Dan Evans in the Nature Valley Open, ATP Challenger Nottingham 2018
Dan Evans in the Nature Valley Open, ATP Challenger Nottingham 2018 | (Photo by Ben Hoskins/Getty Images for LTA)

Dan Evans to play pre-qualification for Wimbledon as wild-cards are announced

By Ros Satar

  • No wild-card for Dan Evans in either the main draw of The Championships or in the qualifying draw – he will play in the pre-qualification rounds from Thursday.
  • Main draw wild-cards for Liam Broady, Jay Clarke and Alex De Minaur (AUS)
  • Aldo for Katie Boulter, Naomi Broady, Harriet Dart, Katy Dunne, Ons Jabeur (TUN), Katie Swan and Gabriella Taylor
LONDON, UK – The Wimbledon wildcards have been announced, and Dan Evans finds himself having to play pre-qualifying after his return from suspension.


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The Wimbledon Championships committee have announced the first tranche of wildcards for this year’s Championships with eight Brits being awarded wild-cards for the main draw, and ten further wildcards offered to Brits for the Gentlemen’s and Ladies qualifying singles rounds.

Dan Evans, who has recently returned after serving his suspension for being in possession of cocaine, just as his career was moving forward was not awarded a wildcard, but his ranking is enough from his performances to get him into the tournament’s 16-draw pre-qualifying tournament where two places will be made available to the finalists to take part in the qualifying rounds. If he gets that far, he will then have to play an additional three rounds of qualifying before the main draw starts.


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Wildcards for the 2018 Wimbledon Championships

Gentlemen’s Singles

  • Liam Broady (GBR)
  • Jay Clarke (GBR)
  • Alex De Minaur (AUS)
  • Five further names to be announced


Ladies’ Singles

  • Katie Boulter (GBR)
  • Naomi Broady (GBR)
  • Harriet Dart (GBR)
  • Katy Dunne (GBR)
  • Ons Jabeur (TUN)
  • Katie Swan (GBR)
  • Gabriella Taylor (GBR)
  • One further name to be announced


Gentlemen’s Doubles

  • Luke Bambridge & Jonny O’Mara (GBR)
  • Alex Bolt & Lleyton Hewitt (AUS)
  • Liam Broady & Scott Clayton (GBR)
  • Jay Clarke & Cameron Norrie (GBR)
  • Fredrik Nielsen (DEN) & Joe Salisbury (GBR)
  • Two further names to be announced


Ladies’ Doubles

  • Katie Boulter & Katie Swan (GBR)
  • Naomi Broady (GBR) & Asia Muhammad (USA)
  • Harriet Dart & Katy Dunne (GBR)
  • Four more names to be announced


Mixed Doubles

  • Five names to be announced


Gentlemen’s Qualifying Singles

  • Alejandro Davidovich Fokina (ESP)
  • Jack Draper (GBR)
  • George Loffhagen (GBR)
  • Anton Matusevich (GBR)
  • Aidan McHugh (GBR)
  • Alexander Ward (GBR)
  • James Ward (GBR)
  • Two wild card play-off places


Ladies Qualifying Singles

  • Holly Fischer (GBR)
  • Francesca Jones (GBR)
  • Claire Liu (USA)
  • Maia Lumsden (GBR)
  • Emma Raducanu (GBR)
  • One more name to be announced
  • Two wild-card play-off places


The Championships at Wimbledon will take place between the 2-15 July.