Venus, Murray, Alcaraz pick up Wimbledon wildcards

Two former Wimbledon champions receive wildcards for this year’s main draw

Venus Williams, Wimbledon

Former champions Venus Williams and Andy Murray are two of the players receiving wildcards for the Wimbledon main draw this year.

Venus, who turns 41 this month, has won the singles title in SW19 five times, plus the doubles six times.

Murray, who plays at Queen’s this week as he endeavours to return from career-threatening injury once more, famously won Wimbledon in 2013 and 2016 – the first British man to lift the trophy there since Fred Perry in 1936.

He is joined in the men’s draw by Spanish teenager Carlos Alcaraz, who reached the third round of Roland-Garros this year, knocking out the 28th seed Nikoloz Basilashvili along the way.

Full list of Wimbledon wildcards announced so far

Men’s singles

  • Carlos Alcaraz (ESP)
  • LIam Broady (GBR)
  • Jay Clarke (GBR)
  • Jack Draper (GBR)
  • Andy Murray (GBR)
  • Three to be announced

Women’s singles

  • Katie Boulter (GBR)
  • Jodie Burrage (GBR)
  • Harriet Dart (GBR)
  • Francesca Jones (GBR)
  • Samantha Murray Sharan (GBR)
  • Venus Williams (USA)

Men’s doubles

  • Liam Broady (GBR) and Ryan Peniston (GBR)
  • Jay Clarke (GBR) and Marius Copil (ROU)
  • Lloyd Glasspool (GBR) and Harri Heliovaara (FIN)
  • Alastair Gray (GBR) and Aidan McHigh (GBR)
  • Stuart Parker (GBR) and James Ward (GBR)
  • Two to be announced

Women’s doubles

  • Naiktha Bains (GBR) and Samantha Murray Sharan (GBR)
  • Harriet Dart (GBR) and Heather Watson (GBR)
  • Sarah Beth Grey (GBR) and Emily Webley-Smith (GBR)
  • Tara Moore (GBR) and Eden Silva (GBR)
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