Melbourne, 24 June 2012 | Matt Trollope

Wimbledon has long been the domain of Venus and Serena Williams, but in 2012 the All England Club could very much belong to Maria Sharapova.

The reigning French Open champion heads to London extremely high on confidence after completing a prized Career Grand Slam on a surface unanimously considered her weakest. With the quick lawns rewarding her big serve and flat aggressive groundstrokes more than the slow red clay of Paris, many believe the Russian is primed to build on her major tally and further tighten her grip on the world No.1 ranking.

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