The main draw for Wimbledon took place today. Simona Halep, returned to London for the first time after the historic success of 2019, will meet Karolina Muchova (25 years old, 82 WTA) in the first round. It will be the first official meeting between the two. Muchova was twice a quarterfinalist at the British tournament, in 2019 and 2021.
- The Wimbledon tournament is scheduled for June 27 – July 10, 2022 and will be televised by Eurosport. Details about the matches of the Romanian players can be watched on GSP.ro.
- The ATP and the WTA have decided that the players will not receive points because the organizers do not allow athletes from Russia and Belarus to participate, due to the conflict in Ukraine.
Seven Romanians are on the main board at Wimbledon. Champion in 2019, Simona Halep is the number 16 seed, and next to her will compete Sorana Cârstea (seed 21), Elena-Gabriela Ruse, Irina-Camelia Begu, Ana Bogdan, Irina Bara and Mihaela Buzărnescu.
Simona Halep is on the same side of the picture with the world leader Iga Swiatek, whom she could face only in the semifinals. Our player is at the top of the table and has complicated opponents: she could play against Paula Badosa in the eighth and against Karolina Pliskova, last year’s finalist, in the quarterfinals.
Simona Halep will meet Karolina Muchova, from the Czech Republic (25 years old, 82 WTA) in the first round. Muchova returns after an injury, and this year he played only one match on the grass, losing to Ons Jabeur in the second round in Berlin.
Who do the other Romanians play with in the first round at Wimbledon
Sorana Cîrstea, 21st favorite at Wimbledon, will meet in the first round the Serbian Aleksandra Krunic (29 years old, 53 WTA).
Elena Ruse – Coco Gauff, Ana Bogdan – Dayana Yastremska, Irina Bara – Chloé Paquet, Irina Begu – Ekaterine Gorgodze and Mihaela Buzărnescu – Nastasja Schunk are the other matches of our players.
Serena Williams is looking for Grand Slam # 24 at Wimbledon
Serena Williams, 40, who returned to the circuit for the first time since last year’s Wimbledon edition, received a wild card and will play in the first round with the Frenchwoman Harmony Tan (24 years old, 113 WTA).
On the way to the 24th Grand Slam tournament of his career, the legendary player from the United States must defeat Tan, Sorribes Tormo, Pliskova, Gauff / Anisimova, Simona Halep, Iga Swiatek and Ons Jabeur.
Leader Iga Swiatek hits Jana Fett in the opening round.
Canadian Bianca Andreescu, who today faces Simona Halep in the semifinals in Bad Homburg, is also at the top of the table. He will meet in the first round the American Emina Bektas (225 WTA). Emma Răducanu will play for the second consecutive year at Wimbledon and will face Alison van Uytvanck (46 WTA).
The Wimbledon tournament is scheduled for June 27 – July 10 / Photo source: Guliver / Gettyy Images
You can never get someone as good as Halep out of calculations. He has a desire for results, he also has a new coach. We all know that Simona is a warrior, a fighter. I’m sure no player wants to see Halep on her half of the board.
– Alex Corretja, Eurosport expert
Darren Cahill, special requirement before Wimbledon: “Simona Halep won this right”
Darren Cahill, Simona Halep’s former coach, responded to a Twitter debate launched by The Tennis Podcast’s account of the player who should play her first match of the year at Wimbledon. This honor goes to the previous year’s champion, but Ashleigh Barty, the 2021 champion, retired from tennis.
The Australian has entered the debate and says that Simona Halep should be the one to receive this honor.
“Simona Halep should be. The COVID-19 pandemic canceled the 2020 tournament. She was unable to attend in 2021 due to an injury, and Ash Barty received the honor. With Ash retired, the honor and privilege should go to Simona. She won this right, being the 2019 champion “, wrote Darren Cahill on Twitter.
In the Twitter poll, which began on June 20, Simona Halep received the most votes. It was chosen by 45% of those who respondedwhile Swiatek received 31.6%, and Serena only 20.5%.
Odds on winning Wimbledon 2022:
- Iga Swiatek – 2.50
- Ons Jabeur – 12.00
- Cori Gauff – 12.00
- Petra Kvitova – 15.00
- Simona Halep – 15.00
- Karolina Pliskova – 15.00
- Anett Kontaveit – 18.00
- Serena Williams – 20.00
- Bianca Andreescu – 20.00
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