Sports

2015 Roland Garros Women’s Singles Fourth Round Draw Updates

2015 Roland Garros Women’s Singles Fourth Round Draw Updates

serena williams fourth round french open 2015

The women’s draw from the fourth round at Roland Garros 2015 is now set following action on Saturday. The middle round of this year’s French Open will feature both unseeded players and tournament favorites.

The four unseeded players remaining in the mix are all on the top half of the draw. American Sloane Stephens, a former Grand Slam semifinalist, is the most proven player among those non-seeds. She’s into the fourth round of the French Open for the fourth straight year now having eliminated Venus Williams, Heather Watson, and Tsvetana Pironkova in the opening rounds. Stephens will now have to face top-seeded Serena Williams, a player who survived a bit of a scare on Saturday.

sloane stephens fourth round roland garros french open 2015

Williams, due to bad luck, had drawn Victoria Azarenka in the third round of this year’s French Open. Azarenka, a two-time Grand Slam winner and former World No. 1, appeared poised for an upset after taking the first set from Williams late on Saturday. The American would battle back to take the second set but then Williams fell behind a break in the decider at 2-0. However after falling behind that break, Williams roared to 6-2 third set win to keep her hopmes alive at the 2015 French Open.

french-open-womens-fourth-round-draw-schedule-2015

Other players near Williams in the draw include Sara Errani, a former French Open finalist. Errani will face Germany’s Julia Goerges, another unseeded player, in the fourth round. Goerges is not ranked in the Top 50 at the moment however she has enjoyed some success on tour as she holds four WTA titles.

Petra Kvitova, a player with a recent win over Serena, remains alive on Williams’ half of the draw. The fourth seed at Roland Garros has what appears to be a pretty safe draw, all the way to the semifinals. Next up for Kvitova is Andreea Mitu, a player who has no experience in fourth round Grand Slam matches. Accordingly, she should be easy pickings for the two-time Wimbledon champion and perhaps a Williams vs. Kvitova semifinal is brewing.

The bottom half of the draw features two former French Open champions. Maria Sharapova is the highest seed in that section and she appears to have two tough matches immediately ahead of her. Next up is Lucie Safarova before either Flavia Pennetta or Garbine Muguruza.

Ana Ivanovic is also alive on the bottom half of the draw, the French Open champion from 2008. She’s in tough as well as Ivanovic will need to best Elena Makarova and then either Elina Svitolina or Alize Cornet in order to make the semifinals.

On Sunday, tennis fans can expect the matches on Sharapova’s half of the draw to be featured on the Orders of Play for the main courts.

Click to add a comment
Sports
@GrandSlambert77

Shane is a sports writer with a big interest in tennis, but he's also a noted writer about travel and fiction. Plus he can handle long walks in the cold Canadian tundra!

More in Sports

will latest surgery end rob gronkowskis nfl future 2016

Will latest surgery end Rob Gronkowski’s NFL future?

Chris MauriceDecember 5, 2016
kei nishikori absence should hurt japan warriors in iptl 2016 images

Kei Nishikori Absence Should Hurt Japan Warriors in IPTL

Shane LambertDecember 5, 2016
dwyane wade gets over on lebron james twice in one night 2016 images

Dwyane Wade gets over on LeBron James twice in one night

Chris MauriceDecember 4, 2016
Tampa Bay Lightning sinking fast without Steven Stamkos 2016 images

Tampa Bay Lightning sinking fast without Steven Stamkos

Shane LambertDecember 4, 2016
milos raonic moving on from coach carlos moya 2016 images

Milos Raonic moving on from coach Carlos Moya

Shane LambertDecember 2, 2016
gerald mccoy feeling handcuffed by nfl and roger goodell 2016 images

Gerald McCoy feeling handcuffed by NFL and Roger Goodell

Chris MauriceDecember 2, 2016
Serena Williams, Nick Kyrgios make Singapore Slammers faves in IPTL 2016 images

Serena Williams, Nick Kyrgios make Singapore Slammers faves in IPTL

Shane LambertDecember 1, 2016
john wall demarcus cousins nba indecision 2016 images

John Wall, DeMarcus Cousins NBA indecision

Chris MauriceNovember 30, 2016
Week 12 NFL Winners and Losers drew brees big winner 2016 images

Week 12 NFL Winners and Losers: Drew Brees big winner

Shane MclendonNovember 29, 2016

Subscribe to our Daily Newsletter

You will only receive one per day. You'll also get a free THE WALKING DEAD graphic novel with your subscription