(June 23, 2013) Profiles of the top Women’s Singles contenders for the 2013 Wimbledon. Note: Grand Slam records for main draw matches only. – by Jack Cunniff http://twitter.com/jrcunniff
1. Serena Williams
2013 Record: 43-2
Grand Slam Record: 236-35
Wimbledon Record: 67-8
Wimbledon Best Result: W (2002, ’03, ’09, ’10, ‘12)
Fast Fact: Serena has lost only twice on grass vs. the field entered in 2013 Wimbledon (Sharapova, 2004 Wimbledon; Bartoli, 2011Wimbledon ).
2. Victoria Azarenka
2013 Record: 27-3
Grand Slam Record: 85-28
Wimbledon Record: 20-7
Wimbledon Best Result: SF (2011, ‘12)
Fast Fact: With her French Open SF result, Azarenka becomes only the 4th active WTA player to have reached the SF in all four Grand Slam events (Serena, Venus, Sharapova).
3. Maria Sharapova
2013 Record: 36-5
Grand Slam Record: 148-36
Wimbledon Record: 37-9
Wimbledon Best Result: W (2004)
Fast Fact: Sharapova has advanced past the 4R only once in her last six Wimbledon appearances.
4. Agnieszka Radwanska
2013 Record: 28-9
Grand Slam Record: 71-28
Wimbledon Record: 23-7
Wimbledon Best Result: RU (2012)
Fast Fact: Radwanska’s only win in a Grand Slam QF (1-7) was at 2012 Wimbledon; she will be playing her 100th Grand Slam match in the opening round of Wimbledon.
5. Sara Errani
2013 Record: 36-14
Grand Slam Record: 37-23
Wimbledon Record: 6-5
Wimbledon Best Result: 3R (2010, ‘12)
Fast Fact: By defeating No. 4 Radwanska in the QF of the French Open, Errani ended a 0-28 losing streak vs. Top Five players.
6. Na Li
2013 Record: 23-8
Grand Slam Record: 72-27
Wimbledon Record: 13-6
Wimbledon Best Result: QF (2006, ‘10)
Fast Fact: Li has lost to lower-ranked players in seven of her last eight Grand Slam events; she will be playing her 100th Grand Slam match in the opening round of Wimbledon.
7. Angelique Kerber
2013 Record: 25-13
Grand Slam Record: 32-22
Wimbledon Record: 7-5
Wimbledon Best Result: SF (2012)
Fast Fact: Kerber is one of only three players to reach the 4R in each of the last five Grand Slam events (Azarenka, Sharapova).
8. Petra Kvitova
2013 Record: 28-14
Grand Slam Record: 48-19
Wimbledon Record: 16-4
Wimbledon Best Result: W (2011)
Fast Fact: Since 2010, Kvitova is 16-0 at Wimbledon against players other than Serena Williams.
9. Caroline Wozniacki
2013 Record: 20-15
Grand Slam Record: 65-25
Wimbledon Record: 12-6
Wimbledon Best Result: 4R (2009, ’10, ‘11)
Fast Fact: Wozniacki has won only six matches in her last five grand Slam appearances, the worst record among the Top 16 Wimbledon seeds.
10. Maria Kirilenko
2013 Record: 29-11
Grand Slam Record: 61-38
Wimbledon Record: 10-9
Wimbledon Best Result: QF (2012)
Fast Fact: Following the French Open, Kirilenko became the first player in the last 12 months to make her debut in the WTA Top Ten; she will be playing in her 100th Grand Slam match in the opening round of Wimbledon.
11. Roberta Vinci
2013 Record: 27-14
Grand Slam Record: 31-34
Wimbledon Record: 11-7
Wimbledon Best Result: 4R (2012)
Fast Fact: If Vinci (ranked No. 11) cracks the Top Ten, she would be the 3rd player over the age of 30 to debut in the Top Ten (Stove, Tauziat).
12. Ana Ivanovic
2013 Record: 21-12
Grand Slam Record: 85-33
Wimbledon Record: 20-8
Wimbledon Best Result: SF (2007)
Fast Fact: Ivanovic’s last Top Twenty win at a Grand Slam event was at 2009 Wimbledon (def. No. 19 Stosur).
13. Nadia Petrova
2013 Record: 9-11
Grand Slam Record: 109-52
Wimbledon Record: 31-12
Wimbledon Best Result: QF (2004, ’05, ‘07)
Fast Fact: Petrova has lost in the opening round of a Grand Slam 10 times, but never at Wimbledon.
14. Samantha Stosur
2013 Record: 17-13
Grand Slam Record: 62-39
Wimbledon Record: 6-10
Wimbledon Best Result: 3R (2009)
Fast Fact: Stosur is the only Top 16 seed with a losing record at Wimbledon.