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James Martin (Editor-in-Chief) Serena Williams
: Her older sister, Venus, has been the Queen of Centre Court, but Serena is also lethal on this surface. And, over the last 12 months, she's been playing the better tennis at the Slams. If she can avoid any early round hiccups, she'll slug her way right to the trophy.
Steve Tignor (Executive Editor) Venus Williams
: Her reign over one tournament must come to an end, and fairly soon. But sheís got a better draw then the other favorite, her sister Serena.
Sarah Unke (Managing Editor) Victoria Azarenka
: Though the womenís Wimbledon trophy, the Venus Rosewater dish, might as well have been named for Venus Williams, Iím ready for a surprise winner on the womenís side. Azarenkaís quick movement and heavy strokes are perfect for grass. But there is one huge threat in her quarter: Serena Williams.
Peter Bodo (Senior Editor) Victoria Azarenka
: Anyone who picks against the Williams sisters at a major is entertaining suicidal thoughts, and letís remember that Venus has emerged as the most formidable of Wimbledon competitors since Steffi Graf. Still...this year, both Venus and Serena have looked like players in search of motivation that they can no longer muster. Combine that with a lack of match play and you can see how the Williamses might stumble, and the women might produce their first first-time champion since Amelie Mauresmo. Iím going with that blond powderkeg and hyper-motivated youngster, Azarenka.
Bill Gray (Senior Editor) Maria Sharapova
: Her edge: No pressure and no inner or outside expectations, just like in 2004 when she mowed down the field on the hallowed grass, including Serena in the final. The arm's fine and her head's on straight.
Tom Perrotta (Senior Editor) Victoria Azarenka
: Itís time for a new Wimbledon champion. Venus is still the favorite, and she should be seeded No. 1 (Wimbledon stubbornly refuses to bump her up). But I donít see her winning three titles in a row and her sister, Serena, didnít seem to be in the best shape at the French Open. Azarenka might have to beat both of them to win, and she has the talent, and the toughness, to do it.
Sarah Thurmond (Associate Editor) Maria Sharapova
: Why not? She's improving with each match, going deeper at each tournament she plays, and getting back in the groove. Her serve is still a little wonky, and she needs to get the double faults under control, but she's won here before and I like her chances to win here again.
David Rosenberg (Photo Editor) Serena Williams
: It's hard to imagine any woman other than a Williams making the final. All the tricky grass-court players are in Serena's section -- which makes me think she'll have some early struggles -- but she'll take the title over Venus.
Abigail Lorge (Managing Editor) Serena Williams
: I wish I could pick Elena Dementieva to win her long overdue first Slam, but she hasnít been playing well enough lately. No. 1 Safina is likely still reeling from two straight dismal Slam finals, and defending champ Venus seemed listless at the French (though it could have been her disinclination towards clay). So Iíll take two-time Wimby champ (and 2008 finalist) Serena to win her second major of the year and 11th overall.
Ed McGrogan (Assistant Editor) Venus Williams
: Few players have displayed Federer-like dominance at a particular tournament in the women's game, but Venus (at Wimbledon) is an exception. She's been patchy so far this season but the London lawn is her lair.