The French Open is only four days away! Serena Williams and Rafael Nadal, while favourites, are not locks to defend their titles. Serena's battled exhaustion from a frenzied schedule over the last year, and Rafa's encountered an untimely lack of confidence during the clay season. The "Booty Twins" spoiled tennis fans with their dominance last year; that they've been unable to match that pace should not come as a surprise. Nonetheless, their results have panicked their respective fanbases this spring, and allowed for compelling stories to develop on both tours.
Let's examine some of the players and storylines we should all pay attention to in Paris:
Side Note: Below is a prime example of the blatant and systemic sexism in sport & society.
I'll be rooting for Caro next week!