2020 Roland Garros - WTA General Discussion

Who gets the title?


  • Total voters
    43
  • Poll closed .

Enceladus

Legend





Defending champion: Ashleigh Barty (will not defending the title due to concerns about coronavirus)


French Open winners from the past, who will participating in the 2020 edition: Serena Williams (2002, 2013, 2015), Svetlana Kuznetsova (2009), Garbiñe Muguruza (2016), Jelena Ostapenko (2017), Simona Halep (2018)

Official website: Link to draw: Edition: 113th edition of women's singles at the French Open (53rd in the Open era)
Date: 27 September – 11 October (women's main draw, qualifying matches from Monday 21 September - Friday 25 September)
Category: Grand Slam
Governing body: French Tennis Federation
Number of players in the main draw: 128S
Prize money: €38,000,000
Surface: Clay
Location: Paris, France
Venue: Roland Garros Stadium
TV broadcast:
Entry list:
Main draw
1 Barty, Ashleigh (AUS)
2 Halep, Simona (ROU)
3 Pliskova, Karolina (CZE)
4 Kenin, Sofia (USA)
5 Svitolina, Elina (UKR)
6 Andreescu, Bianca (CAN)
7 Bertens, Kiki (NED)
8 Williams, Serena (USA)
9 Osaka, Naomi (JPN)
10 Bencic, Belinda (SUI)
11 Sabalenka, Aryna (BLR)
12 Kvitova, Petra (CZE)
13 Konta, Johanna (GBR)
14 Keys, Madison (USA)
15 Martic, Petra (CRO)
16 Muguruza, Garbiñe (ESP)
17 Rybakina, Elena (KAZ)
18 Mertens, Elise (BEL)
19 Vondrousova, Marketa (CZE)
20 Riske, Alison (USA)
21 Kontaveit, Anett (EST)
22 Sakkari, Maria (GRE)
23 Kerber, Angelique (GER)
24 Vekic, Donna (CRO)
25 Yastremska, Dayana (UKR)
26 Muchova, Karolina (CZE)
27 Azarenka, Victoria (BLR)
28 Anisimova, Amanda (USA)
29 Alexandrova, Ekaterina (RUS)
30 Wang, Qiang (CHN)
31 Jabeur, Ons (TUN)
32 Pavlyuchenkova, Anastasia (RUS)
33 Strycova, Barbora (CZE)
34 Kuznetsova, Svetlana (RUS)
35 Putintseva, Yulia (KAZ)
37 Linette, Magda (POL)
38 Zhang, Shuai (CHN)
39 Stephens, Sloane (USA)
40 Goerges, Julia (GER)
41 Brady, Jennifer (USA)
42 Kudermetova, Veronika (RUS)
43 Ostapenko, Jelena (LAT)
43 Bellis, Catherine (USA) SR
44 Mladenovic, Kristina (FRA)
45 Sevastova, Anastasija (LAT)
46 Bouzkova, Marie (CZE)
47 Ferro, Fiona (FRA)
48 Peterson, Rebecca (SWE)
49 Hercog, Polona (SLO)
50 Garcia, Caroline (FRA)
51 Gauff, Cori (USA)
52 Teichmann, Jil (SUI)
53 Swiatek, Iga (POL)
54 Watson, Heather (GBR)
55 Collins, Danielle (USA)
56 Cornet, Alizé (FRA)
57 Siniakova, Katerina (CZE)
58 Hsieh Su-Wei (TPE)
59 Tomljanovic, Ajla (AUS)
60 Van Uytvanck, Alison (BEL)
61 Pera, Bernarda (USA)
62 Blinkova, Anna (RUS)
63 Pegula, Jessica (USA)
64 Siegemund, Laura (GER)
65 Davis, Lauren (USA)
66 Pliskova, Kristyna (CZE)
67 Williams, Venus (USA)
68 Rus, Arantxa (NED)
69 Diyas, Zarina (KAZ)
70 Kasatkina, Daria (RUS)
72 Flipkens, Kirsten (BEL)
73 Begu, Irina-Camelia (ROU)
74 Giorgi, Camila (ITA)
75 McHale, Christina (USA)
76 Zidansek, Tamara (SLO)
77 Cirstea, Sorana (ROU)
78 Hibino, Nao (JPN)
79 Townsend, Taylor (USA)
81 Doi, Misaki (JPN)
82 Sorribes Tormo, Sara (ESP)
84 Brengle, Madison (USA)
85 Kuzmova, Viktoria (SVK)
86 Stojanovic, Nina (SRB)
88 Tig, Patricia Maria (ROU)
89 Bogdan, Ana (ROU)
90 Petkovic, Andrea (GER)
91 Puig, Monica (PUR)
92 Kovinic, Danka (MNE)
93 Rogers, Shelby (USA)
93 Schmiedlova, Anna Karolina (SVK) SR
94 Badosa, Paula (ESP)
95 Maria, Tatjana (GER)
96 Ahn, Kristie (USA)
97 Paolini, Jasmine (ITA)
99 Kozlova, Kateryna (UKR)
100 Kanepi, Kaia (EST)
101 Babos, Timea (HUN)
102 Gracheva, Varvara (RUS)
103 Bolsova, Aliona (ESP)
104 Fernandez, Leylah Annie (CAN)
104 Gavrilova, Daria (AUS) SR
106 Sasnovich, Aliaksandra (BLR)
107 Minnen, Greet (BEL)
108 Zavatska, Katarina (UKR)
109 Friedsam, Anna-Lena (GER)
110 Kalinskaya, Anna (RUS)
112 Diatchenko, Vitalia (RUS)
113 Juvan, Kaja (SLO)

