We all witnessed Serena William’s incredible journey to capture the Roland Garros title only a few weeks back. She battled through 5 three setters against the worthiest of competitors and came out on top of all of them. Safe to say, she is a monster athlete, both physically and mentally. She is definitely one of the favorites, if not the favorite, going into Wimbledon next week. And it makes it all the more exciting as she will be fighting both for the Wimbledon Trophy and for another chance to hold all four Major titles at once.
But what about some of the other Americans’ chances?
Madison has been named Serena’s successor many times over. She has the powerful serve and the powerful forehand, two weapons that will suit her beautifully on the grass. She loves the grass and cannot wait to prove herself this year, especially after her unfortunate injury-provoked withdraw at last year’s tournament. As she keeps improving her footwork and her movement, she will definitely be a force to be reckoned with, especially on the lawns of Wimbledon. Wimbledon 2015 prediction: As a seeded player in the draw, I see Madison making a run to the quarterfinals this year.
Sloane was once considered America’s rising star. Then, 2014 rolled around and knocked the wind right out of her sails. She struggled to find her focus and her drive. Fortunately, in 2015 we have seen her start to climb her way back into the ranks of the elite. She had a good run at the French Open, losing to Serena in three sets in the fourth round. She looks to be in good form during the short grass court series, having just defeated world #9 Carla Suarez-Navarro at Eastbourne. While she is an unpredictable player and her game is not a perfect fit for grass (her large forehand swing can take too much time, especially on a fast surface), I can’t help but root for Sloane to succeed at Wimbledon. Wimbledon 2015 prediction: Depending on her luck in the draw, I can see her (though it might just be wishful thinking) making a third or fourth round appearance.
Have your own thoughts on these American women’s chances at Wimbledon this year? Please share! And look out for our thoughts regarding the men’s draw later this week!