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Within the last 24 hours, the seeds for Wimbledon have been announced. This is true for both the men’s and women’s events. And of course, this is the first insight we have as to how the 2022 women’s draw might play out. Just to clarify, the draw won’t actually take place until this Friday. But we can read into the seedings to some extent, as these show you where certain players will be in the draw.
At the same time, the seeds do reflect the associated expectations of which round a player might reach. For example, if a player is seeded between 8 and 5, they are expected to reach the quarter-final stage. I’m sure most of you will have an idea as to how this functions already, so I won’t discuss this too much. Instead, I want to talk about the seeds for the women’s event, and what this means for the tournament as a whole.
The Top Seeds for 2022 Wimbledon Discussed
Before I discuss the seeds, I must point out that 3 out of the top 20 players in the world won’t be competing due to the ban enforced by Wimbledon this year. This is obviously a great shame, but that’s just how things will be this year. And this ban has caused a bit of disturbance to the seedings too, as expected. Several players are seeded higher than they may have been previously, and I’ve highlighted these changes here.
The Top Two Seeds
The seedings for Wimbledon this year have been done purely by ranking. And that is why the top two seeds include Iga Swiatek as 1, followed by Kontaveit as 2. Swiatek is the heavily favoured player to win Wimbledon, of course. Her form has been sensational this season, so all eyes are on her once again for this event. As for Kontaveit, she has moved up to number 2 in the rankings, putting her at the bottom of the draw – opposite to Swiatek.
Dangerous Players Inside the Top 10
Since there are 32 seeded players in the women’s event, this means that we do indeed have a top 10 list to look at. Within this list we have Emma Raducanu, seeded 10, Pliskova seeded 6th (last year’s runner-up), as well as Muguruza, seeded 9th. Don’t forget that Muguruza is a previous Wimbledon winner! And of course, we have other superstars like Sakkari (5th), Badosa (4th), as well as Jabeur (3rd). All of these players could be highly dangerous during this year’s championships.
Seeds 11-20 Explained
Looking at the players seeded between 11 and 20, there are some huge names. Coco Gauff is in there as the number 11 seed, having recently made the final of the French Open. She has also played very well at Wimbledon in the past. And Simona Halep is also there as a previous winner, occupying the 16th seed spot. Amazingly, there is another previous winner in the form of Angelique Kerber, who is seeded 15h.
So even though these players aren’t inside the top 10, many of them have the potential to make a deep draw run!