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Swiatek Handed Tricky Wimbledon Draw

Swiatek Rolling in Rhythm at Wimbledon

By Chris Oddo | @TheFanChild | Thursday June 27, 2024

World No.1 and top seed Iga Swiatek has been handed a tricky draw at Wimbledon.

The five-time major champion, who has not played a match since winning Roland-Garros, will face former Grand Slam champion and Roland-Garros finalist Sofia Kenin in the first round.

Tennis Express

The Pole, who reached a career best quarterfinal last year at the All England Club, could face former Wimbledon champion Angelique Kerber or Katerina Siniakova in the third round and – if the seeds hold – is slated to face Jelena Ostapenko in the round of 16.

Swiatek owns a career record of 9-4 at Wimbledon.

View the full Wimbledon women’s singles draws below:

Also lurking in the 23-year-old’s half of the draw is 2022 champion Elena Rybakina, while Aryna Sabalenka, the No.3 seed, has been drawn into second-seeded Coco Gauff’s half of the draw.

Rybakina will face Romania’s Elena Gabriela Ruse in the first round; Sabalenka will face American Emina Bektas.

Notable first-round matches on the women’s side include:

[11] Danielle Collins vs Clara Tauson
Caroline Wozniacki vs Alycia Parks
[13] Jelena Ostapenko vs Ajla Tomljanovic
[32] Katie Boulter vs Tatjana Maria
[22] Ekaterina Alexandrova vs Emma Raducanu
Paula Badosa vs Karolina Muchova

If the seeds held, the quarterifinals would shape up as follows:

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