French Open 2018: Female Tennis Players To Watch In Paris
Paris has already watched a live view of real-life ‘Amazing Spiderman’ when 22-year-old Mamoudou Gassama climbs up outside of Paris building to save child dangling from balcony. It’s time to watch more excited moments at French Open 2018.
Serena Williams’ serve, Jelena Ostapenko’s go-for-it mentality, Petra Kvitova’s power, the backhands of Maria Sharapova, Victoria Azarenka and Garbine Muguruza: at the highest levels, the WTA of the last decade has been about weapons.
Top Female Tennis Players at French Open 2018
Roger Federer has suggested Serena Williams as ‘the greatest player of all time’ but we have also other players in top 10 list who will be excited to watch.
World ranking: 29
French Open best: Winner (2012, 2014)
Titles: 36 tour titles, 5 slams
Her recent results suggest that she will be in rythem again in this French Open Tennis Tournament where she has already great memories. Her win over the sixth-ranked Ostapenko was Sharapova’s best result of the year. Maria Sharapova – who hasn’t won a significant title since her return from a 15-month doping suspension – beat reigning French Open champion Jelena Ostapenko by 6-7 (6), 6-4, 7-5 in in the quarterfinals of the Italian Open 2018.
Age: 28 (Born on March 8, 1990)
World ranking: 8
French Open best: Semi-final (2012)
Titles: 24 tour titles, 2 slams
28-years old Czech tennis player Kvitova is one of the favorites at this year’s French Open, which starts Sunday. She recently re-entered the Top 10 and won her third title of the season. She has also won four WTA titles this year.
Kvitova has established herself as a stable of the women’s top 10 again just 17 months after she found herself in the news for completely different and unwanted reasons in 2016 which almost ended her career. She experienced a knife attack in her home in the Czech Republic that left her playing hand badly damaged.
The No. 8 seed and two-time Wimbledon champion said Friday it was “great news” that the unidentified man was in custody. “But probably the most, the happiest I will be, when the story will end, when everything will be done and finished,” said Kvitova, who is coming off consecutive titles on clay in Prague and Madrid.
Age: 20 (Born on June 8, 1997)
World ranking: 5
French Open best: Winner (2017)
Titles: 2 tour titles, 1 slam
20-years old Latvian tennis star Jelena Ostapenko stunned the tennis world last year by winning the French Open, at the age of 19, for the first tour title of her career as she lost 7-5, 6-3 to the Ukrainian on the main Court Philippe Chatrier at Roland Garros. She became the first player to win Roland Garros from a set down since 1991 and the first unseeded woman to win in Paris since 1933. She an aggressive game style that had rarely been seen before in the women’s game at Roland Garros.
Age: 23 (Born on September 12, 1994)
World ranking: 4
French Open best: Quarter-final (2015, 2017)
Titles: 12 tour titles, 0 slams
23-years old Ukrainian professional tennis player Elina Svitolina needs to transfer that success into the majors after she thrashed world No 1 Simona Halep to retain the Italian Open last weekend for her third WTA title of the year. She he won three out of the five events in 2017, namely the Dubai Tennis Championships, the Italian Open, and the Canadian Open.
After winning the title in Dubai in February 2017, Svitolina made history by becoming the first Ukrainian woman to break into the top-10 rankings. “It’s gonna be different, definitely, from last year,” Svitolina said of her expectations for Paris. “Last year, I was almost—first time for me going into the Grand Slam as a favorite.”