As players and fans anxiously await the Wimbledon draws, we turn our lens towards the snakes in the grass: dangerous lurkers who won’t hoist the trophy but from whom the top competitors hope to keep their distance. Often quirky and typically opportunistic, this group spans a spectrum from grizzled veterans (only figuratively grizzled, in one case) to surging newcomers eager to brand their imprint onto the pristine lawns of the All England Club. Ladies, gentlemen, and Jelena Jankovic, meet your Wimbledon dark horses:
Click here to continue reading this final episode in our three-part Wimbledon preview! Coverage continues over the weekend with an article on intriguing storylines that emerge from the draws, while Sunday will witness the debut of "Fields of Glory," the daily preview series (a la "Feats and Feet of Clay") that will continue throughout the fortnight. Happy watching...and reading!