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A look at this year's challengers for the All-England Club crown.
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It's hard to imagine anyone challenging 16-time Grand Slam champion and world number one Serena Williams, who appears to be in the form of her life.
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The American holds the mental edge after a crushing display at Roland Garros, and looks on course to claim a fourth major in five attempts.
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Williams is on a 31-match winning streak with a 75-4 win-loss record in the past 12 months and has the added comfort of knowing that her game is ideally suited to the All England Club
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Maria Sharapova can't be feeling confident, after entering the French Open final having lost 12 consecutive matches to Williams.
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At 31, Williams is already the oldest woman to win a major since Martina Navratilova claimed a ninth Wimbledon singles title in 1990. 
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Perhaps it will be a little more competitive in the men's round. As usual Great British hope Andy Murray joins tennis's 'Big Four' Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic and Rafa Nadal
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Twenty-two nations, from Egypt to Ecuador, from Romania to Mexico, from Croatia to South Africa, from Hungary to Argentina have all triumphed at Wimbledon, but England have failed to produce a male champion for over 75 years.
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The famous four have now won 32 of the last 33 grand slams - and so far no-one has come close to ending that reign. 
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At 31, 17-times grand slam champion and Halle Open champion Roger Federer is a perennial crowd favourite.
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World number one Novak Djokovic, winner in 2011, will be chasing another title, and Rafael Nadal will be eager to show that last year's astonishing second-round loss was just a blip in his career. 
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With Nadal seeded fifth this year a clash between the top four could be happening as early as the quarter-finals. 
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But don't discount Tomas Berdych, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, Del Potro and David Ferrer who all possess the talent to finally break into that top four
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It's hard to imagine anyone challenging 16-time Grand Slam champion and world number one Serena Williams, who appears to be in the form of her life.

Sat, 07 Jul 2012 16:39:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/In-Pictures%3A-Wimbledon-Hopefuls?image_id=0frq8Er6Zw6HTPoolGetty ImagesGetty Images

It's hard to imagine anyone challenging 16-time Grand Slam champion and world number one Serena Williams, who appears to be in the form of her life.

The Championships - Wimbledon 2012: Day Twelve
TENNIS-FRA-OPEN-WOMENhttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/In-Pictures%3A-Wimbledon-Hopefuls?image_id=0gmGfvOdBH30F

The American holds the mental edge after a crushing display at Roland Garros, and looks on course to claim a fourth major in five attempts.

Sat, 08 Jun 2013 16:39:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/In-Pictures%3A-Wimbledon-Hopefuls?image_id=0gmGfvOdBH30FKENZO TRIBOUILLARDAFP/Getty ImagesGetty Images

The American holds the mental edge after a crushing display at Roland Garros, and looks on course to claim a fourth major in five attempts.

TENNIS-FRA-OPEN-WOMEN
TENNIS-FRA-OPEN-WOMENhttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/In-Pictures%3A-Wimbledon-Hopefuls?image_id=04MJbpW6tE1fl

Williams is on a 31-match winning streak with a 75-4 win-loss record in the past 12 months and has the added comfort of knowing that her game is ideally suited to the All England Club

Sat, 08 Jun 2013 15:44:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/In-Pictures%3A-Wimbledon-Hopefuls?image_id=04MJbpW6tE1flKENZO TRIBOUILLARDAFP/Getty ImagesGetty Images

Williams is on a 31-match winning streak with a 75-4 win-loss record in the past 12 months and has the added comfort of knowing that her game is ideally suited to the All England Club

TENNIS-FRA-OPEN-WOMEN
2013 French Open - Day Fourteenhttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/In-Pictures%3A-Wimbledon-Hopefuls?image_id=02hwa3R4HH43B

Maria Sharapova can't be feeling confident, after entering the French Open final having lost 12 consecutive matches to Williams.

Sat, 08 Jun 2013 14:44:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/In-Pictures%3A-Wimbledon-Hopefuls?image_id=02hwa3R4HH43BJulian FinneyGetty ImagesGetty Images

Maria Sharapova can't be feeling confident, after entering the French Open final having lost 12 consecutive matches to Williams.

2013 French Open - Day Fourteen
Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championshiphttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/In-Pictures%3A-Wimbledon-Hopefuls?image_id=0gKDaTJdvG2ml

At 31, Williams is already the oldest woman to win a major since Martina Navratilova claimed a ninth Wimbledon singles title in 1990. 

Wed, 09 Mar 2011 11:38:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/In-Pictures%3A-Wimbledon-Hopefuls?image_id=0gKDaTJdvG2mlGetty ImagesGetty ImagesGetty Images

At 31, Williams is already the oldest woman to win a major since Martina Navratilova claimed a ninth Wimbledon singles title in 1990. 

Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championship
Mutua Madrid Open - Day Twohttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/In-Pictures%3A-Wimbledon-Hopefuls?image_id=0fhf5lkcJwgDq

Perhaps it will be a little more competitive in the men's round. As usual Great British hope Andy Murray joins tennis's 'Big Four' Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic and Rafa Nadal

Sun, 05 May 2013 13:49:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/In-Pictures%3A-Wimbledon-Hopefuls?image_id=0fhf5lkcJwgDqJulian FinneyGetty ImagesGetty Images

Perhaps it will be a little more competitive in the men's round. As usual Great British hope Andy Murray joins tennis's 'Big Four' Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic and Rafa Nadal

Mutua Madrid Open - Day Two
The Championships - Wimbledon 2012: Day Twelvehttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/In-Pictures%3A-Wimbledon-Hopefuls?image_id=0cDtbe91plcTR

Twenty-two nations, from Egypt to Ecuador, from Romania to Mexico, from Croatia to South Africa, from Hungary to Argentina have all triumphed at Wimbledon, but England have failed to produce a male champion for over 75 years.

Sat, 07 Jul 2012 11:16:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/In-Pictures%3A-Wimbledon-Hopefuls?image_id=0cDtbe91plcTRJulian FinneyGetty ImagesGetty Images

Twenty-two nations, from Egypt to Ecuador, from Romania to Mexico, from Croatia to South Africa, from Hungary to Argentina have all triumphed at Wimbledon, but England have failed to produce a male champion for over 75 years.

The Championships - Wimbledon 2012: Day Twelve
REUTERS NEWS PICTURES - IMAGES OF THE YEAR 2012http://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/In-Pictures%3A-Wimbledon-Hopefuls?image_id=05NS72h95YdOe

The famous four have now won 32 of the last 33 grand slams - and so far no-one has come close to ending that reign. 

Tue, 04 Dec 2012 01:02:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/In-Pictures%3A-Wimbledon-Hopefuls?image_id=05NS72h95YdOeTOBY MELVILLEREUTERSReuters Pictures

The famous four have now won 32 of the last 33 grand slams - and so far no-one has come close to ending that reign. 

REUTERS NEWS PICTURES - IMAGES OF THE YEAR 2012
TENNIS-SUI-RUShttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/In-Pictures%3A-Wimbledon-Hopefuls?image_id=06O2bji4ox4hO

At 31, 17-times grand slam champion and Halle Open champion Roger Federer is a perennial crowd favourite.

Sun, 16 Jun 2013 15:05:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/In-Pictures%3A-Wimbledon-Hopefuls?image_id=06O2bji4ox4hOCARMEN JASPERSENAFP/Getty ImagesGetty Images

At 31, 17-times grand slam champion and Halle Open champion Roger Federer is a perennial crowd favourite.

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Spain's Rafael Nadal speaks during a prehttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/In-Pictures%3A-Wimbledon-Hopefuls?image_id=0aC78FebLl8Iz

World number one Novak Djokovic, winner in 2011, will be chasing another title, and Rafael Nadal will be eager to show that last year's astonishing second-round loss was just a blip in his career. 

Thu, 28 Jun 2012 22:11:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/In-Pictures%3A-Wimbledon-Hopefuls?image_id=0aC78FebLl8IzNEIL TINGLEAFP/Getty ImagesGetty Images

World number one Novak Djokovic, winner in 2011, will be chasing another title, and Rafael Nadal will be eager to show that last year's astonishing second-round loss was just a blip in his career. 

Spain's Rafael Nadal speaks during a pre
2013 French Open - Day Fifteenhttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/In-Pictures%3A-Wimbledon-Hopefuls?image_id=0ehh9Cv3cygkP

With Nadal seeded fifth this year a clash between the top four could be happening as early as the quarter-finals. 

Sun, 09 Jun 2013 17:34:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/In-Pictures%3A-Wimbledon-Hopefuls?image_id=0ehh9Cv3cygkPClive BrunskillGetty ImagesGetty Images

With Nadal seeded fifth this year a clash between the top four could be happening as early as the quarter-finals. 

2013 French Open - Day Fifteen
AEGON Championships - Day Sixhttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/In-Pictures%3A-Wimbledon-Hopefuls?image_id=07dvdYG2Bxeqx

But don't discount Tomas Berdych, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, Del Potro and David Ferrer who all possess the talent to finally break into that top four

Sat, 15 Jun 2013 19:45:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/In-Pictures%3A-Wimbledon-Hopefuls?image_id=07dvdYG2BxeqxClive BrunskillGetty ImagesGetty Images

But don't discount Tomas Berdych, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, Del Potro and David Ferrer who all possess the talent to finally break into that top four

AEGON Championships - Day Six


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