The French – it’s Open.

18 May

As the combined forces of the WTA and ATP tours descend upon Paris for this year’s French Open at Roland Garros there is a real sense that there are a number of contenders in the frame for the singles titles.

A quick glance at the current clay court (be it red or blue) form on the mens side would only assist in putting a line through Andy Murray. Realistically it looks as though the mens will be a race among 3 – Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic, and Roger Federer; Behind them Ferrer, Del Potro and Berdych all have good lead up form and must be given an outside chance. And battling for 1/4 finals and then beyond you would look to Raonic, Murray, Tsonga, Simon, Almagro and Tipsarevic. My gut still says Rafa, my heart Roger…

The womens is a little bit easier. Serena Williams. If she wants it badly enough – she will win. If her fitness (or temper) falters then look to Azarenka, Sharapova, Li Na, Schiavone or Stosur. I do think that Sam Stosur can make semis – and like all events once it gets to the pointy end it suddenly is game on.

The singles final saw current World No.1 Victoria Azarenka face former World No.1 Serena Williams.Victoria Azarenka serving up a storm on the blue clay of Madrid . Look to Vika for a strong showing in Paris. Stosur to have a bold run – provided she gets through the first week jitters…. but the title is Serena’s, if she wants it enough.

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