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Within the last few hours, the Wimbledon 2022 draw has been released. And here, I shall be concentrating on the ladies’ championships to highlight what you should be tuning in for. Of course, this year’s event for the women promises to be a blockbuster. I say this because there are so many exciting things taking place. Serena Williams is coming back to the tour, Iga Swiatek is trying to extend a 35-match win-streak, and Raducanu will be trying to replicate her US Open success on home soil.
I for one am pretty pumped about the ladies’ event starting, and I am sure that you might be as well. The event won’t start for another few days, but already we can look at some top games, who might play who deeper in the draw, and much more. So let me get started by breaking down the Wimbledon 2022 draw for the women right now.
Key Details on the 2022 Wimbledon Draw
The draw has the potential to make or break a player’s chances of winning a Grand Slam. Everyone knows that. But then again, if you are to win an event like Wimbledon, you’ll still need to get past the best players in the world. With this in mind, let me now provide you with the main takeaways from the women’s draw that has been announced today:
The Positions of the Main Seeds
The seeds for the women’s event were actually announced a few days back. But really, the only confirmed placements were that the first and second seeds would be on opposite sides of the draw. This includes Iga Swiatek in the top half and Kontaveit in the bottom half. Looking beyond these two players, the 3rd seed, Ons Jabeur, is in the bottom half. And so is the 5th seed, Maria Sakkari, which makes the bottom half pretty intriguing.
As for the top half, the 4th seed, Paula Badosa is in the mix, as is the 6th seed, Pliskova. For me, the bottom half is slightly more stacked, but we will see how the first few rounds play out.
Raducanu is also in the bottom half of the draw. And she heads into this event as one of the fan favourites. Her first round should be fairly straightforward. But then she faces Garcia, then Keys, then Danielle Collins – if the seedings go to plan. Anything beyond that is a little speculative, however, so I won’t continue down that path. But regardless, Raducanu has a decent shot at making it to the 3rd / 4th round. That’s assuming she stays injury-free.
Serena Williams’ Outlook
Given that this is probably the most talked about thing on the women’s side, I had to wrap things up by mentioning Serena Williams. She is outside of the world’s top 1000 for the moment, which seems crazy given her career. And because of this, she is also in the bottom half of the draw. Due to her ranking, she will face some top seeds by the time she reaches the 3rd round. Then again, we are talking about Serena Williams here, so this probably won’t faze her.