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Major Titles: 4 _ U.S. Open (‘05, `09, `10), Australian Open (‘11)

Last 5 Wimbledons: `11-DNP, `10-QF, `09-DNP, `08-DNP, `07-DNP

Topspin: After being sidelined for about three months with ankle and hip injuries, returned to the tour last week at a grass-court tuneup event in the Netherlands, but withdrew Friday because of a stomach muscle strain. She says she will play at the All England Club one last time, however. … Has announced she’ll retire after the U.S. Open. Already left the tour once, before returning and collecting three of her four career Grand Slam titles.


Seeded: Unseeded

Ranked: 55th

Age: 32

Country: United States

2012 Match Record: 12-5

2012 Singles Titles: 0

Career Singles Titles: 43

Major Titles: 7 _ Wimbledon (‘00, `01, `05, `07, `08), U.S. Open (‘00, `01)

Last 5 Wimbledons: `11-4th, `10-QF, `09-F, `08-W, `07-W

Topspin: She’s been the champion or runner-up at the All England Club eight of the past 12 years; the three losses in finals all came against younger sister Serena. … Leads all active players with 71 career match wins at Wimbledon; Serena is next with 60, then big drop-off to Sharapova with 34. … Coming off a second-round exit at the French Open, her first Grand Slam action since Aug. 29, 2011, at the U.S. Open; two days later, she pulled out of her second-round match at that tournament, revealing that she’d been diagnosed with an autoimmune disease.