See you next week

Let's all meet back here on Monday morning for the start of The Championships 2015. Those tennis balls will be struck for the first time in the cauldron of competiton at 11:30am. Just four more sleeps to go...

When is the draw?

The draw for Wimbledon 2015 takes place on Friday at 10am BST. You can follow which names are picked out of the proverbial hat on Twitter or by listening in to a special broadcast on Wimbledon Radio.

Coming up roses

Sunshine, flowers and blue skies. What else do we need for Wimbledon? Who will come up smelling of roses after a fortnight of play on the grass remains to be seen.

Around the grounds at Wimbledon.
More handy information

To find out exactly who will be joining defending champions Novak Djokovic and Petra Kvitova at Wimbledon 2015 can we direct you to the full entry lists? The full list of seedings will also help.

Top spot!
Missed a match?

If you're worried you might have missed something from Qualifying, fear not. The full results are available on

Mattek-Sands leads ladies

"I'm really happy with how I'm playing and how my body's feeling," says American Bethanie Mattek-Sands after qualifying for the Main Draw. Helen Gilbert has the full low-down on the dozen qualifiers for the ladies' singles draw.

Eastbourne semi-final line-up

No buckets and spades required for this quick trip to Eastbourne where we find the semi-final line-up for the Aegon International is complete. Belinda Bencic faces second seed Caroline Wozniacki while Sloane Stephens - who benefited from a walkover - is up against Aga Radwanska. That quartet already tuning up for Wimbledon 2015 nicely but who will fine-tune their grass court game with a title?

Our Ladies' qualifiers
Our Ladies' qualifiers
Doubles qualifiers

There were also four pairs of qualifiers through to the ladies' doubles and they are:

Elizaveta Kulichkova (Rus) and Evgeniya Rodina (Rus)
Johanna Larsson (Swe) and Petra Martic (Cro)
Yafan Wang (Chn) and Kai-Lin Zhang (Chn)
Magda Linette (Pol) and Mandy Minella (Lux)

Tennis treats

The fans have seen some fantastic tennis over the four days of Qualifying.

Around the grounds on day 4 of qualifying.
Hsieh grabs last spot

And it's all over on Court 3. Su-Wei Hsieh overcomes a feisty performance from Thailand's Luksika Kumkhum to record a 6-1 5-7 9-7 victory. The world No.120 from Chinese Taipei is actually a former Wimbledon winner - she won the ladies doubles title in 2013 alongside Shuai Peng - but she's bagged the final singles spot for 2015.

Nottingham latest
Fascinating finale

Here at Blog HQ we would like a seat on the sidelines of Court 3 please. The fight for the final place in the Ladies' Singles is absolutely fascinating. Luksika Kumkhum and Su-Wei Hsieh are swapping breaks in an intense third set. It's locked at 7-7. Kumkhum saved match point when Hsieh was serving at 5-4 by the way.

You have been warned!
Govortsova qualifies

It's a good day for the Belarusian contingent as Olga Govortsova joins Aliaksandra Sasnovich in qualifying for the Ladies' Main Draw. The seventh seed recovers from losing the opener to tick off a 2-6 6-0 6-3 win to reach her ninth Wimbledon.

Our Men's qualifiers
Our Men's qualifiers

We love a bit of symmetry here at Blog HQ. As we type, Su-Wei Hsieh and Olga Govortsova are both serving for the match - and a place in the Wimbledon draw.

Happy to be back

It just wouldn't be a Grand Slam without a Gael Monfils grin. The French world No.18 is back for some grass-court play.

Gael Monfils at Wimbledon.
Two to go

There are 10 women through to the Main Draw today - two places left on the Qualifying courts. They'll be settled very soon.

Zeballos last man through

Argentina's Horacio Zeballos is the last man through to men's singles draw at Wimbledon 2015. He came through against Croatia's Ivan Dodig 6-7(4), 7-6(5), 6-4, 7-6(1). Don't worry if you're a fan of Dodig. After picking up his first Grand Slam doubles titles with Brazilian Marcelo Melo in Paris - by beating top dogs the Bryan brothers - he'll be back on the grass next week. 

