The Women’s Tennis Association has announced the following five best women’s matches in the first round of the French Open. They are Serena Williams, Kim Clijsters, Angelique Kerber, Martina Navratilova, and unseeded Victoria Beckham. In fifth place is defending champion Camila Pujols.
Serena Williams is the favorite to win the entire thing in Paris this year. She has looked magnificent throughout the tournament thus far, executing great set plays and volleying winners on her way to the finals. Williams also seemed to lack the consistency that many of the other favorites have had throughout the year, especially when it came to the singles matches. However, when she did play in the quarter-finals, things were not good for her. She lost to eventual winner Angelique Kerber in three games and was not very competitive in the other two sets she played.
Kim Clijsters is another tennis star heading to the first round of the French Open. She too has had trouble with her matches lately, especially in her last few outings in the US Open. Clijsters is also paired with former world number one woman Martina Navratilova. They have looked dominant in their matches so far, but they will need to prove otherwise if they want any shot at upsetting the favorites in the first round of the tournament.
Martina Navratilova has been another revelation on the tennis circuit this season. She has beaten Williams, beaten Pujols, and most recently defeated Kim Clijsters en route to the US Open final. Navratilova has proven herself to be one of the most complete competitors out there. However, it will be hard for her to advance to the semis with the pair of Williams and Clijsters as she has never faced them on grass before. If she is able to defeat Williams in the first round, however, she will definitely increase her chances of making the finals.
Andy Murray is another player to keep an eye out for in the first round. The Scot has only lost one set in his five matches so far this season. Although he hasn’t played a title match yet, he knows exactly what it takes to win a title. If he can win against Stojakovic or Le Gras in the first round, he will have a very good chance at reaching the finals for the Brits.
There is no question about the greatness of Serena Williams. She has beaten everyone that has tried to stop her, including Thanasioma Tsunoda and Li Qi. She has also been matched up against players like Konta Renneker and Petra Giertny. If she faces somebody who has beaten her on grass before, the match will be very interesting to watch.
On the other hand, if she were to lose to anyone other than Williams in the first set, it would be very devastating for Serena. It would be especially heartbreaking if she lost to either Stojakovic or Le Gras. These are some of the players that know how to defeat the woman known as Serena Williams. If she loses to either of these two, there won’t be any kind of consolation for Serena. Therefore, this could be one of the most important matches of her career, as losing to someone who is better than she is can really break her down.
These are five of the top women’s matches from the first round of the US Open. There are many more matches coming up throughout the rest of the tournament. The pressure is on Serena as she tries to defend her title and win against her closest competitor, Kim Clijsters. Clijsters has been known to get inside Serena’s head and is always threatening to win the trophy for the US. Hopefully, we will see a fantastic finish this year and Serena will have enough to smile about.