Hello all, too busy to keep up with the tennis events of this past week? No worries. We have you covered. Here is our Tennis Stage Weekly Wrap-Up for Sunday, June 4th.
The French Open is in full swing. There have been some surprises but pretty much all of the top players are still in. Here is a summary of how the top players fared this week.
1. Angelique Kerber- continues to show poor form this year. She lost in the first round in straight sets to Ekaterina Makarova.
2. Karolina Pliskova- She is still in and playing solid tennis. With that serve of hers and her weapons off of both sides, it is no surprise she is through to the 4th round.
3. Simona Halep- She twisted her ankle over a week ago. She is moving well and moves into the 4th round. If her ankle holds up she has a chance at the title.
4. Garbine Muguruza- she was playing well but not well enough to beat an inspired Kristina Mladenovic.
Elina Svitolina- watch out for Svitolina. If she can stay mentally strong she will be tough to beat.
Svetlana Kuznetsova- played well but faltered in the third set to an inspired Wozniacki.
Venus Williams- played well the first few rounds. Won the first set against Timea Bacsinszky but then went away.
Caroline Wozniacki- Wozniacki is playing well. She toughed out a 3 set win over Kuznetsova. Will this be Wozniacki's year?
Kristina Mladenovic- she has a good serve, a great forehand, a great mindset, and all of Roland Garros behind her. Will that be enough for this Frenchwoman to win the title? We will see.
1. Andy Murray- not playing great tennis but he is definitely playing better than he has all year. He looked very solid against Del Potro.
2. Novak Djokovic- Novak is playing more aggressively and it seems like things may be starting to click for him. Maybe having Agassi in his corner will get Djokovic back on track?
3. Stan Wawrinka- Stan is playing well. He is keeping his matches short and sweet. He is doing all the right things, let's see what happens in the second week.
4. Rafael Nadal- Nadal is looking great. It will take an inspired Djokovic or Wawrinka to beat him.
Dominic Thiem- playing some very solid tennis. He is a threat on any surface but particularly on clay.
Kei Nishikori- Kei is not playing great but he is fighting well. Maybe this French Open will help him get his game back on track?
Alexander Zverev- won several titles this year but that did not help him in his 1st round loss to an inspired Verdasco.
David Goffin- was playing some good tennis. Unfortunately, he tripped on the court and injured himself.
Grigor Dimitrov- fizzled in a straight set loss to Pablo Carreno Busta in the third round.
Jo-Wilfred Tsonga- won a clay court tournament a week before the French but lost in the 1st round at the French.
Gael Monfils- he is still in it. Will Monfils be magical this year?
Nick Kyrgios- lost his temper and his match to Kevin Anderson in the 2nd round.
On the men's side, the big 4 are still in it. Will Thiem step up and knock one of them out before the semis? With Agassi in his corner, will Djokovic recapture his form of old? Will Nadal be the King of Clay once again?
As for the women will Simona finally win a grand slam? Will Svitolina or Pliskova go deep this year? Does Wozniacki have what it takes to win the French? These questions and more will be answered in our next weekly wrap-up.
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