Venus Williams to make 24th Wimbledon appearance

Wimbledon, England –

Five-time Wimbledon champion Venus Williams will start in her 24th appearance against 2019 semi-finalist Elina Svitolina, while two-time favorite Andy Murray will be the wild in Friday’s draw. He will face Ryan Peniston on the card in the first round of the All-British team.

Williams, who has played just five games this season at age 43, and Svitolina, who returned to the tour in April after taking maternity leave, were both wildcarded by the All England Club.

Whoever wins this contest could face No. 28 seed Elise Mertens in the second round, and then perhaps No. 7 Coco Gauff. The American was just 15 when he beat Williams at Wimbledon in 2019 to kick-start his Grand Slam career.

Williams won Wimbledon in 2000, 2001, 2005, 2007 and 2008 and won two U.S. Open trophies.

When Murray, who has had two hip surgeries since winning Wimbledon in 2013 and 2016, was drawn against the same British player, and again shortly afterwards, the draw was decided. The main interview room of the All England Club, which was taking place, was filled with gasps. The winner of the bout was scheduled to face either two-time major finalist No. 5-seeded Stefanos Tsitsipas or 2020 US Open champion Dominic Thiem.

With his first title at Wimbledon, Murray became the first British man in 77 years to win a singles title at Wimbledon.

Second-seeded Novak Djokovic seeks his fifth consecutive All England Club title and eighth overall as No. 67-ranked Argentinian Pedro Cacín kicks off his third Grand Slam tournament on Monday. play against. his Wimbledon debut.

The men’s quarterfinals are possible in the top half of the bracket: No. 1 Carlos Alcaraz vs. No. 6 Holger Roon, No. 3 Daniil Medvedev vs. Tsitsipas, Djokovic vs. No. 7 Andrei Rublev, No. 4 is Casper. No.8 Janik Sinner in Rude vs Bottom Half.

The women’s quarterfinal possibilities are No.1 Iga Schwiertek vs. Gauff, No.4 Jessica Pegula vs. No.5 Caroline Garcia, No.3 Jelena Rybakina vs. No.6 Oz Jabour in the top half, and It becomes No.2 arena. The bottom half is Sabalenka vs. No.8 Maria Sakkari.

Rivakina-Jabour will be a rematch of last year’s final, which Rivakina won.


AP Tennis: and–Sports

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