As our faithful reader P!nky suggested, I'm making a poll for Wimbledon, a bit reluctantly, though, as Roland Garros winner Li Na was not even included in my Roland Garros poll which featured twelve names. This time I've narrowed down my list a bit, but if the player you favor is not included, feel free to add her in the comments section.
Who will win Wimbledon 2011?
- Maria Sharapova (41%, 443 Votes)
- Serena Williams (16%, 177 Votes)
- Caroline Wozniacki (12%, 126 Votes)
- Venus Williams (8%, 92 Votes)
- Li Na (8%, 90 Votes)
- Petra Kvitova (7%, 73 Votes)
- Marion Bartoli (5%, 49 Votes)
- Daniela Hantuchova (3%, 37 Votes)
Total Voters: 1,087
Li Na is here because grass is her good surface and she won the French Open recently, although she did lose early to Daniela Hantuchova at the AEGON International. Talking about Hantuchova, I think her current form gives her big credentials for this year's Wimbledon, although her retirement in the semifinal against Petra Kvitova at Eastbourne is worrying. Kvitova played the Wimbledon semifinals last year and this weekend she played the final of Eastbourne which she lost to Marion Bartoli. I wanted to give justice to Bartoli and include her as well, because she won on the grass of the Wimbledon tune-up, has had a great win-loss record recently and played the final of Wimbledon in 2007. Caroline Wozniacki is world No.1, so she has to make the list. Serena Williams is defending champion, although she didn't impress in the lead-up to Wimbledon, while her sister Venus won the tournament five times. And last but not least, the 2004 champion Maria Sharapova, who played impressively this clay-court season, and grass is her much better surface.
What do you say? Who do you think has the greatest chance to win Wimbledon 2011? (photo: Fimb)