The 2012 Wimbledon Championships will start on June 25 and are expected to run until July 8.
Right before the tournament begins, seeds will get drawn for the Grand Slam event and hopeful competitors will know exactly whom they have to go through to win.
Novak Djokovic is the reigning men’s champ and will be looking to defend his title after being robbed of a chance to win his fourth major in a row—and first victory ever—at the French Open.
Petra Kvitova is the defending women’s champion and has to be hoping she can repeat her first and only Grand Slam victory from last year. It will not be easy for her, especially with Maria Sharapova back on top of her game.
Here is the information for the 2012 Wimbledon Draw
When: Friday, June 22, 2012
Where: The All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, Wimbledon, London Borough of Merton, United Kingdom
Live Stream: Live @ Wimbledon
The top players in the world have little to worry about in the draw because they have already been seeded.
In what is absolutely no surprise on the men’s side, Novak Djokovic is reportedly the No. 1 seed as the defending champion.
There is one bit of a shocker in the women’s bracket, and it’s not Maria Sharapova being No. 1 (which she is).
It’s Venus Williams not being seeded for the first time since 1997, which is a result of her sliding down to No. 55 in the world. She will have to await the draw to find out her fate in this event.
Her sister, Serena Williams, nabbed the sixth seed and defending champion Kvitova earned No. 4.
We’ll soon know exactly how Wimbledon will shake out as the rest of the field draws against the top competition. Make sure you tune in on Friday for all the excitement.