We are still in the month of May, and that means it’s time for the second Grand Slam tournament on the professional tennis calendar. It’s the 2016 French Open, and the clay courts of Paris’ Roland Garros await as the tournament is scheduled to run from May 22-June 5
The big story as usual is world number one Serena Williams and her attempt to win her 22nd Grand Slam title. Little Sis has unfortunately been upset in her last two attempts to get that title, falling in the 2015 US Open semis and in this year’s Australian Open title match.
So you know the defending French Open champ is ready and eager to get this milestone done and over with Williams-don and the Rio Olympics looming.
She’s seeded number one in this 115th edition of the French Open, and Serena kicks off her title defense with a first round match against Serbia’s Magdalena Rybarikova. should she handle her tennis playing business she gets the winner of the Teliana Pereira- Kristyna Pliskova match.
Venus Williams is also in this tournament, and she’s seeded number 9. She faces off in the first round against Estonia’s Anett Kontaveit. Should Big Sis win this opening round match, she’ll face the winner of an all-American first round battle between Louisa Chirico and Lauren Davis.
Unfortunately the Williams sisters are in the same half of the draw, and would potentially meet in the semis should both sisters go on extended runs during their time at Roland Garros.
Here’s hoping my fave tennis playing siblings have a successful business trip to Paris, and Serena finally gets her 22nd Grand Slam title to tie her with Steffi Graf and add another Coupe Suzanne Lenglen to her trophy case..