Friday, June 24, 2022

W.Q - One Giant Grasscourt Leap for Qualifier Kind

A look back at the Wimbledon qualifying rounds...








*TOP Q-PLAYERS*

1. Maja Chwalinska, POL (20, #172) ...a year after taking a break from tennis to deal with depression, Chwalinska pushes her way into the SW19 draw headed up by her countrywoman Iga Swiatek by winning three straight three-setters, including coming from a set down in the final round to defeat former Wimbledon semifinalist CoCo Vandeweghe to secure her slam MD debut.


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2. Nastasja Schunk, GER (18, #156) ...after entering the Roland Garros MD as a lucky loser and nearly upsetting Simona Halep in the 1st Round, the '21 Wimbledon girls finalist wins her way into the 128-player field without losing a set.


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3. Zoe Hives, AUS (25, #572) ...Hives returned to tennis this January after being out since September of 2019 after being diagnosed with a blood circulation disorder called postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS). Five months later, she returns to a slam MD for the first time since the '19 AO with countrywoman Priscilla Hon's withdrawal from their Q3 match due to food poisoning. Hives had previously posted wins over #20-seeded Gabriela Lee and Sachia Vickery.


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4. Mirjam Bjorklund, SWE (23, #123) ...after qualifying in Paris for her first career slam MD, Bjorklund makes it two majors in a row. The #3 seed, she posted wins over Sara Errani (3 sets), Storm Sanders and Maria Carle (3).


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5. Catherine Harrison, USA (28, #264) ...the former UCLA Bruin, already a first-time tour WD champ (Monterrey) earlier this year, qualifies for her maiden slam MD in singles, not dropping a set and knocking off #17 Ystaline Bonaventure and #15 Yuan Yue along the way.


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HM- Jaimee Fourlis, AUS (22, #153) ...having already made her mark in a '22 major by reaching the AO MX final, Fourlis makes it *four* Aussie women's qualifies at Wimbledon while reaching her first slam MD since the '18 Australian Open, ending her string of eight straight failed qualifying attempts. She was MP down in the opening round against Dea Herdzelas.


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*OTHER WI QUALIFIERS*

Emina Bektas, USA (29/#225) - already a '22 slam qualifier in Melbourne, Bektas (a former Michigan Wolverine) eliminated the interesting trio of RG girls' semifinalist Sara Bejlek, former NCAA champ Arianne Hartono and Pastry Fiona Ferro

Louisa Chirico, USA (26/#227) - Chirico's comeback season continues as she reaches her first slam MD since the '17 RG

Fernanda Contreras, MEX (24/#157) - the Vanderbilt product qualifies for a second straight major, defeating Timea Babos in the final Q-round to become the first Mexican woman in the SW19 MD since Angélica Gavaldón in 1996




Jana Fett, CRO (25/#254) - Fett ends her streak of nine failed slam qualifying attempts, reaching her first slam MD since the '18 Wimbledon. Earlier that season, the Croat had held 2 MP in the AO 2nd Rd. vs. Caroline Wozniacki before the Dane rallied to win and went on to claim her lone major title.




Mai Hontama, JPN (22/#138) - after falling in qualifying at the last three majors, Hontama finally wins out to make her slam debut, getting through with back-to-back three-set wins over Lizette Cabrera and Lulu Sun

Maddison Inglis, AUS (24/#129) - the Aussie, who reached the 3rd Rd. this year at the AO, has now found her way into the MD of all four slams during her career. Along the way this week, she ended verteran Mandy Minella's career (Q2).

Katarzyna Kawa, POL (29/#132) - Kawa's Q3 win prevented Pastry Leolia Jeanjean from winning her way into another major just weeks after reaching the RG 3r in her major debut. This will be Kawa's first slam MD since the '20 U.S. Open.

Christina McHale, USA (30/#242) - after losing in the final AO & RG Q-rounds this year, McHale returns to slam MD play. She's reached the 3rd Round at all four majors, with all five of those results in her career coming around a decade ago, crammed into a 9-major stretch between 2011-13.




Astra Sharma, AUS (26/#136) - the former Vandy star, with her Q3 win over Andorran teen Victoria Jimenez Kasintseva, will play in her 14th consecutive slam MD, adding this year's SW19 Q-run to her LL backdoor path a year ago. The Aussie has fallen in the 1st Round in five of the last six majors, though.

Yanina Wickmayer, BEL (32/#603-PR) - back in her first slam MD since becoming a mother, and her first overall since the '20 U.S., Wickmayer didn't drop a set in qualifying. She's played in the MD of 13 of the last 14 Wimbledons since 2008.




*RECENT WIMBLEDON "Q-PLAYER OF THE WEEK" WINNERS*
2015 Petra Cetkovska, CZE
2016 Mandy Minella, LUX
2017 Petra Martic, CRO
2018 Mona Barthel, GER
2019 Coco Gauff, USA
2021 Ana Konjuh, CRO
2022 Maja Chwalinska, POL
[2022 slams]
AO: Hailey Baptiste, USA
RG: Jule Niemeier, GER
WI: Maja Chwalinska, POL

*2022 SLAMS BY NATION...*
[Qualifiers (48)]
9...USA (4/1/4)
4...AUS (0/0/4)
2...BEL (0/1/1)
2...CAN (1/1/0)
2...CHN (1/1/0)
2...CRO (0/1/1)
2...ESO (1/1/0)
2...GER (0/1/1)
2...ITA (2/0/0)
2...MEX (0/1/1)
2...POL (0/0/2)
2...SRB (0/2/0)
2...SWE (0/1/1)
2...UKR (1/1/0)
1...AO: BUL,GBR,KOR,NED,SUI,SVK
1...RG: CZE,GRE,ROU,RUS
1...WI: JPN
[LL (8)] #
2 - ROU
1 - BUL,GER,HUN,JPN,RUS,SVK
[WC (23)]
7 - AUS
7 - FRA
5 - GBR
3 - USA
1 - CHN
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# - LL as of Friday

=MULTI-SLAM QUALIFIERS IN 2022=
2 - Hailey Baptiste, USA (AO-RG)
2 - Emina Bektas, USA (AO-WI)
2 - Mirjam Bjorklund, SWE (RG-WI)
2 - Cristina Bucsa, ESP (AO-RG)
2 - Fernanda Contreras, MEX (RG-WI)
2 - Rebecca Marino, CAN (AO-RG)
2 - Lesia Tsurenko, UKR (AO-RG)

*WI WILD CARDS*
Katie Boulter, GBR (25) - has reached the 2nd Round in her last two SW19 appearances (2018/21). She upset Riske and Garcia in Birmingham, then Martincova and Pliskova at Eastbourne the last two weeks.

