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On Friday, at 12:00 (Romanian time), the draw took place for the main picture of the Grand Slam competition on the London grass. The seven Romanians found their opponents in the first round, but also the possible route to the trophy. Thus, Simona Halep will duel with the Czech Karolina Muchova (25 years old, 82 WTA).
- Simona Halep won the title at Wimbledon in 2019.
The Romanian players found out their opponents from the first round at Wimbledon
Sorana Cîrstea, 32nd place WTA and number 21 seed, will play in the first round with the Serbian Aleksandra Krunic (53 WTA), whom she previously defeated three times in four confrontations.
Gabriela Ruse (55 WTA) will have the most difficult mission in the first round at the All England Club, against the American Coco Gauff, the 12th player in the world.
Irina Begu (43 WTA) will play in her debut match against Georgian Ekaterine Gorgodze (112 WTA), in front of which she won in their only previous duel.
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Ana Bogdan (109 WTA) will also meet the Ukrainian Daiana Iastremska (74 WTA), who defeated the representative of our country both previous matches.
Irina Bara’s opponent (121 WTA) will be the Frenchwoman Chloe Paquet (101 WTA), a player she defeated in the only confrontation in the professional circuit, while Mihaela Buzărnescu (126 WTA) will play, also for the first time, against the German Natasja Schunk (156 WTA).
The opponents of the Romanians from the first round at Wimbledon:
- Simona Halep – Karolina Muchova
- Irina Bara – Chloe Paquet
- Ana Bogdan – Dayana Yastremska
- Gabriela Ruse – Coco Gauff
- Mihaela Buzărnescu – Nastasja Schunk
- Sorana Cirstea – Aleksandra Krunic
- Irina Begu – Ekaterine Gorgodze
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American Serena Williams, former no. The world champion and the winner of 23 Grand Slam titles, who received a wild card from the Wimbledon organizers, will play in the first round against the French Harmony Tan.
The main favorite at Wimbledon, the Pole Iga Swiatek, the current leader of the world ranking, who comes after a series of 35 consecutive victories in the professional circuit, will face in her debut match the Croatian Jana Fett, coming from the qualifications.
The British Emma Răducanu, the defending champion of the US Open, will have a difficult first round, in which the opponent will be the Belgian Alison van Uytvanck. Romanian Canadian Bianca Andreescu will also face the American Emina Bektas in the first round.
This year’s edition of the Wimbledon tournament will receive record prizes of £ 40,350,000, but the WTA and ATP circuits have announced that they will not award points, following the decision of the British organizers not to allow the presence of Russian players. and Belarusians, as a result of the invasion of Ukraine.
Alex Corretja: “Simona Halep is hungry for success, she is a great fighter”
Simona Halep is the number 16 seed at Wimbledon 2022. The 30-year-old from Constanța won the tournament in 2019 and played another semifinal (2014) and two quarterfinals (2016, 2017).
The Spaniard Alex Corretja (48 years old), former top player, declared that Iga Swiatek and Simona Halep are his favorites to win this year’s edition of the London grass race.
Alex Corretja considers that Iga Swiatek (20 years old, 1st place WTA) has an excellent morale, after winning at Roland Garros and has 35 victories in a row on the circuit.
“Iga Swiatek has an incredible season, he won again at Roland Garros. Why can’t he play well on the grass too? She moves well, hits the ball hard, has a good service and is aggressive. He may have some problems with the forehand, but he is very confident at the moment.
He hasn’t played on the grass yet this season and I think he will need a few matches to adjust. But she has more confidence than any other WTA player. However, the movement and the blows are different on the grass compared to the slag.
You never know how far Simona Halep can go to Wimbledon, she’s such a good player. I expected him to have a good run at Roland Garros, but it didn’t happen. She had more time to prepare for Wimbledon, is fresher and has a lot of experience in this tournament.
I think he’s hungry for success right now. He turned to Patrick Mouratoglou because he feels he can make things better. Simona is a great fighter, I’m sure no one wants to play against her. Simona can play well no matter the surface, I think she will do well at Wimbledon “Alex Corretja told Eurosport.
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