Wimbledon Women’s Preview: Will Maria Sharapova Continue Her Domination Of Women’s Tennis At Wimbledon?
Maria Sharapova finally had her breakthrough on clay over a week ago when she won the French Open for the first time. Sharapova enters an elite group of only ten women in women’s tennis history to win all four grand slam championships. Sharapova also reached the finals of the Australian Open final in January and the Wimbledon final last year. Sharapova’s confidence is back and she already won Wimbledon eight years ago when she was only seventeen years old.
Will Maria Sharapova build on her incredible performance in Paris and win Wimbledon for the second time? Sharapova has never won grand slam singles titles back to back. Wimbledon is a huge opportunity for Maria Sharapova to cement her status as the Queen of women’s tennis. Women’s tennis needs a dominant number one player.
I believe the reigning Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic has a lot to prove her performance this year is just satisfactory.
Kvitova hasn’t won a WTA tour title since November 2011 and her results are inconsistent. Meanwhile, Victoria Azarenka the second ranked woman in the world’s form has gone down since winning the Australian Open back in January. Serena Williams the four-time Wimbledon champion is a question mark because her performance this year is erratic. Serena lost in the fourth round of the Australian Open and in the first round of the French Open.
Serena is thirty years old and she’s not getting any younger. I am uncertain if Serena’s heart is in the game anymore she seems disinterested on the tennis court.
Kim Clijsters and Venus Williams are on their way out to retirement I don’t see either woman being a factor at Wimbledon. Agnieszka Radwanska needs to prove she is worthy of being the third best women tennis player in the world. Radwanska has reached the quarterfinals twice at the All England Club but she has never advanced beyond the quarterfinals in her career. I belive Agnieszka needs a more aggressive game and take some risks if she is going to breakthrough.
Caroline Wozniacki the former number one from Denmark performance this year is terrible! Wozniacki has dropped from the top rank in the world to number seven. The problem for Caroline is she refuses to play more aggressively and prefers to play a more defensive style of tennis. Finally, Samantha Stosur has never advanced beyond the third round at Wimbledon. I am shocked that Stosur never does well at the All England Club because she has a huge serve, big forehand, and solid volleys.