What can Swerena Williams and Iga Swiatek get from Wimbledon 2022? The world most famous fortnigh, on the London lawns, promises, for women's singles, big unknowns and surprises around the corner. Serena's return to Church Road is incredible news for women's tennis.
But Iga, who comes from a series of incredible results? Will it have the chance to repeat itself also on grass-courts, a playing surface that is entirely congenial to you? Serena is back exactly twelve months after her retirement, right on the lawns of the Championships, against Aliaksandra Sasnovich.
The 23-time Grand Slam champion, who in the company of Ons Jabeur preliminarily tested her physical condition, was drawn in the top-half of the draw, in the eighth of Coco Guaff and Karolina Pliskova, respectively the number eleven and six of the seeding.
On the way of the US champion, Tan and presumably McHale. In any case, the second segment of the draw is full: Petra Kvitova in the first round will have Jasmine Paolini, many pitfalls also on the way of Camila Giorgi, who after a potentially soft debut with Magda French could have Simona Halep in the third round and just before the quarters a between Paula Badosa and two-time Championships champion Kvitova.
Kvitova and Halep, especially the Romanian, have experience and victories on the All England Club lawns on their side. The bottom half is less crowded. Van Uytvanck pitfalls for Emma Raducanu, an important chance for Ons Jabeur, who still has a physical boredom to resolve, called to keep the status of number three in London too.
Derby between Martina Trevisan and Elisabetta Cocciaretto, with the winner of the match on a collision course presumably with Irina Begu. Potential third round instead with Jelena Ostapenko, Camila Giorgi's own opponent in the semifinal at Eastbourne.
In the very last part of the draw obviously the number two of the Anett Kontaveit group: in the same portion also Belinda Bencic and Beatriz Haddad Maia. First, true, litmus test on the lawns of the Championships for the Brazilian revelation, number twenty-three of the seeding, which after the victories in Nottingham and Birmingham will have the task of covering the role of outsiders.
Can Serena win Wimbledon after a year of inactivity? Difficult to say: the speech is always the same as always. If Serena arrives in London in good physical shape, then she is a notch stronger than all the other opponents on the Tour.
Wimbledon 2022 women's singles preview: the precentuals
Iga Swiatek 20% Simona Halep 20% Ons Jabeur 20% Serena Williams 10% Coco Gauff 10% Petra Kvitova 10% Karolina Pliskova 10%
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