The 2017 Wimbledon Championships,a Grand Slam tennis tournament, took place at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club in Wimbledon, London, United Kingdom. The main draw matches commenced on 3 July 2017 and concluded on 16 July 2017. Roger Federer won the Gentlemen’s Singles title for a record eighth time. Garbiñe Muguruza won the Ladies’ Singles title.
The 2017 tournament was the 131st edition of the championships, the 50th in the Open Era and the third Grand Slam tournament of the year. It is played on grass courts, organised by the All England Lawn Tennis Club and the International Tennis Federation and is part of the ATP World Tour, the WTA Tour, the ITF Junior tour and the NEC Tour.
Andy Murray was the defending champion in the Gentlemen’s singles but lost to Sam Querrey in the quarter-finals. Two-time defending Ladies’ singles champion Serena Williams did not defend her title, having ended her season in April due to pregnancy.
Roger Federer achieved his record eighth Wimbledon and 19th Grand Slam men’s singles title, defeating Marin Čilić in the final, 6–3, 6–1, 6–4. Federer thus became the only male player to win the Wimbledon singles title eight times, as well as only the second man in the Open era, after Björn Borg in 1976, to win Wimbledon without losing a set.
This was Federer’s 70th appearance at a Grand Slam, tying the record for male players and a record-breaking 11th men’s singles final at the same Grand Slam tournament. In addition, by virtue of his third-round win over Mischa Zverev, Federer won his 317th Grand Slam singles match, surpassing Serena Williams’ record of 316 match wins and giving him the all-time record for the most Grand Slam singles wins by any player, male or female. The tournament marked the fifth time that Nadal and Federer won the French Open and Wimbledon respectively in the same year.
This was also the first Grand Slam tournament since the 2009 French Open in which Murray, Nadal and Djokovic all failed to reach the semifinals, and the first time since 2004, that no player will be able to reach all 4 quarterfinals in a year. With his win over Murray, Querrey became the first American man to reach a Grand Slam semifinal since Andy Roddick at the 2009 Wimbledon Championships. Andy Murray was the defending champion, but lost to Sam Querrey in the quarterfinals. Despite his loss, Murray retained the ATP No. 1 singles ranking at the end of the tournament, as Rafael Nadal, Stan Wawrinka, and Novak Djokovic all failed to gain enough ranking points to surpass him.
Garbine Muguruza blasted past five-time champion Venus Williams in the ladies singles 7-5, 6-0 to add her name to the winners’ roster in 2017. Garbiñe Muguruza won her second Grand Slam singles title, defeating Venus Williams in the final, 7–5, 6–0. Muguruza became the second Spanish woman to win Wimbledon after Conchita Martínez in 1994. Muguruza also became the first player to defeat both Williams sisters in Grand Slams singles finals.
Williams was the oldest player to reach the final since Martina Navratilova, also in 1994, and played her 100th singles match at Wimbledon when she defeated Jeļena Ostapenko in the quarterfinals. Johanna Konta became the first British woman to reach the semifinals since Virginia Wade in 1978, and Magdaléna Rybáriková became the first Slovak woman to reach the semifinals at Wimbledon.
Despite losing in the second round, Karolína Plíšková attained the WTA No. 1 singles ranking at the end of the tournament, after Angelique Kerber and Simona Halep, the other contenders for the top ranking, lost in the fourth round and quarterfinals, respectively.
Lukasz Kubot (Poland) &Marcelo Melo (Brazil) beat Oliver Marach (Austria) & Mate Pavic (Croatia)
Ekaterina Makarova (Russia) & Elena Vesnina (Russia) bet Taipei Chan Hao-Ching (China) & Monica Nicunescu (Romania)
Jamie Murray (United Kingdom) &Martina Hingis (Switzerland) bet Henri Kontinen (Finland) & Heather Watson (United Kingdom)