It´s grass court season on the ATP World Tour and the WTA Tour – the shortest season of the whole year. Only seven tournaments in total are part of the grass court tour. Back to 1975 the grass court was one of the growth areas of the sport when three of the four Majors were played upon it. Nevertheless its prosperity is still assured – its season is going to expand by making the sensible move to grow the gap between Roland Garros (French Open) and Wimbledon by a week in 2015. Wimbledon´s Chairman Philip Brook helped to bring the changes into the deeply conservative part of the tennis sport. The new tournament will be played in Stuttgart (Germany).
2013 Wimbledon Championships
In 2013 edition of THE ALL ENGLAND CHAMPIONSHIPS so called Wimbledon the number one seed is the Serbian Novak Djokovic. The Wimbledon Champion of 2011 will start his mission to capture the next Grand Slam title against German Florian Mayer.
The Olympic Gold Medalist of 2012 London Olympics at SW19 Andy Murray is the hope of Great Britain to win this Grand Slam. The number two seed just won the AEGON Championships in Queens.
Number three seed Roger Federer and world ranked 82 Lleyton Hewitt are the only active players with the most titles on grass – 13 for Roger Federer and 7 for Lleyton Hewitt and a total of over 100 wins on this surface on the ATP World Tour. Two times Wimbledon Champion Rafael Nadal holds an impressive record of 36 wins to just 6 loses on the holy grass in Wimbledon.
Other players worth mentioning are Tomas Berdych, Tommy Haas Milos Raonic and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga. Players with big serves and great volley skills have an advantage on this advantage on significantly rise of their game during the grass court tournaments.
Victoria Azarenka (Australian Open) and Serena Williams (French Open) are the winners of the first two Grand Slams of the 2013 season. Serena Williams is the big favorite as a five time champion in SW19 London. A possible semi-final could be a blockbuster clash between Serena Williams and Agnieszka Radwanska (#4 seed). This would be the re-match of the 2012 final. Another semi-final could be Maria Sharapova (#3 seed) and Victoria Azarenka (#2 seed). Those are the players who are definitely part of the favorites in the 2013 Wimbledon.
Not to forget to mention Simona Halep. The Rumanian WTA player but won two singles back to back with Nuremberg (Clay) and ´s-hertogenbosch (grass). She could make a big surprise at the 2013 Wimbledon Championships.
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