Friday, June 26, 2015

2015 WIMBLEDON: Men's And Women's Draw Released and Analyzed

The 2015 Wimbledon's men's and women's draw was released today. The defending champions are Novak Djokovic and Petra Kvitova. Djokovic is also the #1 men's seed this year while Serena Williams is the #1 seed on the women's seed.

Men's Draw Analysis
Djokovic has a tricky first round match with Philipp Kohlschreiber but the rest of the big four (7-time Wimbledon champ Roger Federer, 2013 Wimbledon champ Andy Murray and 2-time Wimbledon champion Rafael Nadal) are all in the bottom half of the draw. However, Djokovic could perhaps meet Stan Wawrinka in a semifinal which would be a reprise of the 2015 French Open final that Wawrinka won a few weeks ago.

The potential quarterfinals are: Djokovic (1) versus Kei Nishikori (7), Wawrinka (4) versus Milos Raonic (7), David Ferrer (8) or Rafael Nadal (10) versus Murray (3) and Tomas Berdych (6) versus Federer(2).

Women's Draw Analysis
Serena Williams (1) has a pretty tough draw, but she could possibly meet her sister Venus Williams in the 4th round (if Venus gets past fellow American Madison Brengle in the first round) and then Ana Ivanovic or Victoria Azarenka in the quarterfinals and Maria Sharapova or Lucie Safarova in the semifinals and Petra Kvitova in the final. The lower half of the draw has other grass-court standouts like Madison Keys, Angelique Kerber and Sabine Lisicki.

The potential quarterfinals are: Serena (1) versus Ana Ivanovic (7), Maria Shaparova (4) versus Lucie Safarova (6), Caroline Wozniacki (5) versus Simona Halep (3), and Petra Kvitova (2)  versus Ekaterina Makarova (8).

Interesting First Round Matches To Watch
Venus Williams versus Madison Brengle
Garbine Muguruza versus Varvara Lepchenko
Sara Errani versus Francesca Schiavone
Lleyton Hewitt versus Jarkko Nieminen
Donald Young versus Marco Baghdatis
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga versus Gilles Muller
Jack Sock versus Sam Groth

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