Along with Petra Kvitova and Pliskova, she is one of only three players to win multiple titles this year. "[Massu] knows a lot about tennis so he can give me advice about anything".
Ever since the 37-year-old announced he was ending his self-imposed French Open exile, anticipation has been growing and video footage of his gentle warmup on Tuesday sent his legions of fans into a frenzy.
"But I did everything I could to stay fit".
"I'm taking the piss out of the sport", he said in the "No Challenges Remaining" podcast.
"It's not about today or tomorrow". Honestly, I just wanted to play well. "Obviously the Slams, etc, just getting ready for those events".
Although he responded by winning the Rogers Cup, he was eliminated by a returning Juan Martin del Potro in the first round of the Olympic Games, lost the US Open final to Wawrinka and was beaten at the ATP Finals by Andy Murray, who consequently ended 2016 as world number one. She has 23 Grand Slam titles to her credit, most all-time in the Open era but one shy of Margaret Court's all-time mark.
But the shots which powered her to the title two short years ago are still in the armoury, and all it would take is for something to click, some French flame to reignite, and she could go on a run. "I would kind of tap that, the woman's trophy side". He's coming good at the right time, I guess, and at [3.75] compared to Nadal's [2.06], he's certainly the better value of the pair. "I feel like if I can get that under control, I'll be good", Osaka, who has never reached the second week in Paris, said.
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Williams, a three-times French Open champion who has a 28-4 record on the red clay of Roland Garros, could be unsafe if she is pain free and can get off to a good start. I've tried to take what I've learned into the next match.
"I don't like waking up every day and (reading) "this guy's a waste of talent".
In the women's category, Naomi Osaka targets at her third straight Grand Slam champion.
Edmund reached the third round here during a superb 2018 but 2019 has been hugely disappointing so far, and the 24-year-old goes into his first-round clash with Frenchman Jeremy Chardy trying to snap a five-match losing streak.
Having won 20 grand slam titles during a glittering career, one might think that Roger Federer has seen it all.
The Spaniard, chasing a record-extending 12th French Open title, has already practiced on the new main court, which has been extended by 10 metres and features new seats before getting a retractable roof in 2020. "I will be more relaxed".
"The only thing that worries me is being well and being competitive".