LONDON: Andy Murray and Venus Williams –– who have won seven Wimbledon singles titles between them –– have been handed wildcard entries for this year’s championships. Britain’s Murray won the second of his two Wimbledon titles in 2016 but due to persistent injury problems is ranked 124, which is outside the cut-off for direct qualification. The 34-year-old beat Frenchman Benoit Paire at Queen’s on Tuesday in his first singles match since March. Five-time champion Williams, 40, is ranked 103rd in the world. Her French Open campaign came to an early end when she was beaten in the first round by Russia’s Ekaterina Alexandrova. Wimbledon, cancelled last year due to the coronavirus, is a government pilot event to test the return of large crowds to events. Centre Court and No.1 Court will open at 50 percent capacity at the start of the tournament on June 28 while the smaller show courts will be permitted to open at 75 percent capacity. Organisers are planning to increase ticket allocations later in the event and aim to have 100 percent capacity on Centre Court for the semi-finals and finals. Former England and Manchester United defender Gary Neville expressed his frustration at the differences in coronavirus rules across the country.