Berrer through to Main Draw

Germany's Michael Berrer is through to his sixth Wimbledon Main Draw. The world No.139 lost the opening set 17-15 in an epic tie-break to Spain's Adrian Menendez-Maceiras, recovered to win the next two sets 6-4 6-1, lost the fourth 6-1, before winning the decider 6-4. A hot afternoon's work but worth it of course.

Strawberries and shopping

Should you wish to combine shopping and strawberries - and you can't make it to the grounds of Wimbledon - then may we suggest a trip to the Ralph Lauren store on New Bond Street in central London? To celebrate the designer's 10th year as the Official Outfitters of The Championships there will be complimentary strawberries and cream on offer as well as a prize draw. Full details here on

Herbert into the hat

Frenchman Pierre-Hugues Herbert adds his name into the Main Draw mixer as he comes through a five-setter against Spain's Inigo Cervantes 4-6 6-4 6-3 5-7 7-5. It's a second bite of the Wimbledon cherry - should that be strawberry? - for the French world No. 151.

Serena spot!

Serena Williams is targeting her third Grand Slam of 2015 - and fourth in a row - at Wimbledon. The American is a five-time singles champion at SW19.

Serena Williams at Wimbledon.
My Wimbledon

"Carry an umbrella, a jacket and some sunscreen." Which tennis star has this advice for the first-time Wimbledon visitor? Mark Hodgkinson reveals more in his feature interview for

Meanwhile in Nottingham...

Poking our head into the Aegon Open in Nottingham, we find Leonardo Mayer and Denis Istomin locked at one-set all in their quarter-final. It's on serve in the third.

Five-set alert

Toiling away in the mid-afternoon sun on Court 14 are Spain's Ingio Cervantes and Frenchman Pierre-Hugues Herbert. Their seesawing encounter will be settled in a decisive fifth set which is on serve as we type. By the way, Herbert played at SW19 for the first time last year while Cervantes is hoping to reach the Championships for the first time.

What's happening?

Well, we have five more matches left to decide who will take the remaining places in the Main Draw, which, lest we forget, will be plucked out of a hat on Friday morning at 10am. 

Practice makes perfect
Aussies ruling

There's a bit more evidence of Aussies ruling at Qualifying HQ. Brisbane's John Millman is the latest to book his place in the Main Draw for the first time with a 1-6 6-3 6-3 6-2 victory over Frenchman Enzo Couacaud. And John-Patrick Smith is also through to the singles  at Wimbledon for the first time with a 6-1 7-5 6-2 win over Czech Jan Mertl. 

More Qualifying results

World No. 122 Aleksandr Nedovyesov qualifies for the Main Draw with a speedy 7-6(7), 6-3 6-4 win over Belgian Yannick Mertens. It's a second visit to SW19 for the man from Kazakhstan.
Georgia's Nikoloz Basilashvili reaches his second consecutive Grand Slam. The 23-year-old adds success at Wimbledon Qualifying to his Roland Garros run with a 6-4 6-4 3-6 6-2 win over Hungary's Marton Fucsovics.

Murray's all white

Andy Murray gets some encouragement from coach Ameile Mauresmo as the 2013 champion practices ahead of Wimbledon.

Coach Amelie Mauresmo gives Andy Murray a friendly pat during a practice session.
Sijsling edges through

Fans anxious for news of the clash between Igor Sijsling and Paul-Henri Mathieu we have some. After letting a two-set lead slide, it's Sijsling's name which joins those being pulled out of the Main Draw hat tomorrow as he ticks off a 6-4 7-6(3) 2-6 5-7 7-5 win. 

Singles landmark for Xu

Over on Court 12, China's Yi-Fan Xu has just polished off a 7-5 6-3 win over American third seed Louisa Chirico. The doubles specialist is through to the singles draw of a Grand Slam for the first time. 

Sugita joins the Main Draw

Japan's Yuichi Sugita ends the hopes of GB's Dan Evans in Qualifying.

