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Wimbledon Draw
Here is the draw:

Serena Williams (USA) (1)
Mandy Minella (LUX)

Caroline Garcia (FRA)
Jie Zheng (CHN)

Kimiko Date-Krumm (JPN)
Carina Witthoeft (GER)

Alexandra Cadantu (ROU)
Tamira Paszek (AUT) (28)

Sabine Lisicki (GER) (23)
Francesca Schiavone (ITA)

Elena Vesnina (RUS)
Andrea Hlavackova (CZE)

Olga Puchkova (RUS)
Arantxa Rus (NED)

Anna Schmiedlova (SVK)
Samantha Stosur (AUS) (14)

Maria Kirilenko (RUS) (10)
Laura Robson (GBR)

Mariana Duque-Marino (COL)
Julia Goerges (GER)

Ayumi Morita (JPN)
Marina Erakovic (NZL)

A.Medina Garrigues (ESP)
Shuai Peng (CHN) (24)

Romina Oprandi (SUI) (31)
Alison Riske (USA)

Mallory Burdette (USA)
Urszula Radwanska (POL)

Kaia Kanepi (EST)
Tara Moore (GBR)

Bethanie Mattek-Sands (USA)
Angelique Kerber (GER) (7)

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Agnieszka Radwanska (POL) (4)
Yvonne Meusburger (AUT)

Timea Babos (HUN)
Mathilde Johansson (FRA)

Heather Watson (GBR)
Madison Keys (USA)

Monica Niculescu (ROU)
Mona Barthel (GER) (30)

A.Pavlyuchenkova (RUS) (21)
Tsvetana Pironkova (BUL)

B.Zahlavova Strycova (CZE)
Magdalena Rybarikova (SVK)

Anna Tatishvili (GEO)
Petra Martic (CRO)

Karolina Pliskova (CZE)
Nadia Petrova (RUS) (13)

Roberta Vinci (ITA) (11)
Chanelle Scheepers (RSA)

Kristyna Pliskova (CZE)
Jana Cepelova (SVK)

M.Torro-Flor (ESP)
Irina-Camelia Begu (ROU)

Maria Elena Camerin (ITA)
Dominika Cibulkova (SVK) (18)

Klara Zakopalova (CZE) (32)
Daniela Hantuchova (SVK)

Nina Bratchikova (RUS)
Annika Beck (GER)

Olga Govortsova (BLR)
Simona Halep (ROU)

Michaella Krajicek (NED)
Na Li (CHN) (6)

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Sara Errani (ITA) (5)
Monica Puig (PUR)

Silvia Soler-Espinosa (ESP)
Misaki Doi (JPN)

Lara Arruabarrena (ESP)
Lesia Tsurenko (UKR)

Eva Birnerova (CZE)
Varvara Lepchenko (USA) (26)

Sloane Stephens (USA) (17)
Jamie Hampton (USA)

Pauline Parmentier (FRA)
Andrea Petkovic (GER)

Petra Cetkovska (CZE)
Donna Vekic (CRO)

E.Cabeza Candela (ESP)
Caroline Wozniacki (DEN) (9)

Marion Bartoli (FRA) (15)
Elina Svitolina (UKR)

Christina McHale (USA)
Alexa Glatch (USA)

Camila Giorgi (ITA)
Samantha Murray (GBR)

Stefanie Voegele (SUI)
Sorana Cirstea (ROU) (22)

Lucie Safarova (CZE) (27)
Lauren Davis (USA)

Lucie Hradecka (CZE)
Karin Knapp (ITA)

M.Larcher De Brito (POR)
Melanie Oudin (USA)

Kristina Mladenovic (FRA)
Maria Sharapova (RUS) (3)

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Petra Kvitova (CZE) (8)
Coco Vandeweghe (USA)

Kiki Bertens (NED)
Yaroslava Shvedova (KAZ)

Garbine Muguruza (ESP)
Anne Keothavong (GBR)

Johanna Larsson (SWE)
Ekaterina Makarova (RUS) (25)

Carla Suarez Navarro (ESP) (19)
Lourdes Dominguez Lino (ESP)

Sofia Arvidsson (SWE)
Mirjana Lucic-Baroni (CRO)

Eugenie Bouchard (CAN)
Galina Voskoboeva (KAZ)

Virginie Razzano (FRA)
Ana Ivanovic (SRB) (12)

Jelena Jankovic (SRB) (16)
Johanna Konta (GBR)

Yanina Wickmayer (BEL)
Vesna Dolonc (SRB)

Ajla Tomljanovic (CRO)
Bojana Jovanovski (SRB)

Yulia Putintseva (KAZ)
Kirsten Flipkens (BEL) (20)

Alize Cornet (FRA) (29)
Vania King (USA)

Su-Wei Hsieh (TPE)
Tatjana Maria (GER)

Elena Baltacha (GBR)
Flavia Pennetta (ITA)

Maria Joao Koehler (POR)
Victoria Azarenka (BLR) (2)
21-Jun-2013 06:24 AM
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[split] Wimbledon Draw
Vika s draw is a bit hard and pova has all the players that are easy for her.Serena has a draw with tricky players along the way like Zheng,Schiavone,Date Krumm and Kerber....Radwanska has a fair draw but I am sure will not go far..she played better as a brunette..
21-Jun-2013 06:26 AM
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RE: Wimbledon Draw
I think this is a pretty balanced draw Serena draws Aga as a potential semi showdown where Masha draws Vika again. There are certainly a couple more landmines up on the top half of the draw this time. Hopefully, Li Na acquits herself of her dismal showing in Paris and at least makes it to week 2. Let us hope Petra Kvitova acquits herself as well and at least makes the quarters against Vika.
21-Jun-2013 07:27 AM
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RE: [split] Wimbledon Draw
(21-Jun-2013 06:26 AM)tossip Wrote:  Vika s draw is a bit hard and pova has all the players that are easy for her.Serena has a draw with tricky players along the way like Zheng,Schiavone,Date Krumm and Kerber....Radwanska has a fair draw but I am sure will not go far..she played better as a brunette..