Jodie Burrage, GBR (23) - Burrage has shined on home soil in recent weeks, reaching the Surbiton SF, Nottingham 2nd Rd., Ilkley final and Eastbourne 3rd Rd.

Sonay Kartal, GBR (20) - she leads the ITF circuit with 4 titles in '22, and reached the Ilkley SF ahead of her slam MD debut

Lily Miyazaki, GBR (26) - newly "Brit-ed" in March, she makes her slam debut after in recent weeks recording grass wins over Sharma, Frech, Mladenovic and Saville

Dasha Saville, AUS (28) - a three-time slam WC in '22, Dasha reached the SW19 3rd Rd. in 2018

Katie Swan, GBR (23) - Swan has found a way into every Wimbledon MD since 2018 (2018-19 wild card, 2021 qualifier). She was also a WC in '16.

Serena Williams, USA (40) - she's done some stuff, and will appear in her 21st Wimbledon MD




WI Q1 - #2 CoCo Vandeweghe def. (WC) Ella McDonald 5-7/6-1/7-6(8)
WI Q1 - Katarina Zavatska def. (WC) Ranah Akua Stoiber 6-3/6-7(5)/7-5
WI Q1 - (WC) Sarah Beth Grey def. #27 Olivia Gadecki 5-7/7-5/7-6(7)
...the British wild cards gave a good accounting of themselves in the opening round. In a trio of three-setters, McDonald staved off 7 MP after Vandeweghe led 9-2 in a 10-point TB, while Stoiber rallied from 6-3/5-2 down against Zavatska to force a decider, then staged another comeback (though it ultimately fell short) from 4-2 back in the 3rd.

Grey, though, notched a win, *successfully* storming back from 7-5/5-3 down vs. the Aussie, who served for the match at 5-4. Grey led 5-2 in the 3rd, but ultimately had to edge out Gadecki in a 10-7 TB. After turning away a potential AO WC berth in January because she wouldn't get vaccinated, Gadecki is still seeking her slam MD debut after having gone 1-4 in slam qualifying matches since the start of last season.


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WI Q1 - #3 Mirjam Bjorklund def. Sara Errani 6-4/6-7(7)/7-6(6)
...the Swede ultimately reached the MD, but had to fight to avoid squandering multiple Q1 leads vs. Gaiba finalist Errani. Bjorklund led 6-4/4-1, then 4-2 in the 3rd, before finally winning a 10-6 TB.
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WI Q1 - #12 Tessah Andrianjafitrimo def. Linda Fruhvirtova 2-6/6-4/7-6(6)
WI Q1 - Emina Bektas def. Sara Bejlek 7-6(3)/6-3
...considering the long history of success at SW19 from their past and present countrywoman, it's a shame none of the Crush of Czechs will get to strut their stuff in the AELTC MD. Linda Noskova pulled out of qualifying competition before it began, while Fruhvirtova and Bejlek were both ousted early.
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WI Q1 - Jaimee Fourlis def. Dea Herdzelas 5-7/7-6(4)/6-4
...the only qualifier to save MP and reach the Wimbledon MD, Fourlis trailed 7-5/5-3 to the Bosnian, who held double MP when serving at 5-3.
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WI Q2 - Priscilla Hon def. #1 Katie Volynets 6-2/6-4
...the Aussie's win ends Volynets' run of slam MD appearances at four.
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WI Q2 - #5 Maddison Inglis def. Mandy Minella 7-6(3)/3-6/6-2
...Inglis' win ends Luxembourg veteran Minella's career after the 36-year old had recently returned to tennis on two occasions after giving birth to daughters in 2017 and '20.


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WI Q3 - (PR) Zoe Hives walkover Priscilla Hon
...Hon had looked good (and was my Q2 leader for "Q-Player of the Week") after rallying from 5-3 down in the Q1 vs. Valentini Grammatikopoulou, then knocking off top seeded Volynets. She had to withdraw due to food poisoning, sending Hives to her first slam MD since 2019 after having recently returned after over a two-year absence from tennis due to a blood circulation disorder that often left her dizzy on court.

Hon herself had returned in January after missing over a year and a half with a hip injury.
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WI Q3 - #28 Fernanda Contreras def. Timea Babos 6-3/1-6/6-3
WI Q3 - #10 Astra Sharma def. #31 Victoria Jimenez Kastinseva 3-6/6-2/6-3
...another slam, another batch of former NCAA players making headlines, including *two* Vanderbilt Commodores...



A UCLA Bruin...

WI Q3 - Catherine Harrison def. #15 Yuan Yue 6-1/7-6(3)




And an aforementioned Wolverine from Michigan...

WI Q3 - Emina Bektas def. #16 Fiona Ferro 6-4/6-4



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*YOUNGEST 2022 SLAM...*
=WC=
AO - Diane Parry, FRA (19)
RG - Elsa Jacquemot, FRA (19)
AO - Wang Xiyu, CHN (20)
RG - Carole Monnet, FRA (20)
RG - Katie Volynets, USA (20)
WI - Sonay Kartal, GBR (20)

=Q=
RG - Linda Noskova, CZE (17)
WI - Nastasja Schunk, GER (18)
AO - Zheng Qinwen, CHN (19)
RG - Oksana Selekhmeteva, RUS (19)
AO - Hailey Baptiste, USA (20)
RG - Hailey Baptiste, USA (20)
AO - Katie Volynets, USA (20)
WI - Maja Chwalinska, POL (20)

=LL= #
RG - Nastasja Schunk, GER (18)

=PR=
RG - Bianca Andreescu, CAN (21)
WI - Elisabetta Cocciaretto, ITA (21)
WI - Zoe Hives, AUS (25)-Q

=OLDEST 2022 SLAM...=
=WC=
WI - Serena Williams, USA (40)
AO - Samantha Stosur, AUS (37)
RG - Lesia Tsurenko, UKR (32)
 RG - Rebecca Marino, CAN (31)

=Q=
AO - Lesia Tsurenko, UKR (32)
WI - Yanina Wickmayer, BEL (32)
AO - Rebecca Marino, CAN (31)
AO - Stefanie Voegele, SUI (31)
WI - Christina McHale, USA (30)

=LL= #
RG - Mihaela Buzarnescu, ROU (34)
RG - Reka-Luca Jani, HUN (30)
AO - Nao Hibino, JPN (27)
RG - Viktoriya Tomova, HUN (27)
AO - Irina Bara, ROU (26)
RG - Rebecca Sramkova, SVK (25)

