By Joe, http://www.Bettingexpert.com
The recent Wimbledon ladies’ draws have given a boost for the Williams sisters as they have been drawn on opposite halves. This event has been dominated by the Williams sisters for the past seven years out of nine. Venus has won this event 5 times while Serena only rattled up 2. Venus won this event for the last two years she returns to Wimbledon to defend her title, hoping to take her tally up to 6th SW19 trophy.
The number one challenger to the Williams sisters is Russian Dinara Safina. She is currently world number one and is seeded first at Wimbledon. She could meet Venus in the semifinals and Serena in the Finals. Safina is currently on top form, she was a finalist at the French Open and has already secured the Australian Open trophy. Although Safina can only meet Venus first in the semifinals, she will have some tough competitions along the route to the finals. Venus can meet Serbian Ana Ivanovic in the fourth round and another Serbian Jelena Jankovic in the quarterfinals. Other challengers who are in for a shout, Svetlana Kuznetsova, who recently won the French Open, is in top form going into Wimbledon and Olympic gold medalist and World number 5, Elena Dementieva will be contesting Serena Williams for her route to the final.
Two former Wimbledon champions, Russian Maria Sharapova and French Amelie Mauresmo, are seeded outside the top 10 and will have to work harder than the rest if they are in a chance to win Wimbledon. Danish Caroline Wozniacki, Chinese Li Nai, Austria Jelena Dokic, Thailand Tamarine Tanasugarn, Israeli Shahar Peer and Indian Sania Mirza has the potential to surprise a few people at Wimbledon.
The Williams sisters have lots of competition for the Wimbledon title this year. Venus Williams has the hardest route to the final and will face many tough competitors in order to win her 3rd consecutive Wimbledon Title. Serena looks favorable to appear in the finals, whether it is her sister on the other side net, that remains to be seen. However, Safina is someone that could certainly be on the other side of the net too.