The clay season is done with and now we move on to the grass courts in London as Wimbledon hosts the top shots in the third Grand Slam event of the year; a tournament that has seen Roger Federer and Serena Williams recently appear more times in the final than any other name.
Most may make mention of the fact that the era of those two names has come and is gradually passing away. Federer is not the same as we used to know a few years back and Serena has opted to start a family this year instead.
July 3 through July 16 will see a number of names battle it out for glory in London. In the Men’s category, it’ll be all about the usual suspects. Playing on home soil – kinda – Andy Murray, the current champion and current world number one, will be looking to hold on tightly to his title.
But he will be facing stiff competition from Novak Djokovic who is not a stranger to Wimbledon finals, and a certain unpredictable Stan Wawrinka. Then there are other names like Rafael Nadal, Kei Nishikori, Jo-Wilfred Tsonga and Marin Cilic who will all be looking to cause upsets.
The Women’s category will most definitely be seeing a new champion as the current champ, Serena Williams, is getting ready to become a mother.
Names like Angelique Kerber (last year’s runner-up & World no.1), Simona Halep and Caroline Wozniacki will be relishing their chance to make it into the final and be crowned champions of their category. Of course there’s also Victoria Azarenka and 2017 French Open surprise winner, 20-year old Jelena Ostapenko.
While the world gets ready for two weeks of amazing action, these questions will linger on lips the world over:
- Who will the new Women’s champion be?
- Will the early injury scare deter Andy Murray from retaining his title?
- Which big name will be a victim of those early upsets?
We’re asking you the same too. What do you think? Which player will you be rooting for at Wimbledon? Let us know what you think by leaving us a comment.Tags: grand slam, wimbledon