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Which Florida players might make a run at Wimbledon this year?

Which Florida players might make a run at Wimbledon this year?

The grass is green, and the stage is set as the Wimbledon Grand Slam begins today and runs through July 14th. USTA Florida is beaming with pride as eight exceptional players from the Sunshine State prepare to compete on the world stage.

Representing the best of Florida tennis, these athletes bring a wealth of talent, dedication, and determination to one of the sport’s most iconic events. The men’s lineup features Ben Shelton, Sebastian Korda, and doubles sensation Austin Krajicek, each bringing exceptional talent and determination. On the women’s side, Coco Gauff, Danielle Collins, Sloane Stephens, Sofia Kenin, and the doubles phenom Nicole Melichar-Martinez showcase a blend of energy and Grand Slam experience.  

Above: Coco Gauff. Source: New Balance.

Heading in as the No. 2 seed, Coco Gauff is looking for her best finish on the famous grass courts. Having a best finish in the third round, the reigning US Open champion is determined to conquer Wimbledon.

Another top competitor on the Women’s side is Danielle Collins. In her last year of playing professional tennis, Collins is eager to win the first Grand Slam of her career. Her experience is destined to help her with any challenges she may face.  

Above: Sebastian Korda. Photo: ATP Tour.

The 15th seed, Ben Shelton enters his second Wimbledon in his young career. He won his opening match last year and is hopeful of finding his groove and taking down tennis’ best. Joining him in the Singles’ draw is Sebastian Korda. Korda, who turned pro when he was just 18 years old, has been a treat to watch on the court. He is looking to reach his first quarterfinal at the London Grand Slam. 

Florida also has two players that are prominent in the Doubles space. Last year’s French Open winner, Austin Krajicek, and former Mixed Doubles Wimbledon champ, Nicole Melichar-Martinez enter as top seeds in the Men’s and Women’s Doubles Draw.  

Above: Austin Krajicek. Photo: Saulius Čirba via USTA.

Other Florida athletes include former Grand Slam winners, Sloane Stephens and Sofia Kenin. Both veterans are looking to recreate the success they’ve had on the hard courts, on the grass. They will be top competitors to watch as well. 

USTA Florida is proud to have these athletes representing the state on the global stage. To stay updated on their journeys at Wimbledon, make sure to follow USTA Florida on Instagram and check the USTA Florida News page. The third Grand Slam of the year is going to be an exciting one, help us cheer on Florida tennis! 


Written by: Jaret Kappelman, Marketing & Communications Coordinator for USTA Florida. Be sure to check out USTA Florida, the governing body of amateur tennis in Florida, offering tennis programs for all ages and ability levels. Top Photo: Corinne Dubreuil / ATP Tour.

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