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Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships, London, England, Jun. 23-July 6, Grand Slam The Championsips, Wimbledon 2008
June 23-July 6
London, England
Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships, London, England, Jun. 23-July 6, Grand Slam
Venus Williams Seeks Wimbledon Glory
"Wimbledon Picks" - Day 2

By Tripp Mateschitz, Lawn Tennis Correspondent, Posted: Monday, June 23, 2008 10:30pm CST USA
Venus Williams Wimbledon 2008
Photo by Koto Bolofo
LONDON, England (lawntennismag.com)7th seeded Venus Williams of the USA won the Wimbledon singles title in 2000, 2001, 2005 and 2007. A fifth singles title would further place Williams in the select company of tennis' greatest champions.

After dissapointing losses to world number one Ana Ivanovic of Serbia at the Australian Open quarterfinals and Italian Flavia Pannetta in the third round at the French Open, Williams will want to jumpstart her year on the Wimbledon grass, a surface which is considered her best.

Proving her fitness at a high level, Venus is also competing this year in the doubles competition with her sister Serena Williams.

Venus Williams won Wimbledon in 2000, 2001, 2005 and 2007.

Venus Williams (USA)[7] v. Naomi Cavaday (GBR)
First round play continues on day two with Williams facing a British player, Naomi Cavaday. If Williams plays any where near her 2007 form, she should win this match in straight sets.
Winner: Williams

Andreas Beck (GER) v. Rafael Nadal (ESP)[2]
Nadal is on fire winning his last 15 matches including a grasscourt title at the Artois Championships in London.
Winner: Nadal

Fabrice Santoro (FRA) v. Andy Murray (GBR)[12]
Murray said he is over a recent thumb injury and will need to be healthy versus the Magician. Santoro beats many stronger and taller players with his tricky two-handed strokes.
Winner: Murray

Stephanie Foretz (FRA) v. Maria Sharapova (RUS)[3]
Australian Open champion Maria Sharapova of Russia briefly held the world number one ranking, but then lost it after losing early at the French Open. Sharapova took some time off to fine tune her game.
Winner: Sharapova

Andy Roddick (USA)[6] v. Eduardo Schwank (ARG)
Roddick of the USA used to be a favorite to win on grass but has suffered some surprising losses recently. He should still get to the second week.
Winner: Roddick

Olga Savchuk (UKR) v. Jelena Jankovic (SRB)[2]
Jankovic was eclipsed by another Serbian Ana Ivanovic recently but Jankovic has a game that can win on all surfaces.
Winner: Jankovic

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