Who has the best shot at the French?
I know it's very early, but ever since Sharapova won the Australian Open, there's been talk of her possibly winning the French.
Even the most ridiculous fans would consider Henin the favorite. However, aside from Henin and some other solid claycourters, there are some bigtime players who probably dont have much of a shot, but could challenge for the title anyway(at least their fans seem to think so).
So out of this group, who do you think has the best shot of winning the French Open and why?
>(5)Maria Sharapova-riding a hot streak and coming off a career-best semifinal showing at Roland Garros last year. However, many consider her movement on the surface below-average at best and her powergame is almost nullified by the slow clay
>(6)Venus Williams - former finalist and 5-time quarterfinalist. Has made at least the quarterfinals every even year since 1998, but her movement and high-risk game don't fit the surface well. Except for 2003, she's been guaranteed to implode before making it far into the second week.
>(10)Serena Williams-former champion and hasn't lost before the QF's since 1999. Surprisingly, this has been her most consistent slam since her return in 2004.. but that's only because she's only played her 2 times in that timespan. Probably the most realistic potential of this bunch, but has appeared sluggish at times and she's only won 3 titles since 2004. Additionally, it's a safe bet she'll be dealing with some injury, whether real or alleged.
>(15)Nicole Vaidisova-had some struggles last year and I believe she dealt with injury issues, but seems to be playing well. Had a QF showing at the French last year and SF showing in 2006.
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Last edited by AcesHigh; Feb 3rd, 2008 at 08:30 PM.