Alternates
114 Voegele, Stefanie (SUI)
115 Dodin, Oceane (FRA)
116 Krejcikova, Barbora (CZE)
117 Gasparyan, Margarita (RUS)
118 Korpatsch, Tamara (GER)
119 Inglis, Maddison (AUS)
120 Samsonova, Liudmila (RUS)

Qualifying draw
114 Voegele, Stefanie (SUI)
115 Dodin, Oceane (FRA)
117 Gasparyan, Margarita (RUS)
118 Korpatsch, Tamara (GER)
119 Inglis, Maddison (AUS)
120 Samsonova, Liudmila (RUS)
121 Bonaventure, Ysaline (BEL)

122 Buzarnescu, Mihaela (ROU)
123 Golubic, Viktorija (SUI)
123 Pironkova, Tsvetana (BUL) SR
124 McNally, Catherine (USA)
125 Kawa, Katarzyna (POL)
126 Sharma, Astra (AUS)
127 Cabrera, Lizette (AUS)
128 Li, Ann (USA)
129 Di Lorenzo, Francesca (USA)
130 Govortsova, Olga (BLR)
131 Vikhlyantseva, Natalia (RUS)
132 Tsurenko, Lesia (UKR)
133 Tomova, Viktoriya (BUL)
134 Hon, Priscilla (AUS)
135 Dolehide, Caroline (USA)
136 Martincova, Tereza (CZE)
137 Kostyuk, Marta (UKR)
138 Niculescu, Monica (ROU)
139 Haas, Barbara (AUT)
140 Arconada, Usue Maitane (USA)
141 Wang, Xinyu (CHN)
142 Nara, Kurumi (JPN)
143 Osuigwe, Whitney (USA)
144 Cocciaretto, Elisabetta (ITA)
145 Kalinina, Anhelina (UKR)
146 Wickmayer, Yanina (BEL)
147 Dart, Harriet (GBR)
148 Kung, Leonie (SUI)
150 Arruabarrena, Lara (ESP)
151 Errani, Sara (ITA)
153 Trevisan, Martina (ITA)
154 Rodionova, Arina (AUS)
156 Gatto-Monticone, Giulia (ITA)
157 Parmentier, Pauline (FRA)
158 Frech, Magdalena (POL)
160 Vickery, Sachia (USA)
161 Bara, Irina (ROU)
162 Kiick, Allie (USA)
163 Lottner, Antonia (GER)
164 Cristian, Jaqueline (ROU)
165 Podoroska, Nadia (ARG)
166 Raina, Ankita (IND)
167 Cepelova, Jana (SVK)
168 Pattinama Kerkhove, Lesley (NED)
169 Ruse, Elena-Gabriela (ROU)
170 Sherif, Mayar (EGY)
171 You, Xiaodi (CHN)
172 Hibi, Mayo (JPN)
173 Kucova, Kristina (SVK)
174 Danilovic, Olga (SRB)
175 Paquet, Chloe (FRA)
177 Bucsa, Cristina (ESP)
178 Zvonareva, Vera (RUS)
179 Rakhimova, Kamilla (RUS)
180 Lepchenko, Varvara (USA)
181 Murray Sharan, Samantha (GBR)
184 De Vroome, Indy (NED)
185 Bolkvadze, Mariam (GEO)
186 Buyukakcay, Cagla (TUR)
187 Lu, Jia-Jing (CHN)
189 Shinikova, Isabella (BUL)
190 Schoofs, Bibiane (NED)
191 Zarazua, Renata (MEX)
193 Di Giuseppe, Martina (ITA)
194 Muhammad, Asia (USA)
195 Sramkova, Rebecca (SVK)
196 Naito, Yuki (JPN)
197 Kostic, Natalija (SRB)
198 Anderson, Robin (USA)
200 Paar, Laura Ioana (ROU)
201 Vandeweghe, Coco (USA)
203 Kostova, Elitsa (BUL)
204 Jani, Reka-Luca (HUN)
205 Komardina, Anastasiya (RUS)
206 Lao, Danielle (USA)
207 Osorio Serrano, Maria Camila (COL)
208 Tauson, Clara (DEN)
209 Melnikova, Marina (RUS)
210 Gorgodze, Ekaterine (GEO)
211 Liang, En-Shuo (TPE)
212 Muramatsu, Chihiro (JPN)

