Venus Williams - Wimbledon Championships 2012
Five time champion and a Wimbledon legend, Venus Williams comes into Wimbledon as one of the genuine favourites to lift the trophy for a brilliant sixth time. She has won the womens singles five times but not since 2008 and there are doubts about her fitness having been out for most of the first part of the year.
Venus has failed to really show in many of the Grand Slams since her last Wimbledon triumph in 2008, she has shown glimpses of her brilliant best but has failed to be consistent for the seven matches needed. Her power is unrivalled and on her best form she is the women to beat but there are serious doubts this season about her ability to go the distance on the grass again.
Venus is always a difficult player to tip because she tends to be a bit erratic at some tournaments, however when it comes to Wimbledon there is no better player at SW19. She is the prominent player of the era at Wimbledon and will be desperate to add another title or two before the end of her career, so with that in mind she has to have a real chance of making it title number six in 2011.
Venus Williams Grand Slam Wins
- Wimbledon - 2000, 2001, 2005, 2007, 2008
- US Open - 2000, 2001