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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

2013 Singles Titles: 2

Career Singles Titles: 12

Major Titles: 0 — Best: F, at Wimbledon ('12)

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

Topspin: Master of using spin, changing speeds and angles, to fluster opponents. ... Finally had Grand Slam breakthrough at All England Club a year ago, making it all the way to her first major final and pushing Williams to three sets before losing. ... Has understandable losses this season to players such as Williams, Azarenka, Li Na and Petra Kvitova — all of whom are Grand Slam champions — but also was beaten three times by women ranked outside the top 40, including by Jamie Hampton of the U.S. on grass at Eastbourne a week before Wimbledon.

PETRA KVITOVA

Ranked: 8

Age: 23

Country: Czech Republic

2013 Match Record: 27-13 (entering Eastbourne tournament)

2013 Singles Titles: 1

Career Singles Titles: 10

Major Titles: 1 — Wimbledon ('11)

Last 5 Wimbledons: '12-QF, '11-W, '10-SF, '09-1st, '08-1st

Topspin: Lanky lefty's best Grand Slam results came on Wimbledon's grass, but she also reached semifinals at Australian Open and French Open last year. ... Tied for fourth on women's tour with 135 aces in 2013 (Williams leads with 268). ... Entered grass-court tournament at Eastbourne to get ready for the slick surface after a bumpy clay season.

MARIA KIRILENKO

Ranked: 10

Age: 26

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