Saturday, May 29, 2010

Roland Garros begins, Serbian tennis players receive heavy opposition

Belgrade, May 24. 2010 (Serbia Today) – French Open, the second Grand Slam of the year - Roland Garros, starts on Sunday 23rd May. It will last 15 days. The defending champions are Roger Federer from Switzerland and Svetlana Kuznetsova from Russia. Tournament prize is 16.8 million euros, with the winners in men's and women's singles each expected to earn 1.12 million euros. Serbian tennis players Ana Ivanovic and Jelena Jankovic could meet at the French Open in the quarter finals. Ivanovic’s first opponent will be 19-year Chiang Kai Cen from Taiwan, ranked 89 in the world. In the second round, Ivanovic could meet with Alisa Kleybanova from Russia, ranked the 29th tennis player on WTA list. In the same part of the draw as Jankovic and Ivanovic is also the first holder Serena Williams. Jelena Jankovic the 4th seed is expected to play with Astralian Alicia Molik, 95 in the fourth round. Serbian tennis players Viktor Troicki, and Janko Tipsarevic have a difficult path. Tipsarevic, 41st in the rankings, is expected to meet Alejandro Falla in the first round The winner of the match can expect to meet Roger Federer in the second round. Troicki, 40th on the list, will play against Tommy Robredo from Spain in the first round. In the following round, Troicki could meet with Philip Pecner and Michael Juzni who is 13th in the world. Currently the top-ranked Serbian tennis player Novak Djokovich, the third holder and the third in the rankings, will play against Evgeny Korolev from Kazakhstan in the first round.

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