Women’s Preview: The number one ranked female and top seed, Simona Halep, has the two-time Wimbledon champion and eighth seed, Petra Kvitova, in her quarter; yet, before Halep can get to the quarterfinals, she will have to get by some potentially dangerous opponents. This is a major after all and every player aims to elevate their game. Johanna Konta and Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova will do their best to derail Halep’s plans.
In her half of the draw is the defending champion and the third seed, Garbine Muguruza. Despite some tricky opponents, Muguruza’s quarter is manageable if she can get by the twenty-eighth seed, Anett Kontaveit. If she is ready to compete, I don’t see Muguruza having too much of an issue getting to the quarterfinals.
The bottom half of the draw may be the tougher half. The seventh seed, Karolina Pliskova, who has not been at her best so far this season, will look to jump-start her year against the Brit, Harriet Dart. Sometimes the most lethal opponent is the lowly ranked opponent that no one knows much about and Dart will have the added advantages of home-crowd and having recently defeated the equally big serving twin of her opponent.
Lurking in her quarter are several other tricky opponents, which include: Victoria Azarenka; last year’s finalist and the ninth seed, Venus Williams; the fourth seed, Sloane Stephens; and Donna Vekic.
Serena Williams, is the twenty-fifth seed. Her path to the final is littered by pitfalls. The fifth seed, Elina Svitolina, who has beaten her before lurks early. Then there is the nineteenth seed, Magdalena Rybarikova, who plays very well on grass. The tenth seed, Madison Keys; the sixteenth seed, Coco Vandeweghe; and the in-form number two seed, Caroline Wozniacki can all trip her up in her bid for her eighth Wimbledon title.
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