Serena Williams is ready to challenge for her eighth Wimbledon crown and a record-equaling 24th Grand Slam title. The Wimbledon Championships 2021 draw was recently announced and has Serena in the middle of a jam-packed draw.
Serena will first play World No.100 Aliaksandra Sasnovich in the first round. This will be the first meeting between the two players. Next Serena could play either play World No.71 Bernarda Pera or World No.85 Nao Hibino.
Serena vs Angelique Kerber in the third round of Wimbledon Championships 2021
From the third round, Serena could face seeded players. And for her, it is a tough projection. There could be a repeat of the 2018 Wimbledon final between Serena Williams and Angelique Kerber in the 3rd round of Wimbledon 2021. Kerber is the 25th seed and had defeated Serena in the 2018 Wimbledon final.
Then according to the seeds, Serena could either fans ninth seed, Belinda Bencic, or American teenage sensation and 25th seed Coco Gauff in the fourth round. Serena leads the head-to-head versus Bencic whereas she is yet to play Coco Gauff.
Elina Svitolina and Ashleigh Barty potential threats for Serena Williams
Then in the quarterfinal, Serena could face World No.5 and third seed Elina Svitolina or French Open 2021 runner-up Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova. And then if she reaches the semifinal, then World No.1 Ashleigh Barty, World No.7 Bianca Andreescu, or World No.14 Victoria Azarenka in the semifinal.
Serena is in the top half and hence missed a lot of other players. But if she plays the final, it could be against World No.4 Aryna Sabalenka, World No. 6 Sofia Kenin, and World No.9 Iga Swiatek.
Other notable first-round matches at Wimbledon Championships 2021
The Wimbledon Championships 2021 draw has a lot of eye-catching matches in the first round itself. Barty takes on Carlo Suarez Navarro. Whereas Alize Cornet is up against Bianca Andreescu. Moreover, Grand Slam champions, Petra Kvitova and Sloane Stephens are facing each other in the first round. And Venus Williams will start her Wimbledon campaign against Mihaela Buzarnescu.
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