2023 Wimbledon - Women's Singles Discussion

Who will win the 2023 Wimbledon?

  • Swiatek

    Votes: 9 27.3%
  • Sabalenka

    Votes: 4 12.1%
  • Rybakina

    Votes: 3 9.1%
  • Vekic

    Votes: 2 6.1%
  • Jabeur

    Votes: 3 9.1%
  • Pliskova

    Votes: 1 3.0%
  • Ostapenko

    Votes: 3 9.1%
  • Kvitová

    Votes: 4 12.1%
  • Krejcíková

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Other

    Votes: 4 12.1%

  • Total voters
    33
  • Poll closed .

THUNDERVOLLEY

G.O.A.T.
Too bad for Sabalenka, but her talent cannot be questioned. She will win more majors, and based on her performances at Wimbledon, I see her eventually winning the title.

Unfortunately, Jabeur is about as intriguing as wallpaper, leaving the only interesting detail the fact Marketa is the first unseeded woman to reach the Wimbledon final since Billie Jean King in 1963. Its been that long since that kind of a breakthrough on the women's side.
 

ScottleeSV

Hall of Fame
You would not have put a bean on Jabeur at 7-6 4-2. Quite the turn of events. Sabalenka has quite the long list of semi finals thrown away from winning positions. Here's a new addition.

I hope Jabeur finishes it off on Saturday. Nothing against Marketa; I just think Jabeur has earned it, both for the last 12 months and also for putting out the woman who looked the best player in the draw.
 

TennisFan3

Talk Tennis Guru
Man - I predicted Svitolina vs Sabalenka in the final.
Looks like I was WRONG for both SF picks.

However, I'm confident I will be right for the Men's SF picks. Picking up Novak vs Alcaraz for the final.
 

D-Lite

Hall of Fame
Vondrousova has met Jabeur twice this year alone. Not only did she win both matches but they were both at big tournaments.

Marketa beat Ons in the 2R of the Australian Open winning 6-1 5-7 6-1. Backed it up 2 months later at Indian Wells in the 3R winning 7-6 6-4.

Not very promising!
Those were HC though, this is grass which is now obviously Jabeur's best surface having made 2 of her 3 major finals here. I think she will do it on Saturday after wins over Rybakina and Sabalenka. I expect the only thing that will stop her is if she has serious nerves.
 

sortof

Semi-Pro
Jabeur at her very best, Sabalenka tended to overpower some shots, overall very high quality tennis from both though. I hope this time Jabeur wins the final!
 

marc45

G.O.A.T.
Too bad for Sabalenka, but her talent cannot be questioned. She will win more majors, and based on her performances at Wimbledon, I see her eventually winning the title.

Unfortunately, Jabeur is about as intriguing as wallpaper, leaving the only interesting detail the fact Marketa is the first unseeded woman to reach the Wimbledon final since Billie Jean King in 1963. Its been that long since that kind of a breakthrough on the women's side.
she's a previous slam finalist, this isn't like Eubanks reaching the final, or a quarterfinal
 

zvelf

Hall of Fame
Unfortunately, Jabeur is about as intriguing as wallpaper, leaving the only interesting detail the fact Marketa is the first unseeded woman to reach the Wimbledon final since Billie Jean King in 1963. Its been that long since that kind of a breakthrough on the women's side.
For Wimbledon, yes, but Vondrousa making the final here has got nothing on #150 qualifier Raducanu winning the U.S. Open over 10 matches without dropping a set. Many would disagree with you about the "Minister of Happiness" not being an interesting player. She's funny and her personality is warm. And her game speaks for itself, going through Andreescu, Kvitova, Rybakina, and Sabalenka, 3 of those being higher betting favorites than Jabeur herself. Her touch and variety are more fun to watch than Sabalenka's ball-bashing. Plus, Jabeur doesn't have that awful scream after every shot. Jabeur will probably never become an ATG player, but she's entertaining as is, as today proved.
 

robyrolfo

Hall of Fame
Happy for Ons, but definitely pulling hard for Vondrousova in the final. There's just something so different and interesting about her. She's one of the most anti-tennis players in the WTA (not her game, but her attitude and approach), so I would love to see her win. She also seems like a very cool and genuine person, unlike Jabeur who does come off as a little forced to me at times. It's hard to put my finger on it, but something about Jabeur just rubs me the wrong way sometimes.

