Sunday, May 23, 2010
The French Open- Women's review
I can bet that the winner is a little harder to pick than the men's.Look for plenty of upsets inside the first week!.The top 20 seeds are listed below with my rating.
Serena Williams - the thing about serena is she hasn't won here since 2002, and not that clear cut this year,interest will be to see what bandage she will have on.
Venus Williams - this year has some clay court form reaching the final of Madrid, but has suffered some Early round exits here in Paris before.
Caroline Wozniacki - cloud with being fully fit and to win the French you have to be
Jelena Jankovic - Has great from going into this event.Just cant get it together in grandlsams and running out of time.
Elena Dementieva -Hard to beat and will give her best
Svetlana Kuznetsova - again another player who is running out of time,knows how to win but has a hard first round opponent.
Sam Stosur - Australian press are writing her chances up ....but its all on paper unfortunately to win the French consistency is the key and this is what Stotsur lacks.
Agnieszka Radwanska -Won't win it
Dinara Safina -Promised so much and delivered so little
Victoria Azarenka - dangerous on her day but you have to have more than a day to win here.
Li Na - Hard to beat , runs all day and the top players don't like to play her, but can be overpowered by the bigger girls.
Maria Sharapova - your guess is as good as mine, could go out first round, could make the final
Marion Bartoli -will win a few but not enough
Flavia Penatta - wont be in the finals
Aravene Rezai - player to watch for, winning Madrid signals a player with strong form
Yanina Wickmayer - tough player but wont win it
Francesa Schiavone - seems to have been around for ages, we have seen her best
Shahar Peer - a seed and that's all wont be a danger
Nadia Petrova - can pull off some big wins , but never can go all the way
Maria Jose Martinez Sanchez clay her best ...but her best wont be good enough here
Justine Henin will of course be a huge favorite to win and at this stage is the bookies favorite.Certainly her form this year is no where near what is was when she has won here.