the prices are the lowest. For the semi-final or final matches, the price will be much higher. The Centre Court and Court No. 1 have the highest prices. In 2019, Centre Court tickets on the first day were £64 (INR 6,616). For the 13th and final day of the competition, Centre Court tickets were £225 (INR 23,256).
Wimbledon 2021: Final ground capacity
Crowd capacity will be capped at half of the normal levels during the first week of the prestigious tournament. Around 21,000 people will be allowed inside the stadium. Centre Court and Court One will both be sold at 50% capacity.
The smaller show courts have been capped at 75%. During the second week, fans are hoping that capacity for the two main courts will increase for the fourth round and quarter-finals, with full capacity for the semi-finals and finals. The fans would have to wear masks while moving around.
However, they can remove their masks while watching the game seated. Moreover, in order to keep the players safe, it has been decided that no player will give an autograph or get close to the fans for photographs or any such purpose.