2018 Wimbledon - WTA general discussion

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Who will win the 2018 Wimbledon tournament?

Poll closed Jul 2, 2018.
  1. Halep

    2.9%
  2. Wozniacki

    2.9%
  3. Muguruza

    14.7%
  4. Sloane

    2.9%
  5. Svitolina

    2.9%
  6. Kvitova

    38.2%
  7. Kerber

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  8. Sharapova

    2.9%
  9. Serena

    14.7%
  10. Other? (post in thread)

    17.6%
  1. Aussie Darcy

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    3rd slam of the year.

    Great tournament coming up with all the big players in action.

    The seeded players in order are:
    Halep, Wozniacki, Muguruza, Stephens, Svitolina, Garcia, Pliskova, Kvitova, Venus, Keys, Kerber, Ostapenko, Goerges, Kasatkina, Mertens, Vandeweghe, Barty, Osaka, Rybarikova, Bertens, Sevastova, Konta, Strycova, Sharapova, Serena, Gavrilova, Suarez Navarro, Kontaveit, Buzarnescu, Pavlyuchenkova, Zhang and Radwanska.

    Defending champ in singles is Muguruza. The defending doubles champs were Makarova/Vesnina but Vesnina is out with injury so Makarova plays with former #2 Zvonareva.

    The wildcards have gone to:
    Boulter, Broady, Dart, Dunne, Jabeur, Smitkova, Swan and Taylor. 6 of the 8 wildcards gone to the Brits which I believe is a record number.

    Qualifying was pretty stacked. Three former finalists in action: Lisicki, Zvonareva and Bouchard. Vera and Genie currently in the final qualifying round but Lisicki went out in QR1.

    The withdrawals are: Bellis, Errani, Haddad Maia, Siegemund and Vesnina.

    Entry list for the singles: http://www.wimbledon.com/pdf/LS06242018.pdf
    I'll paste the draw and order of play here when it's released.

    Halep, Wozniacki and Sloane are in contention for the #1 ranking at the end of the tournament.

    Serena looking to equal Miss homophobes 24 slam record.


    A lot of players can win the title so the poll is pretty hard to create. Gotta include Serena, Sharapova and Venus even though they aren't the top 8 seeds and i'm throwing in former finalist Kerber. So i'm bumping out Svitolina, Garcia and Pliskova. Really hard choice but feel free to tell me what you think I should've done..

    So feel free to vote
     
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  2. Aussie Darcy

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    Bouchard qualifies for the tournament. First time she's won back to back to back matches since she beat Sharapova and Kerber in Madrid last year.
     
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    Agree with including Serena and Venus in the poll. But whether sharapova will be a factor in grass?
     
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    She was the one I was going to leave off but after Rome and the French Open she looks decent and besides, Pliskova’s never gone past the 2R and both Svitolina and Garcia haven’t gone past the 4R and haven’t been playing as good as Maria.
    I actually wanted to leave Venus off cause her form is awful but just couldn’t do it.
     
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    Lol that made me laugh, well played, sir. :cool:
     
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  6. Aussie Darcy

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    Pretty adorable pic of Serena’s Bub.

    [​IMG]
     
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    I know her name is Alexis but I bloody hate that name cause it’s also her fathers??? So I’m just calling her Bub.

    Seriously, who names their daughter after their father?
     
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    Who names their son Alexis?? That is not a gender-neutral name! I've never met anyone named Alexis that wasn't a girl. Alex, I could see since it could be short for Alexander or Alexandra, but Alexis? 100% female name.
     
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  9. 70後

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    looking around, Alexis seems to be a mens name in the Russian speaking world and the Greek world ...

    A lot of famous people had that name.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alexis_(given_name)

    Karen Khachanov is a mens name in his part of the world too.
     
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    It's just weird man, it's just weird!

     
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    Alexa was/is taken
     
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  12. bluetrain4

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    Zvonareva is back. Wow. Didn't know she was still playing. Good job qualifying.
     
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  13. Harry_Wild

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    Watching Bouchard play in the qualifying tournament; she seems to have her game back...now and play like she did in 2014! If Bouchard continues her fine play; she should make it back to the finals again possibly!
     
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    Wimby #2 let's go!
     
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    Genie looking good, will win Wimbledon! ;)
     
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    Now that Bouchard is in the main draw, I bet officials pray for her not to slip on the grass.
     
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    Draw tomorrow at 10 am local.
     
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    Muguruza in the top half.
    Sloane in the bottom half.

    Kvitova and Garcia in the top half too. ouch.
    Svitolina and Pliskova in the bottom.
     
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    Serena and Svitolina 3R.
     
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    Halep opens against Nara.

    Cornet v Domi!
     
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    Diatchenko v Sharapova
    Sasnovich v Kvitova
    Broady v Petra.
    Stosur v Peng. Winner gets Gavrilova/Diyas.
     