=PR=
WI - Kirsten Flipkens, BEL (36)
AO - Kirsten Flipkens, BEL (36)
RG - Tatjana Maria, GER (34)
AO - Tatjana Maria, GER (34)
WI - Yanina Wickmayer, BEL (32)-Q

=MAKING SLAM MD DEBUTS=
=AUTOMATIC ENTRY MD=
AO - Anna Bondar, HUN
AO - Jaqueline Cristian, ROU
AO - Panna Udvardy, HUN
WI - Ylena In-Albon, SUI
WI - Laura Pigossi, BRA

=WC=
AO - Robin Anderson, USA
RG - Leolia Jeanjean, FRA
RG - Carole Monnet, FRA
WI - Sonay Kartal, GBR
WI - Lily Miyazaki, GBNR

=Q=
AO - Emina Bektas, USA
AO - Lucia Bronzetti, ITA
AO - Arianne Hartono, NED
AO - Jang Su-jeong, KOR
AO - Zheng Qinwen, CHN
RG - Mirjam Bjorklund, SWE
RG - Fernanda Contreras, MEX
RG - Jule Niemeier, GER
RG - Linda Noskova, CZE
RG - Oksana Selekhmeteva, RUS
WI - Maja Chwalinska, POL
WI - Catherine Harrison, USA
WI - Mai Hontama, JPN

=LL= #
RG - Anastasia Gasanova, RUS
RG - Nastasja Schunk, GER

=PR=
AO - none
RG - none
WI - none

=LOW-RANKED 2022 SLAM QUALIFIERS=
#603 - Yanina Wickmayer, BEL (WI)
#572 - Zoe Hives, AUS (WI)
#264 - Catherina Harrison, USA (WI)
#254 - Jana Fett, CRO (WI)
#242 - Christina McHale, USA (WI)
#227 - Louisa Chirico, USA (WI)
#225 - Emina Bektas, USA (WI)
#224 - Fernanda Contreras, MEX (RG)
#216 - Emina Bektas, USA (AO)
#212 - Jang Su-jeong, KOR (AO)
#200 - Caroline Dolehide, USA (AO)

=LL= #
#176 - Rebecca Sramkova, SVK (RG)
#165 - Nastasja Schunk, GER (RG)
#155 - Anastasia Gasanova, RUS (RG)
#134 - Irina Bara, ROU (AO)
#128 - Reka-Luca Jani, HUN (RG)
#125 - Nao Hibino, JPN (AO)
#118 - Mihaela Buzarnescu, ROU (RG)
#113 - Viktoriya Tomova, BUL (RG)

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NOTE: # - LL as of Friday

*IN WOMEN'S SLAM SINGLES MD...*
[oldest]
=2014=
AO: Kimiko Date, JPN (43)
RG: Kimiko Date, JPN (43)
WI: Kimiko Date, JPN (43)
US: Kimiko Date, JPN (43)
=2015=
AO: Kimiko Date, JPN (44)
RG: Venus Williams, USA (34)
WI: Venus Williams, USA (35)
US: Venus Williams, USA (35)
=2016=
AO: Venus Williams, USA (35)
RG: Venus Williams, USA (35)
WI: Venus Williams, USA (36)
US: Venus Williams, USA (36)
=2017=
AO: Venus Williams, USA (36)
RG: Venus Williams, USA (36)
WI: Venus Williams, USA (37)
US: Venus Williams, USA (37)
=2018=
AO: Venus Williams, USA (37)
RG: Venus Williams, USA (37)
WI: Venus Williams, USA (38)
US: Patty Schnyder, SUI (39)
=2019=
AO: Venus Williams, USA (38)
RG: Venus Williams, USA (38)
WI: Venus Williams, USA (39)
US: Venus Williams, USA (39)
=2020=
AO: Venus Williams, USA (39)
US: Venus Williams, USA (40)
RG: Venus Williams, USA (40)
=2021=
AO: Venus Williams, USA (40)
RG: Venus Williams, USA (40)
WI: Venus Williams, USA (41)
US: Samantha Stosur, AUS (37)
=2022=
AO: Samantha Stosur, AUS (37)
RG: Kaia Kanepi, EST (36)
WI: Serena Williams, USA (40)
[youngest]
=2014=
AO: Ana Konjuh, CRO (16)
RG: Fiona Ferro, FRA (17)
WI: Ana Konjuh, CRO (16)
US: CiCi Bellis, USA (15)
=2015=
AO: Ana Konjuh, CRO (17)
RG: Ana Konjuh, CRO (17)
WI: Ana Konjuh, CRO (17)
US: Sofia Kenin, USA (16)
=2016=
AO: Priscilla Hon, AUS (17)
RG: Tessah Andrianjafitrimo, FRA (17)
WI: Katie Swan, GBR (17)
US: Kayla Day, USA (16)
=2017=
AO: Destanee Aiava, AUS (16)
RG: Amanda Anisimova, USA (15)
WI: Anastasia Potapova, RUS (16)
US: Claire Liu, USA (17)
=2018=
AO: Marta Kostyuk, UKR (15)
RG: Marketa Vondrousova, CZE (18)
WI: Claire Liu, USA (18)
US: Whitney Osuigwe, USA (16)
=2019=
AO: Whitney Osuigwe, USA (16)
RG: Diane Parry, FRA (16)
WI: Coco Gauff, USA (15)
US: Coco Gauff, USA (15)
=2020=
AO: Coco Gauff, USA (15)
US: Robin Montgomery, USA (15)
RG: Coco Gauff, USA (16)
=2021=
AO: Coco Gauff, USA (16)
RG: Coco Gauff, USA (17)
WI: Coco Gauff, USA (17)
US: Ashlyn Krueger, USA (17)
=2022=
AO: Coco Gauff, USA (17)
RG: Linda Noskova, CZE (17)
WI: Coco Gauff, USA (18)








**RECENT WOMEN'S SLAM WINNERS**
2019 AO: Naomi Osaka, JPN
2019 RG: Ash Barty, AUS*
2019 WI: Simona Halep, ROU
2019 US: Bianca Andreescu, CAN*
2020 AO: Sofia Kenin, USA*
2020 US: Naomi Osaka, JPN
2020 RG: Iga Swiatek, POL*
2021 AO: Naomi Osaka, JPN (3)
2021 RG: Barbora Krejcikova, CZE*
2021 WI: Ash Barty, AUS
2021 US: Emma Raducanu, GBR*
2022 AO: Ash Barty, AUS (3)
2022 RG: Iga Swiatek, POL (2)
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* - first-time slam champ

