Athletes To Watch At The Wimbledon Championships

Wimbledon, June 29 - July 12, 2015
Wimbledon, June 29 – July 12, 2015

The Women’s World Cup soccer tournament is overlapping the Wimbledon Championships but we’ll take a break from that drama and give you a peek at the sixteen American women who have qualified to play in this Grand Slam event.  The tournament started on June 29th with a few of the women having already played, so we will give you the status of those players who have completed their matches.

Madison Brengle’s biggest success occurred in 2015 when she reached her first WTA (Women’s Tennis Association) final in January, then followed that up with a fourth-round major appearance at the Australian Open.  She lost to fellow American, Venus Williams in the first round at Wimbledon.

Lauren Davis reached her career-high singles ranking of world #43 in the WTA in July 2014.  She won her first round match.

Irina Falconi reached her highest WTA world ranking of #71 in July 2015.  Her highest doubles ranking is #70 which she reached in 2013.  She lost her first round match.

Edina Gallovits-Hull’s highest career world ranking of #54 was achieved in 2008. She lost her first round match.

Nicole Gibbs has won four singles and one doubles title on the ITF (International Tennis Federation) tour in her career.  She reached her best singles world #89 ranking in 2014. She lost her first round match.

Madison Keys is world ranked #16 in singles and she is the third-highest ranked American player overall. She has not played her first round match yet.

Varvara Lepchenko is currently ranked #30 in the world and #3 in the United States.  Her highest world ranking was #19 in 2012.  She lost her first round match

Bethanie Mattek-Sands is the current Australian and French Open doubles champion. Her world ranking is #30.  She won her first round match.

Christina McHale’s highest world ranking was #24 in singles and #111 in doubles.  She is currently ranked #55.  She won her first round match.

Alison Riske has reached at least the third or fourth rounds in all four Grand Slam tournaments.  Her current world ranking is #40. She barely lost her first round match

Shelby Rogers reached her highest world ranking of #79 in 2013. She has played in the 2010 U.S. Open and the 2013 French Open. She lost her first round match.

Sloane Stephens reached her highest world ranking of #11 in 2013.  She’s currently ranked #40.  Her most notable win was her 2013 defeat of Serena Williams at the Australian Open Semi-finals.  She won her first round match.

Coco Vandeweghe reached a junior world ranking of #15 and won the 2008 U.S. Girls’ singles Championship.  Her current world ranking is #48.  She won her first round match.

Sachia Vickery is a rookie on the tour.  She is currently world ranked #152, and she has yet to play her first round match.

Serena Williams is the world ranked #1 player. She currently holds 20 Grand Slam singles championship titles.  She won her first round match.

Venus Williams was formerly world ranked #1 but is currently ranked #11.  She won her first round match by beating fellow American, Madison Brengle.

As noted, we lost six players in the first round.  Let’s hope the others continue to do better.  We will keep you updated daily on our Twitter page so stay tuned.

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