Wimbledon Tennis 2012: Essential Guide to Top Contenders and Longshots

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Wimbledon Tennis 2012: Essential Guide to Top Contenders and Longshots
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Stars shine brightest in London.

The host city of the 2012 Summer Olympics will first highlight the world’s greatest tennis players at Wimbledon in the 126th edition of the tournament. There, history will be made and legacies will be molded.

While Novak Djokovic and Petra Kvitová attempt to defend their 2011 Wimbledon titles, Rafael Nadal and Maria Sharapova will look to win back-to-back grand slams after triumphing in the French Open. And there are plenty of talented players that will do everything in their power to prevent them from doing just that.

Here are some of those players—the men’s and women’s favorites and big-name underdogs—that’ll compete for the Wimbledon crown.

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