**AGE OF 2020s SLAM WINNERS**
18 = Emma Raducanu, GBR (2021 US)
19 = Iga Swiatek, POL (2020 RG)
21 = Iga Swiatek, POL (2022 RG)
21 = Sofia Kenin, USA (2020 AO)
22 = Naomi Osaka, JPN (2020 US)
23 = Naomi Osaka, JPN (2021 AO)
25 = Ash Barty, AUS (2021 WI)
25 = Ash Barty, AUS (2022 AO)
25 = Barbora Krejcikova, CZE (2021 RG)

**ACTIVE SINGLES PLAYERS - FIRST SLAM FINAL**
1997 U.S. Open - Venus Williams
1999 U.S. Open - Serena Williams (W)
2004 U.S. Open - Svetlana Kuznetsova (W)
2010 Roland Garros - Samantha Stosur
2010 Wimbledon - Vera Zvonareva
2011 Wimbledon - Petra Kvitova (W)
2012 Australian Open - Victoria Azarenka (W)
2012 Roland Garros - Sara Errani
2013 Wimbledon - Sabine Lisicki
2014 Roland Garros - Simona Halep
2014 Wimbledon - Genie Bouchard
2015 Wimbledon - Garbine Muguruza
2016 Australian Open - Angelique Kerber (W)
2016 U.S. Open - Karolina Pliskova
2017 Roland Garros - Alona Ostapenko (W)
2017 U.S. Open - Sloane Stephens (W)
2017 U.S. Open - Madison Keys
2018 U.S. Open - Naomi Osaka (W)
2019 Roland Garros - Marketa Vondrousova
2019 U.S. Open - Bianca Andreescu (W)
2020 Australian Open - Sofia Kenin (W)
2020 Roland Garros - Iga Swiatek (W)
2021 Australian Open - Jennifer Brady
2021 Roland Garros - Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova
2021 Roland Garros - Barbora Krejcikova (W)
2021 U.S. Open - Leylah Fernandez
2021 U.S. Open - Emma Raducanu (W)
2022 Australian Open - Danielle Collins
2022 Roland Garros - Coco Gauff
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ALSO: Barty ('19 RG - W)

**ACTIVE SINGLES PLAYERS - WON IN FIRST SLAM FINAL**
1999 U.S. Open - Serena Williams
2011 Wimbledon - Petra Kvitova
2012 Australian Open - Victoria Azarenka
2016 Australian Open - Angelique Kerber
2017 Roland Garros - Alona Ostapenko
2017 U.S. Open - Sloane Stephens
2018 U.S. Open - Naomi Osaka
2019 U.S. Open - Bianca Andreescu
2020 Australian Open - Sofia Kenin
2020 Roland Garros - Iga Swiatek
2021 Roland Garros - Barbora Krejcikova
2021 U.S. Open - Emma Raducanu
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ALSO: Barty ('19 RG)




*WIMBLEDON #1 SEEDS SINCE 2008*
2008 Ana Ivanovic, SRB (3rd)
2009 Dinara Safina, RUS (SF)
2010 Serena Williams, USA (W)
2011 Caroline Wozniacki, DEN (4th)
2012 Maria Sharapova, RUS (4th)
2013 Serena Williams, USA (4th)
2014 Serena Williams, USA (3rd)
2015 Serena Williams, USA (W)
2016 Serena Williams, USA (W)
2017 Angelique Kerber, GER (4th)
2018 Simona Halep, ROU (3rd)
2019 Ash Barty, AUS (4th)
2021 Ash Barty, AUS (W)
2022 Iga Swiatek, POL

*RECENT WIMBLEDON SEMIFINALISTS*
[W/RU, SF/SF]
2015 S.Williams(W)/G.Muguruza(RU); SF-M.Sharapova/A.Radwanska
2016 S.Williams(W)/Kerber(RU); SF-E.Vesnina/V.Williams
2017 G.Muguruza(W)/V.Williams(RU); SF-J.Konta/M.Rybarikova
2018 A.Kerber(W)/S.Williams(RU); SF-Ostapenko/Goerges
2019 S.Halep(W)/S.Williams(RU); SF-Svitolina/Strycova
2021 A.Barty(W)/Ka.Pliskova(RU); SF-Kerber/Sabalenka

*LOW-SEEDED WIMBLEDON SEMIFINALISTS - Open Era*
[unseeded]
1968 Ann Jones
1969 Rosie Casals
1970 Francoise Durr
1971 Judy Dalton
1983 Yvonne Vermaak
1989 Catarina Lindqvist
1994 Gigi Fernandez
1994 Lori McNeil
1996 Meredith McGrath
1997 Anna Kournikova
1998 Natasha Zvereva
1999 Alexandra Stevenson (Q)
1999 Mirjana Lucic
2000 Jelena Dokic
2008 Zheng Jie (WC)
2010 Petra Kvitova
2010 Tsvetana Pironkova
2011 Sabine Lisicki (WC)
2016 Elena Vesnina
2017 Magdalena Rybarikova
2019 Barbora Strycova
[seeds]
#25 - Angelique Kerber, 2021
#25 - Serena Williams, 2018 (RU)
#23 - Lucie Safarova, 2014
#23 - Sabine Lisicki, 2013 (RU)
#23 - Venus Williams, 2007 (W)
#21 - Vera Zvonareva, 2010 (RU)
#20 - Garbine Muguruza, 2015 (RU)
#20 - Kirsten Flipkens, 2013
#18 - Marion Bartoli, 2007 (RU)
#16 - Nathalie Tauziat, 1998 (RU)
#16 - Kathy Rinaldi, 1985
#15 - Marion Bartoli, 2013 (W)
#14 - Garbine Muguruza, 2017 (W)
#14 - Venus Williams, 2005 (W)
#13 - Julia Goerges, 2018
#13 - Aga Radwanska, 2015
#13 - Genie Bouchard, 2014 (RU)
#13 - Maria Sharapova, 2004 (W)
#12 - Alona Ostapenko, 2018
#12 - Kimiko Date, 1996
#12 - Billie Jean King, 1982
#11 - Serena Williams, 2019 (RU)
#11 - Angelique Kerber, 2018 (W)
#11 - Bettina Bunge, 1982
#10 - Venus Williams, 2017 (RU)
#10 - Gabriela Sabatini, 1986
#10 - Billie Jean King, 1983

