The world No. 7 ranked Francesca Schiavone slated to take on Tamira Paszek of Austria in the third round of the Wimbledon championship, played here at All England Club in London on Friday at 14:30 GMT on Friday, 24th June, 2011.
The 31 year-old Francesca Schiavone has been playing well in the Grand Slam of this season, where her quarterfinal appearance at Australian Open 2011, final at the French Open tournament, quarterfinal at Rome Masters Open and the semi-finals at Brussels. Schiavone has beaten Barbora Zahlavova Strycova in her second round match. Schiavone said that, Wimbledon is one of the most prestigious tournaments in tennis history. Schiavone has failed to lift second French Open title at Roland Garros earlier this month, beaten by Na Li in the final.
Tamira Paszek has improving her performance in this season, but failed to lift WTA titles so far. She also entered into third round at Birmingham earlier this month. Paszek has defeated Ayumi Morita of Japan in the first round and Christina Mchale in second round.
Both the players are meeting for the fifth occasion, where Schiavone and Paszek stands 2-2 win loss record. But, Schiavone is having more chances to win the third round match and she is one of the hot favorite to lift the Wimbledon title.