Yuichi Sugita during a third round qualifying match.
Brown at home on green 

It's a quick win for Germany 12th seed Dustin Brown, who joins the chaps in the Main Draw with a 7-6(1) 6-3 6-4 victory against Italian Andrea Arnaboldi. 

Falla in the flow

Continuing his solid grass-court form is Colombia's Alejandro Falla, who comes through a tight tussle with Germany's Andreas Beck 5-7 7-6(5), 7-6(4) 7-6(6). The 31-year-old has qualified for his 11th Wimbledon but has never gone beyond the third round before. Now's as good a time as any.

High praise
Saville hangs tough

An impressive display of Aussie grit from Luke Saville who comes back from two sets down to defeat Italy's Luke Vanni 4-6 4-6 6-3 7-6(7) 6-4. The 21-year-old, who reached the second round of Wimbledon last year, is into the Main Draw hat for the second time.

Gavrilova pulls out of Eastbourne

There's a bit more breaking news from Eastbourne, where Daria Gavrilova has pulled out of her quarter-final because of an abdominal injury. That means American Sloane Stephens is straight through to meet Aga Radwanska in the last four. The final match of the day sees Andrea Petkovic take on Caroline Wozniacki. 

Paszek powers on

How must Yafan Wang be feeling? After saving four match points to force a third set against Tamira Paszek, the Chinese 16th seed narrowly loses the third set and with it her place in the Main Draw. Paszek continues her comeback from illness and injury with a 6-4 6-7(6) 7-5 victory. Don't forget the Austrian is a two-time quarter-finalist at SW19 and is worth keeping an eye on next week.

Champion flashback
A first for Millot

Some more results to update you on from the green, green grass of Roehampton. Vincent Millot comes out on top of another all-French encounter, defeating Edouard Roger-Vasselin, the 28th seed, 6-3 6-1 4-6 6-2. It's a first Wimbledon for Millot, at the age of 29. 

More Qualifying drama

We want to take you over to Court 10 where we just knew that the Qualifying match-up between Igor Sijsling and Paul-Henri Mathieu would be intense. The players are into a fifth set and it's Sijsling who has a 3-1 lead in the decider. Meanwhile, a fifth set will settle it between Luca Vanni and Luke Saville, who showed some of that famous Aussie grit to save match point and force the Italian to go all the way.


A bout of sniffles and a sore throat meant Petra Kvitova decided not to play in the Eastbourne warm-up but the 2011 and 2014 Wimbledon champion is looking much more rosy as she takes in the scene at SW19.

A champion's pose
Number 8 for Cetkovska

There'll be no more play on Court 1 today as Czech Petra Cetkovska polishes off the day's play with a mighty quick 6-3 6-2 win over Belgian Elise Mertens 6-3 6-2. The 30-year-old is into the Wimbledon Fortnight for the eighth time. 

Super Swede

Elias Ymer is one of those bright young things to keep an eye on next week. The 19-year-old has qualified for his third Grand Slam of the year with a 6-1 7-6(3) 6-7(4) 7-6(4) win over Argentine third seed Guido Pella. Ymer underlined his form earlier this month by winning his first title on the ATP Challenger Tour on the clay of Caltanissetta.

The British obsession

A flick through the fascinating 2015 Wimbledon Compendium reveals how the fickle British summertime has always been a talking point over the Wimbledon Fortnight with details on the conditions at each Championships. In 1908 the tome reveals "not a drop of rain fell during the meeting," but, just one year later, "a very wet meeting necessitated play being extended into the third week for the first time." Blog HQ could be here a while...

Brad's weather watch
De Schepper goes through

We return from our small hiatus to bring you news that Kenny De Schepper will be taking part in his fifth Wimbledon after coming through his five-set encounter against fellow Frenchman Stephane Robert 3-6 6-2 3-6 6-3 6-4. Did you know De Schepper reached the fourth round at SW19 in 2013 before falling to Fernando Verdasco? He'll see if he can improve on that next week.

Lunch break

We will digest the news of Dan Evans' defeat over lunch here at Blog HQ. Please join us for the remaining action from Qualifying and beyond in 20 minutes.

