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Tricky opener for Kevin
- Updated: June 23, 2012
Our top-ranked singles tennis player, Kevin Anderson has been handed a tricky opening round draw for Wimbledon 2012, writes Mark Etheridge.
Anderson, currently ranked 30th on the ATP Tour rankings, has been seeded 32nd for the tournament but the draw handed him a potential pitfall.
He comes up again Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov. This is the player that beat him in the quarter-finals of last week’s tournament at the Queen’s Club.
That result meant that Dimitrov has now won both their grass-court encounters to date, while Anderson came up tops on the only other occasion they played ÔÇô on the hard-court surface of San Jose, California earlier this year.
Meanwhile, in the women’s draw, our top-ranked Chani Schepers comes up against Yaroslava Shvedova.
The two have met on four occasions, sharing the wins at two apiece.
Scheepers has won on two of the last three occasions. Her latest victory came on hard-court in Osaka, Japan when Scheepers won in three sets.
Scheepers, ranked 43rd on the WTA rankings list compared to Shvedova’s 65th has also won their only grass-court clash. That was in Birmingham three years ago.