Wimbledon 2022: Women’s Singles Draw Preview and Prediction

The Wimbledon 2022 will be starting from 27th June with the women's singles finals scheduled on 9th July as the top WTA players battle it out for the major.

Iga Swiatek, Anett Kontaveit, Ons Jabeur - Top 3 seeds at the Wimbledon 2022
Iga Swiatek, Anett Kontaveit, Ons Jabeur - Top 3 seeds at the Wimbledon 2022

The Wimbledon 2022 will be the 128th edition of the Grand Slam and the 54th edition in the Open Era. With 128 entrants in the main-draw, this year’s edition will go ahead without the participation of any Russian and Belarusian players due to the ban imposed by the Grand Slam. Despite no ranking points on offer, the Grand Slam has a full house other than the injury withdrawals that have taken place already.

This year’s Wimbledon will have the tiebreaker being played at 6-6 in decisive sets, marking the first time that all four Grand Slams will have a common rule with regard to how the tiebreakers are decided.

Tournament Details:

  • TournamentWimbledon 2022
  • Date: June 27 to July 9, 2022
  • Number of Entrants: 128
  • Venue: Wimbledon, UK
  • Surface: Grass Court
  • Prize Money: £2,000,000
  • Defending Champion: Ash Barty

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Top 10 Seeds at the Wimbledon 2022

  • Iga Swiatek
  • Anett Kontaveit
  • Ons Jabeur
  • Paula Badosa
  • Maria Sakkari
  • Karolina Pliskova
  • Danielle Collins
  • Jessica Pegula
  • Garbine Muguruza
  • Emma Raducanu

Women’s Singles Draw Preview and Analysis

Top Half

First Quarter

Jessica Pegula
Jessica Pegula

World No. 1 Iga Swiatek starts against Croatian qualifier Jana Fett with the Pole looking to extend her winning streak and clinch her maiden Wimbledon title. Danka Kovinic will take on the British wildcard Sonay Kartal with Kovinic looking set to meet Iga in round 2. 27th seed Yulia Putintseva and Alize Cornet clash in round 1 while 18th seed Jil Teichmann starts against last year’s quarter-finalist Ajla Tomljanovic. 13th seed Barbora Krejickova takes on Maryna Zanevska in the hope of finding some wins.

2017 champion and the 9th seeded Garbine Muguruza starts against Greet Minnen. Sloane Stephens clashes with Qinwen Zheng while Bianca Andreescu starts against qualifier Emina Bektas with the winner set to take on either of 17th seed Elina Rybakina and Shuai Zhang. 30th seed Shelby Rogers starts against Petra Martic while 8th seed Jessica Pegula takes on Donna Vekic.

1st Quarterfinal Prediction: Iga Swiatek vs Jessica Pegula

Second Quarter

Paula Badosa
Paula Badosa

4th seed Paula Badosa takes on qualifier Lousia Chirico with Badosa likely to take on Chloe Paquet who takes on Irina Bara. 25th seed Petra Kvitova taking on Jasmine Paolini with the winner to take on the victorious player between Ana Bogdan and Dayana Yastremska. Camila Giorgi takes on Magdalena Frech while 2019 champion Simona Halep starts against Karolina Muchova in what could be the match opening the Center Court.

Teen sensation and 11th seed Coco Gauff begins against Elena Gabriela Ruse while 20th seed Amanda Anisimova starts off against Xinyu Wang with the American likely to take on either of her compatriots Madison Brengle and Lauren Davis who clash in round 1. 32nd seed Sara Sorribes Tormo takes on Caty McHale with the winner set to likely take on Serena Williams who return to action against Harmony Tan. Clara Burel and Katie Boulter start take on each other with the winner set to meet 6th seed and last year’s runner-up Karolina Pliskova who starts off against Tereza Martincova.

2nd Quarterfinal Prediction: Paula Badosa vs Karolina Pliskova

Bottom Half

Third Quarter

Angelique Kerber
Angelique Kerber

7th seed Danielle Collins takes on Marie Bouzkova with a third round meeting with fellow American and 28th seed Alison Riske looking emminent as Riske starts against Yiena In-Albon. 19th seed Madison Keys and Misaki Doi will clash in round 1 and the winner will take on the victorious player from the clash between Marta Kostyuk and Katie Swan. 10th seed Emma Raducanu starts against Alison Van Uytvanck with her second round opponent will be the winner from the clash between Yuriko Miyazaki and Caroline Garcia.

2018 champion and the 15th seeded Angelique Kerber starts against Kristina Mladenovic while 24th seed Elise Mertens takes on surprise package Camila Osorio in round 1. 31st seeded Estonian veteran Kaia Kanepi takes on Dianne Perry in the first round with a second round between Clara Tauson likely as the Danish youngster takes on Mai Hontama. 3rd seed Ons Jabeur starts against qualifier Mirjam Bjorklund and will take on the winner between Katarzyna Kawa and Rebecca Marino.

Third Quarterfinal Prediction: Ons Jabeur vs Danielle Collins

Fourth Quarter

Maria Sakkari
Maria Sakkari

5th seed Maria Sakkari starts against Zoe Hives and is likely to take on Viktoriya Tomova who starts against wildcard entrant Daria Saville. 26th seed Sorana Cirstea takes on Alexandra Krunic while 22nd seed Martina Trevisan clashes with Elisabetta Cocciaretto in the first round. 12th seed Jelena Ostapenko starts off against Oceane Dodin while 14th seed Belinda Bencic starts Qiang Wang.

In form 23rd seed Beatriz Haddad Maia clashes with Kaja Juvan while 29th seeded Anhelina Kalinina begins against Ana Bondar. 2nd seed Anett Kontaveit takes on Bernaeda Pera in round 1 while Xiyu Wang and Jule Niemeier will battle to book their place in the second round against most likely Kontaveit.

Fourth Quarter Prediction: Maria Sakkari vs Anett Kontaveit

Quarterfinals

Karolina Pliskova
Karolina Pliskova

Swiatek and Pegula could meet for the fourth time in what will be their first grass meeting. While neither of them have shown great performances on grass so far, Swiatek’s form this season could well take her into the semis. Badosa and Pliskova could clash potenitally for the third time and like the previous two ocassions, Pliskova might take the win given her superior grasscourt record and form on the surface going into the Grand Slam.

Collins and Jabeur have met thrice with the American leading 2-1 in head-to-head. However, since the Australian Open, Collins hasn’t been in good form and Jabeur is quite dominant at the moment making her the favourite for the clash. Sakkari and Contaveit have met 13 times so far with the Estonian leading marginally by 7-6. Given her better record but lack of form, it could be a difficult clash to anticipate but Sakkari should likely prevail.

First Semifinal: Iga Swiatek vs Karolina Pliskova

Second Semifinal: Ons Jabeur vs Maria Sakkari

Semifinals

Ons Jabeur
Ons Jabeur

Switek and Pliskova have met only once, the doubel bagel win in the Italian Open finals. But that was on Iga’s dominant surface and now it could be on Karolina’s dominant surface making the match a very thrilling affair. Jabeur leads Sakkari 2-1 in head to head and given her better form and a run to the quarter-finals last year in Wimbledon, she will be the favourite to enter the finals.

Finals: Iga Swiatek vs Ons Jabeur

Final

Iga Swiatek
Iga Swiatek

Iga could take down Pliskova given her better form throughout the season and reaching the semis will just increase her confidence. Jabeur could well play her first-ever Grand Slam final but going up against Iga could be a tricky affair as she is a former junior champion at Wimbledon and looks certain to win her maiden Wimbledon title as well.

Wimbledon 2022 champion: Iga Swiatek

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