Dan Evans bows out

It was a rollercoaster match for Dan Evans on Court 16 but the 25-year-old's campaign has been ended in Qualifying by Japan's Yuichi Sugita, who wins 7-6 (6), 6-2 7-5. So, that ends home hopes in Qualifying for another year. Still plenty of British players in the Main Draw though.

Tennis tan

Is there such a thing as a tennis tan? Our reporter Helen Gilbert has sent us a missive to let us know that it's boiling at Qualifying HQ in Roehampton and that the spectators will certainly be getting their vitamin D quota today. Sounds simply amazing. Fingers crossed the British sunshine continues next week too.

Three set wins today

There are a few Qualifying battles going on this Thursday lunchtime. Did we mention that the all-French affair between Kenny De Schepper and Stephane Robert is now into a fifth set! And that prompts a reminder that three-set wins are a must in the final men's matches of Qualifying.

Meanwhile in Nottingham...

We ought to pop our head over the fence at the Aegon Open in Nottingham, the final fellas grass-court warm-up for Wimbledon. The quarter-final line-up:

Marcos Baghdatis *6-4 3-2 Simone Bollelli (under way)
Leonardo Mayer v Denis Istomin
Sam Querrey v Gilles Simon
Alexandr Dolgopolov v Yen-Hsun Lu

Ding-dong on Court 15
Another Qualifying winner

High fives to Aliaksandra Sasnovich who bounces back from losing the first set to China's Shuai Zhang to tick off a 1-6 6-2 6-4 victory in Qualifying. She joins Belarus Fed Cup team-mate Victoria Azarenka, the 23rd seed, in the Main Draw for the very first time.

Moriya into men's draw

It's hello and congratulations to Japan's Hiroki Moriya, who is the first chap to bag one of 16 places in the men's Main Draw. The 24-year-old from Tokyo has tried to qualify for Wimbledon three times in the past but it was a case of fourth time lucky today as he defeated Matteo Donati of Italy 6-4 6-3 6-2.

More Qualifying results!

Germany's Laura Siegemund is preparing to make her Wimbledon bow after seeing off Luxembourg's Mandy Minella 6-4 6-3 in Qualifying. 
There's also success - and a first Wimbledon beckoning - for China's Ying-Ying Duan, who sees off American Anna Tatishvili 6-2 6-4.
American Sachia Vickery completes a neat 7-5 7-5 scoreline against compatriot Jessica Pegula to also add a Wimbledon appearance to her career highlights.

Radwanska into Eastbourne semis
Gasparyan goes through

There's quick work from 20-year-old Russian Margarita Gasparyan as she reaches her first Wimbledon with a 6-4 6-2 victory over Paraguay's Veronica Cepede Royg. Stand by for more results.

Doubles to singles

American Bethanie Mattek-Sands will add her name to the Main Draw pot after beating Israel's 11th seed Shaheer Peer in Qualifying. The American, who picked up two doubles titles at the French Open, ticked off a 6-1 6-4 victory despite failing to convert her first match point. It's an eighth Wimbledon for Mattek-Sands and we'll surely see her in the doubles courts too.

Evans update

For those of you following the travails of Dan Evans, the last Briton standing in Qualifying, he's having a bit of a rollercoaster on Court 16. After recovering from 3-0 down in the opener, Evans lost the set to Japan's Yuichi Sugita 8-6 in the tie-break. 

Take a bow Richel Hogenkamp

Congratulations to Richel Hogenkamp, who has reached her first Grand Slam after coming through Qualifying. The 23-year-old from the Netherlands will make her Wimbledon debut after seeing off China's Zhaoxuan Yang 6-2 6-2. Hogenkamp serves it out to love too. Steady as you like.

When is the Draw taking place?

Wimbledon fans! We have some very important news for you. The draw for this year's Championships will be held on Friday at 10am local time. You can find how who faces who live on Twitter and on Wimbledon Radio.