All of that said, I would also really LOVE to see a Lotto player winning a major. They have come close recently with Jabeur and Berrettini, but never made it over the line. They deserve it, after consistently putting out better men's and especially women's kit than any of the big brands.

lfg mother Russia and end wokeness
For real? Just when I thought...

Jabeur not only plays a gorgeous brand of tennis but just happens to be Tunisian. If she wins on Saturday it will be a massively popular victory and a huge moment for sport in Africa.
I don't know, I've always considered that part of Northern Africa, particularly (Morocco, Algeria and Tunisia) as somewhat different to the rest of the continent (South Africa obviously being another exception). I don't know, it just seems like a reach to me when people want to talk about a rep for an entire continent. I find it hard to imagine that anyone in a country like Senegal or Nigeria is really identifying so strongly with Jabeur.
 

Aussie Darcy

Bionic Poster
What are your picks for the SF and the final?

I think Sabalenka will beat Jabeur with her sheer power and serve but if it isn't close to her best, Ons will eat it up. I'm also going to go with Svitolina over Vondrousova, the pair have played 5 times with Svitolina leading the H2H 3-2 BUT the last 2 matches Vondrousova won incredibly comfortably. One was the Rome QF back in 2020 with Marketa winning 6-3 6-0 and then 2 months later in a huge match at the Olympics in the SF with Vondrousova winning 6-3 6-1.

But a lot has changed in the 3 years since then and Svitolina is playing like she has a new restart on life after knocking out 4 slam champions in 5 matches.

So that would mean the dramatic final between Svitolina (Ukraine) and Sabalenka (Belarus). I think Sabalenka's experience having won a slam and blowing a huge opportunity at the French Open against Muchova would pull through but could easily see the fairytale win for Elina.

That's my predictions but it could easily be let's say Vondrousova v Jabeur or Vondrousova v Sabalenka or Svitolina v Jabeur!
Well I couldn't have gotten that one more wrong. Least I did say "it could easily be let's say Vondrousova v Jabeur" lol.
 

snowwhite

Professional
Ons reminded me of Graf's run at 1999 RG, beating the top players and almost the same SF score.
I hope she will have a happy ending as well.
 

spystud

Talk Tennis Guru
There are two clay 125s going on now too. Check out these scores in France.

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Danilovic v. Navarro is the final of the other one in Sweden.
 

zvelf

Hall of Fame
Hunter/Mertens smoke Dolehide/Zhang 6-1 6-1 to make their first slam final as a pairing!

Hsieh/Strycova meanwhile are cruising over the tennis villains from RG Bouzkova/Sorribes Tormo up 6-4 5-0

:D
So the final will be intriguing. Hsieh will face her former partner Mertens with whom she won the Wimbledon doubles championship in 2021 while partnering with Strycova with whom Hsieh won the Wimbledon doubles championship in 2019. I would guess the 3rd seeds are the betting favorites, but what a story it would be if the 37-year-olds win it for Hsieh's second slam win in a row after taking a year off.
 
Ons pretending she is relaxed before going on court. We all know that she is packing it :-D

Hoping for a Vondrousova win today. The tremendous depth in Czech women’s tennis, it really would be good if they had two active players who are singles major winners.
 

roysid

Hall of Fame
What's with ons and finals. The way she started she should have won first set 6-1 or 6-2.
Instead spraying all unforced errorz
 

Mark-Touch

Legend
Marketa lost the plot in the 2nd game of the 2nd set.
She should have run away with the match at that point.
Instead she now has a royal battle on her hands, down 1-3 in the set. :(
 

Mark-Touch

Legend
Congrats Marketa! :)
Wow, comebacks in both sets!
Down 2-4 in the 1st set, then wins it 6-4.
Down 1-3 in the 2nd set, then wins it 6-4.

Well done winning your first slam. :)
 
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