The Wimbledon Championship has entered the quarter-finals (QF) stage. Maria Sharapova is the noteworthy name missing from the QF fixtures, after her fourth round exit. Who will win the Wimbledon Championship now in the women's arena?
AFTER MARIA Sharapova lost her fourth round match against S. Lisicki, the competition has been thrown wide open. She lost the game with the score reading, 6-4, 6-3, reported AP. It could be anyone's game from now on. Sharapova was in great shape until the fourth round of the competition. Hence, many experts claimed Maria Sharapova to be the favourite, as she had come to Wimbledon after a great performance in the French Open. Now, who are the favourites to clinch the title this season in the women's section?
The best thing about the ladies singles have always been the unpredictability factor, unlike men's tennis, which is dominated by not more than four players, namely, Djokovic, Nadal, Federer and Murray. There is so much competition between the players in the WTA circuit that any player out of the top 10 can win the championship. It would not be surprising, if someone, who is ranked more than 10, wins the competition this time.
As far as the Wimbledon championship goes this season, three players have a good chance to lift the Wimbledon title. They are S. Williams, P Kvitova and V. Azarenka. But other players who have made it to the quarter-finals such as A. Radwanska, A. Kerber and S. Lisicki also stand a chance. In fact, all the 8 quarter-finalists have a chance to go all the way.
has had a good run in the competition, though she was dragged to a set of three match in the 3rd and the 4th round. She is the sixth seed in the competition. She has a tough match later tonight against kvitova, who has an impressive record during this edition of the Wimbledon title. She demolished her opponents in the initial rounds but survived a scare after losing the first set in the fourth round of the competition.
But, if we look at current form, V. Azarenka has the best chance of winning the title. She has not dropped even a single set in the competition. She has thrashed all her opponents in straight sets. She is the highest seed player left in the competition after Sharapova's exit. Her best performance in Wimbledon came last year, when she reached the semi-finals of the competition. This time around, she looks in great touch to go all the way and lift her maiden Wimbledon title.