Wimbledon presenters on BBC TV and radio: Meet the pundits and commentators
Here's everything you need to know about the voices and faces guiding you through The Championships from SW19.
Wimbledon returns with a star-studded line-up of BBC presenters, pundits and commentators, but The Championships has a new look following the departure of a broadcasting legend.
Sue Barker has stepped down as the lead presenter of Wimbledon TV coverage, with Clare Balding taking the reins in 2023 and beyond.
BBC Test Match Special commentator Isa Guha returns to spearhead morning and early afternoon coverage from SW19, while BBC welcomes Qasa Alom to presenting duties of daily TV highlights show Today at Wimbledon.
Beyond the lead presenter roles, there's a small army of pundits, ex-players and commentators scattered across the courts to bring all the latest news, views and analysis of each day's play.
The BBC boasts extensive coverage of Wimbledon once again this year across its TV, radio and online platforms so you need not miss a game, set or match for the entire two weeks.
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Who is presenting Wimbledon coverage on TV?
Daily coverage from SW19 will be available across a whole range of BBC platforms, from their main TV channels to BBC iPlayer to the BBC Sport website, Red Button and beyond.
Live matches and highlights programmes are set to dominate the airwaves for the next couple of weeks and we've rounded up the faces and voices you'll see and hear over that time.
Beginning her career in broadcasting as a BBC trainee in 1994, Balding has become one of the most recognised sports presenters in the UK, reporting on television or radio from numerous Olympic Games' as well as fronting television coverage of horse racing, rugby, athletics and much more.
She has presented non-sporting shows including Countryfile and coverage of major events such as The Trooping of the Colour.
Former England international cricketer Guha is a relatively new addition to the BBC presenting team on tennis coverage.
She will introduce each day of coverage (from 10:30am on Day 1, from 11am on each day after that) before handing the reins to Balding in the early afternoon to take viewers into each evening.
Guha has a wealth of experience commentating and presenting cricket coverage across multiple channels around the world, including BBC's beloved Test Match Special and Sky Sports' coverage.
Recognised as one of the greatest male tennis players of all time, McEnroe won seven singles Grand Slams and eight doubles Grand Slams in his illustrious career - including lifting the singles title at Wimbledon three time in 1981, 1983 and 1984. Since retiring from tennis McEnroe has become one of the leading pundits and commentators in world tennis.
Navratilova is considered to be one of the best ever female tennis players, with an astonishing record of winning 18 Grand Slam titles during her career - including nine Wimbledon titles between 1979 and 1990. Having dominated the game for so long as a player, her expert insight into the current game has made her a mainstay of tennis broadcasts across the world.
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A former world number one player, King won an incredible 39 Grand Slam titles during her career: 12 in singles, 16 in women's doubles, and 11 in mixed doubles. Considered to be one of the true greats of modern tennis, she has provided expert commentary for the BBC and other broadcasters for many years.
Former Wimbledon champion Pat Cash is a familiar face for many across the world after lifting the prestigious trophy in 1987. The Australian is synonymous with Wimbledon after being the first player to climb into the stands to celebrate, a tradition that is now frequently repeated.
One of the best known British players of the modern era, Tim Henman flew the flag as British number one for many years during the late 1990s and early 2000s, reaching the Wimbledon semi-final no less than four times as a singles player - and reaching the same stage of both the American and French Open. Sadly he was never to win a singles Grand Slam title, but he is still one of the most recognised names in English tennis, synonymous with Wimbledon.
Konta is the most successful British woman at Wimbledon in modern times having reached the semi-finals in 2017. She reached the semi-finals in three different Grand Slams and became world No.4 in 2017 but couldn't land a major title and retired in 2021 due to injury.
A famous face of British tennis, Croft is a regular expert voice across various TV platforms including BBC and Amazon Prime Video. She reached world No.24 in 1985 before retiring at the age of just 21 due to the intense rigours of travel and lack of enjoyment in the game. Croft has since become a household name in the UK due to her career in the media.
Keothavong is a former British No.1 and in 2009 she became the first British woman to crack into the top 50 since 1993. She is a three-time captain of the British Fed Cup team and a familiar voice across tennis coverage.
Mirza is a doubles expert and clinched the world No.1 ranking in women's doubles in 2015. She won the 2015 Wimbledon and US Open doubles titles, as well as the Australian Open in 2016. Mirza reached No.27 in the world singles rankings in 2007 and was the No.1 Indian women's singles player from 2003 until her retirement from singles matches in 2013.
Former women's World No.1 Austin is a veteran of BBC coverage. She racked up 30 career titles, including two US Open titles. She reached the Wimbledon semi-finals twice in 1979 and 1980 but couldn't take a couple of steps further, though she did win the Wimbledon mixed doubles in 1980.
Broady reached N0.56 in the doubles world rankings with her personal best form coming during 2016-2018 as she reached the third round of Wimbledon. She entered the singles draws on several occasions and reached the second round in 2014. She is the sister of Liam Broady, who reached the third round of Wimbledon in 2022.
John Lloyd, Louise Pleming, Colin Fleming, Jo Durie, Peter Fleming, Liz Smylie, Dominic Inglot, Nick Monroe, Arvind Parmar, Todd Woodbridge and Leon Smith are also among the pundits providing insight from the studio.
During live matches TV commentary and insight will also be provided by the following: Andrew Castle, Andrew Cotter, Sam Smith, Chris Bradnam, Kat Downes, Nick Mullins, Matt Chilton, Simon Reed and John Inverdale. Along with Ronald McIntosh, Alison Mitchell, James Burridge, Abigail Johnson, Andy Stevenson, Paul Hand, Nick Lester, Pete Odgers and David Law.
Who presents Today at Wimbledon?
The highlights programme Today at Wimbledon is on daily at 9pm throughout The Championships, presented by Qasa Alom.
The Birmingham-born journalist and presenter boasts a strong track record on the BBC Asian Network as well as experience as a documentary-maker and newsreader.
Alom has recently covered The Boat Race for BBC, while he featured during coverage of the 2022 Commonwealth Games in his home town.
Prior to the tournament, he said: "I’m super excited to be taking over as the presenter of Today at Wimbledon.
"The programme is an absolute institution and something that I am truly honoured to be presenting.
"The focus is (and always will be) on the tennis - showcasing the best of the days’ play and offering insightful analysis from our brilliant experts.
"I can’t wait to get started and look forward to adding my enthusiasm, personality and love for the sport to the BBC’s coverage."
Who are the radio presenters, pundits and commentators?
Extensive coverage of Wimbledon will be available for radio listeners on BBC Radio 5 Live, BBC Radio 5 Live Sports Extra and on BBC Sounds. The main radio coverage each day will be fronted by Gigi Salmon and Clare McDonnell, while Steve Crossman will take over in the evenings.
The pair will be joined on rotation by a wealth of tennis experts to provide punditry and analysis throughout Wimbledon, including: Pat Cash, Marion Bartoli, Kim Clijsters, Greg Rusedski, Annabel Croft, Naomi Broady, Leon Smith, Mark Woodforde, Jeff Tarango, Coco Vandeweghe and Sania Mirza.
Further radio commentary comes from Russell Fuller, Gigi Salmon, David Law, Naomi Cavaday, Jonathan Overend, Iain Carter, Alison Mitchell, Abigail Johnson, Sara Orchard, Katie Smith and Maz Farookhi.
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