Serena's French Open path could lead to Maria Sharapova

Serena Williams return will keep us on our toes says Wozniacki

Serena Williams return will keep us on our toes says Wozniacki

It's been almost two years since Serena Williams last played a clay court match at the French Open, back in 2016 when she lost in the final. Williams has played just four matches on the tour in 2018 and not featured at all since Miami in March.

"So, yeah, I was seeded, but because of the points which I earned in the end of the year before".

Ohanian has been based in San Francisco since relocating their from Brooklyn some years ago, but he and Serena and their daughter have been spending most of their postpartum time in Florida-though signs seem to be pointing due west, at least some day.

See her tweet below. Before her pregnancy, she was ranked No. 1.

The Richmond Hill, Ont., native is seeded 24th and could play the 10-time champion and overwhelming favourite Rafael Nadal in the fourth round.

Defending women's champion Jelena Ostapenko, 5th in the world, starts against Kateryna Kozlova of Ukraine and could face former world number one and two-time Grand Slam title victor Victoria Azarenka in the second round. In Madrid he celebrated the landmark of winning 50 consecutive sets on the red dirt before his only blip came in a quarter-final defeat by Austrian Dominic Thiem.

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Although Mercedes are confident Hamilton will stay, the Brit's future remains in some doubt following his failure to extend his contract which expires at the end of the year.

The decision announced by French Open organisers that they would stick to current WTA rankings has not gone down well with many observers.

The sisters will look to add to their 14 Grand Slam titles as a team, which include the 1999 and 2010 French Opens.

As a result the 23-time major winner's ranking has crashed to 453 in the world and she needed to use her protected ranking to enter the draw at Roland Garros.

Contrary to the women's circuit, where there is no particular favourite heading into the French Open that starts Sunday, there seems to be an odds on favourite in the men's division - King of clay, Rafael Nadal.

In contrast, 2010 champion Francesca Schiavone was the second oldest first-time grand slam victor at 29 years, 11 months and 14 days.

Nadal is arriving in Paris on the back of another impressive clay-court season. "This time, things are same and yet they are different".

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