2014/10/21

2012 French Open Women’s Contender Profiles – Fast Facts with Jack Cunniff

Profiles of the top contenders for the 2012 French Open. Note: Grand Slam records for main draw matches only.  – by Jack Cunniff     http://twitter.com/jrcunniff

 

1. Victoria Azarenka

2012 Record:  35-3

Grand Slam Record:  59-24

French Open Record:  11-6

French Open Best Result:  QF (2009, ‘11)

Fast Fact:  Azarenka has made the finals in eight of her last ten events.

 

2. Maria Sharapova

2012 Record:  29-5

Grand Slam Record:  122-32

French Open Record:  30-9

French Open Best Result:  SF (2007, ‘11)

Fast Fact:  Sharapova has recorded seven wins over Top Ten players in 2012, surpassing her total (six) for 2011.

 

3. Agnieszka Radwanska

2012 Record:  36-7

Grand Slam Record:  52-23

French Open Record:  10-5

French Open Best Result:  4R (2008, ’09, ’11)

Fast Fact:  Of the Top Ten players, Radwanska has the best winning percentage in title matches (10-2, 83%).

 

4. Petra Kvitova

2012 Record:  17-7

Grand Slam Record:  33-14

French Open Record:  6-3

French Open Best Result:  4R (2008, ‘11)

Fast Fact:  Kvitova is trying to become the first Wimbledon title-holder to win at Roland Garros since Steffi Graf won the 1996 French Open title.

 

5. Serena Williams

2012 Record:  27-2

Grand Slam Record:  211-33

French Open Record:  39-9

French Open Best Result:  W (2002)

Fast Fact:   If Serena wins the French Open, the span of ten years between titles at a single Grand Slam will break the open era record held by Evonne Goolagong (nine years, 1971-1980 Wimbledon).

 

6. Samantha Stosur

2012 Record:  22-11

Grand Slam Record:  49-34

French Open Record:  17-8

French Open Best Result:  RU (2010)

Fast Fact:  Stosur’s record against the five women ranked in front of her is six wins in 31 attempts (19%).

 

 

 

7. Na Li

2012 Record:  21-8

Grand Slam Record:  59-22

French Open Record:  16-4

French Open Best Result:  W (2011)

Fast Fact:  After making the QF only once in 2011 after her French Open title, Na Li has now advanced that far in six of her eight events in 2012.

 

8. Marion Bartoli

2012 Record:  19-12

Grand Slam Record:  62-41

French Open Record:  13-11

French Open Best Result:  SF (2011)

Fast Fact:  Since snapping No. 1 ranked Azarenka’s 26 match winning streak in Miami, Bartoli has won only two of eight matches, and she enters the French Open on a four match losing streak.

 

9. Caroline Wozniacki

2012 Record:  20-10

Grand Slam Record:  59-20

French Open Record:  10-5

French Open Best Result:  QF (2010)

Fast Fact:  Wozmiacki has lost in her last 14 WTA events, the longest tournament losing streak of her career since winning her first title (2008 Stockholm).

 

10. Angelique Kerber

2012 Record:  32-10

Grand Slam Record:  14-17

French Open Record:  1-4

French Open Best Result:  2R (2010)

Fast Fact:  In her last two Grand Slam appearances, Kerber has won as many matches (seven) as she did in her first 15 Grand Slams.

 

11. Vera Zvonareva

2012 Record:  7-7

Grand Slam Record:  84-35

French Open Record:  18-8

French Open Best Result:  QF (2003)

Fast Fact:  Zvonareva has not defeated a Top Fifty ranked player in 2012, and has dropped out of the Top Ten for the first time since August 2010.

 

12. Sabine Lisicki

2012 Record:  10-11

Grand Slam Record:  23-14

French Open Record:  2-3

French Open Best Result:  2R (2008, ‘11)

Fast Fact:   In her last twelve tour events, Lisicki has had to retire or withdraw from four of them.

 

 

 

 

 

13. Ana Ivanovic

2012 Record:  18-11

Grand Slam Record:  69-28

French Open Record:  23-6

French Open Best Result:  W (2008)

Fast Fact:  After winning the French Open 4 years ago, Ivanovic has not reached the QFs of a Slam event since.

 

14. Francesca Schiavone

2012 Record:  13-14

Grand Slam Record:  93-45

French Open Record:  33-10

French Open Best Result:  W (2010)

Fast Fact:  Schiavone stands at 497 career match wins, and could notch No. 500 by advancing to the 4R of Roland Garros.

 

26. Svetlana Kuznetsova

2012 Record:  13-11

Grand Slam Record:  114-37

French Open Record:  34-8

French Open Best Result:  W (2009)

Fast Fact:  This marks the third consecutive year that Kuznetsova has lost in the first round of both French Open warm-up events in Rome and Madrid.

 

uns. Venus Williams

2012 Record:  11-4

Grand Slam Record:  210-46

French Open Record:  40-14

French Open Best Result:  RU (2002)

Fast Fact:  Venus missed Roland Garros for the first time in her career in 2011, snapping a streak of 14 consecutive French Open appearances.

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