All of the following top tennis players are poised to have a great run at Roland Garros after starting the French Open off in spectacular fashion.
As much as getting eliminated in the first round of last year’s French Open was a tough pill to swallow for Serena Williams, the American star is back on the right track and dominating once again at Roland Garros.
Not only did she dominate Anna Tatishvili 6-0, 6-1 in the first round, Williams found a clear path through the second as well by beating Caroline Garcia 6-1, 6-2.
The rest of the women should be terrified.
Williams has been serving with such power that most competitors just can’t stand toe-to-toe with the Grand Slam champion. Add in the fact that she is healthy and moving laterally as well as ever, and another French Open win could be on the horizon.
After beating David Goffin 7-6 (7-5), 6-4, 7-5 in the first round and Guido Pella 6-2, 6-0, 6-2 in the second, it is clear that world No. 1 Novak Djokovic has found his stride at Roland Garros.
Djokovic is looking for his first French Open title—the only Grand Slam he has never won. He is off to a great start and is looking to complete the career Grand Slam with a win at Roland Garros.
While victories over Goffin and Pella are great, the competition will only get tougher as the tournament progresses. Add in the fact that French Open ace Rafael Nadal is in Djokovic’s portion of the draw, and the road to glory won’t be easy.
Not only did Swiss tennis legend Roger Federer dominate Pablo Carreno-Busta 6-2, 6-2, 6-3 in the first round of the 2013 French Open, his all-out destruction of Somdev Devvarman 6-2, 6-1, 6-1 has set the tone for the entire tournament.
As the No. 2 seed in the tournament, Federer is lucky enough to avoid both Djokovic and Nadal until the finals if he makes it that far because of his draw. With the Swiss star playing so well, he will have the unique opportunity to hone his game before for the tougher matchups down the line.
Federer’s road to the finals can’t be taken lightly, though, as both David Ferrer and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga are legitimate threats when playing well. Despite the threat, Federer is ready to make his run at the French Open title.