Wimbledon

Wimbledon 2023: Form guide for this year's women's singles

Last year's women's final at Wimbledon between Rybakina and Jabeur
Last year's women's final at Wimbledon

The last nine women's singles events at SW19 have yielded eight different champions. So who will get their hands on the trophy this year? Words and stats supplied by Andy Swales ...

  • Sabalenka can make up for 2022 'ban'

  • Concerns over defending champ's fitness

  • Strong case for Paris runner-up Muchova


Top seed Swiatek yet to survive Last 16 at SW19

• Unlike the men's game, in which one player stands high above the rest going into Wimbledon fortnight, the women's scene appears to have many more potential champions.

• This is borne out by the fact that the last five tournaments at SW19 have produced nine different finalists.

• Despite world No 1 Iga Swiatek winning a fourth Grand Slam title a few weeks ago, three of these victories have taken place on the clay of Roland Garros. So while the 22-year-old Pole will head into the tournament as the player to beat, her position of dominance is nowhere near as strong as that of men's favourite Novak Djokovic.

• Swiatek is yet to reach a Wimbledon quarter-final, although she did win the junior title on grass five years ago.

Sabalenka a serious challenger

Aryna Sabalenka, who was not permitted to participate last year due to her Belarussian nationality, is certainly a leading contender. She has the confidence of knowing she's already won a Slam singles title this year and on her last appearance at Wimbledon in 2021 reached the semi-finals;

• The defending champion Elena Rybakina has slipped quietly into the world's top five and is a major threat to win back-to-back crowns. The six-foot tall, 24-year-old, from Kazakhstan had to pull out of the French Open because of a virus, so the big question is: 'Has she recovered sufficiently to perform at 100% in London?' She was due to return to action at Eastbourne this week but pulled out on the advice from her medical team.


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• Crowd favourite Ons Jabeur returns, as she seeks a first Grand Slam title. The 28-year-old lost in the final last year - after taking the opening set - and she reached the quarter-finals in Paris in early June.

• The 19-year-old American, Cori Gauff, has twice reached the Last 16 at SW19 and is gaining experience all the time. However, her only WTA Tour trophy so far this year, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand, during the first week of January.

'Outsiders' who should feel confident

• Outside of the top five or six ranked players, punters may wish to examine a number of other contenders for Wimbledon. Still ranked inside the world's top 10 is 33-year-old, two-time champion at SW19, Petra Kvitova who won the prestigious Miami tournament earlier this year.

• And former French Open winners Jelena Ostapenko and Barbora Krejcikova will fancy their chances too. Ostapenko has won two grass court events on Tour (and is currently participating at Eastbourne), including the recent Rothesay Classic in Birmingham where she beat Krejcikova in the final;

• This year's French Open runner-up Karolina Muchova is a two-time quarter-finalist at SW19.


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Last 10 Slam Results (selected players)

Position

  • 1–5
  • 6–15
  • 16–25
Player F23 A23 U22 W22 F22 A22 U21 W21 F21 A21
Iga Swiatek Won R4 Won R3 Won SF R4 R4 QF R4
Aryna Sabalenka SF Won SF R3 R4 SF SF R3 R4
Elena Rybakina R3 RU R1 Won R3 R2 R3 R4 QF R2
Caroline Garcia R2 R4 SF R4 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2 R2
Jessica Pegula R3 QF QF R3 QF QF R3 R2 R3 QF
Ons Jabeur QF R2 RU RU R1 R3 QF R4 R3
Cori Gauff QF R4 QF R3 RU R1 R2 R4 QF R2
Maria Sakkari R1 R3 R2 R3 R2 R4 SF R2 SF R1
Petra Kvitova R1 R2 R4 R3 R2 R1 R3 R1 R2 R2
Beatriz Haddad Maia SF R1 R2 R1 R2 R2
Daria Kasatkina R4 R1 R1 SF R3 R3 R2 R3 R2
Barbora Krejcikova R1 R4 R2 R3 R1 QF QF R4 Won R2
Belinda Bencic R1 R4 R3 R1 R3 R2 QF R1 R2 R3
Veronika Kudermetova R1 R2 R4 QF R3 R1 R1 R2 R3
Liudmila Samsonova R2 R2 R4 R1 R2 R2 R4 R2
Karolina Muchova RU R2 R1 R1 R3 R1 QF R3 SF
Jelena Ostapenko R2 QF R1 R4 R2 R3 R3 R1 R1
Karolina Pliskova R1 QF QF R2 R2 QF RU R2 R3
Victoria Azarenka R1 SF R4 R3 R4 R3 R2 R4 R1
Donna Vekic R2 QF R1 R1 R2 R1 R1 R2 R1 R4
Magda Linnette R1 SF R1 R2 R2 R2 R1 R3 R3
Anastasia Potapova R3 R2 R2 R1 R1 R1 R1 R3
Madison Keys R2 R3 R3 R4 SF R1 R4 R3
Zheng Qinwen R2 R2 R3 R3 R4 R2
Anhelina Kalinina R1 R3 R2 R2 R2 R1 R2 R2
Ekaterina Alexandrova R3 R3 R2 R2 R1 R2 R2 R2 R3
Bernarda Pera R4 R3 R1 R1 R1 R2 R1 R1 R1 R2
Elise Mertens R4 R3 R1 R4 R4 R4 R4 R3 R3 R4
Irina-Camelia Begu R3 R2 R2 R3 R4 R2 R1 R3 R1 R1
Petra Martic R2 R2 R3 R4 R1 R1 R2 R2 R1 R1
Shuai Zhang R1 R4 R4 R3 R1 R3 R2 R1 R1 R1
Sorana Cirstea R1 R1 R2 R2 R2 R4 R2 R3 R4 R3
Marie Bouzkova R1 R1 R2 QF R2 R2 R1 R1 R1 R1
Paula Badosa R2 R4 R3 R4 R2 R4 QF R1
Marta Kostyuk R1 R3 R2 R2 R1 R3 R1 R2 R4 R1
Bianca Andreescu R3 R2 R3 R2 R2 R4 R1 R1 R2
Sloane Stephens R4 R1 R2 R1 QF R1 R3 R3 R4 R1
Zhu Lin R1 R4 R1 R1 R2 R1 R2
Mayar Sherif R2 R1 R1 R2 R1 R1 R2
Elisabetta Cocciaretto R3 R1 R1 R2 R1 R1
Jasmine Paolini R2 R1 R1 R1 R1 R1 R2 R1 R2 R1
Alycia Parks R1 R1
Varvara Gracheva R2 R3 R1 R3 R1 R3 R1 R3 R2
Lesia Tsurenko R4 R1 R1 R3 R1 R1
Anna Blinkova R3 R1 R1 R2 R1 R1
Camila Giorgi R2 R3 R2 R1 R4 R3 R1 R2 R2 R2
Shelby Rogers R1 R2 R3 R1 R3 R1 R4 R3 R1 R4
Lauren Davis R2 R2 R3 R2 R1 R2 R2 R1 R1
Linda Noskova R2 R1 R1
Yulia Putintseva R3 R2 R2 R1 R2 R1 R1 R2 R1 R3
Danielle Collins R1 R3 R4 R1 R2 RU R3 R2 R3 R2
Marketa Simkova Vondrousova R2 R3 R3 R2 R2 R4 R4
Katerina Siniakova R1 R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2 R3 R3 R1
Anna Kalinskaya R1 R2 R1 R1
Julia Grabher R2 R1
Peyton Stearns R3 R1
Linda Fruhvirtova R1 R4 R2
Ajla Tomljanovic QF QF R2 R1 R3 QF R2 R2
Lucia Bronzetti R1 R1 R1 R1 R1 R2
Caty McNally R2 R1
Martina Trevisan R1 R1 R1 R1 SF R2 R2 R1 R2 R1
Xinyu Wang R3 R2 R1 R1 R2 R1
Kamilla Rakhimova R3 R1 R1 R1 R3
Tatjana Maria R1 R1 R1 SF R1 R1
Rebeka Masarova R1 R1 R2
Emma Navarro R2 R1
Rebecca Peterson R2 R1 R1 R2 R1 R1 R2 R1
Aliaksandra Sasnovich R1 R2 R2 R4 R1 R1 R3 R2 R1
Alize Cornet R1 R1 R3 R4 R3 QF R1 R2 R1 R2
Elina Svitolina QF R3 QF R2 R3 R4
Xiyu Wang R1 R1 R3 R1 R2 R1
Cristina Bucsa R1 R3 R2 R1 R1 R1
Magdalena Frech R2 R1 R3 R1 R1
Anett Kontaveit R1 R2 R2 R2 R1 R2 R3 R1 R3 R3
Elina Avanesyan R4 R1
Maria Camila Osorio Serrano R2 R2 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2 R3 R1
Sara Sorribes Tormo R4 R1 R2 R2 R3 R2 R1 R1
Kateryna Kozlova Baindl R1 R3 R1 R1
Diane Parry R2 R1 R1 R3 R3 R1 R1
Panna Udvardy R1 R1 R2 R1 R1
Claire Liu R2 R2 R1 R2 R1 R1 R1 R2
Maryna Zanevska R1 R1 R2 R1 R1 R2
Clara Tauson R3 R1 R1 R3 R2 R1 R2
Nadia Podoroska R2 R2 R1 R1 R2 R1 R2
Leylah Fernandez R2 R2 R2 QF R1 RU R1 R2 R1
Kaia Kanepi R1 R1 R2 R1 R3 QF R2 R1 R1 R3
Diana Shnaider R2 R2
Dalma Galfi R1 R1 R3 R2 R1 R1
Olga Danilovic R3 R2 R2 R2
Mirra Andreeva R3
Clara Burel R1 R2 R3 R1 R1 R1 R1 R2 R1 R1
Barbora Strycova R1
Daria Gavrilova Saville R1 R1 R3 R2 R2
Nuria Parrizas Diaz R1 R3 R1 R1 R1 R3 R1
Jaqueline Cristian R1 R1 R2
Margarita Gasparyan R1 R1
Taylor Townsend R1 R2 R1 R1
Anna Bondar R1 R2 R1 R1 R1 R1
Katie Volynets R1 R3 R2 R1 R1 R1
Oceane Dodin R2 R1 R1 R1 R1 R1
Yuan Yue R1 R3 R1
Aliona Bolsova R2 R1 R1
Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova QF R1 R3 R4 R3 RU R1
Kayla Day R3
Jule Niemeier R1 R1 R4 QF R1
Heather Watson R4 R1 R2 R1 R1 R1 R2
Venus Williams R1 R2 R1 R2

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