Golubic at Wimbledon
For the fifth time since 2017, Golubic is in the main draw of the Wimbledon Championships. Last year, the Swiss made it to the quarterfinals, which was her best Grand Slam result to date. During the current season, she drew attention to herself in three 250 tournaments, reached the quarter-finals at the beginning of the year in Melbourne Summer Set 1 and in Strasbourg in May and was even among the last four in Nottingham.
Achievements of Golubic
With a view to the world ranking position, a duel at eye level could be expected. Viktorija Golubic is right behind today’s opponent in 58th place and was recently listed as 35th. The Swiss have never been better off. At 29, the Zurich native is almost exactly five years younger. One of her greatest achievements is the 2021 Olympic silver medal in doubles. The right-hander has also been in the final of the Billie Jean King Cup (2021) alongside Belinda Bencic, among others. Golubic has reached four finals as a singles player, of which she only won the first in 2016 in Lausanne (clay).
The former number 9 in the world is currently in position 57. Petkovic’s best result of the season was the quarter-finals at the Melbourne 250 in early January. Since then, the German has only made it into the second round – recently at the 500 in Berlin.
Petkovic at Wimbledon
Andrea Petkovic serves in the main draw at Wimbledon for the eleventh time. The player from Darmstadt never got past the third round. The 34-year-old was significantly more successful in the other major tournaments. The semifinals of the 2014 French Open are considered the highlight. The right-hander has also reached 13 finals on the tour, of which she won seven – the last one last August in Cluj-Napoca, Romania. She lost the only final on grass in Rosmalen in 2010.
No rain in sight
On the traditional site between Church and Somerset Road, the gates have long been open to visitors before play begins at 11:00 a.m. local time. And people are confident, as the weather forecast promises plenty of tennis. There shouldn’t be any rain today with up to 21 degrees.
Welcome to the Championships. The third Grand Slam tournament of the year has been taking place in London’s Wimbledon district since yesterday. On the hallowed turf of the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club there may not be any world ranking points at stake, but there is record prize money and a great deal of prestige. From 12:00 CEST on Court 8, Viktorija Golubic and Andrea Petkovic also want to get their share.