Published: Sat, June 02, 2018
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Halep shrugs off maiden Grand Slam title talk

Halep shrugs off maiden Grand Slam title talk

Experienced duo Petra Kvitova, twice a Wimbledon champion, and second seed Caroline Wozniacki, who claimed her maiden grand slam in Australia at the start of the year, will both see this as an opportunity to make a mark on clay.

World No. 1 Simona Halep (+550) is the favorite, as she continues to seek her first Grand Slam title.

"I think I was not ready to win the match", she said.

"He's at that stage where he's looking to get his first (Grand Slam title), so hopefully I can get there as fast as Zverev".

"I can not predict what's going on, but there is a generation of players with a lot of talent and great potential to become big stars of this sport". "And my goal is to get to my top. I think this is going to be a very interesting tournament". After watching the action at the Madrid and Rome Opens, Krajicek said that he had changed his mind about Nadal's chances. "We all know I'm going to beat a top-50 player at some point in a grand slam. I mean, now, yeah, of course, I mean, it's great, this feeling".

"(Zverev) is way more mature now in the last two or three months, even since Australia", three-times French Open champion Mats Wilander told Reuters. He has not added another major championship since, and after dealing with right elbow trouble for more than a year, he finally opted for surgery in February. "They shouldn't be called "next generation" too much".


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No. 2 Alexander Zverev, No. 4 Grigor Dimitrov, No. 8 David Goffin, No. 10 Pablo Carreno Busta, No. 15 Lucas Pouille, No. 19 Kei Nishikori, No. 26 Damir Dzumhur, No. 30 Fernando Verdasco, No. 32 Gael Monfils. Older brother Mischa is also in the draw and will play compatriot Florian Mayer in round one.

As usual, all eyes are on Serena Williams, no matter what - whether she's attending the most talked-about wedding of the year or practicing at Roland Garros. Mon, May 21, 2018 Express Sport runs through the current ATP men's singles rankings - who is world No 1?

"Angie felt a lot of pressure previous year. Which one and when I don't know, but definitely clay is a good surface for her". She feels fresh again.

"It's great for tennis that she's back", said Halep ahead of the start of the tournament on Sunday.

The mental improvement has seen her results improve, winning a title in Sydney before reaching the last four of the Australian Open and rising back to number 12 in the world. They'll resume Tuesday, when the most anticipated match of the tournament is scheduled for the main stadium: 23-time major champion Serena Williams, in her first Grand Slam match since January 2017, against 70th-ranked Kristyna Plyskova of the Czech Republic.

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