Wimbledon preview

What: Third Grand Slam tournament of the year

When: Monday-July 16

Where: The All England Lawn Tennis Club

2016 singles champions: Andy Murray, Serena Williams

Men's top seeds

1. Andy Murray, Britain

2. Novak Djokovic, Serbia

3. Roger Federer, Switzerland

4. Rafael Nadal, Spain

5. Stan Wawrinka, Switzerland

6. Milos Raonic, Canada

7. Marin Cilic, Croatia

8. Dominic Thiem, Austria

Women's top seeds

1. Angelique Kerber, Germany

2. Simona Halep, Romania

3. Karolina Pliskova, Czech Rep.

4. Elina Svitolina, Ukraine

5. Caroline Wozniacki, Denmark

6. Johanna Konta, Britain

7. Svetlana Kuznetsova, Russia

8. Dominika Cibulkova, Slovakia


Key stat I: 14, consecutive Wimbledon men's titles won by Federer, Djokovic, Nadal or Murray.

Key stat II: 2, past Wimbledon champions in the women's field, Venus Williams and Petra Kvitova.

Great eight? With Murray off form this season, Federer is a popular pick to win Wimbledon for what would be a record eighth time.

Rafa's return: Nadal is back at Wimbledon after being out last year with an injured left wrist.

Paris to London: After coming out of nowhere to win the French Open women's title, Jelena Ostapenko is seeded 13th. Grass is her favorite surface; she was the junior champion at Wimbledon in 2014.

Associated Press