Wimbledon 2024 Shakes Up Women's Singles


July 09, 2024 · 2 min read

Wimbledon 2024 Shakes Up Women's Singles
Other Sports | July 09, 2024
Who will emerge as the winner of the Wimbledon 2024 trophy? (Image: IART)

Wimbledon 2024 has lived up to expectations of an unpredictable women’s singles tournament. In a surprising twist, either Jasmine Paolini, Emma Navarro, Lulu Sun or Donna Vekic will advance to their first SW19 final. These four players comprise the same half of the quarter-finals, with two set to make their maiden semi-final appearance at the All England Club on Tuesday. Jasmine Paolini, the Italian seventh seed who reached the French Open final last month, faces American 19th seed Emma Navarro in a highly anticipated match on Centre Court.

Meanwhile, qualifier Lulu Sun from New Zealand, who recently defeated Emma Raducanu, will take on Croatia’s Donna Vekic on Court One. Tuesday’s schedule also features men’s quarter-finals, with top seed Jannik Sinner facing Russian fifth seed Daniil Medvedev on Centre Court, followed by defending champion Carlos Alcaraz against American 12th seed Tommy Paul on Court One. The tournament has witnessed numerous upsets, including the elimination of defending champion Marketa Vondrousova and six other top-10 seeds.

Coco Gauff, the second seed, fell to Emma Navarro in straight sets, emphasizing the competitiveness and depth of talent among lower-ranked players. Despite varying rankings, players like Navarro and Paolini have demonstrated their skill this season, with Navarro securing her first WTA Tour title and Paolini making significant strides despite never winning a match at Wimbledon until this year.

Carlos Alcaraz, after defeating French 16th seed Ugo Humbert, expressed hope to watch Spain’s Euro 2024 semi-final against France following his match against Tommy Paul. At 21, Alcaraz with three Grand Slam titles, eagerly supports Spain during his Wimbledon campaign. At Wimbledon 2024, anticipation grows as Jannik Sinner aims to replicate his Australian Open victory against Daniil Medvedev. Having recently bested Medvedev in their encounters, Sinner seeks to continue his winning streak on the grass courts of SW19.