‘Why not?’ – Hurkacz on chances to win Wimbledon after Halle victory
The absence of Daniil Medvedev due to the ban on players from Russia and Belarus and the injury to Alexander Zverev means six-time champion Novak Djokovic is the top seed for the men’s draw, with Rafael Nadal to be separated on the other half as a second seed.
Iga Swiatek is the top seed in the women’s draw and favorite for the title after winning the French Open and extending her 34-match winning streak, with Raducanu seeded 10th as she returns to Wimbledon following her US Open victory.
There is potential for heavyweight first-round matches on both sides, with two-time Wimbledon winner Murray and seven-time champion Serena Williams among the unseeded players for the Championships and able to be drawn against anyone in the field.
Follow live updates from the All England Club as the tournament draws are made.
Now, time for the men’s draw. Projected quarter-finals, based on seeding.
Novak Djokovic vs Carlos Alcaraz
Casper Ruud vs Hubert Hurkacz
Matteo Berrettini vs Stefanos Tsitsipas
Felix Auger-Aliassime vs Rafael Nadal
Big news there is Berrettini, who really should be seeded third, falls in Nadal’s side of the draw.
Jamie Braidwood24 June 2022 10:23
That’s a tough first round draw for Emma Raducanu. Alison Van Uytvanck is an established top-50 player who has reached the fourth round at Wimbledon.
Jamie Braidwood24 June 2022 10:15
Now here come the unseeded players … Here are the picks
Iga Swiatek vs Jana Fett (Q)
Sonay Kartal v Dana Kovinic
Harriet Dart vs Rebeka Masarova
Simona Halep vs Karolina Muchova
Serena Williams vs Harmony Tan
Katie Boulter vs Clara Burel
Katie Swan vs Marta Kostyuk
Emma Raducanu vs Alison van Uytvanck
Heather Watson vs Tamara Korpatsch
Jodie Burrage vs Lesia Tsurenko
Jamie Braidwood24 June 2022 10:06
Raducanu, seeded 10th, is drawn in the bottom half of the draw, therefore avoiding top seed Swiatek. She is in the same section as Ons Jabeur.
Jamie Braidwood24 June 2022 10:05
So, projected quarter-finals:
Iga Swiatek vs Jessica Pegula
Paula Badosa vs Karolina Pliskova
Danielle Collins vs Ons Jabeur
Maria Sakkari vs Anett Kontaveit
Jamie Braidwood24 June 2022 10:03
We start with the women’s draw.
Jamie Braidwood24 June 2022 10:03
Wimbledon 2022: Ceremony about to begin
Here we go! Watch out for Murray and Williams, we could be set for a huge first-round match.
Jamie Braidwood24 June 2022 09:59
Wimbledon 2022: How the draw works
First of all, the 32 seeded players are removed from the hat. The remaining unseeded players are then randomly allocated a spot in the draw, leaving 32 spots.
The seeded players are then drawn into the bracket but certain seeds are kept apart. For example, seeds 1-4 cannot meet until the semi-finals so they are placed in different quarters of the draw, while seeds 1-8 cannot meet until the quarter-finals.
The rest is a bit of a free for all. Simple enough.
Jamie Braidwood24 June 2022 09:56
Exclusive: Andrea Jaeger – The dark truth behind a tennis star’s burnout
A two-time grand slam finalist while still a teenager, Andrea Jaeger is often cited as one of the tennis’s early examples of burnout. She tells Tom Kershaw how sexual harassment and subsequent threats drove her away.
Jamie Braidwood24 June 2022 09:49
Exclusive: Former Wimbledon finalist sexually harassed ‘at least 30 times’ by WTA staff member
Former Wimbledon finalist Andrea Jaeger says she was sexually harassed “at least 30 times” in the women’s locker room during her career by a WTA staff member.
In an interview with The Independent, Jaeger, who turned professional at just 14 years old and peaked at No 2 in the world rankings, also alleged that she was unknowingly served alcohol at a post-tournament party before a different WTA employee drove her home and attempted to kiss her. She was 16 at the time.
Jaeger, 57, said that when she attempted to make a complaint to someone at the WTA, she was threatened and told not to raise the issue again.
The WTA have been approached for comment.
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Tom Kershaw24 June 2022 09:45
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