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Wimbledon 2024 LIVE: Tennis scores as Paolini faces Krejcikova in women’s final after Djokovic booed again

Italian star Paolini takes on 31st seed Krejcikova as a new women’s singles champion will be crowned

Kieran Jackson
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,Jamie Braidwood
Saturday 13 July 2024 09:40
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Paolini to face Krejcikova in Wimbledon final

A new Wimbledon champion will be crowned as Jasmine Paolini faces Barbora Krejcikova in the women’s final for the Venus Rosewater Dish. Another unpredictable women’s tournament has produced an unexpected final as first-time Wimbledon singles finalists Paolini and Krejcikova meet on Centre Court.

Paolini has been the breakthrough story of the tennis season. The 28-year-old reached the French Open final last month and is the first Italian woman to contest the Wimbledon final, having only previously reached the first round before this year. Krejcikova will come into the final as the narrow favourite as a former French Open winner in 2021. The Czech is also a two-time Wimbledon champion in the doubles.

Both players battled to reach the final, with Paolini beating Donna Vekic in the longest womens’ semi-final in history and Krejcikova knocking out former Wimbledon champion Elena Rybakina. Paolini and Krejcikova will be playing for a record £2.7m, and the chance to join the illustrious board of winners as the eighth different women’s champion in the last eight tournaments.

On Friday night, Novak Djokovic was booed by sections of the Centre Court crowd after setting a sensational rematch with Carlos Alcaraz in the men’s final, which will be played on Sunday afternoon. Djokovic pretended to play the violin as a message to his six-year-old daughter but was booed by some fans after his straight-sets win over Lorenzo Musetti.

Follow all the latest scores and match updates from the Wimbledon women’s final below:

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Novak Djokovic: ‘Surreal’ to be in another Wimbledon final so soon after surgery

Novak Djokovic admitted reaching the Wimbledon final felt “surreal” just over five weeks after undergoing knee surgery.

Djokovic set up a blockbuster repeat of last year’s showpiece against Carlos Alcaraz after swatting aside Italian Lorenzo Musetti.

The seven-time champion went under the knife on June 5 after suffering a torn meniscus at the French Open.

And he further dispelled any physical concerns, despite still sporting his grey knee support, with a comprehensive 6-4 7-6 (2) 6-4 semi-final win in two hours and 48 minutes.

Djokovic admitted he was still unsure if he would be able to compete in SW19 just three days before the tournament began.

Novak Djokovic: ‘Surreal’ to be in another Wimbledon final so soon after surgery

Djokovic had a knee operation on June 5 and will play in the Wimbledon final less than six weeks later

Jamie Braidwood13 July 2024 09:40
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Why is Novak Djokovic celebrating by playing the violin at Wimbledon?

Novak Djokovic was booed on Centre Court as he pretended to play the violin on his racket after booking his place in a 10th Wimbledon final

The 37-year-old was making his first appearance since turning on sections of the crowd and accusing them of “showing disrespect” following his win over Holger Rune.

But Djokovic was in impressive form as he defeated Lorenzo Musetti in straight sets to set up a rematch of last year’s Wimbledon final against Carlos Alcaraz.

“During the match it’s business time, trying to outplay your opponent,” he said. “I’m very happy to be in another final but I don’t want to stop here. Hopefully I’ll get my hands on that trophy.”

Why is Novak Djokovic celebrating by playing the violin at Wimbledon?

Djokovic is through to a 10th Wimbledon final but was booed after pretending to play the violin after his win over Lorenzo Musetti

Jamie Braidwood13 July 2024 09:20
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Novak Djokovic soaks in the boos to set up thrilling Wimbledon rematch with Carlos Alcaraz

So the all-time classic will have an instant rematch. Novak Djokovic will face Carlos Alcaraz in the Wimbledon final on Sunday in a repeat of last year’s epic five-setter, as the 37-year-old bids to become the oldest champion in the Open era at the All England Club.

It’s the final everyone wanted to see and yet, after beating the inspired Lorenzo Musetti in straight sets, the boos that rained down from the Centre Court crowd were rather illustrative of how difficult a journey this has been for the seven-time champion. Djokovic celebrated by pretending to play the violin on his racket, in a tribute to his six-year-old daughter. But clearly, a few days after accusing some Wimbledon fans of “showing disrespect”, some in the crowd thought the gesture was directed at them.

Djokovic soaks in the boos to set up thrilling rematch with Alcaraz

Djokovic subdued the magic shot-making of Lorenzo Musetti to reach a 10th Wimbledon final, where he will face defending champion Alcaraz

Jamie Braidwood13 July 2024 09:00
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Wimbledon 2024 prize money: How much do players earn round-by-round?

