The WTA Wimbledon tournament, held annually at the All-England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club in London, is a prestigious event that showcases the best female tennis players in the world.
The 2022 edition of the tournament proved to be a captivating and unpredictable competition, filled with remarkable performances and surprising outcomes.
The women’s grass game has been highly unpredictable after Serena Williams and Ashleigh Barty’s departures, and there is an opportunity each and every year for a new person to rise up and make their claim on history.
The WTA Tour has been awesome in terms of producing different winners for most grand slams, although Iga Swiatek has been a constant threat in the face of adversity specifically on clay courts.
Regardless, there are many reasons to believe that this year’s Wimbledon on the women’s draw will be epic.
Players are coming into this tournament with full confidence in their abilities, and anyone who gets hot over the next two weeks can do some serious damage and claim the trophy.
Let’s get into some possible tournament winners here on Stake.com!
Players to Watch For
Elena Rybakina - Defending her Crown
Elena Rybakina is certainly one of the more dominant players on fast surfaces on the WTA Tour and after winning Wimbledon last year, she hopes that she gets the same opportunity this time around.
She did not receive points last year due to the controversial ruling, but there is hope to make more progress this time around.
Rybakina is without a doubt the biggest ball striker with all things considered, and she has ample time to destroy opponents on this surface.
She is going to take her experience winning the final last year into this year and will be one of the favourites to win the whole thing.
Iga Swiatek - Grass Court Success?
Iga Swiatek hasn’t had the biggest of success on grass surfaces, but she is without a doubt a top two favourite in this tournament.
Swiatek still possesses a huge looping backhand which won’t be as effective on grass but will be looking to put opponents on the backfoot immediately.
Swiatek has the athleticism and speed to get to all the balls on these courts, but she will need to dictate points with her own style.
The serve is going to be key in her success at Wimbledon these next two weeks, because she doesn’t have the biggest of them all.
Ons Jabeur - Revenge may be Sweet
Ons Jabeur is one of the best players on the WTA Tour on all surfaces.
She possesses all the shots in the game and is dangerous by nature.
She may not be the most athletic but can seriously put the hurt on anyone in her path.
The slice and dropshot are your two key shots you will be looking out for on the grass, and Jabeur oftentimes can perfect them into a winning position.
She will be dangerous and looking to take her frustrations out from last year’s finals appearance.