*WIMBLEDON GIRLS FINALS - since 2010*
2010 Kristyna Pliskova/CZE d. Sachie Ishizu/JPN
2011 Ashleigh Barty/AUS d. Irina Khromacheva/RUS
2012 Genie Bouchard/CAN d. Elina Svitolina/UKR
2013 Belinda Bencic/SUI d. Taylor Townsend/USA
2014 Alona Ostapenko/LAT d. Kristina Schmiedlova/SVK
2015 Sofya Zhuk/RUS d. Anna Blinkova/RUS
2016 Anastasia Potapova/RUS d. Dayana Yastremska/UKR
2017 Claire Liu/USA d. Ann Li/USA
2018 Iga Swiatek/POL d. Leonie Kung/SUI
2019 Daria Snigur/UKR d. Alexa Noel/USA
2021 Ane Mintegi del Olmo/ESP d. Nastasja Schunk/GER

*FIRST-TIME SLAM CHAMPS AT WIMBLEDON - Open era*
1968 Billie Jean King, USA
1978 Martina Navratilova, TCH (CZE)
1994 Conchita Martinez, ESP
1998 Jana Novotna, CZE
2000 Venus Williams, USA
2004 Maria Sharapova, RUS
2011 Petra Kvitova, CZE
2013 Marion Bartoli, FRA

*CAREER WIMBLEDON TITLES - OPEN ERA*
9...Martina Navratilova
7...Steffi Graf
7...Serena Williams*
5...Venus Williams*
4...Billie Jean King (+2 pre-Open era)

*WIMBLEDON FINALS - ACTIVE*
11..Serena Williams (7-4)
9...Venus Williams (5-4)
2...Petra Kvitova (2-0)
2...Angelique Kerber (1-1)
2...Garbine Muguruza (1-1)
1...Simona Halep (1-0)
1...Genie Bouchard (0-1)
1...Sabine Lisicki (0-1)
1...Ka.Pliskova (0-1)
1...Vera Zvonareva (0-1)

*BEST WIMBLEDON GIRLS/LADIES RESULTS - ALL-TIME*
[won Girls & Ladies titles]
Karen Susman (1960 Jr. Champion; 1962 Ladies Champion)
Ann Haydon Jones (1956 Jr. Champion; 1969 Ladies Champion)
Martina Hingis (1994 Junior champion; 1997 Ladies champion)
Amelie Mauresmo (1996 Junior champion; 2006 Ladies champion)
Ash Barty (2011 Junior champion; 2021 Ladies champion)
[others]
Martina Navratilova - 1973 Junior RU; 9-time Ladies champion
Hana Mandlikova - 1978 Junior RU; 1981 & '86 Ladies RU
Zina Garrison - 1981 Junior champion; 1990 Ladies RU
Maria Sharapova - 2002 Junior RU; 2004 Ladies champion
Aga Radwanska - 2005 Junior champion; 2012 Ladies RU
Genie Bouchard - 2012 Junior champion; 2014 Ladies RU
[additional actives]
Belinda Bencic (2013 Jr. Champion; 4th)
Kirsten Flipkens (2003 Jr. Champion; SF)
Claire Liu (2017 Jr. Champion; 2nd)
Kristina Mladenovic (2009 Jr. RU; 3rd)
Alona Ostapenko (2014 Jr. Champion; SF)
Anastasia Potapova (2016 Jr. Champion; 2nd)
Elina Svitolina (2012 Jr. RU; SF)
Iga Swiatek (2018 Jr. Champion; 4th)
Dayana Yastremska (2016 Jr. RU; 4th)

*BACK-TO-BACK RG/WI WOMEN'S TITLES - OPEN ERA*
1970 Margaret Court, AUS
1971 Evonne Goolagong, AUS
1972 Billie Jean King, USA
1974 Chris Evert, USA
1982 Martina Navratilova, USA
1984 Martina Navratilova, USA
1988 Steffi Graf, FRG
1993 Steffi Graf, GER
1995 Steffi Graf, GER
1996 Steffi Graf, GER
2002 Serena Williams, USA
2015 Serena Williams, USA

*FIRST-TIME SLAM SEMIFINALISTS AT WIMBLEDON SINCE 2010*
2010 Petra Kvitova, CZE
2010 Tsvetana Pironkova, BUL
2011 Victoria Azarenka, BLR
2011 Sabine Lisicki, GER (RU)
2012 Aga Radwanska, POL (RU)
2013 Kirsten Flipkens, BEL
2014 Lucie Safarova, CZE
2015 Garbine Muguruza, ESP (RU)
2016 Elena Vesnina, RUS
2017 Magdalena Rybarikova, SVK
2018 Julia Goerges, GER
2019 Elina Svitolina, UKR
2019 Barbora Strycova, CZE
2021 Aryna Sabalenka, BLR

*WIMBLEDON WHEELCHAIR CHAMPIONS*
[singles]
2016 Jiske Griffioen, NED
2017 Diede de Groot, NED
2018 Diede de Groot, NED
2019 Aniek Van Koot, NED
2021 Diede de Groot, NED
[doubles]
2009 Korie Homan/Esther Vergeer (NED/NED)
2010 Esther Vergeed/Sharon Walraven (NED/NED)
2011 Esther Vergeer/Sharon Walraven (NED/NED)
2012 Jiske Griffioen/Aniek van Koot (NED/NED)
2013 Jiske Griffioen/Aniek van Koot (NED/NED)
2014 Yui Kamiji/Jordanne Whiley (JPN/GBR)
2015 Yui Kamiji/Jordanne Whiley (JPN/GBR)
2016 Yui Kamiji/Jordanne Whiley (JPN/GBR)
2017 Yui Kamiji/Jordanne Whiley (JPN/GBR)
2018 Diede de Groot/Yui Kamiji (NED/JPN)
2019 Diede de Groot/Aniek Van Koot (NED/NED)
2021 Yui Kamiji/Jordanne Whiley (JPN/GBR)

*RECENT WIMBLEDON DOUBLES CHAMPIONS*
2012 Serena Williams & Venus Williams, USA/USA
2013 Hsieh Su-Wei & Peng Shuai, TPE/CHN
2014 Sara Errani & Roberta Vinci, ITA/ITA
2015 Martina Hingis & Sania Mirza, SUI/IND
2016 Serena Williams & Venus Williams, USA/USA
2017 Ekaterina Makarova & Elena Vesnina, RUS/RUS
2018 Barbora Krejcikova & Katerina Siniakova, CZE/CZE
2019 Hsieh Su-wei & Barbora Strycova, TPE/CZE
2021 Hsieh Su-wei & Elise Mertens, TPE/BEL

