Wimbledon rankings: Underdogs making some noise

Sunday's rest day gives us the chance to take another look at who's looking good for the men's and women's crowns at the All England Club next weekend.

Few would have expected Lleyton Hewitt, Ivo Karlovic and Tomas Berdych to be featuring highly on the men's side, likewise with Sabine Lisicki among the ladies.

But a series of upsets has opened up some parts of the draw, and several of the underdogs have a good shot at a run to the semis.

However, the presence of Roger Federer and Andy Murray, and the Williams sisters, still looms very large.


1. (1) Roger Federer - in control and on course to reclaim his crown

2. (2) Andy Murray - another straight sets win for the home hero

3. (3) Andy Roddick - came through a tough fight

4. (4) Novak Djokovic - has looked solid but bigger tests await

5. (8) Lleyton Hewitt - former champ is fighting like his life depends on it

6. (NR) Ivo Karlovic - no one wants to face the huge serving Croatian

7. (NR) Tomas Berdych - finally looks ready to fulfill his Slam potential

8. (6) Tommy Haas - survived a two-day epic to reach round four


1. (1) Venus Williams - can she make it three in a row?

2. (2) Serena Williams - has been totally in control so far

3. (3) Victoria Azarenka - desperate for her first major

4. (4) Caroline Wozniacki - thoroughly comfortable on the London lawns

5. (6) Dinara Safina - far from convincing and struggling with serve

6. (8) Amelie Mauresmo - former champ is rediscovering her old form

7. (NR) Sabine Lisicki - new star has the game to go deep

8. (NR) Elena Dementieva - making solid progress and gaining confidence

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