Wimbledon: British women to watch at the 2023 Championships
While Andy Murray has delivered the Wimbledon crowd a men’s winner in recent history, it is the women’s game who, in Emma Raducanu, have the brightest young British talent.
Sadly, Raducanu has had a bit of an injury nightmare since her stunning US Open win in 2021. She won’t be at Wimbledon this year as a result.
Which British women will be in the draw though? Let’s have a look.
Best Wimbledon: R3 (2022)
It is becoming increasingly difficult to see Katie Boulter wowing anyone in her career, but she’s a solid player and can be a threat to anyone on grass.
She certainly proved that last year when she defeated sixth seed and former world number one Karolina Pliskova in the second round. She was then well beaten by Serena Williams conqueror Harmony Tan in round three through.
However, that shows that while she may mot be capable of winning a major, she is certainly able to create a huge Wimbledon moment and that’s what she will be chasing again this year.
Best Wimbledon: Winner (2016)
It is sometimes easy to forget that Heather Watson is a Wimbledon champions. Back in 2016 she partnered with Henri Kontinen to win the mixed doubles title. A year later, they came within one win of successfully defending it but lost our to Jamie Murray and Martina Hingis.
Watson often feels part of the furniture at Wimbledon. She has played ever edition of the tournament since 2010 and can almost always be found in both the singles and doubles draws.
Last year she reached the fourth round in the singles to register her best performance in that competition. Does she have another similar run in her this time around?
Best Wimbledon R1
Jodie Burridge is just starting out really and she has made some solid inroads into the WTA rankings of late that have left her on the cusp of breaking into the top 100.
She has never won a match at Wimbledon, singles or doubles, in five attempts though. No doubt she will be looking to rewrite that form book in 2023.
Best Wimbledon: R3 (2019)
Harriet Dart can no longer be considered an up-and-coming gem if British women’s tennis as she once was, and she would be the first to admit she has struggled to truly make her mark.
However, she is capable of creating some buzz at Wimbledon. She proved that in 2019 when she earned a third-round shot at top-seed Ashleigh Barty. The Australian was far too good for her, but no shame in that.
Best Wimbledon: R2 (2018)
Katie Swan is never going to trouble the trophy engravers at Wimbledon but her win over Irina-Camelia Begu in 2018 at least demonstrates that she can be a presence at SW19.
That is the only match at Wimbledon that she has ever won in six total attempts, though.
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