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Murray, Venus Lead Wimbledon Wild Cards

Wimbledon has planted a pair of champions in the field.

Former world No. 1 Grand Slam champions Andy Murray and Venus Williams leads the list of wild-card recipients for The Championships, which start on June 28th.

More: Murray Wins Queen's Club Return

Two-time Wimbledon champion Murray, who defeated Benoit Paire in his fourth Tour-level match of the season at Queen's Club yesterday, won the Olympic gold medal at the 2012 London Olympics played at Wimbledon. Murray successfully defended his gold medal at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games.

Murray leads a list of five men's main-draw wild cards that includes 18-year-old Spanish phenom Carlos Alcaraz and Britons Liam Broady, Jay Clarke and Jack Draper, who upset Jannik Sinner on the grass of Queen's Club on Monday. Three more men's wild cards will be announced

Wimbledon Men's Singles Wild Cards

  1. Carlos Alcaraz (ESP)
  2. Liam Broady (GBR)
  3. Jay Clarke (GBR)
  4. Jack Draper (GBR)
  5. Andy Murray (GBR)
  6. To be announced
  7. To be announced
  8. To be announced

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Five-time Wimbledon champion Venus Williams reached the 2017 Wimbledon final falling to Garbine Muguruza. It's an early birthday present for Williams, who celebrates her 41st birthday tomorrow on June 17th.

Four-time Olympic gold-medal champion Venus Williams is one of six Wimbledon ladies' main-draw wild cards announced today with two more wild cards to be issued.

Wimbledon Ladies' Singles Wild Cards

  1. Katie Boulter (GBR)
  2. Jodie Burrage (GBR)
  3. Harriet Dart (GBR)
  4. Francesca Jones (GBR)
  5. Samantha Murray Sharan (GBR)
  6. Venus Williams (USA)
  7. To be announced
  8. To be announced
Wimbledon Men's Doubles Wild Cards
  1. Liam Broady (GBR) and Ryan Peniston (GBR)
  2. Jay Clarke (GBR) and Marius Copil (ROU)
  3. Lloyd Glasspool (GBR) and Harri Heliovarra (FIN)
  4. Alastair Gray (GBR) and Aidan McHugh (GBR)
  5. Stuart Parker (GBR) and James Ward (GBR)
  6. To be announced
  7. To be announced
Wimbledon Ladies' Doubles Wild Cards
  1. Naiktha Bains (GBR) and Samantha Murray Sharan (GBR)
  2. Harriet Dart (GBR) and Heather Watson (GBR)
  3. Sarah Beth Grey (GBR) and Emily Webley-Smith (GBR)
  4. Tara Moore (GBR) and Eden Silva (GBR)
  5. To be announced
  6. To be announced
  7. To be announced