2017 French Open women's preview and predictions - FanRag Sports (blog)

You know the story of this 2017 French Open on the women's side: Serena Williams is expecting, Maria Sharapova was denied, and a “kid's day” appearance is the extent of Victoria Azarenka's time on court, making this the most uncertain Slam field in years.

Wide open battle for 'pretenders' - Gulf Digital News

Paris: Serena Williams' bombshell pregnancy announcement last month triggered a sequence of events that has left this year's women's draw at Roland Garros wide open and primed for a new champion. The 23-time Grand Slam winner learned she was ...

From Agassi-Nole to American teen, stage set for French Open - Sportstarlive

The names missing from the French Open field are as noteworthy as can be — Roger Federer, Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova. Still, there are plenty of story lines to keep an eye on at Roland Garros, where play begins on Sunday.

Insider Top 5: Roland Garros Contenders - WTA Tennis

In an open field, which women have the best chance of crossing into the champion's meadow at the French Open? -A +A. WTA Insider David Kane. May 27, 2017. AddThis Sharing Buttons. Share to Facebook FacebookShare to Twitter Twitter. The first major ...

Tennis: Everyone's favourite Nadal cares only about playing well - The Straits Times

Rafael Nadal and his coach and uncle Toni training at Roland Garros yesterday. The nine-time French Open champion is in smashing form this year but he is still wary about his first-round opponent - the unpredictable Frenchman Benoit Paire.PHOTO: ...

'I'm the favourite? I don't care', says Nadal before French Open - ClickLancashire

Djokovic, 30, has experienced a minor slump since winning the French Open past year, winning only two out of 14 tournaments since and admitting that he lost motivation after completing his career... Djokovic has endured an unexpected year of struggle ...

Dominic Thiem: I Now Feel Like I Belong In The Top 10 - Tennis-X.com (blog)

A year after breaking through into the Top 10 with his French Open semifinal run, Dominic Thiem says he finally feels like he belongs among the elite. And his results lately back it up reaching the Masters final in Madrid and Barcelona then beating ...

Murray: I Need To Enjoy My Struggle To Get Through It - ATP World Tour

It was one year ago that Andy Murray began to plot his climb to the top spot of the Emirates ATP Rankings on the European clay. A title in Rome was followed by a run to the final at Roland Garros and the Scot was soaring. But Murray is the first to ...

Without Serena Williams, French Open women's draw is wide open - KHOU

PARIS — Serena Williams is such a huge factor in the world of tennis that even when she's not making the scene at a Grand Slam she remains a relevant topic of conversation. And the 35-year-old Williams is definitely not making the scene at this year's ...

'I'm the favourite? I don't care', says Rafael Nadal - ClickLancashire

Adding to the uncertainty for the claycourt grand slam which starts on Sunday, defending champion Garbine Muguruza, who has not won more than three consecutive matches on the red dirt this season, was handed a tough first-round draw against 2010 ...

All eyes on rampaging Rafa - Deccan Herald

Potential challenges could come from a new generation of big hitters such as rising Austrian Dominic Thiem and Germany's new wunderkind Alexander Zverev, but Nadal looks in the mood to regain his Parisian throne. PTI file photo. × ...

ATP Madrid quarterfinal preview: Novak Djokovic vs Kei Nishikori - ClickLancashire

Rafa Nadal set up an intriguing Madrid Open semi-final against Novak Djokovic by overcoming Belgian David Goffin 7-6 (3) 6-2 in a high-quality last-eight match on Friday. The level of play from both players rose in a remarkable game with Goffin serving ...

FRENCH OPEN '17: From Agassi-Nole to US teen, what to watch - The Mountaineer Echo

The names missing from the French Open field are as noteworthy as can be: Roger Federer, Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova. They are the owners of a combined six titles at Roland Garros and 46 Grand Slam singles trophies in all and the three most ...

French Open 2017: Sunday Schedule and Predictions for Roland Garros Bracket - Bleacher Report

There's a new name at the top of the women's seedings as the 2017 French Open gets underway Sunday, and Angelique Kerber will get her first opportunity to display her worthiness as she opens the second Grand Slam tournament of the year in her opening ...

LOOK: French Open competitors take in Paris before competition begins - Excelle Sports

No Serena, no Sharapova, no problem. This year's French Open looks to be one of the most open tournaments in recent WTA history, and the competitors that will be hitting the courts at Roland Garros look excited and ready to go. Before the competition ...

Nadal targets his 10th title - The Daily Star

With the world's top five occupied by players over 30 for the first time, Rafael Nadal is poised to tighten the old guard's Grand Slam grip by capturing an unprecedented 10th French Open. The Spaniard, written off as a contender in Paris after a ...

Who can prevent Rafael Nadal from winning Roland Garros? - Blasting News

A year ago, Rafael Nadal was forced to withdraw from the 3rd round of the French Open due to a wrist injury. Twelve months later, he looks so dominant cruising throughout the clay court swing. Those three titles in a row in Monte-Carlo, Barcelona, and ...

Patrick McEnroe's predictions: It's Rafa time, but who takes the women's crown? - ESPN

Last year at this time, Novak Djokovic was in the midst of one of the most dominant runs in the history of men's tennis, which culminated in his first French Open title. Oh, how quickly things can change. Djokovic is still the No. 2 player in the world ...

La Decima calling: Rafael Nadal out on his own as favourite to win a 10th French Open title - The National

Last year, Novak Djokovic's elusive quest for his first French Open title was the prevalent theme at Roland Garros. This season it is "La Decima". Can Rafael Nadal, after two years of disappointments, finally get his 10th French Open title this season?

FRENCH OPEN '17: Djokovic, Muguruza try to defend titles - Yahoo Sports

FILE - In this June 4, 2016, file photo, Garbine Muguruza holds the trophy after winning the women's final of the French Open tennis tournament against Serena Williams, in Paris, France. Muguruza will be competing in the French Open. (AP Photo/Alastair ...