The women’s draw has wildly opened up. teenager Bianca Andreescu who made her return to tennis just over 48 hours ago following a two month injury break due to a shoulder issue has withdrawn from Roland Garros with a shoulder issue. Let’s hope it isn’t serious and we get to see her on the grass soon. Sofia Kenin receives a walk-over in round three. Kiki Bertens was one of my favourites to do well here in Paris however the world number four who has easily had the best clay court season leading unto the second major of the year has … Continue reading Kiki Bertens & Bianca Andreescu withdraw from Roland Garros
The draw for this years French Open has been made. We now know the projected paths for the top players where so much is expected of them and the potential early obstacles they could face. Novak Djokovic R1 – Hubert Hurkacz R2 – Sam Querrey R3 – Gilles Simon / Jaume Munar R4 – Borna Coric / Denis Shapovalov QF – Fabio Fognini / Alex Zverev SF – Dominic Thiem F – Roger Federer / Stefanos Tsitsipas / Rafael Nadal On paper, Novak has the toughest draw in my opinion. Hubert has been one of the form players of late … Continue reading Roland Garros; The Draw
Narrowing down who I think will win in Paris has been a tricky task especially on the women’s tour. I’ve managed to narrow it down to four leaving out some big names… Simona Halep Do I have doubts? Yes, do I have expectations? Yes. It’s a tough one, defending a title is a tough job and Halep has never had to defend a title of such magnitude. Do I think she is playing great right now consistently? No. I watched her in Madrid and I saw ruthless and rustiness in her game. She has the knack for turning it on … Continue reading Four contenders; Simona, Kiki, Karolina & Vika
Kiki Bertens is a fighter. If you watch her play you first think fighter. It has not always been a smooth ride though for the new world number four. At the end of 2017 despite making the doubles finals at the WTA Finals she considered walking away from tennis for good. Kiki wasn’t happy with her singles results and life on the tour. At the end of that season she went away and had a think and came back with things she wanted to try and improve on. Right now, she is world number four having just won the biggest … Continue reading Kiki Bertens almost retired in 2017, now she’s Madrid champion, No.4 in the world and a Paris contender!
Day 3 at Roland Garros didn’t see many issues arise. After 48 hours of top players falling normal service was resumed as the worlds best arrived on the third day. Serena’s back! Is there a better way to return to the tour than with a win at Roland Garros in a cat suit? Of course not! Serena does it again! Check out more on her returning performance below! Serena Williams 7-6 6-4 Kristyna Pliskova Nadal ‘survives Bolelli scare” I’ve put the phrase ‘survives Bolelli scare’ as it made me laugh yesterday after I finished work I loaded the Roland Garros … Continue reading Roland Garros Day 3 – Tone set as Nadal, Cilic & Del Potro win, Denis’ debut, Sharapova recovers, Serena returns, Edmund cruises and Garbine impresses!