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Continued: WIMBLEDON 2013: Capsules on women to watch at Wimbledon

  • Article by: HOWARD FENDRICH , AP Tennis Writer
  • Last update: June 21, 2013 - 11:45 PM

Major Titles: 2 — Australian Open ('12, '13)

Last 5 Wimbledons: '12-SF, '11-SF, '10-3rd, '09-QF, '08-3rd

Topspin: With big groundstrokes and superb returns, clearly capable of a deep run at Wimbledon, where she's made the semifinals the last two years. And she knows her way to a Grand Slam title, too, winning two in a row in Australia. ... Reached at least the semifinals at five of the last six major tournaments. ... Winning 57.1 percent of her return games this season, by far the highest percentage on tour.

MARIA SHARAPOVA

Ranked: 3

Age: 26

Country: Russia

2012 Match Record: 36-5

2012 Singles Titles: 2

Career Singles Titles: 29

Major Titles: 4 — Wimbledon ('04), U.S. Open ('06), Australian Open ('08), French Open ('12)

Last 5 Wimbledons: '12-4th, '11-F, '10-4th, '09-2nd, '08-2nd

Topspin: Won her first Grand Slam title as a 17-year-old at Wimbledon, beating Williams in the final. Since then, though, Sharapova has returned to the championship match at the All England Club only once in eight appearances. ... Loss in French Open final as defending champion was her 13th defeat in a row against Williams. ... Trails only Williams on tour this season in percentage of service games won and percentage of first serve points won. ... Only 7-5 against other women ranked in the top 10 this year.

AGNIESZKA RADWANSKA

Ranked: 4

Age: 24

Country: Poland

2013 Match Record: 28-9

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