The obstacles for the favorites have not changed much for the men midway through the French Open. However, the elimination of the top three seeds has created a wide-open event on the women's side.
While Serena Williams was the major obstacle for everyone in the women's event a week ago, the primary challenge has been altered for many of the remaining top seeds.
Among the men, Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic roll along, providing a triumvirate of obstacles for each other and the rest of the seeds.
Seven of the top eight men's seeds are still in contention, while only seven of the top 15 seeds remain on the women's side. We will evaluate those 14 players and analyze which potential opponent provides the biggest obstacle in their quest for a French Open title.
The list is presented in inverse order of their ability to win the tournament, with the predicted winners listed last.