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2019 Wimbledon: Kerber is out to defend, Wawrinka looks to complete his Career Slam

Date
29 June 2019

WIMBLEDON, England — Angelique Kerber (GER) is coming off a runner-up finish in her grass court tune-up in hopes of defending her 2018 Wimbledon trophy, where she defeated Serena Williams in straight sets for her third Grand Slam title. Seeded fifth, Kerber’s draw has a projected third and fourth round match-up with former Wimbledon champions Maria Sharapova and Williams, respectively. 

After winning the Australian Open, Roland-Garros, and the US Open in the last five years, Stan Wawrinka (SUI) is just one Wimbledon title away from his Career Slam. Wawrinka, who is at his highest ranking since coming back from injury, is in [4] Kevin Anderson’s quadrant and will play qualifier Ruben Bemelmans in the first round. 

While grass has been the most difficult surface for Wawrinka, Nick Kyrgios (AUS) is returning to his favorite surface and has a potential second round match up with [3] Rafael Nadal. A teenager at the time, Kyrgios defeated then-World No. 1 Nadal in four sets, reaching the quarterfinals in 2014. 

Having won the previous two hard court Grand Slams, Naomi Osaka (JPN) is again a favorite to come out on top. Although the World No. 2 suffered a third round loss at the French Open and has recorded just one victory on grass this season, Osaka’s powerful game is suited for the fast, groomed courts at the All England Lawn Tennis Club. 

Seeded for the first time at a major, Roland-Garros finalist Marketa Vondrousova (CZE) will be looking to win her first career match at Wimbledon when she takes on Madison Brengle. The rising Czech star cracked the WTA top-20 after her performance in Paris and is sitting at a career-high ranking of 16. 

Wimbledon, the world’s oldest tennis tournament, will begin on July 1. Follow @Yonex_Tennis on Twitter and Instagram for daily updates from #TeamYonex.

Men
Denis Kudla (USA) - VCORE 98
Hubert Hurkacz (POL) - VCORE PRO 97 / POLYTOUR STRIKE 125 / ECLIPSION2 / London Collection
Jaume Munar (ESP) - EZONE 100 / POLYTOUR PRO 125
Kamil Majchrzak (POL) - VCORE 98 / POLYTOUR STRIKE 125
Pierre-Hugues Herbert (FRA) – VCORE PRO 97
Yoshihito Nishioka (JPN) – VCORE 98 / POLYTOUR SPIN 125 / FUSIONREV3 / London Collection
[22] Stan Wawrinka (SUI) – VCORE PRO 97 / ECLIPSION2 / London Collection
Marton Fucsovics (HUN) – EZONE 98 / POLYTOUR PRO 125
Frances Tiafoe (USA) – VCORE PRO 97 / POLYTOUR PRO 125
[29] Denis Shapovalov (CAN) – VCORE 95POLYTOUR STRIKE 125
Ricardas Berankis (LTU) – VCORE PRO 97 / POLYTOUR STRIKE 125 / ECLIPSION2 / London Collection
Nick Kyrgios (AUS) - EZONE 98 / POLYTOUR PRO 120
Steve Johnson (USA) - VCORE 98
Radu Albot (MDA) - VCORE 98 / ECLIPSION2 / London Collection
Casper Ruud (NOR) – EZONE 100 / POLYTOUR PRO 125 & POLYTOUR SPIN 125 / FUSIONREV3 / London Collection
Alexander Bublik (KAZ) – EZONE 98 / POLYTOUR PRO 125
Lloyd Harris (RSA) – EZONE 98 / POLYTOUR STRIKE 120

Women
Harriet Dart (GBR) - VCORE 100 / POLYTOUR PRO 125
[22] Donna Vekic (CRO) - VCORE 100
Ivana Jorovic (SRB) - EZONE 100 / POLYTOUR PRO 125 / ECLIPSION2 / London Collection
Stefanie Voegele (SUI) - VCORE 98 / POLYTOUR FIRE 125
[13] Belinda Bencic (SUI) - EZONE 100 / POLYTOUR PRO 125
Kaja Juvan (SLO) - EZONE 100 / POLYTOUR PRO 125
Tatjana Maria (GER) - VCORE 100 / POLYTOUR FIRE 120 / ECLIPSION2 / London Collection
Varvara Flink (RUS) - EZONE 100 / POLYTOUR PRO 130
[5] Angelique Kerber (GER) - VCORE 100 / POLYTOUR FIRE 120
Arina Rodionova (AUS) - EZONE 100 / POLYTOUR PRO 125
Katie Swan (GBR) - EZONE 98
Fiona Ferro (FRA) - VCORE 100
Tamara Zidansek (SLO) – VCORE 100 / POLYTOUR PRO 125
Eugenie Bouchard (CAN) – VCORE 100
Vera Lapko (BLR) – EZONE 100 / POLYTOUR PRO 125
Yafan Wang (CHN) – VCORE 98 / POLYTOUR SPIN 125
Ana Bogdan (ROU) - EZONE 100 / POLYTOUR PRO 125
Sorana Cirstea (ROU) – EZONE 100 
Anna Kalinskaya (RUS) - EZONE 98 / POLYTOUR PRO 120
Vitalia Diatchenko (RUS) – EZONE 100 / POLYTOUR PRO 125
Daria Gavrilova (AUS) – EZONE 100 / POLYTOUR PRO 125
Marie Bouzkova (CZE) – VCORE 100 / POLYTOUR PRO 125
[12] Anastasija Sevastova (LAT) – EZONE 98 / POLYTOUR PRO 125 / ECLIPSION2 / London Collection
[16] Marketa Vondrousova (CZE) – EZONE 100 / POLYTOUR AIR 125
Monica Puig (PUR) – VCORE 100 / FUSIONREV3 / London Collection
Lin Zhu (CHN) – VCORE 100 / POLYTOUR SPIN 125
Jessica Pegula (USA) – EZONE 98
Viktoria Kuzmova (SVK) –  VCORE 100 / POLYTOUR PRO 125 & POLYTOUR FIRE 125
Magdalena Rybarikova (SVK) – EZONE 100 / POLYTOUR PRO 125
[23] Caroline Garcia (FRA) – VCORE 100 / POLYTOUR STRIKE 125
Dayana Yastremska (UKR) – VCORE PRO 100 / POLYTOUR STRIKE 125 & POLYTOUR DRIVE 125 / FUSIONREV3 / London Collection
Viktorija Golubic (SUI) – VCORE 98
[2] Naomi Osaka (JPN) – EZONE 98 / POLYTOUR STRIKE 125