Wimbledon draw: Serena Williams inherits Harmony Tan in the first round

Wimbledon draw: Serena Williams inherits Harmony Tan in the first round

For her big return to competition, in singles, Serena Williams will face the Frenchwoman Harmony Tan in the first round of Wimbledon.

The American has inherited a very strong draw, since she is in the highest quarter of the table, which includes Paula Badosa, Simona Halep, victorious at Wimbledon in 2019, Cori Gauff, recent finalist at Roland-Garros and Karolina Pliskova, finalist of the last edition at the All England Club, whom Serena could face in the third round.

Recent winner of Roland-Garros, Iga Swiatek will open against Jana Fett. The Pole will be the big favorite in her quarter of the table, Putintseva, Krejcikova and Pegula being her theoretical opponents in the third round, in the eighth and then in the quarter-finals. If she reaches the half, she will find, then, the one who will get out of the quarter of the table where Williams is.

Uncertainty around Raducanu

In the other part of the table, Ons Jabeur is in the same quarter as Angelique Kerber, who will cross swords with Kristina Mladenovic in the first round, and Danielle Collins.

World No. 2, Anett Kontaveit advances without certainty in London and could find Belinda Bencic in the round of 16, provided that the Swiss gets out of the clutches of Beatriz Haddad Maia, in contention for a third title on grass in three weeks at Eastbourne, if the two players were to meet in the third round.

On the British side, uncertainty still hovers around Emma Raducanu, who recently abandoned in Nottingham. The No. 10 seed will face Alison Van Uytvanck in the first round.


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