Kw-logo-holiday

French Open 2009 Preview

Rafael Nadal is the favorite to win the 2008 French Open.
Rafael Nadal
Serena Williams looks to win her second French Open title.
Serena Williams

Can Rafael Nadal win his fourth straight at Roland Garros? Who will step up now on the ladies side? We got the preview!
 

Men's Preview

Rafael Nadal and the French Open go together like peaches and cream or burgers and fries. Nadal has completely dominated the event winning the last four men's singles at Roland Garros. Since 2005, he has won 108 out of 110 matches on those famous red clay courts. He tied Bjorn Borg's record for most consecutive wins with four (1978-1981). Despite his record at the Open, Nadal will still have to get past top ranked Roger Federer. You know Federer has been circling this date on his calendar all year in hopes to earn his first French Open title and dethrone his biggest rival.

Another candidate to win the French Open is Novak Djokovic. The Serb-sensation has let it be known that he hopes to have a number one ranking by the end of the year, and a French Open win will definitely help him. On the other hand, Andy Roddick will miss this year's tournament due to an injury. Other names in the mix include David Ferrer, Fernando Verdasco, Nikolay Davydenko and David Nalbandian.

Women's Preview

With the retirement of Justine Henin , the women's field has really opened up. It looks like it will be a mulit player race between Maria Sharapova, Ana Ivanovic, Dinara Safina, Jelena Jankovic and Serena Williams. Sharapova had a strong showing at last year's tournament where she reached the semi-finals despite a shoulder injury. She also won the Australian Open back in January, 2007. Ivanovic figures to be a major player considering she reached the French Open finals a year ago and she won the Indian Wells Tournament recently. Serena Williams, on the other hand, has won the French Open in the past and is riding a little bit of a hot streak - she won 18 of her last 19 matches.

Kidzworld's Predictions

Kidzworld predicts that Roger Federer will finally dethrone Nadal and Serena Williams will capture the women's title!

The French Open starts on May 24 and ends on June 7. For more information on the event visit www.rolandgarros.com.

Related Stories:

 

>

readers voted!

Comments

there are 0 comments

Please login or register to add comments


like this article?
Sign up now to get more just like it!

latest videos

Rogpoll

Will Roger Federer Be the Best Tennis Player Ever?

  • Yes, nobody has dominated tennis like him.
  • No way! Ever hear of Pete Sampras?
  • Maybe. He has to win a French Open first.
  • Who is Roger Federer?

related stories

Micro_meltdown-micro
We all fly off the handle once and a while and lose our temper, and it's even tougher to hold you...
Micro_roland-garros-micro
Every year in the last week of May until the first week of June, the French Open takes place in P...
Micro_fit micro
Enjoy the sunshine – and all of the positive benefits that come along with it – by heading outdoo...

Sports in the forums

PrincessAmelia
Lionel Messi!  HE PLAYS SO NICE...[though I was very sad when Argentina lost World Cup by, 1-0. But when I recalled how Argentina won by, 1-7 in Brazil vs Argentina, I was a bit happy...:)]
reply 1 day
lnwpen88
lnwpen88 posted in Dance:
Breakdance, you can post about all the latest dance style.
reply 1 day
ds8kw
My favorite football team is the Giants!! :angel they are doing sooooo bad this season but i still love them!!!  :angel
reply 3 days
blackveilbrides15
I like cheerleading  friend 
reply 6 days
nadialovesyou123
sort of not really
reply 6 days

play online games

Hour-of-code-tumb

Codey the troll is lost! Help him avoid obstacles and get back into the computer...

Candy-quest-feature

Your troll is lost! Help it avoid obstacles and get back into the computer.

Fo...

Dragon-dash

Your dragon must return to guard the treasure! Help it gather lost coins and avo...

_thumb_100x100

Shoot blobs with different properties to merge yellow blobs. Your blobs can be r...

1005_cc_kidz_100x100_vlh

Candy's got her candies into a terrible mess, can you help her to sort them out?

Candy-100

A great online version of the famous Candy Crush. This is the best game launched...

_thumb_100x100

Bloons 2 is here! A worthy and awesome sequel at last to our original Bloons gam...

Frostbox_100x100

Explore the world or hang out with friends in your own condo. Get a unique look,...