Now that the MD is out, round by round which match-ups are you most looking forward to?
Here are mine:
Dementieva is defending sf points, so found some grass court form last year, but Alla has a big game and took Venus Williams to 7-5 third set at Wimbledon in 2007. They have never played before.
Dinara v. Vaidisova
Dinara is not comfortable on grass; Nicole is and could cause the first seed upset, IF she can manage to find just a little bit of form. Nicole leads h2h 2-0, but they haven't played since 2007.
Mauresmo v. Pennetta, 3rd Round
Always exciting to watch this match-up. Both really all court players, though Mauresmo is clearly the better grasscourt player. Their h2h is tied, though they have never played on grass.
Sharapova v. Azarenka, 4th Round
Maria returning from injury, but on one of her favored surfaces against an in-form Azarenka. Azarenka leads h2h 1-0, but they have never played on grass and the winner will likely get the pleasure of having to take out Serena Williams in the next round to advance.
Venus v. Na Li/Jankovic QF
Jankovic is the last person to beat Venus on grass and the only active player with a winning h2h against her on grass
. Na Li knocked Venus out of the Olympics. both will be revenge matches for Venus fans.
Venus v. Amelie
If both are playing well, this could easily be a classic Wimbledon final. Contrasting styles between two champions. Their matches are always three-setters. Venus dominated winning the first five matches, but Amelie has won the last three. They have not played since 2005 and never on grass.
Williams v. Williams
Well, I wouldn't say that I'm looking forward to it, but an all-Williams final would be the most probable of finals. These two are tied overall, and 2-2 specifically on grass, BUT Serena holds a 2-1h2h2 in the Wimbledon finals. AND, the last time Venus was trying to three-peat in 2002, it was none other than Serena Williams who stopped her.
Discuss yours and say why!