Re: What chance do you give these players of winning Wimbledon?
Venus Williams - A very good chance IMO. As the 2nd seed, she'll enjoy a good draw which will make her road to the second week easier. Venus is a natural on grass, she was born to play on the surface and it's safe to say she's the best grasscourt player in the draw.
Serena Williams - World's best player can be considered as world's best on grass, if you're taking out Venus. The best serve, the ability to flat out her shots, the winning mentality, it's all there. I would say Venus is the better player on grass, but as history shows us, Serena has the edge in Wimbledon finals, and that's the stage they're expected to meet this year as well. So a good chance for Serena to win it all.
Justine Henin - The most complete player, has every shot in her arsenal, she can be a nightmare on the surface. She can slice the ball to keep it really low, and make the tall girls to bend so much they can brake their knees. Plus the best vollier IMO. The serve is a big question. If she serves like usually, it'll be difficult, especially cause she's expected to play some tough matches before the semis. I would say she's the 4th favourite.
Kim Clijsters - IMO Kim's movement on grass was never too impressive, and she's very much can be upseted in the early rounds. Having said that, she's a real champion, and you can never underestimate someone like that.
Maria Sharapova - She's my pick to win Wimbledon this year. I feel she's peaking right now and she's so hungry it'll be very difficult to beat her. Maybe the best flat shots, up there with Venus. Aggressive, great finisher, maybe the strongest mentally. If serve is working, she is the player to beat.
Sam Stosur - Great serve, great vollies, super forehand. Not a grass player IMO, can't move on the surface, having difficulties picking up the low balls, timing will be an issue. Can do well but too much room for an upset.
Francesca Schiavone - Riding on a confidence wave, plus have got a great ranking so her draw is not gonna be a killer. I would say she can make it to the round of 16, maybe the last 8.