Every player, from qualifiers to Grand Slam champions, arrives at Wimbledon with the goal of winning it all. However, some carry an extra chip on their shoulder. They have much to prove.
Roger Federer and Serena Williams, each with 17 Grand Slams, face high expectations and the added pressure of playing in the twilight of their careers. But neither has to prove anything. Federer and Williams have solidified their place in history among the Greatest of All Time. Instead, they are pursuing personal goals.
The players with the most to prove have big question marks surrounding their games or status in history. Just who are they?
Up-and-coming players like Madison Keys and Eugenie Bouchard have little to prove. They are young and their success, especially Bouchard's, has them on schedule for productive years ahead.
This list is about players who must dismiss naysayers. They need to prove they can overcome roadblocks in their careers. Players made this list because they desperately need to change the narrative. They need to make a statement.