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Elliots in dubs 👼

Mixed with Kecmanovic
 

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For the newcomers: you can choose a male player (atp player or not) to play Mixed Doubles - everyone has 100 points to split into three sets @Pierre. @Venus_Kournikova @sorc2288 @321


Singles Main Draw Ceremony will be tomorrow 14h GMT ;)
 

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Yukika Kitahara / Jo Wilfried Tsonga for mixed.
 

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Ovechkina and Alexander Krasnoroutsky in mixed doubles!

didn’t remember the mixed doubles win in 2004!!
 

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Islewood/Reinga in.

Mixed doubles: Reinga/Coric in
 

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THE SEED REPORT - ROLAND GARROS 2020 - THE TOP 8


SEED#1 FLERI HINGISAFRILIA
(AUS) Rank: No.1
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Veteran and perennial World No.1 Hingisafrilia comes into another Grand Slam as the top-seed; but is she the favourite for the title? The Australian has a big lead at the top of the rankings having won 6 titles from 7 finals in 2020; including recently in Rome. However, she has only once gone past the last 16 in 17 appearances in Paris; that was a run to the semifinals in 2017. So can she be considered the favourite? 12-months ago lost in the first round to Kathleen Pryde-Degman but this means she has no points to defend and a good run would pretty much secure her the year-end No.1 ranking.



SEED#2 MIRANDA FROST (SWE) Rank: No.2
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Swede Frost is the perennial World No.2 and one of the most consistent players on Tour. However, she comes into Paris after a pretty uneventful season, by her high standards, with her only title coming in Shenzhen back in January. Frost is a three time semifinalist in Paris (2016-2018) but has struggled on the clay this season losing 1r in Stuttgart and Madrid and 2r in Rome so comes into Roland Garros without much form or confidence. Who knows, with low expectations and the pressure off, maybe the Swede can finally reach her first Slam final?



SEED#3 MARIA ABDIAKOVA (UZB) Rank: No.3
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US Open champion Abdiakova hasn’t won a match at Roland Garros in her two visits to the French capital and the Uzbek clearly isn’t a fan of clay courts in general. However, the last few weeks has since a gradual improvement on the dust and counting the youngster is a mistake, she loves the big stage. A lot will depend on the draw. The draw is stacked this year and this maybe a concern for the youngster. If she make it out of the first round though…. Watch out!



SEED#4 JOSEPHINE TYLER-MALONE (USA) Rank: No.5
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American Tyler-Malone comes into Roland Garros with her highest ever seeding thanks to a solid 12-months on Tour. However, she’s had a pretty quiet year so far, but a final in Stuttgart could prelude to a deep run in Paris. She shocked everyone with a run to the championship two years ago and made the quarterfinals 12-months ago; she also made the finals in New York last year so she loves the big occasion… Could her first title of the season be a big one?



SEED#5 JENNIFER CASANOVA (USA) Rank: No.6
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Casanova comes into Roland Garros as the No.2 seed ranked American and that hasn’t been the case for a long, long time and the feisty veteran made it all the way to the final last year, losing out to the now retired Xhaka Sakikimbondwe. So the ranking pressure is on for sure. However, she was the champion back in 2009 and a finalist in 2015, so even though she’s showing with signs of Tour weariness you wouldn’t bet against Casanova making it deep again.



SEED#6 BIANKA HARLOW (GER) Rank: No.7
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German Harlow was runner-up in Paris in 2017-2018 and a semifinalist last year. Can she finally go one further and win the Grand Slam singles title she so desperately wants? Harlow is another top player who is struggling to make much of an impact on the 2020 season, her only title came back in Auckland in the first week of the Tour and she hasn’t made another final since. She’s due a big result so it wouldn’t be a surprise to see the popular veteran in the later stages.



SEED#7 ANASTASIA NEMAYEVA (RUS) Rank: No.8
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Russian Nemayeva was established herself as a top player over the last 18-months or so and 2020 has been another impressive and consistent season. She’s the only player to beat Hingisafrilia in a final this year (St. Petersburg) and was a finalist in Indian Wells. Her career at Roland Garros started with a bang in 2009 with a run to the semifinals! Last year she progressed beyond the last 16 for such the second time making it to the quarterfinals. A two time major finalist, a deep run is likely, but can she make the leap to the title?



SEED#8 PIPER ELLIOT (SWE) Rank: No.9
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Norwegian turned Swede Elliot has caused some drama in 2020 but comes into Paris as a top-seed for the very first time and after securing her first Premier Mandatory in Madrid. She loves the clay and is certainly looking for a big result at Roland Garros this year. However, she is yet to prove herself on the biggest stage and have a big run at a Grand Slam. Surely Roland Garros 2020 is her best chance. However, there are a lot of dangerous players in the draw this year.
 

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ROLAND GARROS 2020 - THE SEED REPORT - SEEDS 9-16



SEED#9 SANNIE CARLSON
(DEN) Rank: No.10
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Dane Carlson will no doubt be the Newcomer of the Year after an incredible start to her FWTT career. The teenager played and won her first Grand Slam at the Australian Open in January and has backed that up with titles in Indian Wells, Bogota and Stuttgart and is playing the finals today in Strasbourg. The Dane has proven herself as a big stage player and therefore she’s probably on many people’s short list for favourites for the title… could that pressure and expectation be too much for the teen?



