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Three Top 10 players could await Serena Williams at Wimbledon

June 21, 2013 at 9:46 AM
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LONDON, June 21 (UPI) -- Serena Williams' path to another Wimbledon title potentially has three Top 10 opponents along the way.

Williams, the world No. 1 in women's tennis, is the top seed for the 127th Wimbledon Championships, which begin Monday. If the women's draw plays to form, Williams would go against No. 2 Victoria Azarenka in the singles final July 6.

Williams is the one player all the others know is a huge favorite to collect a sixth Wimbledon title. In a span beginning at the 2012 Wimbledon Championships, in which Williams picked up title No. 5 by beating Agnieszka Radwanska 6-1, 5-7, 6-2 in the finals, Williams is 68-3 with 11 tournament titles.

Only two players in the Open Era -- Martina Navratilova with nine and Steffi Graf with seven -- have won at Wimbledon more than Williams. (Serena's sister Venus, who is missing this year's tournament due to injury, also has five Wimbledon championships.)

Williams could go against 10th-seeded Maria Kirilenko in the quarterfinals before meeting Radwanska in the semifinals. The second highest seed in Radwanska's quarter of the draw is sixth-seeded Li Na.

Azarenka, who may also have to deal with former No. 1s Jelena Jankovic and Ana Ivanovic, could meet third-seeded Maria Sharapova, who lost to Williams in the French Open final, in the semifinals. Azarenka is in the same quarter as eighth-seeded Petra Kvitova, who won at Wimbledon in 2011. Sharapova and fifth-seeded Sara Errani find themselves in the same quarter of the draw.

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