Read all about it

There's been some drama beside the seaside in Eastbourne with world No.5 Caroline Wozniacki showing her survival skills while Britain's Jo Konta breaks new ground on the grass by knocking out more world-class competition. Alex Macpherson has every thrill and spill in his wrap-up for

What's happening in Qualifying?

There are 12 places up for grabs in the Ladies' singles side of the Main Draw and a few of our qualifiers already have one foot in next week's Championships. Taking the first set against their opponents are China's Shuai Zhang, Richel Hogenkamp of the Netherlands, Chinese eighth seed Ying-Ying Duan, American Bethanie Mattek-Sands, Germany's Laura Siegemund and Austrian Tamira Paszek.

Meanwhile in Eastbourne...

It's quarter-finals day at the Aegon International in Eastbourne, the final women's warm-up event for Wimbledon. Here's the full line-up:

Tsvetana Pironkova v Aga Radwanska
Belinda Bencic v Jo Konta
Daria Gavrilova v Sloane Stephens
Andrea Petkovic v Caroline Wozniacki

Federer spot!

News is reaching us here at Blog HQ that seven-time Wimbledon champion Roger Federer is getting back in the swing at SW19 this morning. He's having a hit with Australian Nick Kyrgios on the practice courts at Aorangi Park as we type.

Ymer on a screamer

Elias Ymer is wasting no time as he sets about qualifying for his third Grand Slam of the year. The 19-year-old Swede has taken the first set 6-1 against Argentina's Guido Pella, the third seed.

Mattek-Sands on the grass

There is tennis everywhere we look. Another intriguing match-up on Court 11 sees Bethanie Mattek-Sands take on Israel's 11th seed Shaheer Peer and the American doubles ace already has a 3-0 lead in the opening set.

Falla in form

Over on Court 5, Alejandro Falla will no doubt be hoping to unpack his 'A' game on the grass against Germany's Andreas Beck. The Colombian has shown glimmers of form on the green stuff already this season, reaching the round of 16 at the Gerry Weber Open in Halle before falling to Jerzy Janowicz.

 Why not pop in for a Snapchat?
One to Watch

There's an interesting match-up on Court 10 where Dutch fans will be pinning their hopes on Igor Sijsling as he takes on Paul-Henri Mathieu. The 33-year-old Frenchman has reached the fourth round of Wimbledon twice in 2007 and 2010 while Sijsling reached the third round two years ago. 


We're ready to play on the Qualifying courts of Roehampton too, where the players are warming up for a prized place in the Wimbledon Main Draw. 

Ready to roll
Dan's plan

The players are due on court in just a few minutes time. Among them is 25-year-old Dan Evans, who is aiming to reach his home Grand Slam for the fourth time. He's playing Japan's Yuichi Sugita in the opening match on Court 16.

 Temperatures rising

Weather watchers you'll be pleased to know we are basking in lovely warm conditions in London. Patches of blue sky tantalising through fluffy clouds and temperatures in the low 20s.

Who's ready for the Qualifying finale?

It's time to steady those nerves. The remaining 56 players must quell any Qualifying quivers as they aim to win just one more match and book their place in next week's Main Draw for Wimbledon. Hello everyone. Thank you for joining us here at Blog HQ for the final day of Qualifying.


Qualifying begins: 22 June

The Draw: 26 June

Pre-event Press Conferences: 27 & 28 June

Order of Play: 28 June

Championships begin: 29 June

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Seeding for The Championships 2015
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2 FEDERER, Roger (SUI)
3 MURRAY, Andy (GBR)
6 BERDYCH, Tomas (CZE)
7 RAONIC, Milos (CAN)
8 FERRER, David (ESP)
9 CILIC, Marin (CRO)
10 NADAL, Rafael (ESP)
11 DIMITROV, Grigor (BUL)
12 SIMON, Gilles (FRA)
13 TSONGA, Jo-Wilfried (FRA)
14 ANDERSON, Kevin (RSA)
15 LOPEZ, Feliciano (ESP)
16 GOFFIN, David (BEL)
17 ISNER, John (USA)
18 MONFILS, Gael (FRA)
19 ROBREDO, Tommy (ESP)
21 GASQUET, Richard (FRA)
22 TROICKI, Viktor (SRB)
24 MAYER, Leonardo (ARG)
25 SEPPI, Andreas (ITA)
26 KYRGIOS, Nick (AUS)
27 TOMIC, Bernard (AUS)
28 CUEVAS, Pablo (URU)
29 GARCIA-LOPEZ, Guillermo (ESP)
30 FOGNINI, Fabio (ITA)
31 SOCK, Jack (USA)
32 THIEM, Dominic (AUT)


