The second Grand Slam of the year is very well underway in France.
In its own way, it has been as eventful as can be. Any tournament that can welcome back the queen of tennis, Serena Williams is already spectacular.
In both the Singles and Doubles category, the first week of the tournament was eventful. But it’s in the Women’s Singles category that the most drama has happened so far in the competition. It took a while for the drama to get started but once it did, there has been no going back.
Fourth seed, Elina Svitolina got knocked out of the tournament by a player seeded 31st for the competition. Then Pliskova was also booted out of the tournament. She was followed out of the tournament by eighth seed, Kvitova.
As of the time of writing this blog post, Caroline Wozniacki, the second seed going into the tournament, got knocked out in the Round of 16 by Kastkina, seeded 14th for the tournament. Caroline did not even win a single set in the game.
More than enough drama for tennis fans in the Women’s category. But with all the big-name exits from the competition, there are still a number of names who have made their way into the semi-finals of the tournament.
Madison may have been seeded 13th for this tournament, but she has yet to drop a single set, despite playing four tennis games at the Roland Garros. Then there’s Sloane Stephens, Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova.
The male singles category has also had its own fair share of drama.
One of the players who has lighted up the tournament so far is Alexander Zverev. Of the four tennis games that the young German has played at Roland Garros, three of those games have stretched into five-set games, with the German coming out on top.
Another name that has done well since the tournament began is Novak Djokovic. He may be ranked 30th in this tournament but the legend has only dropped one set since the tourney started. He has played four games so far, and his quarter-final game is against Cecchinato tomorrow.
If you mention clay, then you need to talk about Rafa Nadal. He’s still very much in the mix to win this Grand Slam. He’s one of the favorites tipped to go all the way.
But do you think the Spaniard can fend off opposition from a younger Zverev, a rejuvenated Djokovic and other names?
Which of these players do you see going all the way? Leave us a comment and share your thoughts with us.