Women's Draw confirmed for 2023 Wimbledon including Swiatek, Sabalenka, Rybakina, Badosa, Sakkari

2023 01 AU Open R5 7293

The Women's Singles Draw for the 2023 Wimbledon has been officially announced, and the tournament is scheduled to be held from July 3rd to 16th at the prestigious All England Lawn Tennis Club.

Elena Rybakina, who emerged as the champion by defeating Ons Jabeur in the final last year, will be looking to defend her title. However, she has been dealing with an illness since the Roland Garros tournament. Her opening match will be against Shelby Rogers.

Iga Swiatek, the reigning French Open champion, has been named the top seed. Although she reached the later stages in Bad Homburg in the week before Wimbledon, her performance on grass remains uncertain. Swiatek's first-round opponent will be Zhu Lin.

Coco Gauff, a rising star in women's tennis, will face Sofia Kenin, a former Australian Open champion, who had to navigate through the qualifying rounds.

Jessica Pegula will begin her campaign against Lauren Davis, while Ons Jabeur, last year's finalist, will face Magdalena Frech in her opening match.

Aryna Sabalenka, the second seed, will make her return to Wimbledon after being banned from playing last year. She will face Panna Udvardy.

One of the standout first-round matches will see Venus Williams taking on Elina Svitolina.

Petra Kvitova, a former two-time Wimbledon champion, will face Jasmine Paolini in her opening match.

8th ranked Maria Sakkari has been drawn Marta Kostyuk in the Wimbledon first round.

Maria's second round opponent could be Paula Badosa, Stefanos Tsitsipas' current girlfriend.

Karolina Muchova, who reached the final of the recent Roland Garros tournament, will be playing against Jule Niemeier in her return to the court.

There have been recent talks regarding investment from Saudi Arabia, which has received criticism from renowned tennis figures such as John McEnroe and Chris Evert.

Women's Draw confirmed for 2023 Wimbledon including Swiatek, Sabalenka, Rybakina, Badosa, Sakkari 1

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