The 2019 French Open Preview

French Open

Roland Garros (aka: the French Open) begins tomorrow. It is the second of the four majors held each season. It has been dominated on the men’s side by one man, Rafael Nadal. In contrast there has been no dominant player on the WTA side. This year the draw is even more wide open than usual…

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Rafael Nadal is the undisputed king of clay, and there will never be another king as far as I am concerned; however, the evidence suggests that his reign may be coming to an end. In 2004 he won his first singles title on clay, and since then Nadal has won at least two clay titles…

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Keys and Stephens are defying the odds


ROLAND GARROS, France While American men have been struggling to conquer the red clay, American women have had no such problem. In fact, if not for an injury incurred from playing back-to-back matches under adverse conditions, Serena Williams could have had the 2016 French Open title to add to her other three French Open titles….

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American Women Hanging Tough


ROLAND GARROS, France [13] Madison Keys (USA) vs. [31] Mihaela Buzarnescu (ROU) Keys is trying to recover the form that took her to the 2017 US Open final; yet, it has not been easy as her 2018 season has been interrupted by niggling injuries, wrist and thigh. Today she faced a crafty clay court player;…

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