*RECENT WIMBLEDON MIXED DOUBLES CHAMPS*
2013 Kristina Mladenovic & Daniel Nestor, FRA/CAN
2014 Samantha Stosur & Nenad Zimonjic, AUS/SRB
2015 Martina Hingis & Leander Paes, SUI/IND
2016 Heather Watson & Henri Kontinen, GBR/FIN
2017 Martina Hingis & Jamie Murray, SUI/GBR
2018 Nicole Melichar & Alexander Peya, USA/AUT
2019 Latisha Chan & Ivan Dodig, TPE/CRO
2021 Desirae Krawczyk & Neal Skupski, USA/GBR

*RECENT WIMBLEDON GIRLS DOUBLES CHAMPS*
2010 Timea Babos & Sloane Stephens, HUN/USA
2011 Genie Bouchard & Grace Min, CAN/USA
2012 Genie Bouchard & Taylor Townsend, CAN/USA
2013 Barbora Krejcikova & Katerina Siniakova, CZE/CZE
2014 Tami Grende & Ye Quiyu, INA/CHN
2015 Dalma Galfi & Fanny Stollar, HUN/HUN
2016 Usue Arconada & Claire Liu, USA/USA
2017 Olga Danilovic & Kaja Juvan, SRB/SLO
2018 Wang Xinyu & Wang Xiyu, CHN/CHN
2019 Savannah Broadus & Abigail Forbes, USA/USA
2021 Kristina Dmitruk & Diana Shnaider, BLR/RUS




**RECENT WC SLAM SINGLES FINALS**
2018 AO - #2 Diede de Groot/NED def. #1 Yui Kamiji/JPN
2018 RG - #1 Yui Kamiji/JPN def. #2 Diede de Groot/NED
2018 WI - #1 Diede de Groot/NED def. Aniek Van Koot/NED
2018 US - #1 Diede de Groot/NED def. #2 Yui Kamiji/JPN
2019 AO - #1 Diede de Groot/NED def. #2 Yui Kamiji/JPN
2019 RG - #1 Diede de Groot/NED def. #2 Yui Kamiji/JPN
2019 WI - Aniek Van Koot/NED def. #1 Diede de Groot/NED
2019 US - #1 Diede de Groot/NED def. #2 Yui Kamiji/JPN
2020 AO - #2 Yui Kamiji/JPN def. Aniek Van Koot/NED
2020 US - #1 Diede de Groot/NED def. #2 Yui Kamiji/JPN
2020 RG - #2 Yui Kamiji/JPN def. Momoko Ohtani/JPN
2021 AO - #1 Diede de Groot/NED def. #2 Yui Kamiji/JPN
2021 RG - #1 Diede de Groot/NED def. #2 Yui Kamiji/JPN
2021 WI - #1 Diede de Groot/NED def. KG Montjane/RSA
2021 US - #1 Diede de Groot/NED def. #2 Yui Kamiji/JPN
2022 AO - #1 Diede de Groot/NED def. Aniek Van Koot/NED
2022 RG - #1 Diede de Groot/NED def. #2 Yui Kamiji/JPN

**SLAM TITLES AFTER AGE 30**
10..Serena Williams, USA (age 30-35)*
3...Martina Navratilova, USA (age 30-33)
3...Margaret Court, AUS (age 30-31)
2...Billie Jean King, USA (age 30 & 31)
2...Chris Evert, USA (age 30 & 31)
1...Flavia Pennetta, ITA (age 33)
1...Virginia Wade. GBR (age 31)
1...Ann Haydon Jones, GBR (age 30)
1...Angelique Kerber, GER (age 30)*
--
*-active

**OLDEST WOMEN'S SINGLES SLAM CHAMPIONS - OPEN ERA**
Serena Williams (35y/125) - 2017 Australian
Serena Williams (34/283) - 2016 Wimbledon
Serena Williams (33/285) - 2015 Wimbledon
Martina Navratilova (33/263) - 1990 Wimbledon
Serena Williams (33/254) - 2015 Roland Garros
Flavia Pennetta (33/201) - 2015 U.S. Open
Serena Williams (33/127) - 2015 Australian

**OLDEST WOMEN'S SINGLES SLAM FINALISTS**
Serena Williams (37,347d) - lost '19 US to Andreescu
Serena Williams (37,291d) - lost '19 WI to Halep
Martina Navratilova (37y,258d) — lost '94 WI to C.Martinez
Venus Williams (37,28d) - lost '17 WI to Muguruza
Serena Williams (36/347) - lost '18 US to Osaka
Serena Williams (36/291) - lost '18 WI to Kerber
Venus Williams (36/226) — lost '17 AO to S.Williams
Serena Williams (35/125) — '17 AO, def. V.Williams

**OLDEST FIRST-TIME SLAM CHAMPS**
33y,199d - Flavia Pennetta, 2015 U.S. Open
29y,346d - Francesca Schiavone, 2010 Roland Garros
29y,275d - Jana Novotna, 1998 Wimbledon
29y,154d - Kerry Melville-Reid, 1977 Australian Open
29y,98d - Li Na, 2011 Roland Garros
28y,277d - Marion Bartoli, 2013 Wimbledon
28y,12d - Angelique Kerber, 2016 Australian Open
27y,200d - Caroline Wozniacki, 2018 Australian Open

**MOST SLAMS BEFORE FIRST TITLE**
49 - Flavia Pennetta (2015 U.S. Open)
47 - Marion Bartoli (2013 Wimbledon)
45 - Jana Novotna (1998 Wimbledon)
43 - Caroline Wozniacki (2018 Australian Open)
39 - Francesca Schiavone (2010 Roland Garros)
34 - Samantha Stosur (2011 U.S. Open)
33 - Angelique Kerber (2016 Australian Open)
32 - Simona Halep (2018 Roland Garros)
32 - Amelie Mauresmo (2006 Australian Open)

