Re: Who do you think will win 2012 French Open？
I think it is almost as hard to predict as last year.
S. Williams is a favourite for sure, she played rather solid, has yet to lose a match on clay, she is the toughest competitor mentally.
Sharapova improved her movement a lot, the heavy balls should be in her favour, as well as the relatively fast court. She is one of the best clay court players right now, despite her below average footwork. Her service motion is a huge risk factor though, extremely vulnerable.
Stosur is a little bit limited at RG because of the unreceptive balls. They seem to spin less and make it much easier for Stosurs opponents to counter her top spin and kick. That means she needs to rely on her BH and I seriously doubt that she can for a whole tournament.
V. Williams surprised me in Rome, though she still lacks clay court movement. I don't think she can win RG, but otherwise I cannot predict anything.
Kvitova showed some more mature clay skills, she played some great tennis against Kerber, but she is still Kvitova.
Kerber never made it past round 2 in Paris, however, she looks like she should have a talent for clay. She is fast, her footwork isn't that bad, she has good rally construction abilities and a counter-punch that actually has some "punch" in it.
Li looks like the best clay court player out there, but only for a limited period of games. She has yet to win a match against a serious opponent this year, despite being the better player in most of her defeats. QF maximum.