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FOXSports.com's Richard Evans previews the women's draw at the French Open.
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I'm Brian Webber the French Open is the second major turn to make of the year for preview I'm pleased to be joined by foxsports.com. Senior tennis writer Richard. Maria Sharapova as you know is not known -- the clay court player which coming up the victory enrollment for over last five tournament wins. Have called -- what's your outlook for pacts. Well it's very good apart from one problem and the problem is -- Serena Williams and they're drawn to meet in the quarterfinals which is unfortunate for Maria maybe unfortunately Serena. But. It's really no big serve very real very. And the lead 6163. In the quarterfinals of Madrid. And that doesn't -- -- play just a few weeks ago. And -- Maria didn't really look capable of handling. The power of the American on medication that Maria Sharapova and retained their role and title should be that the wrinkle in the final and -- -- got them close. So just a couple of weeks before and third she's definitely contend that. Serena Williams as one of the hottest players on tore a back injury in Rome snapped her seventeen match winning streak what do you think its going to take for Serena. The wind just her second title of Roland. This year has only won this title once Brian that was back in 2002. But says those every justification for saying that if she's -- and if you enter his any tournament of the world Serena Williams. Seems the best player and is likely to win. Oh record just the mounds that you say that because. It happens every time. And I think she's feeling pretty good. Good good. Big injury but I also don't withdraw from Rhode. We just don't know about she says she's feeling fine but then she would because she doesn't want to put it sanctions. And firm and anyway. She was saying guys press conference some countries. Enjoying having -- back -- -- tour without. He's innocent persons have narrowed -- -- problems. But I personally -- it's loses saying this. He's an inspiration to have -- with -- system -- and that says she just makes us feel happier on the tour so that's a big boost for Serena. Finally the women's draw is very -- players ranging from world number one Victoria as a -- the defending champion leadoff who stands out to you know. Well I would think that with the way -- -- played in red machine go through the final before losing to Sharapova suggest that she's gonna hit together again. -- Chinese woman was really throw a bit by the -- which descended on the route to winning so unexpectedly. -- really don't Jaroslav yes she said she was unable to go into a restaurant China without women screaming as she walked in. And dad that ring -- -- she didn't have a good summer and in America. She got -- somewhat surprisingly that they in the Michael -- and done so well so. Open win in Paris and she's now back being out coached by her husband with Chad. And Rios who seems to give rise to a few jokes on that are intriguing disappointments. Of stick. In press conference but she insists that -- arrangement is working well and I would think these guys capable. Although although winning again but it's it's going to take them. Major performance from -- -- -- dazzling plays number one in the world she won in Australia. And she's obviously capable of -- living to lose so she's such a fight such a great athletes. But so I would prefer a total of four from the list of favorites. Our Richard thanks so much for the insights enjoy your time in Paris don't forget foxsports.com. That you covered for all your tennis needs for Richard Evans I'm Bryan Webber will see next.