**RECENT FIRST-TIME SLAM CHAMPS AND RESULT AT NEXT MAJOR**
2010 Francesca Schiavone (RG): Wimbledon 1st
2011 Li Na (RG): Wimbledon 2nd
2011 Petra Kvitova (WI): U.S. 1st
2011 Samantha Stosur (US): Australian 1st
2012 Victoria Azarenka (AO): Roland Garros 4th
2013 Marion Bartoli (WI): DNP/retired
2015 Flavia Pennetta (US): DNP/retired
2016 Angelique Kerber (AO): Roland Garros 1st
2016 Garbine Muguruza (RG): Wimbledon 2nd
2017 Alona Ostapenko (RG): Wimbledon QF
2017 Sloane Stephens (US): Australian 1st
2018 Caroline Wozniacki (AO): Roland Garros 4th
2018 Simona Halep (RG): Wimbledon 3rd
2018 Naomi Osaka (US): Australian W
2019 Ash Barty (RG): Wimbledon 4th
2019 Bianca Andreescu (US): DNP 2020/2021 AO 2nd
2020 Sofia Kenin (AO): U.S. Open 5th
2020 Iga Swiatek (RG): Australian 4th
2021 Barbora Krejcikova (RG): Wimbledon 4th
2021 Emma Raducanu (US): Australian 2nd

**TEEN SLAM CHAMPS - since 1997**
1997 Martina Hingis, 16 (AO)*
1997 Iva Majoli, 19 (RG)*
1997 Martina Hingis, 16 (WI)
1997 Martina Hingis, 16 (US)
1998 Martina Hingis, 17 (AO)
1999 Martina Hingis, 18 (AO)
1999 Serena Williams, 17 (US)*
2004 Maria Sharapova, 17 (WI)*
2004 Svetlana Kuznetsova, 19 (US)*
2006 Maria Sharapova, 19 (US)
2019 Bianca Andreescu, 19 (AO)*
2020 Iga Swiatek, 19 (RG)*
2021 Emma Raducanu, 18 (US)*
--
* - first-time slam winner

**RECENT TEEN SLAM CHAMPS**
1997 Martina Hingis, SUI - AO (16)*
1997 Iva Majoli, CRO - RG (19)*
1997 Martina Hingis, SUI - WI (16)
1997 Martina Hingis, SUI - US (16)
1998 Martina Hingis, SUI - AO (17)
1999 Martina Hingis, SUI - AO (18)
1999 Serena Williams, USA - US (17)*
2004 Maria Sharapova, RUS - WI (17)*
2004 Svetlana Kuznetsova, RUS - US (19)*
2006 Maria Sharapova, RUS - US (19)
2019 Bianca Andreescu, CAN - US (19)*
2020 Iga Swiatek, POL - RG (19)*
2021 Emma Raducanu, GBR - US (18)*
--
* - 1st time slam winner

**YOUNG SLAM FINALS SINCE 2000**
37 - 2021 US - Raducanu (18) d. Fernandez (19)
38 - 2022 RG - Swiatek (21) d. Gauff (18)
39 - 2004 WI - Sharapova (17) d. S.Williams (22)
40 - 2001 WI - V.Williams (21) d. Henin (19)
40 - 2003 RG - Henin (21) d. Clijsters (19)
40 - 2008 AO - Sharapova (20) d. Ivanovic (20)
40 - 2020 RG - Swiatek (19) d. Kenin (21)
[recent all-teen slam finals]
1997 RG - Majoli (19) d. Hingis (16)
1997 US - Hingis (16) d. V.Wiliams (17)
1999 US - S.Williams (17) d. Hingis (18)
2021 US - Raducanu (18) d. Fernandez (19)

**BIGGEST AGE DIFFERENCE IN SLAM FINAL**
18y,263 - Andreescu (19) d. S.Williams (37) = '19 U.S.
17y,45d - Seles (17) d. Navratilova (34) = '91 U.S.
16y,20d - Osaka (20) d. S.Williams (36) = '18 U.S.
15y,180d - Martinez (22) d. Navratilova (37) = '94 WI
14y,175d - Graf (18) d. Evert (33) = '88 AO
13y,113d - Muguruza (23) d. V.Williams (37) = '17 WI

**LOW RANKED IN SLAM FINAL - Open era**
NR - Evonne Goolagong, 1977 Australian (W)
NR - Kim Clijsters, 2009 US Open (W)
NR - Justine Henin, 2010 Australian
#181 - Serena Williams, 2018 Wimbledon
#150 - Emma Raducanu, 2021 US Open (W)
#111 - Chris O'Neil, 1978 Australian (W)
#83 - Sloane Stephens, 2017 US Open (W)
#81 - Serena Williams, 2007 Australian (W)
#78 - Betsy Nagelson, 1978 Australian
#73 - Leylah Fernandez, 2021 US Open
#68 - Barbara Jordan, 1979 Australian (W)
#66 - Venus Williams, 1997 US Open
--
LOW-RANKED RG WINNER: #54 Iga Swiatek, 2020

**FIRST-TIME SLAM SEMIFINALISTS SINCE 2018**
=2018=
AO: Elise Mertens/BEL
RG: -
WI: Julia Goerges/GER
US: Naomi Osaka/JPN (W), Anastasija Sevastova/LAT
=2019=
AO: Danielle Collins/USA
RG: Amanda Anisimova/USA, Ash Barty/AUS (W), Marketa Vondrousova/CZE (RU)
WI: Barbora Strycova/CZE, Elina Svitolina/UKR
US: Bianca Andreescu/USA (W), Belinda Bencic/SUI
=2020=
AO: Sofia Kenin/USA (W)
US: Jennifer Brady/USA
RG: Nadia Podoroska/ARG, Iga Swiatek/POL (W)
=2021=
AO: Jennifer Brady/USA (RU)
RG: Krejcikova/CZE (W), Pavlyuchenkova/RUS (RU), Sakkari/GRE, Zidansek/SLO
WI: Aryna Sabalenka/BLR
US: Leylah Fernandez/CAN (RU), Emma Raducanu/GBR (W)
=2022=
AO: -
RG: Coco Gauff/USA (RU), Dasha Kasatkina/RUS, Martina Trevisan/ITA
--
NOTE: at 11 consecutive Wimbledons (2010-21)

**CAREER SLAM #1 SEEDS - active**
20...Serena Williams
6...Simona Halep
3...Victoria Azarenka
3...Angelique Kerber
2...Naomi Osaka
2...Karolina Pliskova
2...Iga Swiatek (2022)
1...Venus Williams
--
ALSO: Barty-7

**CAREER SLAM MD APPEARANCES - WOMEN**
90 - Venus Williams *
80 - Serena Williams * (w/ 2022 WI)
72 - Svetlana Kuznetsova *
71 - Francesca Schiavone
71 - Amy Frazier
67 - Martina Navratilova
65 - Alize Cornet * (w/ 2022 WI)
64 - Conchita Martinez
63 - Ai Sugiyama

**CONSECUTIVE SLAM MD APPEARANCES - WOMEN**
62 - Alize Cornet * (w/ 2022 WI)
62 - Ai Sugiyama
61 - Francesca Schiavone
56 - Jelena Jankovic
54 - Nathalie Dechy
54 - Elena Likhovtseva

