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By Chris Oddo | @TheFanChild | Friday June 24, 2022

Serena Williams

The women's singles draw is set at Wimbledon, here's what lies ahead for Serena Williams, top-seeded Iga Swiatek and others.

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Serena Williams has been drawn into the same half of the draw as top-seeded Iga Swiatek, but the path to a potential showdown between Williams and Swiatek is long.

Tennis Express

Seven-time champion Williams, a wild card carrying a ranking of 1204, has been drawn to face France’s Harmony Tan in the first round. Williams, who has not played a singles match since she retired with a hamstring injury from her first-round match with Aliaksandra Sasnovich at Wimbledon last year, would face Sara Sorribes Tormo or Christina McHale in the second round.

If the 40-year-old is able to progress, she could face sixth-seeded Karolina Pliskova in the third round and 11th-seeded Coco Gauff in the round of 16.

See the full women’s singles draw here:

Swiatek, riding a 35-match winning streak, elected not to play on grass prior to Wimbledon. The two-time major champion, who reached the round of 16 last year at Wimbledon, will face Croatia’s Jana Fett in the first round.

Swiatek most recently claimed the Roland-Garros title, on June 4. The 21-year-old has won the last six events she has played.

Here is Swiatek’s projected route to the title, if the seeds hold:

R1 Jana Fett
R2 Danka Kovinic or Sonay Kartal
R3 Yulia Putintseva
R16 Barbora Krejcikova
QF Jessica Pegula or Garbine Muguruza
SF Paula Badosa or Karolina Pliskova (or Serena Williams, Simona Halep, Petra Kvitova)
F Anett Kontaveit, Ons Jabuer …

Williams, 98-13 lifetime at Wimbledon, last won the title at SW19 in 2016. She last reached the final in 2019, before losing to Simona Halep.

The American is tucked into a quarter of the draw that includes three former Wimbledon champions – herself, Halep and Kvitova – as well as a former runner-up (Pliskova).

The projected quarterfinals, if the seeds hold, shape up as follows:


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