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Jon Wertheim: Venus to win, Cibulkova to make semis (Jon, see a doctor)

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Top 16 seeds

1. Dinara Safina: A top seed who has never been beyond the third round at the All England Club, has no affection for grass and is coming off a major Grand Slam disappointment? Doesn't bode well for an extended stay in the draw.

2. Serena Williams: There will be no "Serena Slam" in 2009. But if she serves better than she did on clay and can overcome her sister, she's a strong candidate to win. We've all been burned too many times to suggest otherwise.

3. Venus Williams: Comes in with little momentum. But since when does that matter? Venus has won Wimbledon five times this decade and is simply a different player on grass.

4. Elena Dementieva: Sadly, it appears as though her days of challenging for Slams are gone. Simply lacks the self-belief, especially on grass.

5. Svetlana Kuznetsova: French Open champion has proved to herself that she can still win big prizes. But her grass-phobia still rages. A shame, since her serve and athleticism should make her a contender.

6. Jelena Jankovic: Like so many others, J.J. is looking to extricate herself from the doldrums. Like so many others, grass is not her surface of choice.

7. Vera Zvonareva: Steadily putting together a fine career. Solid game and a mind that might enable her to ease into things.

8. Victoria Azarenka: Unclear how well she plays on grass, but with her power and depth, we can expect big things. A shame for her that she's in the Serena/Maria Sharapova quadrant.

9. Caroline Wozniacki: Not much of a track record at Wimbledon. But, again, that characterizes so many. She should win a few rounds on power alone. She's a deceptively strong fighter.

10. Nadia Petrova: An admitted head case -- it's the first step to recovery! --who seldom puts it all together. Plus, she comes in with a back injury. Still, she's fine athlete who can move, serve and play the net. Could face Sharapova in the third round.

11. Agnieszka Radwanska: The rare WTA player who thrives not with relentless power but with relentless accuracy. Should win a few rounds but one worries about her -- on a grass court -- facing a big hitter.

12. Marion Bartoli: Former finalist has a fun, quirky game that mirrors her personality. Not a real threat to win, but the quarterfinals are certainly a realistic destination.

13. Ana Ivanovic: Been a rough year for former No. 1 and her play in tune-ups -- and abrupt coaching change -- suggests the tough times aren't over. Maybe she'll win a few rounds, but then Venus awaits.

14. Dominika Cibulkova: Coming off a fine French Open. On the face of things, there's little reason she can't do well on grass. But she hasn't won so much as a match at Wimbledon.

15. Flavia Pennetta: Lost three of her last four matches at Wimbledon. On the plus side, there's this.

16. Zheng Jie: A semifinalist last year, her compact and accurate strokes -- love that backhand -- are a good fit on grass.
Seeds 17-32

17. Amelie Mauresmo: Former champion should be OK for a few rounds. Unless they import French fans.

18. Samantha Stosur: If Stosur, an attacking player with superb serve-and-volley technique, can reach the semis of the French Open, who knows what awaits on grass? The abrupt coaching change is cause for concern, but star this pony in your racing form.

19. Li Na: An up-and-down player, but she beat Sharapova in a tune-up and tends to play better in bigger events.

23. Aleksandra Wozniak: To the delight of Tom Tebbutt, top Canadian continues her ascent.

24. Maria Sharapova: Still coated in the tennis equivalent of ring rust. And there is scarcely a worse tennis injury than a bum serving shoulder. Still, she's a former Wimbledon champ and the regal disposition still imposes some.

26. Virginie Razzano: Frenchwoman performed well at Roland Garros and kept it going on grass tune-ups.

30. Agnes Szavay: Finally breaking out of a slump and her domination of Venus in Paris must surely imbue her with some confidence. Big chance to take down the top seed in third round.

31. Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova: The big breakthrough seems to be less a question of "if" than of "when."

32. Anna Chakvetadze: Like Szavay, she's showing signs of life after a dismal slump.
Dark-horse nation

Alexa Glatch: Tough first-rounder against Peng Shuai (and Radwanska if she survives that) but a player to watch.