**EARLIEST EXIT BY SLAM #1**
[pre-Open era]
1962 Wimbledon 1st Rd. - Margaret Court (lost to Billie Jean Moffitt)
[Open era]
1979 Australian Open 1st Rd. - Virginia Ruzici (lost to Mary Sawyer)
1994 Wimbledon 1st Rd. - Steffi Graf (lost to Lori McNeil)
1999 Wimbledon 1st Rd. - Martina Hingis (lost to Jelena Dokic)
2001 Wimbledon 1st Rd. - Martina Hingis (lost to Virginia Ruano Pascual)
2017 Roland Garros 1st Rd. - Angelique Kerber (lost to Ekaterina Makarova)
2018 US Open 1st Rd. - Simona Halep (lost to Kaia Kanepi)

**RECENT SLAM JUNIOR CHAMPS**
[2017]
AO: Marta Kostyuk, UKR
RG: Whitney Osuigwe, USA
WI: Claire Liu, USA
US: Amanda Anisimova, USA
[2018]
AO: Liang En-shuo, TPE
RG: Coco Gauff, USA
WI: Iga Swiatek, POL
US: Wang Xiyu, CHN
[2019]
AO: Clara Tauson, DEN
RG: Leylah Fernandez, CAN
WI: Daria Snigur, UKR
US: Maria Camila Osorio Serrano, COL
[2020]
AO: Victoria Jimenez Kasintseva, AND
US: DNP
RG: Elsa Jacquemot, FRA
[2021]
RG: Linda Noskova, CZE
WI: Ane Mintegi del Olmo, ESP
US: Robin Montgomery, USA
[2022]
AO: Petra Marcinko, CRO
RG: Lucie Havlickova, CZE







All for now.

3 Comments:

Blogger colt13 said...

10 On the Up Side- Stardust Edition.

"What do stars do?" "Shine!"- Claire Danes/Stardust

1.Ostapenko- 2014 junior winner has a game made for grass, plus a serve that is a weapon. Plus I have to pick someone that has already reached a slam final, as Kvitova in 2011 is the last first time slam participant to walk away with the title here.
2.Pliskova- Last year's RU, she doesn't have the consistency that I want, but if she gets by Serena, this could be a special event for her.
3.Kerber- Always good on grass, she has an advantage if it is windy. Nobody handles the elements better than Kerber.
4.Andreescu- Doesn't really have a grass pedigree, but has looked good the last couple of weeks, culminating in a Bad Homburg final.
5.Bencic- Ankle might be an issue, but without points being offered, why not a former Hopman Cup and Olympic winner? Drawback is her draw, with a possible 3rd rd meeting vs...
6.Haddad Maia- Not only low on this list because of Bencic, but because of history. As much as Navratilova did the Eastbourne-Wimbledon double, no player in the Open Era has ever won 2 grass events between the French Open and Wimbledon, then gone on to win it. The last to come close? Navratilova in 1991.
7.Amritraj- This is Riske, by the way. Can she live up to the family name? Her father in law Anand, played in the boycotted event of 1973. He reached the 2nd rd, while his brother Vijay reached the QF. In a depleted field, can she do the same?
8.Muchova- Could be on either list, but realize that she is already a 2 time QF here. Which is mildly surprising once you realize that she has only been in the main draw twice. If she wins one, she can win 4.
9.Kalinina- Best case scenario is 3rd or 4th rd. Red flag is that in consecutive weeks against Kasatkina and Ostapenko, she fell, with her play dropping sharply after. Getting on an outside court may actually help her.
10.Bronzetti- Has the talent to make a run. Her red flag is the tape job on her arm/elbow. Hoping for a loss not by retirement.

Fri Jun 24, 09:36:00 PM EDT  
Blogger colt13 said...

10 On the Down Side.

1.Zheng- Raducanu on Clay= Zheng on grass? Maybe, just as Raducanu had no experience on clay, Zheng had none on grass, including the ITF circuit. Going for first career win on grass.
2.Raducanu- Not really a down if she plays, the silver lining for her is that since Pliskova cannot defend her points, Raducanu will be a Top 10 player leaving Wimbledon.
3.Kasatkina- 2018 QF would have been a threat. The serve is an issue, but Bartoli won, so maybe next year. Front runner for the Karen Krantzcke Award if it isn't political this year.
4.Williams- The Agent Carter of the WTA. If you haven't seen the show, Peggy Carter, and Dottie for that matter, prey on the fact that people underestimate them because they are women. Don't let Serena's "i'm just an athlete" fool you. She is a student of the game, and if Iga's streak was at 20, she wouldn't be here.
5.Muguruza- I feel like I am piling on, but this has been a disappointing season. Her loss to Giorgi actually was a good one. With the hand wringing over Muguruza being ranked 10, I should mention that Barty would be 2 now, and 8 after Wimbledon if she kept her name in the rankings.
6.Mertens- We know the deal, 3rd or 4th rd, but that's it. Now losing matches to lower ranked players more than ever.
7.Jabeur- Like Kontaveit in 2021, who would win the week before a slam and still not reach the second week, Jabeur has played well in each segment of the year, yet has 0 slam wins on the year. QF here last year, her chips, slices, and drop shots should play to her benefit. But is she healthy enough to do damage?
8.Strycova- Teased us with a 2022 Wimbledon one off, but failed to deliver. I kid, as her kid is only 9 months old. However, fellow czech Sestini Hlavackova will give us a one off in Prague doubles.
9.Dolehide- Not really her, but what she represents. She pulled out of Q. Listed as a schedule change, she was one of a number of players that will play 60 or 100k events to boost their ranking before the US Open cutoff.
10.Martic- Slumping player may be the one player that doesn't have to change their outfit for all white Wimbledon. Unfortunately, her game is not as good as her look. Winning 2 matches would be great. Being alive on Middle Sunday would be a shock.

Fri Jun 24, 09:58:00 PM EDT  
Blogger Todd.Spiker said...

So... Keys out, and Vandeweghe in as a LL (and the very definition of a dangerous one, I'd say). She plays Rybakina in the 1st Round. If she got the upset, maybe Andreescu 2nd, then the Muguruza/Minnen/Q.Zheng/Sloane survivor 3rd.

I've got to think that Jabeur stat (30-9 in regular tour events in '22, 0-1 in slams) will be thrown around *a bit* before her 1st Round match. ;)

Sat Jun 25, 10:57:00 AM EDT  

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