Svetlana Kuznetsova Outshines Venus, Serena Williams and Vika in an Incredible Record Before Kick-Starting French Open 2021

Published 05/29/2021, 6:31 AM EDT
Serena Williams of The United States is congratulated by her sister and opponant Venus Williams of The United States following their ladies singles third round match on Day Five of the 2018 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)


It’s almost time to witness some exciting clay-court tennis at the French Open 2021. The Grand Slam will begin tomorrow, and players and fans likewise are really exhilarated about it. While Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic lead the ATP’s campaign, Serena Williams and Naomi Osaka will be the players to look out for on the WTA’s side.

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Before the French Open 2021, the WTA posted a really intriguing stat on its Twitter handle. It revealed who are the female players who have the most wins on clay against the current top-10 WTA players. Intriguingly, it is Svetlana Kuznetsova who leads the stat with 18 wins.

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However, Serena Williams is not far behind and has just one victory less than Kuznetsova. Her sister and seven-time Grand Slam champion, Venus Williams, occupies the third position with 14 triumphs against the current top-10 WTA players. There is then a tie between Victoria Azarenka and Samantha Stosur, both of whom have enjoyed 11 wins so far.

Interestingly, fans will witness Kuznetsova v Azarenka in the very first round of the French Open 2021. Who’ll be able to emerge as the winner in this battle?

Serena Williams’ draw at the French Open 2021

Williams has surely got a pretty tough draw at the French Open 2021. She hasn’t been in great form on clay lately and the draw has definitely presented more troubles for her.

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Serena Williams of the United States in action against Kristie Ahn of the United States in the first round of the Women’s Singles competition on Court Philippe-Chatrier during the French Open Tennis Tournament at Roland Garros on September 28th, 2020 in Paris, France. (Photo by Tim Clayton/Corbis via Getty Images)

Even though the first three rounds are pretty easy for Serena, it is after this that the problems begin for her. She’ll be up against Petra Kvitova in the fourth round of the tournament. After this, if she manages to reach the quarters, she’ll encounter the ruthless Aryna Sabalenka, who recently won the Mutua Madrid Open 2021.

After this, she’s likely to meet Naomi Osaka in the semis. Overall, it is a laborious draw for a 39-year-old Serena Williams who hasn’t been playing well on clay lately. However, her fans still back and believe that she can bounce back. Will she be able to conquer Paris for the fourth time this year?

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Anshul Singh is a tennis author at EssentiallySports, currently pursuing Journalism Honors from Delhi University. Having significant experience with content, Anshul has authored over 500 tennis articles. He has previously worked as a writer and an editor for DU Express, penning riveting articles on sports, politics, and culture.

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