Alternates
213 Savinykh, Valeria (RUS)
214 Ozgen, Pemra (TUR)
215 Hogenkamp, Richel (NED)
218 Snigur, Daria (UKR)
219 Parrizas Diaz, Nuria (ESP)
220 Fett, Jana (CRO)
222 Kan, Victoria (RUS)
223 Jovic, Jovana (SRB)
224 Seguel, Daniela (CHI)
226 Grabher, Julia (AUT)
227 Ponchet, Jessika (FRA)
228 Chwalinska, Maja (POL)
229 Talaba, Gabriela (ROU)
230 Jorovic, Ivana (SRB)
231 Guerrero Alvarez, Eva (ESP)
232 Mrdeza, Tereza (CRO)
233 Jakupovic, Dalila (SLO)
234 Ce, Gabriela (BRA)
235 Galfi, Dalma (HUN)
 
Last edited:

D-Lite

Hall of Fame
Ugh Bianca withdrew as well.
I hope she can play a full season next year. At least she will have a tonne of HC tourneys to go at (presuming they go ahead), if she just calls this season a day. Otherwise, hopefully she plays a few of the later tournaments this year.
 

D-Lite

Hall of Fame
OMG - Serena is playing then?!

http://instagr.am/p/CFSUWtSnwuV/
The right decision in my opinion. All it will take is the right draw to open up for her to get #24 in my opinion. Obviously movement on clay is a huge thing so I still favour the 3 I mentioned earlier, but I'm glad to see she's there!
 
  • Like
Reactions: PDJ

PDJ

G.O.A.T.
OMG - Serena is playing then?!

http://instagr.am/p/CFSUWtSnwuV/
The right decision in my opinion. All it will take is the right draw to open up for her to get #24 in my opinion. Obviously movement on clay is a huge thing so I still favour the 3 I mentioned earlier, but I'm glad to see she's there!
That looks photoshopped... and I don't mean Serena!
The following photo on the Instagram link is truly creepy!
 

Aussie Darcy

Bionic Poster
When it comes time to do a poll can we please not include Bencic or Sabalenka. I know they’re ranking would put them in a poll position but they aren’t winning. Someone like Muguruza would be a better option.
 

elkwood

Hall of Fame
Fernandez, Leylah Annie (CAN) Glad to see she made the cut for the first rd !! Hope she does well !!
 

Aussie Darcy

Bionic Poster
Probably not too many people keeping an eye on qualifying.

USO doubles champ and former #2 Vera Zvonareva is playing.

A QFist 17 years ago she's on the comeback trail yet again, smoked #11 qualy seed Vikhlyantseva 6-1 6-2. Faces Arina Rodionova then a potential Final qualifying round against Niculescu.
 