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    Please give the Queen an easy draw :D
     
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  23. Aussie Darcy

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    Gaby Taylor v Bouchard. Winnable for Genie
     
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    Kerber v Zvonareva! Battle of the former finalists!
     
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    Bencic v Garcia. That's a beauty.
    Sabalenka v Buzarnescu. Decent.
     
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    Pliskova v Azarenka possible 2R.

    Azarenka opens against Alexandrova.
    Pliskova gets Dart.

    Kuznetsova v Strycova. Very good.
    Zhang v Petko.
    Vekic v Sloane. Nice.
     
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    Serena Williams gets Aranxta Rus 1R. Very winnable.

    Her draw:
    R1: Rus
    R2: Smitkova/Tomova
    R3: Svitolina
    R4: Keys/Rybarikova
    QF: Wozniacki/CoCo/Sevastova/Aga
    SF: Pliskova/Venus/Stephens
    F: Halep/Kvitova/Muguruza
     
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  28. Aussie Darcy

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    4R:
    Halep-Mertens
    Ostapenko-Kvitova
    Muguruza-Kasatkina
    Kerber-Garcia
    Pliskova-Venus
    Goerges-Stephens
    Svitolina-Keys (Serena in this section)
    Vandeweghe-Wozniacki

    QF:'s:
    Halep-Kvitova
    Muguruza-Garcia
    Pliskova-Stephens
    Svitolina-Wozniacki
     
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    Commentator has a point.
    Lot of the top ranked players who have a shot all in the top half like Halep, Garbie, Kerber and Kvitova whereas Pliskova, Woz and Svitolina in the bottom half who haven't gone depe at Wimbledon.
    But, lot of the quality lower seeds all in the bottom half: Serena, Radwanska, Rybarikova and Coco.

    Two commentators still have Kvitova to win, other picks Garbie.
     
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    A lot of great 1R matches:

    Buzarnescu va Sabalenka
    Georges vs Puig
    Kuznetsova vs Strykova
    Zhang vs Petkovic
    Vekic vs Stevens
    Svitolina vs Maria
    Coco vs Siniakova
    Georgi vs Sevastova
    Hsieh vs Pavlyuchenkova
    Cornet vs Cibulkova
    Collins vs Mertens
    Kerber vs Zvonareva
    Niculescu vs Osaka
    Bencic vs Garcia

    And Pova if she makes it out the 1R will play either with Sakkari whom she lost couple of days ago or Kenin, who gave her hard times at the last years USO, and is on the rise right now.
     
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    It was quite sad how the queen got slayed in the final last year. Would be nice to see her have a good run again.
     
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    Well she definitely got a decent first few rounds.
    R1: Larsson
    R2: Kristyna Pliskova/Dulgheru
    R3; #20 Bertens
    R4: Pliskova/Buzarnescu/Azarenka
     
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    Happy sands & safarova are reunited:)

    They are only missing wimbeldon i hope they can win it


    #teambucie
     
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    Kvitova is my first pick
     
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    Looks good.
     
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    This would definitely have to be the first time Petra was the favourite to win a slam. Serena not far behind but still, interesting see Petra first.
     
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    Weather looks good and will win Wimbeldon
     
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    Weather looking good, will win Wimbledon. ;)
     
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    Ahh, you beat me to it! :mad:
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    Shame Kostyuk did not qualifly
     
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    Jeeze R4 though.
    Second thought, grass is the best surface for Venus to face Karolina
     
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    well I'm only supporting Su Wei. I hope she can make the third round. You can't ask for too much because there are just too many good players there in her section alone [​IMG]
     
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    Yeah, Pliskova has never gone past the 2R, Azarenka hasn’t looked great (did make the 4R last year though). Buzarnescu dangerous.

    Depends which Venus shows up.
     
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    Fortunately, and unfortunately, it always does.
     
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    Uh, Alexis is a proper Greek masculine name and has been such for centuries. Who names their daughter Alexis should be the proper question.

    This match should be live-streamed and live-captured in the 'Best Assets' thread. It will break all viewing records...
     
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    A lot has to do with the draw sheet as to who will win the title! I am now more interested in the woman’s matches then the men’s this year!
     
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    I love for Halep to win it but i dont see that happening. Kvita is my pick but
    she is so obvious i think she will not make it to the finals.

    So i think the trend of the last few slams will continue and we will have a new first time slam winner
    Someone we haven't even thought of.

    Wonder how the grass is playing.. Cause i am expecting lots of upsets in the
    early rounds.

    Oh yes its good to see BMS back with Lucie !!!
     
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    ESPN’s picks...

    Drysdale - Kvitova
    Evert - Keys
    Gilbert - Kvitova
    McEnroe - Osaka
    Shriver - Muguruza
     
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