Unlike the men’s event which has been dominated by the same player in the past few editions, the women’s singles event has seen six different winners in the past six editions. Only one champion among the past six winners will feature in 2023 edition. So, let us look at top 3 contenders for women’s single title.
There are only two multiple-time champions in the women’s singles draw at Wimbledon: Venus Williams and Petra Kvitova. Kvitova won the title in 2011 and then in 2014, with her left-handedness and accurate serves being the biggest weapons in her arsenal. Kvitova spent some years in the wilderness after a brutal knife attack injured her dominant left hand in 2016, but has enjoyed the best spell since her return over the last 12 months, rising from outside the top 30 and back into the top 10 with a big win at the Miami 1000. Her expertise on grass and experience at this level will mean none of the other contenders will be too happy about facing her.
Karolina Muchova enjoyed an impressive main draw debut at Wimbledon in 2019, becoming the first woman to reach the quarterfinals in her debut since Li Na in 2006. She backed that up with another quarterfinal appearance in 2021, becoming only the third woman in history to reach at least the quarters in both of their first tries at Wimbledon. She is enjoying a strong return in 2023 after an injury in 2022, and reached the finals at Roland Garros to prove it, beating Maria Sakkari and Sabalenka on the way. Her former results at SW19 combined with her current form will make her a threat in the draw — Sabalenka is scheduled for a rematch in the fourth round, and that might be an important match early in the tournament to decide how the rest of it follows.
The world number one in the world, Iga Swiatekhas won three of the last five grand slam tournaments. At just 22 years old, she is the best player on the WTA tour, but will want her hard court and clay court expertise to start translating to grass court success. She has never made it to a Wimbledon quarterfinal, however, and that is something she will want to fix. With great speed and powerful groundstrokes, she is a threat on any surface, and will be the favourite at Wimbledon as