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Unseeded Threats for Roland Garros

Hi guys,

Was just wondering who you think are the top 10 unseeded threats to knock out a seed at this year's French Open. My choices would be:

1 Lisicki- Great year, future top 5 player IMO, if injury free, quaters are a realistic goal for her.

2 Hantuchova - v experienced, playing ok, threat to lower seeds but no futher than R4, I think..

3 Dokic - Been quiet of late, but can't ignore someone of her ball stricking ability. Another AO run possible?..

4 Sharapova - A threat just beacause of who she is, but 9 months out, coupled with clay courts don't bode well for a long run..

5 Szavay - Been underperforming for a long time now, but I sense she has her game back on track and wouldn't be surprised to see her do well

6 M J Martinez Sanchez - her ability to mix up the plays could drive more fancied players to distraction. Should be confident too after great run in Rome.

7 Vinci - very solid results on the clay this year. She has experience on her side and is overdue a good Grand Slam run..

8 Safarova - she is very good when in the zone, has the power and seems to be picking her game up of late..

9 A Bondarenko - horrid year, but having good week this week and is so steady on this surface, will be a threat to anyone not at the top of their game.

10 Dulko - Decent year, always a threat on dirt, but lack of power will prevent her taking out any of top 8.
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Re: Unseeded Threats for Roland Garros

Agree.

And Polona Hercog if she can qualify.
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Re: Unseeded Threats for Roland Garros

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Agree.

And Polona Hercog if she can qualify.
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Anna Lena, Schiavone is a threat,

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Re: Unseeded Threats for Roland Garros

Yeah good list I'd add Vesnina as well.
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Re: Unseeded Threats for Roland Garros

A. Bondarenko & Szavay will be seeded in my opinion after her QF run in Madrid.
Hantuchova can beat a seeded player to reach 3rd or 4th round with a huge of luck.
Sharapova will show what she can do in Warsaw but a 4th round is possible.
Safarova, Lisicki & Dokic will have their chances to 3rd round.
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Re: Unseeded Threats for Roland Garros

You forgot Vesnina. She'd prolly trash all of them atm, except for probably Lisicki and Hantuchova.
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Re: Unseeded Threats for Roland Garros

Well about a month ago i said Suarez Navarro, Cornet and Kirilenko and they are all struggling.

Lisicki might be seeded. I assume that of the top 32, Sharapova uses the sr, and Srebotnik and Zvonareva are out. I think that leaves her 2 or 3 spots out, and with the roadmap, they are dropping like flies.

I don't think i have ever been more excited for a slam. Realistically, you normally pick one of the top 8, but literally anyone can win this.

Question-when was the last time a unseeded player won the French? Someone ranked below 16th?
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