A brief look at the strengths and weaknesses of the leading contenders for the women's title at Wimbledon which begins on Monday (prefix number denotes seeding):
3-Venus Williams (US)
The defending champion will be hard to stop at the tournament that really sparks her A-game.
She did not drop a set last year on the way to her fifth Wimbledon singles title, dominating opponents with the sheer force of her game. First serve is a huge weapon on grass while her baseline game keeps opponents on the back foot.
Moves like a gazelle, although mistakes can flow from her forehand on off-days.
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