The 2017 Wimbledon draw is out, and a stacked field is set to fight for the third Grand Slam of the season.
Not only is the Venus Rosewater Dish on the line, but top seed and 2016 finalist Angelique Kerber will face stiff competition from Karolina Pliskova and Simona Halep to retain her No.1 ranking, which will be under threat throughout the fortnight.
Pliskova's third title of the year came at the Aegon International in Eastbourne on Saturday, making the Czech powerhouse one of the heavy favorites to win her maiden Grand Slam title; can she become the first woman since Maria Sharapova in 2004 to win a grass court warm-up event and Wimbledon in the same year?
Halep shook off a tough French Open final defeat to reach the quarterfinals in Eastbourne; a former semifinalist at the All England Club, how will the Romanian fare against a tough draw that features the likes of Carla Suárez Navarro, Eugenie Bouchard, and surging Czech teenager Marketa Vondrousova?
Speaking of youngsters, all eyes will be on Latvia's finest, French Open champion Jelena Ostapenko. The 20-year-old finds herself in the same quarter as former No.1 and five-time Wimbledon winner Venus Williams; will youth continue to conquer experience in Europe, or will the resurgent Williams roll into her second major final of the season?
WTA Insider Senior Writer Courtney Nguyen and WTA Web Editor David Kane answer all this and more on the latest episode of the WTA Insider Podcast: