A review of Sam Stosur’s Roland Garros draw.
You probably know that I’m a big fan of Aussie player Sam Stosur. Other than Rafa, she’s the player that makes me frazzle the most during the ups and downs of her matches.
Thinking about Sam’s Roland Garros draw this year, I checked the ladies’ French Open odds and was pleased to see that the odds of her making the final are currently 13/2. This was better than I expected, especially given her performance so far this year.
Like her fans, the bookies know that something special happens when Sam plays at Roland Garros, where she is away from the Aussie home crowd pressure and can unleash her clay court power.
Sam made the semi-finals at Roland Garros in 2009, was runner-up in 2010 and a semi-finalist in 2012. Last year I was lucky enough to be at her fourth round match against Sloane Stephens and her quarter-final match against Dominika Cibulkova.
Stosur has a really tough Roland Garros draw this year.
She meets Date-Krumm (Paddy Power tennis betting has her as the odds on favourite at 1/18) in the first round and could then face Jankovic, Kvitova, defending champion Sharapova and Azarenka. And a potential match against Serena Williams awaits if she does make it through to the final.
It’s a totally tough draw but in tennis, anything can happen. And often does!
I’ll be believing in Sammy from the sidelines.
Until next time
Grand Slam Gal