Maria Sharapova (RUS) v. Bethanie Mattek (USA)
Newly crowned world number one Sharapova led in this match 6-2 2-3 today before it was postponed until Friday. Sharapova should
overpower Mattek to close this one out in straight sets.
Venus Williams (USA) v. Flavia Pennetta (ITA)
Pennetta defeated Williams in their prior meeting in straight sets, but Venus was not 100% last fall. And even though Pannetta has won
two lower level clay tournaments earlier this year, I think Venus if she is moving forward and keeping her error count low will win in straight sets.
Serena Williams (USA) v. Katarina Srebotnik (SLO)
Serena is on fire and has only lost two matches this year. Srebotnik would have to pull a rabbit out of a hat to win a set from Serena.
Jarkko Nieminen (FIN) v. Rafael Nadal (ESP)
Nadal is 23-0 at the French Open and should move to 24-0. Nadal has outhit every player he has ever faced at the French Open which is remarkable.
Wayne Odesnik (USA) v. Novak Djokovic (SRB)
American men have already done much better this year in Paris than in recent years, but Djokovic will be too consistent for Odesnik
from the baseline.
Dominika Cibulkova (SVK) v. Jelena Jankovic (SRB)
19 year old Cibulkova reached the final of Amelia Island before losing to Sharapova earlier this spring. Jankovic took the title in Rome a
few weeks ago but had a forearm injury in her prior match. Cibulkova could use this match as her coming out party. She has an opportunity but
will she take it?