Sania Mirza, six-time Grand Slam winner and former Wimbledon Double’s champion, has joined the Star Sports team from 1 July as an expert in the studios to analyse the day-to-day action for fans across the country. One of the best Indian players currently playing the sport, Sania brings a wealth of knowledge from her experience of having played the singles, doubles and mixed doubles formats, and is on Star Sports Select 1/ HD and Star Sports Select 2/ HD and on Hotstar.
The Championships, Wimbledon began on 1st July with the top 3 seeds in the Men’s Division being defending champion Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal, all back to vie for the prestigious Men’s title.
All matches being telecast on
Star Sports Select 1/HD and
Star Sports Select 2/ HD and Hotstar with previews starting at
4 pm and live coverage beginning
at 5.30 pm IST
With Novak chasing his fifth Wimbledon title, Roger, the perennial favourite looking to add a ninth Wimbledon crown and Rafa going for his third and challenges coming up with from the likes of Alexander Zverev, Dominic Thiem and Marin Cilic, etc, viewers can expect to see multiple records to be set or even broken.
Defending Champion Angelique Kerber, Naomi Osaka, Serena Williams, new World No.1 Ashleigh Barty will headline the Women’s draw and will look to add their names to the historic winners club with Serena Williams going for her 24th Grand Slam. The seeds can expect strong resistance from the likes of Simona Halep, Petra Kvitova, Sloane Stephens and favoured home favourite, Johanna Konta who will also be looking to upset the firm favourites.
The biggest rule change implemented this season is a tie-break to be played, should the score reach 12-12 in the final set, to ensure that there are no record long final set. Given the kind of mental and physical energy that it takes out of the players like the 2018 epic semi-final, the second-longest match, where Kevin Anderson overcame the strong challenge from John Isner with a 26-24 victory, a change of this magnitude has been put in place.