WTA FRENCH OPEN DAY 3 PREVIEW

by Karen 



Court
Player A
Player B
Spin’s Pick
Chartrier
Kleybanova
Halep
Halep
Garcia
Ivanovic
Ivanovic (but will be tight)
Lenglen
Li
Mladenovic
Li
Keys
Errani
Keys
Court 1
Stephens
Peng
Peng
Safarova
Minnella
Safarova
Court 2
Date-Krumm
Pavlyuchenkova
Pavlyuchenkova 
Wozniacki
Wickmayer
Wozniacki (if healthy, if not Wickmayer in straights)
Court 3
Shapatava
Kuznetsova
Kuznetsova (if healthy)
Court 4
Jovanovski
Giorgi
Giorgi
Candela
Pfizenmaier
Pfizenmaier
Melzer
Vandeweghe
Vandeweghe (Melzer just coming back from injury and not doing too well)
Court 5
Pereira
Kumkhum
Pereira
Dellaqua
Dominquez-Lino
Dellaqua (should be able to hit through the top spin)
Court 6
Watson
Strycova
Watson
Koulakova
Torro-Flor
Torro-Flor
Court 7
Jankovic (to be continued)
Fichman
Jankovic
Flipkens
Kovinic
Flipkens
Rogers
Makarova
Makarova
Court 8
Wozniak
Cirstea
Wozniak
Rybarikova
Radwanska (Ursula)
Radwanska
Court 10
Riskie
Lucic-Baroni
Lucic-Baroni
Hercog
Cepelova
Hercog
Court 14
Cadantu
Bertens
Bertens
Soler-Espinosa
Scheepers
Scheepers
Court 16
Svitolina
Martic
Svitolina
Vekic
Glushko
Vekic (toss up)
Spin’s Match to Watch
We have had some amount of carry over from Day 2 into Day 3, my pick for the match to watch between Stephens and Peng will hold true. 
Odds and Ends
I am at work so I did not get to see the dramatic come back by Taylor Townsend against Vania King.  I watched it unfold via scoreboard and I am very happy about the results.   Coming back from 5-1 down in the first set to reel off 12 of the next 13 games in her Grand Slam debut must have felt pretty good for Taylor. Doing it against a player as tough as Vania King is even more remarkable.  Well done Taylor and here’s hoping that she continues to fight for every point.  Someone tweeted that she hit 52 winners today in pretty slow conditions.  I had to go and get the match stats for myself and I have included the link here.  That is a pretty amazing stat indeed.  
Petra Kvitova showed up to play today taking out Diyas in straight sets.  The first set was a bit of a struggle but Kvitova maintained her concentration throughout and was able to break Diyas at will. 
Fashion Focus
The Spin does not really take much interest in fashion seeing that everything that I own is black or shades of black, but I was a bit taken aback when none other than Pam Shriver made Maria Sharapova best dressed at this year’s French Open.  Sharapova is wearing Pepto Bismol pink with orange biker shorts.  Let that combination digest for a moment.  Venus Williams on the other hand is in my view best dressed for this whole tournament in her Aurora by ElevenbyVenus dress.  It fits well, and makes Venus’ amazingly sculpted body look even more amazing sculpted. 
This year’s fashion choices do not have much imagination to them and that is one of the reasons why I think Venus’ collection outdoes Nike, Adidas and LaCoste.  It is innovative and different. 

As soon as all the women have made their debut, I guess I will do a fashion focus column.  

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