2023 French Open, due to the competitiveness of the field and the dynamic nature of tennis, picking the top players to win the Women’s Singles can be difficult. However, the following five players could be serious challengers for the title considering their previous results and their skill on clay courts:
1. Iga Swiatek
Iga Swiatek gained popularity after winning the 2020 French Open. She nevertheless kept a relatively modest profile during the following season. Swiatek won two more major titles in 2022, giving her a total of three, and establishing herself as a serious contender. In April, she reached the top of the WTA rankings after winning an astounding 37 matches and claiming eight trophies. Additionally, she received the WTA Player of the Year honor. She is the current world number one, therefore we can anticipate an exciting performance from her at Roland Garros 2023.
2. Aryna Sabalenka
Tennis player Aryna Sabalenka is a native of Belarus. She was born in Minsk, Belarus, on May 5, 1998. Sabalenka is renowned for her feisty play and strong groundstrokes.
In 2016, Sabalenka topped the ITF junior rankings, capping off a brilliant junior career. She became a professional in the same year and shot to fame on the WTA Tour. On the circuit, Sabalenka has won several singles championships, showcasing her talent and promise.
Sabalenka has also achieved great success in doubles. She has won several doubles championships, including Grand Slams. Together with her partner Elise Mertens, she has had significant success in doubles, and the two have been acknowledged as one of the best doubles pairings in women’s tennis.
2020 marked Sabalenka’s breakthrough year after she won three straight competitions in Doha, Dubai, and Linz. She established herself as a force to be reckoned with on the major stage that year by making it to the US Open quarterfinals as well.
Sabalenka achieved a career-high singles ranking of No. 2 in the world as of my knowledge cutoff in September 2021. Please be aware that the rankings may have changed since then, therefore for the most recent information, you may wish to check the most recent rankings.
Tennis fans enjoy seeing Aryna Sabalenka play because of her strong game and aggressive style of play. In women’s tennis, she is still on the rise and has the potential to get even better in the future.
3. Elena Rybakina
Kazakhstan-born professional tennis player Elena Rybakina plays tennis. On June 17, 1999, talented tennis player Aryna Sabalenka was born in Moscow, Russia, where she started her path to becoming a dominant force in the world of professional tennis. Rybakina began playing tennis at a young age and advanced well in the junior division.
Rybakina has made significant progress in her professional career. She has achieved top-20 status in the WTA singles rankings and has won numerous tournaments on the WTA Tour. She can control play on the court with her strong serve and powerful groundstrokes, which define her playing style.
2019 marked Rybakina’s breakthrough year as she won her maiden WTA championship at the Jiangxi Open and advanced to the Bucharest Open final. In 2020, she maintained her impressive form, making it to the Hobart International final and the semifinals of the Dubai Tennis Championships.
Rybakina had a strong season in 2021, making it to the final of the WTA 1000 tournament in Dubai, the semifinals of the Australian Open, and the final of the Abu Dhabi Open. She triumphed in Hobart’s WTA 500 competition as well. She climbed as high as No. 17 in the singles rankings in February 2021 because of these accomplishments.
Elena Rybakina is still without a Grand Slam victory as of the cutoff date in September 2021, to my knowledge. She has, though, demonstrated enormous potential and is one of the female tennis world’s up-and-comers. She could have done better since then, who knows?
4. Leylah Fernandez
A 20-year-old Canadian tennis player named Leylah Fernandez was born in Montreal to an Ecuadorian father and a Filipino-Canadian mother. She speaks French, Spanish, and English fluently. She possesses a cunning and aggressive clay game, and in 2021, she won the Monterrey Open on the WTA Tour. She also advanced to the 2021 US Open final, where she defeated three top-five competitors, including the tournament’s reigning winner Naomi Osaka. She became the first Canadian woman to win a junior Grand Slam title since Eugenie Bouchard at the 2012 Wimbledon Championships when she won her first junior Grand Slam championship at the 2019 French Open.
5. Coco Gauff
She was born in Atlanta, Georgia, to Corey and Candi Gauff and is an 18-year-old American tennis player. Her mother competed in track and field for Florida State University, while her father played basketball for Georgia State University. Codey and Cameron are her younger brothers.
With four WTA singles win and seven WTA doubles titles under her belt, she possesses a strong and adaptable clay court game. She broke the Tour’s record for the youngest singles champion since 2004 when she won the 2019 Linz Open at the age of 15 years and 7 months2. She won against the eventual champion Barbora Krejcikova in the quarterfinals of Roland Garros in 2021. She also competed in the women’s doubles final at the US Open with Caty McNally, losing to Samantha Stosur and Zhang Shuai. This was her first major final.