Aside from Zheng, I don't see any players whom should give her trouble. I mean seriously, you mentioned Date-Krumm, and Schiavone is no threat on grass. Heck, I don't even consider Zheng a threat despite that battle last year. This is a different Serena from last year.
21-Jun-2013 08:11 AM
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RE: Wimbledon Draw
Some tasty first rounders. How about these for Day 1-2 action:

Maria Kirilenko (RUS) (10) vs Laura Robson (GBR)

Mallory Burdette (USA) vs Urszula Radwanska (POL)

Heather Watson (GBR) vs Madison Keys (USA)

A.Pavlyuchenkova (RUS) (21) vs Tsvetana Pironkova (BUL)

Sara Errani (ITA) (5) vs Monica Puig (PUR)

Sloane Stephens (USA) (17) vs Jamie Hampton (USA)

Garbine Muguruza (ESP) vs Anne Keothavong (GBR)
21-Jun-2013 08:30 AM
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RE: Wimbledon Draw
Plus, Serena is very aware of what Zheng can do, but again Serena is at a very different place with her tennis this year than where she was coming into Wimbledon last year.
21-Jun-2013 08:41 AM
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RE: Wimbledon Draw
Serena has always had tough matches against Zheng. They've played before last year at Wimby and it was a close straight set match. They played in Miami one time I think and it went 3 sets or again it was a close 2 set match. Zheng keeps the ball low because she 's shorter and that bothers Serena. I suspect Serena will be ready if that match happens. Zheng has to get past Garcia first.
21-Jun-2013 09:04 AM
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RE: Wimbledon Draw
Li has a horrible first round. Krajicek is a very good grass player. Could get upset.
21-Jun-2013 10:48 AM
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RE: Wimbledon Draw
Good call there Denisovich and Halep potentially in the second round. Halep just won a grass court title if I am not mistaken.
21-Jun-2013 11:02 AM
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RE: Wimbledon Draw
Halep won a clay court title in Nuremberg last week, but she is in the final of s-Hertogenbosch (a grass tournament) tomorrow.
21-Jun-2013 11:15 AM
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RE: Wimbledon Draw
As usual I think it's interesting to see how the standings are with last years results stripped:

1 Serena Williams 11615
2 Maria Sharapova 9135
3 Victoria Azarenka 8725

4 Sara Errani 5175
5 Agnieszka Radwanska 5065
6 Na Li 5055

7 Petra Kvitova 3935
8 Angelique Kerber 3870
9 Caroline Wozniacki 3560

10 Maria Kirilenko 2936
11 Jelena Jankovic 2825
12 Samantha Stosur 2805
13 Roberta Vinci 2780
14 Marion Bartoli 2675
15 Ana Ivanovic 2640

As you can see there are 4 groups of players fighting about positions. And as usual in a grand slam all points are important from day one. Cool
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21-Jun-2013 05:05 PM
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RE: Wimbledon Draw
The most important is the race for #4. To avoid the top 3 before the semi's is a huge deal, and potentially worth a boatload of points over time with the semi finals over quarter finals. Errani and Radwanska especially will desperately want that protection that being world #4 offers.

Wimbledon will probably have a big impact on the race as well. Making the quarter finals here is going to be a big deal for anyone on the fringes in the race to Istanbul.
21-Jun-2013 05:31 PM
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RE: Wimbledon Draw
Some pictures from the party:
http://www.wtatennis.com/prewimbledonpar...-maria-aga

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22-Jun-2013 10:03 AM
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RE: Wimbledon Draw
I voted for Caroline she's got as good a chance as anybody else IMHO Here is her secret weaponWink

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Sexy I think. Her Wimbledon dress is also - well - cute:

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Hot hot - what a lucky guy Rory must be:

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RE: Wimbledon Draw
Hoergren, I agree about Woz's backhand. It is really solid. When I saw her at Indian Wells, I was so impressed with how well she can strike the ball on that wing that I wondered whether she should play Bartoli style. That would address the forehand liability. She covers the court well enough that the reduced reach would not pose a problem.
23-Jun-2013 11:02 AM
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RE: Wimbledon Draw
no more moonballs from Wozniacki...aagh
24-Jun-2013 12:29 AM
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RE: Wimbledon Draw
(23-Jun-2013 11:02 AM)10sfan Wrote:  Hoergren, I agree about Woz's backhand. It is really solid. When I saw her at Indian Wells, I was so impressed with how well she can strike the ball on that wing that I wondered whether she should play Bartoli style. That would address the forehand liability. She covers the court well enough that the reduced reach would not pose a problem.

Playing double handed on both sides isn't really an option if you are a defensive player. It reduces your reach, and reduces your ability to just bunt the ball back. Bartoli might have been relatively successful, but she's not exactly a style I would recommend others to follow.
24-Jun-2013 03:46 PM
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RE: Wimbledon Draw
Woz dress looks like Serena s 2012 Wimbledon dress...the back.So far no one has a stand out outfit..
25-Jun-2013 03:33 AM
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