Wimbledon Schedule 2013: Dates, Times, Live Stream Info and More

Use your ← → (arrow) keys to browse more stories
Wimbledon Schedule 2013: Dates, Times, Live Stream Info and More
Julian Finney/Getty Images

With the official arrival of summer, it's time to gear up for the fortnight. 

The most prestigious tennis tournament of the year, the Wimbledon Championships offers a unique tradition as the planet's best players go head-to-head wearing all white on the grass courts at the All England Club.

Credit: Instagram.com/Wimbledon

Thirty-one-year-olds Roger Federer and Serena Williams both enter the season's third Grand Slam event as defending champions. Federer is looking for his record eighth Wimbledon crown while Williams can tie Federer with 17 career Grand Slam singles titles by earning her sixth championship at SW19 this July.

But there are tons of talented players who will have a say in whether the two legends accomplish their goal in London.

Here we'll get you set with everything you need to know to make sure you don't miss a single point this summer. 

 

Where: All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club in London

When: Monday, June 24 through Sunday, July 7

Watch: ESPN, ESPN2

Live Stream: ESPN3

 

2013 Wimbledon TV Schedule

Monday, June 24  
First Round 7 a.m. - 5 p.m. ESPN
Tuesday, June 25  
First Round 7 a.m. - 5 p.m. ESPN
Wednesday, June 26  
Second Round 7 a.m. - 5 p.m. ESPN2
Thursday, June 27  
Second Round 7 a.m. - 3 p.m. ESPN2
Friday, June 28  
Third Round 7 a.m. - 5 p.m. ESPN
Saturday, June 29  
Breakfast at Wimbledon 7 a.m. - 8 a.m. ESPN
Third Round 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. ESPN
Sunday, June 30  
Week 1 Highlights 3 p.m. - 6 p.m. ABC
Monday, July 1  
Round of 16 (Centre Court) 8 a.m. - 3 p.m. ESPN
Round of 16 (outer courts) 7 a.m. - 5 p.m. ESPN2
Tuesday, July 2  
Women's Quarterfinals (Centre Court) 8 a.m. - 1 p.m. ESPN
Women's Quarterfinals (Court 1) 7 a.m. - 4 p.m. ESPN2
Wednesday, July 3
Men's Quarterfinals (Centre Court) 8 a.m. - 3 p.m. ESPN
Men's Quarterfinals (Court 1) 7 a.m. - 4 p.m. ESPN2
Thursday, July 4
Breakfast at Wimbledon 7 a.m. - 8 a.m. ESPN
Women's Semifinals 8 a.m. - 1 p.m. ESPN
Friday, July 5
Breakfast at Wimbledon  7 a.m. - 8 a.m. ESPN
Men's Semifinals 8 a.m. - 2 p.m. ESPN
Saturday, July 6
Breakfast at Wimbledon  8 a.m. - 9 a.m. ESPN
Women's Final 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. ESPN
Women's Final Replay 3 p.m. - 6 p.m. ABC
Sunday, July 7
Breakfast at Wimbledon 8 a.m. - 9 a.m. ESPN
Men's Final 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. ESPN
Men's Final Replay 3 p.m. - 6 p.m. ABC

TV schedule information courtesy of SportsMediaWatch.com.

 

What to Watch For in Men's Draw

Clive Rose/Getty Images

Thanks to the wacky way the ATP ranking system works, French Open champion Rafael Nadal will be seeded fifth in the men's draw this year, setting up a potential blockbuster quarterfinal clash against seven-time winner Roger Federer, according to the tournament's official Twitter account:

With Nadal, Federer and Andy Murray all on the bottom half of the draw, world No. 1 Novak Djokovic should have a relatively easy path to the final. 

He won this tournament in 2011 but was ousted by Federer in the semifinals last year.

But if you're looking for a threat outside of the Big Four, look no further than Jo-Wilfried Tsonga. The talented Frenchman has reached the Wimbledon semifinals in each of the past two years, beating Federer in the quarters here in 2011.

2010 finalist Tomas Berdych is another outside contender. When he's firing on all cylinders, the Czech star can be awfully tough to beat on grass.

Click here to view the Gentlemen's Singles Draw via Wimbledon.com.

 

What to Watch for in Women's Draw

Julian Finney/Getty Images

The women's draw is seemingly Serena Williams' to lose. The American star is playing some incredible tennis coming in. She's won 31 straight matches and has dominated at this event in the past.

A five-time Wimbledon winner, Serena has won three of the past four championships here and has dropped just one set in five finals appearances.

With fellow top-seeded women Victoria Azarenka and Maria Sharapova on the other side of the draw, Williams should cruise to the final barring a stunning upset. That said, Azarenka vs. Sharapova has the potential to be the best match of the tournament this year.

Paul Gilham/Getty Images

The two have developed a competitive rivalry over the years, with the younger Azarenka holding a 7-6 advantage in head-to-head competition.

Sharapova has taken the last two, but Azarenka leads 2-1 in Grand Slams. The two players have never met on grass, though, which should make for an intriguing semifinal showdown if both can advance through the first five rounds.

2011 Wimbledon winner Petra Kvitova is a dark-horse contender worth keeping an eye on. The 23-year-old Czech lost in the quarterfinals here a year ago but has been among the last eight standing in each of the past three years. 

Click here to view the Ladies' Singles Draw via Wimbledon.com.

 

Follow Bleacher Report Featured Columnist Patrick Clarke on Twitter.

Follow _Pat_Clarke on Twitter

Load More Stories

Team StreamTM

Tennis

Subscribe Now

We will never share your email address

Thanks for signing up.