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WIMBLEDON 2012: Capsules on top women’s players

WIMBLEDON, ENGLAND (AP) - Women to watch at Wimbledon, which begins Monday:

MARIA SHARAPOVA

Seeded: 1

Ranked: 1

Age: 25

Country: Russia

2012 Match Record: 36-5

2012 Singles Titles: 3

Career Singles Titles: 27

Major Titles: 4 _ Wimbledon (‘04), U.S. Open (‘06), Australian Open (‘08), French Open (‘12)

Last 5 Wimbledons: `11-Lost in Final `10-4th, `09-2nd, `08-2nd, `07-4th

Topspin: Coming off title on clay at French Open, which made her the 10th woman in tennis history with a career Grand Slam. … That championship was her first at a major tournament since she had right shoulder surgery in October 2008 _ and also moved her back to No. 1 in the WTA rankings for the first time since the operation. … Was 17 when she won Wimbledon for her first Grand Slam title.

VICTORIA AZARENKA

Seeded: 2

Ranked: 2

Age: 22

Country: Belarus

2012 Match Record: 38-4

2012 Singles Titles: 4

Career Singles Titles: 12

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