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Radwanska has had a good year so far with her win-loss record standing at 32/5. She started the year by reaching the semifinals of the Sydney International and then only managed to reach the quarterfinal of the only Grand Slam this year - the Australian Open. She has since, picked her game up and won her eighth WTA title at Dubai, with that she cracked the Top 5 in March and then jumped to the World No.4 spot in the world winning her ninth WTA title in Miami, upsetting Maria Sharapova in the final. Her pulsating three set victory over Na Li in the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix proved why she has jumped the rankings so fast. In the semifinal of it however, she was completely outplayed by Victoria Azarenka.
Later that month in Madrid, the Pole did very and reached the semifinals, before she was once again beaten by the World No.1. Her season took a first major hit in Rome, where after getting a first round bye, she lost in the second round to Petra Cetkovska. Never one to bow down, Radwanska quickly bounced back by winning her third title of the year in Brussles. She comes into the tournament as the third seed and has been very consistent this year.
Venus Williams comes in as the veteran in this French Open. Venus has played over 250 Grand Slam matches, and has an awe-inspiring 51-3 record in first round matches in Grand Slams. She missed last years’ event due to an abdominal injury and was the first time she had done that since making here Roland Garros debut in 1997. She is currently ranked No. 53 in the world.
Williams has had to endure a troubled year as injuries have sidelined her for most of it. Currently ranked 63 in the world, Venus has just played three tournaments this year. With a win-loss record of 11-4, Williams is aiming to win her first title of the year and is also trying to qualify for the Olympics. She beat Samantha Stosur at the Rome Open, she then fought hard against Maria Sharapova in the quarters before the eventual champion moved up a few gears. In her first round match, she rallied from a set down to take the match in three 4-6,6-1,6-3. She could very well be the dark horse in this years’ edition of the French Open.
In their past meetings Venus has triumphed over Radwanska 5 times in 7 attempts. Their last meeting was however won by Radwaska in straight sets 6-4, 6-1.
TennisEarth predicts Radwanska to win in three tight sets.
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