French Open 2012: Biggest Threats Heading into Wimbledon

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French Open 2012: Biggest Threats Heading into Wimbledon
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As another French Open comes to a close, the tennis world begins looking toward the next Grand Slam—Wimbledon.

Everyone has begun evaluating current and past player performances to somehow determine who's going to win it all.

On the men's side, as it has been for a while, most minds are probably thinking...Will it be Novak Djokovic? Will will see a rebound by Roger Federer? Can Rafael Nadal repeat his clay-court performance on the grass? Will this be the year for Andy Murray?

On the women's side, the competitive lines are not so well-defined. However, there are some players are in the forefront of most everyone's minds as obvious candidates to win the championship.

Maria Sharapova is on a tear.

She just won the French Open singles title, completing her career Grand Slam. Victoria Azarenka had a tough time at the French; however, it's important to remember how well she has played and the championships she's won so far in 2012. She still has her eyes on even more championships.

These are the most common conversations.

Let's change gears for a moment, turning attention to this slideshow.

Outside of the "main contenders on either side," who are the players who could quite possibly threaten the favorites?

In this slideshow, we will look at the top three men and top three women.

After reading, share your thoughts on the players discussed here and any favorites not listed.

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