  • Like
Reactions: PDJ

Aussie Darcy

Bionic Poster
The top half is brutal Halep, Bertens, Svitolina, Vika, Serena.
The top quarter is crazy.

#1 Halep
#25 Anisimova (made the SF last year beating Halep so now they’ll play in the 3R).
#24 Yastremska
Hsieh
Swiatek (made the 4R last year and at the AO this year) v #12 Vondrousova (last years runner up).

#9 Konta (SFist last year) v Coco Gauff!
Shelby Rogers (USO QFist)
#20 Sakkari
#28 and 2004 champ Kuznetsova v Aus Open QFist Pavlyuchenkova
Siniakova (4R last year beating Osaka)
#5 Bertens

So in the one quarter are the 3 SFists from last year: Anisimova, Konta and Vondrousova. As well as the #1 Seed and former champ Halep. Not to mention former champ Kuznetsova, Former SFist Bertens. And then Pavlyuchenkova, Gauff, Hsieh and more.
 
  • Like
Reactions: PDJ

Aussie Darcy

Bionic Poster
Powerhouse 1R matches to watch:

#15 Vondrousova v Swiatek. Both did well last year, shame to lose one so early.

#9 Konta v Gauff.

#28 Kuznetsova v Pavlyuchenkova. Didn’t realise Pavs ranking dropped so low which is odd since she made the Aus Open QF this year.

#17 Kontaveit v Garcia. Kontaveit just continuing to be under the radar but making waves. Garcia a former QFist, the pair jusy played eachother in the 2R of Rome.

Bouzková v Kanepi. Bouzková does a lot of damage at tournaments that aren’t slams. Meanwhile, Kanepi does her best at the slams.

Pironkova v Petkovic. This one less so much but Pironkova coming off her USO SF run and a former RG QFist while Petko has made the RG SF a while back now.

#14 Rybakina v Cîrstea. Should be a fiery one.

#12 Keys v Zhang.

Siegemund v Mladenovic.

#19 Riske v Gorges. Also didn’t realize Görges ranking had dropped off for her to be unseeded.

Ostapenko v Brengle. As said, Ostapenko at RG either loses first round or wins the tournament so Brengle has a good shot.
 
  • Like
Reactions: PDJ

D-Lite

Hall of Fame
What's the deal with Zhang Shuai being the only Chinese player entered into the MD of RG? About 4-5 Chinese who would have been direct entries have withdrawn. Xinyu Wang and Xiaodi You were entered into Qs but lost in R3 and R1 respectively. I wonder if these players are based/train outside of China. I've actually not heard much about the virus in China of late - anyone know of the current extent of it over there?
 
What's the deal with Zhang Shuai being the only Chinese player entered into the MD of RG? About 4-5 Chinese who would have been direct entries have withdrawn. Xinyu Wang and Xiaodi You were entered into Qs but lost in R3 and R1 respectively. I wonder if these players are based/train outside of China. I've actually not heard much about the virus in China of late - anyone know of the current extent of it over there?
Asked the same thing and someone says they have their own tourney?

Wuhan already open night club.
 

D-Lite

Hall of Fame
Rybakina currently on track for the F in Strasbourg. She looks good for a RG QF clash with Mugu, unless Sabalenka or someone can stop Mugu. Rybakina has Muchova and Kenin in her 1/8th of the draw - potentially playing Muchova in R3 which could be extremely tricky.
 

THUNDERVOLLEY

G.O.A.T.
Always funny each French Open seeing Wikipedia mention that Kerber is aiming to complete the Career Grand slam.

I mean they’re not wrong but... yeah
It wont be funny when she actually wins the French Open. It will be glorious. She is a pure tennis clinic in effect when her game is on.
 

Aussie Darcy

Bionic Poster
It wont be funny when she actually wins the French Open. It will be glorious. She is a pure tennis clinic in effect when her game is on.
Hey you know I’m a big Kerber fan, love watching her game when it’s on and she’s been going hard at training on insta lately. I hope she does it and wins. Just was saying how it’s funny seeing it easy time. Same as the mention of Serena going for 24 like it’s on every bloody slam wiki now
 
Top