SEED#10 SOOJUNG PARK (KOR) Rank: No.11
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Korean Park made it all the way to the semifinals last year and therefore knows how to play in Paris but the teenager has had a very inconsistent season so far, she started well winning in Brisbane but then struggled to win matches until making the semifinals in Indian Wells and the final in Madrid. The Korean can hit anyone off the court… but she can also hit herself to an early exit. Predicting Park’s performance in Paris? Well, that’s a very difficult job.



SEED#11 ISIDORA ISLEWOOD (NZL) Rank: No.12
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Another teen on the rise Islewood was so close to lifting the title in Melbourne losing a heartbreaker to Carlson and while the New Zealander is still searching for her first title she’s been impressing on the Tour with a string of good results, especially at the bigger events. Islewood lost a tough three-setter to Casanova in round two last year and the Kiwi will be confident of progressing further this year.



SEED#12 ARIANA SALVATORE (BRA) Rank: No.13
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Brazilian Salvatore made her Grand Slam debut in Paris last year and has continued her rise up the ranking since. An elegant clay courter she could be a dangerous player for anyone in the draw. While she hasn’t managed to claim a singles title yet in 2020 she gave No.1 Hingisafrilia all she could handle in the Prague final. A dark horse for sure.



SEED#13 ELLIOT CAREBEAR (GER) Rank: No.14
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German Carebear is a former quarterfinalist in Paris (2017) and has had a solid year on the Tour which has seen her creep into the Top 10. The hard working German has been quiet the last few weeks and clay is not her favourite surface but she’s a tough opponent for anyone and proved that beating Frost in the first round last year and it wouldn’t be a surprise to see her in the quarterfinals or better.



SEED#14 SABINE GRAF (GER) Rank: No.15
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Veteran Graf has played ever Roland Garros since 2001 but surprisingly the two-time major singles champion has never progressed beyond the last 16 in Paris. Her game is more suited to the quicker surfaces and she’s been very quiet on the singles court though and her only final came in Brisbane (lost to Park) back in January. However, surely the tough veteran is due a run in Paris, could this be her year?



SEED#15 SIENNA CAMPBELL (AUS) Rank: No.16
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Another youngster on the rise Campbell is making moves in 2020. Consistent week-in and week-out has got her into the seedings but she has failed to even make a singles final this year. Playing in Paris for a second-time she made it to round two last year, she’s a tough opponent and is having some success in the doubles this year… Can she convert that to singles and 2020 Roland Garros could be her big breakthrough?



SEED#16 ANETE KARKLINA (LAT) Rank: No.17
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Another youngster claims the final seeding spot. The big-hitting Latvian Karklina has impressed since joining the Tour last year and while she’s still seeking her first singles title she’s a tough opponent to predict. She made the quarterfinals in her debut last year, narrowly losing to eventual runner-up Casanova. It wouldn’t be a surprise to see her there again this year.
 

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ROLAND GARROS - THE SEED REPORT - THE REST

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Four former champions are unseeded and looming in Paris this year.



Vittoria Perez, the only player to successfully defend a Roland Garros title, just missed out on the seedings and despite struggling for motivation for the last couple of years the 2015-2016 champion can never be discounted on clay and she won in Charleston this year. While she’s struggled in the last few weeks, maybe the feisty Spaniard was just preparing herself for another shot in Paris.



Kathleen Pryde-Degman was a champion in Paris back in 2012 and upset World No.1 Hingisafrilia in the first round twelve months ago and no one will want to see the always dangerous and popular Singaporean in their section of the draw.



Two former champions return to Paris for the first time; in a long time. 2008 champion Marteena Huubere plays Roland Garros for the first time since a run to the semifinals in 2015. Whilst 2004 champion Larissa Ovechkina plays for the first time since a quarterfinal run in 2009. It will be very interesting to see the former champions back on the court.

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Several players will make their Roland Garros debut this year: China’s Sun Yi, Japan’s Yukika Kitahara (who is playing the Strasbourg final as we speak), Bosnia and Herzegovina’s Mervana Jugic-Salkic (a recent champion in Istanbul and finalist in Rome), home hope France’s Jenny DeBlocque, Indonesia’s Kayla Anwar, American Ginger Moon (playing the finals in Rabat as we speak) and Briton Gwen Jones makes her FWTT debut this week in Paris.



Other players to look out for include 2018 semifinalist Shaitan Reinga, 2018 quarterfinalist Li Bingjie, Filipino Ericely Xuchini (who is playing the final in Rabat as we speak), Russian Oksana Mikhailova and Serbia’s Zivka Zabokrecina.
 

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Campbell/pryde doubles your turn

pryde/yuichi sugita (JPN) mixed
 

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Jennifer Casanova and Josephine Tyler-Malone for doubles :)

Jennifer Casanova and Steven Capriati for mixed doubles :)
 
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