Who will win the 2017 Wimbledon women's title?

Brave Petra Kvitova has been hailed as a'warrior ahead of Wimbledon by Victoria Azarenka

Despite being seeded 11 for this year's tournament, Petra Kvitova is seen by many as the most likely victor at Wimbledon.

Petra Kvitova was playing only her second tournament at Birmingham and seventh match since she was attacked in December.

Kvitova will next face the victor of the contest between American Madison Brengle and Richel Hogenkamp of the Netherlands. The 27-year-old Kvitova won in 2011 and 2014, which sets up a three-year sequence to win her third Wimbledon trophy in 2017.

Muguruza sits near the top of the odds despite failing to win a tournament this year, with her last victory coming at last year's French Open.

"But then when the time, about the end of the March, I took the racquet for the first time to my hand, I was starting to think I would love to be back in Wimbledon".

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Keys beat Japan's Nao Hibino 6-4 6-4 in a tick over an hour.

She was guarded about her hopes of playing Wimbledon and rested on Friday and Saturday before a positive practice session on Sunday.

Victoria Azarenka has praised brave Petra Kvitova ahead of Wimbledon calling her a'warrior
Victoria Azarenka has praised brave Petra Kvitova ahead of Wimbledon calling her a'warrior

Defending champion at Wimbledon, Serena is now out of action to give birth to her first child. "So who knows who going to win?"

"But on a fast surface such as grass I think she can do really well", Mouratoglou added. "Everything is possible, in two weeks especially", world No 1 Kerber said. It seemed that she had worked her way back into it when she broke to even things up at four games apiece, though Kvitova raised her level when it mattered and broke to put herself in the position to serve for the match.

It's a tough section but I'm tempted by Mladenovic, a player enjoying a fine season.

World No 1 Angelique Kerber had a poor start to the season and became the first top seeded woman to lose in the French Open first round in the professional era.

Five-time Wimbledon victor Venus Williams, aged 37, will be another sentimental favourite.

Only a gruelling period of rehabilitation on the hand, which at first meant just bending her fingers, helped her enough to recover and return to the court.

Already a Wimbledon champion in mixed doubles, the big server has made a habit of beating the world's best - Muguruza, Kerber, Sharapova, Halep, Pliskova and Venus have all fallen at the racquet of Mladenovic in 2017 - and a player who favours the grass seems to be in the sort of form to make waves.

"I am just happy to be back on the court and that's it", she said.




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