2017 Wimbledon Women’s Seedings: Kvitova, Venus Only Former Champions In Field

by Staff | June 28th, 2017, 3:24 pm

2017 finalist Angelique Kerber will be the top seed at Wimbledon for a first time. The German, who lost to Serena Williams last year in the final, has struggled this season reaching just one final in 12 events, and losing first round at the French and fourth round at the Australian.

Simona Halep is second followed by US Open finalist Karolina Pliskova and Elina Svitolina.

Of the Top 8 seeds, only Kerber and Halep have even reached the Wimbledon semifinals.

The lone two former champions are the 37-year-old Venus Williams and the returning Petra Kvitova. That leaves one observant, ESPN’s Brad Gilbert, to comment that as many as 40 different players could win the title!

“I said that at least 30 women could win the French, and I wouldn’t even have put Ostapenko’s name on the 30 because she hadn’t won a WTA tournament,” Gilbert said during a conference call yesterday. “I will double down and say that 40 women — 40 women — could win Wimbledon. ‘The field’, without a doubt, is the clear favorite on the women’s side.”

Kerber is set to assume the absent Serena Williams’s opening role on Tuesday at 1pm on Centre Court.

1 KERBER, Angelique (GER)
2 HALEP, Simona (ROU)
3 PLISKOVA, Karolina (CZE)
5 WOZNIACKI, Caroline (DEN)
6 KONTA, Johanna (GBR)
7 KUZNETSOVA, Svetlana (RUS)
8 CIBULKOVA, Dominika (SVK)
9 RADWANSKA, Agnieszka (POL)
10 WILLIAMS, Venus (USA)
11 KVITOVA, Petra (CZE)
12 MLADENOVIC, Kristina (FRA)
13 OSTAPENKO, Jelena (LAT)
14 MUGURUZA, Garbine (ESP)
15 VESNINA, Elena (RUS)
17 KEYS, Madison (USA)
18 SEVASTOVA, Anastasija (LAT)
21 GARCIA, Caroline (FRA)
22 STRYCOVA, Barbora (CZE)
23 BERTENS, Kiki (NED)
26 LUCIC-BARONI, Mirjana (CRO)
27 KONJUH, Ana (CRO)
28 DAVIS, Lauren (USA)
30 ZHANG, Shuai (CHN)
31 VINCI, Roberta (ITA)

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4 Comments for 2017 Wimbledon Women’s Seedings: Kvitova, Venus Only Former Champions In Field

chrisford1 Says:

I believe Venus Williams will play her last or next to last Wimbledon despite her accident in early June where she was found at fault and an elderly man injured in it just died from head injuries June 24th.
Williams was going through an intersection with the light yellow, and due to slow traffic she was stuck in the intersection when an elderly woman had the green light and plowed into Williams SUV, T-boning it. Woman’s 78-year old husband appeared not to be wearing his seat belt, air bag did not stop head injury as he went over it or under it The investigation continues.
Venus was not injured in the accident and is physically able to play.

skeezer Says:

“…where she was found at fault…” “…Williams was going through an intersection with the light yellow,…”

It’s amazing you can still post here with continual fake news and fake weak era propoganda garbage.
Give a factual link to your propoganda, it may help.


Dude, get your facts straight.

chrisford1 Says:

Skeezer, don’t be anymore of an idiot than you usually are. She went in under a yellow, half her car was stuck in the path of opposite traffic – because cars in front of her were only inching along. Seniors saw they had a green light, missed the big SUV blocking their lane, apparently didn’t brake, and T-boned her. By the rules, Venus was at fault for the accident because her SUV was where it shouldn’t have been – blocking the lane.

jalep Says:


Come try your luck at the WTA bracket!

Who’s your favorites? and of course there’s going to be a dark horse or two!

Wide Open …everyone gets to submit 4 bracket attempts per email.

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