The Olympics at Wimbledon… coming soon!

This week there are three tournaments in Baku (WTA), Los Angeles (ATP) and Kitzbuhel (ATP); however the main focus is on the impending Olympics, which begin this Saturday.  Wimbledon is already shaping up with many of the top players already in London.  The 64-player draw (one less round than the Grand Slams) will be completed at 11am on Thursday.  I will be previewing both draws at the end of this week and following all the action throughout the tournament.  I will be going several times during the week so I will publish my reports and photos so make sure you stay tuned to my blog :-))
The Olympic overhaul of the All-England Club has been underway since The Championships two weeks ago.
Wimbledon overhauled for the Olympics (pictures from the WTA website)
The draws will feature 16 seeds based on this weeks world rankings:
ATP
1. Roger Federer 
2. Novak Djokovic 
3. Andy Murray 
4. David Ferrer 
5. Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 
6. Tomas Berdych 
7. Janko Tipsarevic 
8. Juan Martin Del Potro
9. Juan Monaco
10. John Isner
11. Nicolas Almagro
12. Gilles Simon
13. Marin Cilic
14. Fernando Verdasco
15. Kei Nishikori
16. Richard Gasquet

There will be a number of dangerous floaters in the mens draw such as Andy Roddick, Philipp Kohlschreiber, Milos Raonic, David Nalbandian and Mikhail Youzhny.  The WTA draw will be even more heavily packed with unseeded threats.  The top 16 should be as follows…

WTA
1. Victoria Azarenka
2. Agnieszka Radwanska
3. Maria Sharapova
4. Serena Williams
5. Sam Stosur
6. Petra Kvitova
7. Angelique Kerber
8. Caroline Wozniacki
9. Sara Errani
10. Li Na
11. Ana Ivanovic
12. Dominika Cibulkova
13. Vera Zvonareva
14. Maria Kirilenko
15. Sabine Lisicki
16. Nadia Petrova

The womens draw will also include Venus Williams, Kim Clijsters, Jelena Jankovic, Francesca Schiavone, Zheng Jie, Christina McHale, Daniela Hantuchova, Tamira Paszek, Yaroslava Shvedova and Tsvetana Pironkova… this should be fun!

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