Wimbledon Preview: Who Can Stop Serena? Nobody.
by Jeremy Davis | June 26th, 2015, 10:48 pm

Top Quarter

Top 4 Seeds: (1) Serena Williams, (7) Ana Ivanovic, (9) Carla Suarez Navarro, (19) Sara Errani
Floaters: (16) Venus Williams, Tsvetana Pironkova, (23) Victoria Azarenka, Dominika Cubulkova

Notes: Yawn! No blockbuster early meetings here. The world No. 1 Serena has been granted an easy first few rounds, but sister Venus potentially waits in the 4th rd., and former No. 1s Ivanovic or Azarenka in the quarters. Tough start for (30) Belinda Bencic against the grasscourt upset specialist Pironkova, and Cibulkova could meet Serena in the 3rd rd., but shaky since the Slovak is coming off injury. The Brits will be cheering for Heather Watson in her opener against (32) Caroline Garcia, and an all-Italian tussle will take place with (19) Errani vs. former Slam champ Francesca Schiavone.

2nd Quarter

Top 4 Seeds: (4) Maria Sharapova, (6) Lucie Safarova, (11) Karoline Pliskova, (14) Andrea Petkovic

Floaters: Daria Gavrilova, CoCo Vandeweghe, Sloane Stephens, Alison Riske

Notes: This could be called the potential American upset quarter with Riske vs. (6) Safarova, Stephens vs. (27) Barbora Strycova, and Vandeweghe likely lurking in the 2nd rd. for (11) Pliskova. Queen Maria will start against Brit wildcard Johanna Konta, and she won’t likely face a potential stiff test until the quarters, if then. The Russian Gavrilova will be sounding an upset alert against (29) Irina-Camelia Begu. Three names are good on clay, not grass.

3rd Quarter

Top 4 seeds: (3) Simona Halep, (5) Caroline Wozniacki, (10) Angie Kerber, (15) Timea Bacsinszky

Floaters: (31) Camila Giorgi, Julia Goerges, (18) Sabine Lisicki, (26) Svetlana Kuznetsova

Notes: This is this year’ group of death with how the seeds fell. The hard-hitting Goerges will look to take it to (15) Bacsinszky who is coming off a stellar clay court season. If (3) Halep can navigate to the fourth round she’ll probably be looking at the huge-serving (18) Lisicki. A Wozniacki-Kerber meeting in the fourth round would also be a mouth-waterer, winner to meet Halep or Lisicki.

Bottom Quarter

Top 4 Seeds: (2) Petra Kvitova, (8) Ekaterina Makarova, (12) Genie Bouchard, (13) Aggie Radwanska

Floaters: Ana Konjuh, (WC) Laura Robson

Notes: Another super-yawner section. The riser Konjuh against (25) Alize Cornet will be one to watch, as will Robson floating around for the Brits, but this quarter is dull as dishwater. Things could liven up in the third round with (2) Kvitova vs. (28) Jelena Jankovic, with Radwanska then waiting. Bouchard and (21) Madison Keys have failed to meet expectations this grasscourt season, but are looming.

Bouchard will drop an ****-load of points after this event. Serena is going for a third Slam in pursuit of all four this year.

Let’s go with Serena d. Kerber in the final. What could go wrong?


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13 Comments for Wimbledon Preview: Who Can Stop Serena? Nobody.

Joe Says:

serena cant do it. impossible. too hard, she will get sick of something.

skeezer Says:

Its been predicted before that Serena won’t win cause she is ill, sick, injured, out of shape, etc. and what has she done?
Ulitimate Warrior Woman.

jane Says:

what about kvitova? she killed it in last year’s final. if she gets in the zone, then i think she could stop serena. the problem is that she’s so streaky so it depends on which kvitova shows up…

Hippy Chick Says:

Kvitovas been recovering from a virus so it depends how fit she is,Serena if she makes the final she will win i would think,Maria stands a better chance if she makes the final and shes not facing Serena,given they are on the same side they cant meet in the final anyway….

Jeez Says:


Colin Says:

Who can beat Serena?
Easy answer – Serena can, and has done on more than one occasion, as against Sam Stosur in the US Open. Of course, Sean was asking the question about one particular event, next week’s Wimbledon, but can anyone say with perfect confidence, that she won’t implode at some point in the next two weeks?

Colin Says:

Interesting result from the Aegon event in Eastbourne: Belinda Bencic won the final in 3 sets, delivering a bagel to Aga Radwanska in the third.

The 18 year old, who looks like a plumper Seles, played a mature match to defeat both the very experienced Pole and the windy conditions for which Eastbourne is notorious.

PJ Says:

If it’s iSerena vs. Venus in the 4th round, Venus could get the win. Against anyone else last year, she would’ve won that match she lost to Kvitova.

jane Says:

did lisicki take out serena at wimbledon once?

Hippy Chick Says:

Jane two years ago,Lisicki played out of her mind that year,lost in the final to Bartoli….

Humble Rafa Says:

How do you define Arrogance.

“I have never felt better before a Wimbledon”

-Guaranteed 2015 Wimbledonloser

Humble Rafa Says:

The 18 year old, who looks like a plumper Seles

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