Player Profiles

(1) Serena Williams

Williams - champion in 2002.
Age: 29
Nationality: American
Became Pro: 1995
Height: 1.75

Williams is one of the game's greatest-ever fighters but if she has one, the clay is her Achilles' heel.
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(2) Venus Williams

Williams - decent clay form.
Age: 30
Nationality: American
Became Pro: 1994
Height: 1.85

Clay is not Williams' natural domain, although her recent form has been positive.
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(3) Caroline Wozniacki

Wozniacki: time on her side
Age: 20
Nationality: Danish
Became Pro: 2005
Height: 1.77

The US Open runner-up has ben struggling for form of late on the clay.
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(4) Jelena Jankovic

Jankovic - semi-finalist twice before.
Age: 25
Nationality: Serbian
Became Pro: 2000
Height: 1.77

A former world number one whose form has been good in the run-up to Roland Garros.
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(5) Elena Dementieva

Dementieva - 2004 runner-up.
Age: 29
Nationality: Russian
Became Pro: 1998
Height: 1.80

A former finalist here, Dementieva has been struggling for form on the red dirt.
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(6) Svetlana Kuznetsova

Kuznetsova - winner in 2009.
Age: 25
Nationality: Russian
Became Pro: 2000
Height: 1.74

The defending champion arrives in Paris on the back of three successive defeats - far from ideal.
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(7) Samantha Stosur

Stosur - semi-finalist last year.
Age: 26
Nationality: Australian
Became Pro: 1999
Height: 1.72

Last year's semi-finalist is flying at the moment and should fancy her chances.
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(8) Agnieszka Radwanska

Radwanska - former French junior champ.
Age: 21
Nationality: Polish
Became Pro: 2005
Height: 1.72

Now an integral member of the WTA top 10, the talented Pole will be bidding to go deep at Roland Garros.
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(9) Dinara Safina

Safina - has just returned from a back injury.
Age: 24
Nationality: Russian
Became Pro: 2000
Height: 1.82

Back problems have hampered the preparations of last year's runner-up.
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(10) Victoria Azarenka

Azarenka - Agressive baseliner
Age: 21
Nationality: Belarusian
Became Pro: 2003
Height: 1.80

A quarter-finalist last year, the aggressive baseliner will do well to emulate that feat.
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(11) Na Li

Li - semi-finalist Down Under.
Age: 28
Nationality: Chinese
Became Pro: 1999
Height: 1.72

An Australian Open semi-finalist, the Chinese number one can stay the course in the big tournaments.
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(12) Maria Sharapova

Sharapova - injury troubles.
Age: 23
Nationality: Russian
Became Pro: 2001
Height: 1.88

The former darling of tennis is not fancied to make inroads in the second major on the calendar.
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(13) Marion Bartoli

Bartoli - struggled on home soil.
Age: 26
Nationality: French
Became Pro: 2000
Height: 1.70

The 2007 Wimbledon finalist has failed to live up to expectations in her native land.
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(14) Flavia Pennetta

Pennetta - dark-horse.
Age: 28
Nationality: Italian
Became Pro: 2000
Height: 1.72

The Italian ace will be bidding to improve her record in Paris after reaching the second week just once.
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(15) Aravane Rezai

Rezai - winner in Madrid.
Age: 23
Nationality: French
Became Pro: 2005
Height: 1.65

Arrives at Roland Garros as the host nation's big hope for success having won in Madrid.
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(16) Yanina Wickmayer

Wickmayer - Top talent.
Age: 21
Nationality: Belgian
Became Pro: 2004
Height: 1.82

The towering 20-year-old faces a race against time to be fit for the second major of the year.
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Experts & Blogs

Barry Cowan

Simply incredible!

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