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Who is a Dark Horse at the French?

I would say Lucie Safarova (former 4R), Nicole Vaidisova (former SF), Aravane Rezai (former 4R), Maria Sharapova (obvious reasons), Jie Zheng (former 4R) and Carla Suarez Navarro (defending QF).

Mauresmo, Szavay, Schnyder are also so so dangerous. Who else?
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Re: Who is a Dark Horse at the French?

Mauresmo if she pulls herself together, Madrid is proof of what damage she can do. Maria isnt really a dark horse in my eyes. I guess to be a true Dark Horse, you would have to be totally not expected to win but very capable on the surface.

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Re: Who is a Dark Horse at the French?

Vaidisova, a dark house? Yes, she had a great a few years back, but considering her recent form, I'd be surprised if she got past R1/2

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Hey, I defend my Vaidisova and Sharapova claim as a dark horse. We don't know when Vaidisova might decide she actually wants to play tennis and put her heart into it. She has a semi and a quarterfinal to her name. As for Sharapova, she's been to the 4R at least since 2004. She may not be able to win the French, but she's more than capable of doing damage on clay, evident in her semifinal and quarterfinal x 2
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Re: Who is a Dark Horse at the French?

The woman who is on a 4 match losing streak and has yet to win a match on clay this season.
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Dark Horse? Szavay!
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Re: Who is a Dark Horse at the French?

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I would say Lucie Safarova (former 4R), Nicole Vaidisova (former SF), Aravane Rezai (former 4R), Maria Sharapova (obvious reasons), Jie Zheng (former 4R) and Carla Suarez Navarro (defending QF).

Mauresmo, Szavay, Schnyder are also so so dangerous. Who else?


i agree with the latter three, though.


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Re: Who is a Dark Horse at the French?

I honestly feel Vaidisova can ignite her game and she could be a threat, like she did last year at Wimbledon.
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Vaidisova, a dark house?

Yeah, I think she is a dark house. The lights are off and no one's home.
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