Iga Swiatek’s path to maiden Wimbledon title: Jessica Pegula and Anett Kontaveit the biggest hurdles

World No. 1 Iga Swiatek will start her campaign at the 2022 Wimbledon Championships in hope of winning her 3rd career major and her first at the All-England Club.

Iga Swiatek
Iga Swiatek
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World No. 1 and top seed Iga Swiatek will be back at the All-England Club for the 2022 Wimbledon Championships looking for her third career Grand Slam title and first at the Championships. The Pole is a former junior champion having won the title in 2018 and since then, in her two appearances since turning Pro, her best result has been her 4th round run last year.

Iga comes into the Grand Slam on a 35-match unbeaten streak and a first-round win will see her beat Venus Williams’ record of most consecutive matches won in the 21st century having already tied her at 35-wins. With 6 consecutive titles, Iga comes to Wimbledon with no match practise on the grass as she took time off to heal her shoulder after winning the 2022 French Open and will make her Grass debut of the season directly at Wimbledon.

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Easy sailing till the quarter-finals for Iga Swiatek

Iga Swiatek
Iga Swiatek

Iga starts her campaign against qualifier Jara Fett and looks favourite to pick up that 36th consecutive win. Moving past Jara, Iga will be taking on Danka Kovinic in the second round followed by a meeting with 27th seeded Yulia Putintseva in the third round. As per seedings, she could meet 13th-seeded Barbora Krejcikova who has not been in her best of form and could pave the way for Iga to reach the quarter-finals at the Grand Slam for the first time.

Following the win over Krejcikova, Iga is likely to take on 8th seeded Jessica Pegula who has been in good form this season but similar to Iga, the American has no proven track record on the surface. The semi-finals could see Iga meet 4th seeded Paula Badosa who played only 1 tournament prior to Wimbledon and lost in her grass debut of the season reaching the Grand Slam without any win on the surface.

The finals that could see Iga win her 3rd major can have 2nd seeded Anett Kontaveit on the other side of the net trying to hold off the Pole. Anett’s form has been dubious this season after her heroics in the last season and given Iga’s better form and confidence this season, the World No. 1 could very well walk home with the trophy.

Iga Swiatek’s path to Wimbledon title:

  • 1R: Jara Fett
  • 2R: Danka Kovinic
  • 3R: Yulia Putintseva
  • 4R: Barbora Krejcikova
  • QF: Jessica Pegula
  • SF: Paula Badosa
  • F: Anett Kontaveit

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