The total prize money at Wimbledon has reached £50m for the first time ahead of the 2024 Championships.

The winner of the men’s and women’s singles titles will take home a record £2.7m each, with the runner-ups earning £1.4m.

Carlos Alcaraz and Marketa Vondrousova took home a record £2.35m last year, with the prize money for the men’s and women’s singles champion increasing by almost 15 per cent in 2024.

A total prize fund of £50m includes singles, doubles and wheelchair events and represents an 11.9 increase from last year. Here’s how it breaks down

Wimbledon 2024 prize money: How much do players earn round-by-round?

The total prize money pool increased for this year’s Championships

Jamie Braidwood13 July 2024 08:30
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Who is playing at Wimbledon today? Full order of play and schedule

CENTRE COURT - 14:00 START

1 Ladies’ Singles Final

Barbora Krejcikova (CZE) [31] vs Jasmine Paolini (ITA) [7]

2 Gentlemen’s Doubles Final

Max Purcell (AUS) / Jordan Thompson (AUS) [15] vs

Harri Heliovaara (FIN) / Henry Patten (GBR)

3 Ladies’ Doubles Final

Katerina Siniakova (CZE) / Taylor Townsend (USA) [4] vs

Gabriela Dabrowski (CAN) / Erin Routliffe (NZL) [2]

Wimbledon order of play and Saturday’s schedule

It’s the start of finals weekend at Wimbledon as Jasmine Paolini and Barbora Krejcikova face off for the women’s singles titles

Jamie Braidwood13 July 2024 08:20
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What is Saturday’s TV schedule?

11:00 -12:30 - Live coverage - BBC Two

11:00 - 20:00 - Live coverage of outside courts - BBC Red Button

13:15 - 18:30 - Live coverage - BBC One

18:20 - 20:10 - Live coverage - BBC Two

20:10 - 21:10 - Today at Wimbledon - BBC Two

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How can I watch Wimbledon?

Wimbledon will be shown on the BBC in the UK, with full coverage of the tournament available to watch on BBC One, BBC Two and across the BBC iPlayer and BBC Sport website.

When is Jasmine Paolini vs Barbora Krejcikova

The Wimbledon women’s final takes place at 2pm BST on Saturday 13 July.

Jamie Braidwood13 July 2024 08:05
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When is Jasmine Paolini vs Barbora Krejcikova in the Wimbledon final?

Jasmine Paolini faces Barbora Krejcikova in the Wimbledon final as a new champion will be crowned at the All England Club.

Both players are through to the Wimbledon singles final for the first time in what has been another unpredictable tournament on the women’s side - one that will produce an eighth different winner in the last eight years.

Paolini, 28, had only ever reached the first round of Wimbledon before this year but has enjoyed a breakthrough season, reaching the French Open final last month where the Italian lost to Iga Swiatek.

Krejcikova, also 28, a is a former French Open winner in 2021 and two-time Wimbledon doubles champion, so carries greater experience, but the Czech had not been past the fourth round of the singles in SW19 before this month.

Both Paolini and Krejcikova come through epic semi-final matches on Thursday, with the seventh seed Paolini defeating Donna Vekic in the longest Wimbledon women’s semi-final in history, while Krejcikova came from a set down to defeat former champion Elena Rybakina.

When is Jasmine Paolini vs Barbora Krejcikova in the Wimbledon final?

A new Wimbledon champion will be crowned as Paolini faces Krejcikova in the women’s final on Centre Court

Jamie Braidwood13 July 2024 08:01
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Wimbledon 2024 LIVE: Tennis scores before Paolini vs Krejcikova final

A new Wimbledon champion will be crowned as Jasmine Paolini faces Barbora Krejcikova in the women’s final for the Venus Rosewater Dish. Another unpredictable women’s tournament has produced an unexpected final as first-time Wimbledon singles finalists Paolini and Krejcikova meet on Centre Court.

Paolini has been the breakthrough story of the tennis season. The 28-year-old reached the French Open final last month and is the first Italian woman to contest the Wimbledon final, having only previously reached the first round before this year. Krejcikova will come into the final as the narrow favourite as a former French Open winner in 2021. The Czech is also a two-time Wimbledon champion in the doubles.

Both players battled to reach the final, with Paolini beating Donna Vekic in the longest womens’ semi-final in history and Krejcikova knocking out former Wimbledon champion Elena Rybakina. Paolini and Krejcikova will be playing for a record £2.7m, and the chance to join the illustrious board of winners as the eighth different women’s champion in the last eight tournaments.

Follow all the latest scores and match updates from the Wimbledon women’s final in today’s live blog

Jamie Braidwood13 July 2024 08:00

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