Andy Murray and Venus Williams have been handed wildcards to play at this year’s Wimbledon 2021 tournament.
Along with these former Wimbledon champions, British players Jordie Burrage, Harriet Dart, Francesca Jones and Samantha Murray Sharan have also been given wildcards for the women’s singles. World number two from Japan, Naomi Osaka is still on the Wimbledon entry list after she withdrawal out of the recent French Open due to her sufferings from depression. She told that she would take some time away from the sports environment.
Britain’s Murray who had returned to his first singles match on the grass-court after three years since 2018 and reached the second round of the Queen’s tournament on Tuesday, had defeated France’s Benoît Paire in the round of 32 at the Centre Court and will now be fighting Matteo Berrettini tomorrow, now announced as one of the initial grantees of a Wimbledon wildcard.
Both the singles finals of Wimbledon will be played with 15,000 capacity crowd allowance in the centre court, becoming the first UK outdoor sports championship to do so since the start of the global spread of Coronavirus Pandemic. Before the rise in the capacity for both the finals, there will be 50% capacity allowed on the grounds. The tournament starts on June 28. Its objective is to increase the numbers on the Centre Court, Court One for the fourth round and quarter-final fixtures and to have 100% capacity for both the semi-finals and finals.