1 WILLIAMS, Serena (USA)
2 KVITOVA, Petra (CZE)
3 HALEP, Simona (ROU)
5 WOZNIACKI, Caroline (DEN)
8 MAKAROVA, Ekaterina (RUS)
10 KERBER, Angelique (GER)
11 PLISKOVA, Karolina (CZE)
12 BOUCHARD, Eugenie (CAN)
13 RADWANSKA, Agnieszka (POL)
14 PETKOVIC, Andrea (GER)
16 WILLIAMS, Venus (USA)
18 LISICKI, Sabine (GER)
19 ERRANI, Sara (ITA)
20 MUGURUZA, Garbine (ESP)
21 KEYS, Madison (USA)
22 STOSUR, Samantha (AUS)
23 AZARENKA, Victoria (BLR)
24 PENNETTA, Flavia (ITA)
25 CORNET, Alize (FRA)
26 KUZNETSOVA, Svetlana (RUS)
27 STRYCOVA, Barbora (CZE)
28 JANKOVIC, Jelena (SRB)
29 BEGU, Irina-Camelia (ROU)
30 BENCIC, Belinda (SUI)
31 GIORGI, Camila (ITA)
32 GARCIA, Caroline (FRA)



1 BRYAN, Bob (USA) / BRYAN, Mike (USA)
2 DODIG, Ivan (CRO) / MELO, Marcelo (BRA)
3 POSPISIL, Vasek (CAN) / SOCK, Jack (USA)
4 ROJER, Jean-Julien (NED) / TECAU, Horia (ROU)
5 BOLELLI, Simone (ITA) / FOGNINI, Fabio (ITA)
6 GRANOLLERS, Marcel (ESP) / LOPEZ, Marc (ESP)
8 PEYA, Alexander (AUT) / SOARES, Bruno (BRA)
9 BOPANNA, Rohan (IND) / MERGEA, Florin (ROU)
10 HERBERT, Pierre-Hugues (FRA) / MAHUT, Nicolas (FRA)
11 NESTOR, Daniel (CAN) / PAES, Leander (IND)
12 CUEVAS, Pablo (URU) / MARRERO, David (ESP)
13 MURRAY, Jamie (GBR) / PEERS, John (AUS)
14 KLAASEN, Raven (RSA) / RAM, Rajeev (USA)
15 DRAGANJA, Marin (CRO) / KONTINEN, Henri (FIN)
16 CABAL, Juan Sebastian (COL) / FARAH, Robert (COL)


1 HINGIS, Martina (SUI) / MIRZA, Sania (IND)
2 MAKAROVA, Ekaterina (RUS) / VESNINA, Elena (RUS)
3 MATTEK-SANDS, Bethanie (USA) / SAFAROVA, Lucie (CZE)
4 BABOS, Timea (HUN) / MLADENOVIC, Kristina (FRA)
5 KOPS-JONES, Raquel (USA) / SPEARS, Abigail (USA)
7 HSIEH, Su-Wei (TPE) / PENNETTA, Flavia (ITA)
9 DELLACQUA, Casey (AUS) / SHVEDOVA, Yaroslava (KAZ)
10 GARCIA, Caroline (FRA) / SREBOTNIK, Katarina (SLO)
12 WILLIAMS, Serena (USA) / WILLIAMS, Venus (USA)
13 CHAN, Yung-Jan (TPE) / ZHENG, Jie (CHN)
14 KRAJICEK, Michaella (NED) / STRYCOVA, Barbora (CZE)
15 RODIONOVA, Anastasia (AUS) / RODIONOVA, Arina (AUS)