Sabine Lisicki: Hard-serving German has a big game.

Katarina Srebotnik: Still among the better volleyers in the women's game.

Anna-Lena Groenefeld: Wish she moved better. But that serve is a cannon.

Lucie Safarova: Tends to bring her best tennis to the biggest events. Plus, she can break 120 mph on the serve gun. Likely faces Serena in second round.

Jelena Dokic: Likely second-rounder against Stosur intrigues.

Olga Govortsova: One of the better players you may never have heard of.
First-round matches to watch

Caroline Wozniacki vs. Kimiko Date Krumm: The 38-year-old Krumm was playing when Wozniacki was born.

Daniela Hantuchova vs. Laura Robson: Ladies and gentlemen, rev up that hype machine.

Sabine Lisicki vs. Anna Chakvetadze: Interesting clash of styles.

Samantha Stosur vs. Bethanie Mattek-Sands: Bum draw for highest-ranked American not named Williams.

Michelle Larcher de Brito vs. Klara Zakopalova: An audio daily double.

Blue-plate upset special (for second round): Iveta Benesova over Jelena Jankovic.
Doubles winners

Cara Black and Liezel Huber: Back in winner's circle after disappointment in Paris.
Semifinals

Svetlana Kuznetsova vs. Venus Williams

Surprise winner (Dominika Cibulkova?) vs. Serena Williams
Final

Serena Williams vs. Venus Williams
Winner

Venus Williams
I like the part about Kimiko playing when Wozniacki was born.

Ana Ivanovic is now retired.
Justine Henin. Amelie Mauresmo. Francesca Schiavone.

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Re: Jon Wertheim: Venus to win, Cibulkova to make semis (Jon, see a doctor)

i HATE when my favs get picked by this mugs SHIT

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Kuzzy and Cibulkova to meet the Williams Sisters in the semis? Is Jon losing his mind?

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Re: Jon Wertheim: Venus to win, Cibulkova to make semis (Jon, see a doctor)

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i HATE when my favs get picked by this mugs SHIT
Don't worry navratilova and co will be picking maria and serena before the sun goes down, it will even the jnix out.

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Re: Jon Wertheim: Venus to win, Cibulkova to make semis (Jon, see a doctor)

He has always been on crack, nothing new.

Expect the worst predictions from him, always.
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Re: Jon Wertheim: Venus to win, Cibulkova to make semis (Jon, see a doctor)

Odd he picks Black and Huber for the doubles crown when also picking Serena and Venus in the singles final.
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Don't worry navratilova and co will be picking maria and serena before the sun goes down, it will even the jnix out.
no no serena as well pls i hate this predictions

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Re: Jon Wertheim: Venus to win, Cibulkova to make semis (Jon, see a doctor)

he like to mention ALG just because of her serve, and Lisicki becuase of her game

but both are badly on grass - lol

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Re: Jon Wertheim: Venus to win, Cibulkova to make semis (Jon, see a doctor)

I so wanna hear de Brito playing
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Re: Jon Wertheim: Venus to win, Cibulkova to make semis (Jon, see a doctor)

oh Lordie, the Wertheim curse.
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Re: Jon Wertheim: Venus to win, Cibulkova to make semis (Jon, see a doctor)

This is even worse than usual. Cibulkova in the semis, what in the world is he smoking. I also like that Srebotnik is one to watch, she hasn't played a match all year and Govortsova who has done absolutely nothing.
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Re: Jon Wertheim: Venus to win, Cibulkova to make semis (Jon, see a doctor)

I would have rather picked Wozniak to reach semies if I were to make a bold prediction.

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Nothing out of the question.
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Re: Jon Wertheim: Venus to win, Cibulkova to make semis (Jon, see a doctor)

Cibulkova is not such a strange prediction, she is i the section with Vera who is returning from injury, Dementieva who left her game in melbourne, the only real threat left is bartoli in this quarter.

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Re: Jon Wertheim: Venus to win, Cibulkova to make semis (Jon, see a doctor)

No mention of the Bondarenkos? Shocking, coming from Jon!

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