Serena remains America’s best hope at French Open
Serena Williams, a three-time French Open champion who has a 28-4 record on the red clay of Roland Garros, could be dangerous if she is pain free and can get off to a good start.
“Hopefully Serena is healthy enough to play,” Martin Blackman, general manager for player deavelopment with the United States Tennis Association (USTA), told Reuters.
“She’s such a professional that she doesn’t play unless she’s healthy, especially Grand Slams,” he said of the 23-time major champion, who is currently ranked number 10 in the world.
“So if she does, I think with every match that she wins she becomes a bigger and bigger threat.”
Her sister, Venus, has underperformed this year, but remains in the conversation given her experience at slams, which includes a finals appearance at the French Open back in 2002.
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Source: Premium Times