We’re in the middle of our second Grand Slam tournament of the calendar year and we’ve already been hit with our fair share of surprises.
The Ladies’ Singles was already seen as open as ever before with no appearances by Serena Williams, Maria Sharapova, and Victoria Azarenka but after Angelique Kerber’s stunning loss in the first round, we’ve reached batshit crazy territory. I mean it’s stunning in the sense that she was the first No. 1 ranked player to lose in the first round, not stunning in that Kerber’s play has been disappointing recently. A clean slate is definitely necessary, perhaps a name change and a new visor.
The big players at the top have been feeling the struggle. Garbine Muguruza, last year’s winner, hasn’t been able to bounce back after topping Serena Williams. Karolina Pliskova and Simona Halep, the number two and three ranked respectively, have also haven’t been able to find any consistency.
That said, we should be grateful that we have Women’s Tennis to fill the void of competitive parity that the NBA has decided to leave at the doormat of Oracle Arena. In fact this year’s tournament reminds me of when Michael Jordan retired the first time where every team felt like they could finally had a chance. Except in this particular case Michael Jordan got knocked up, we miss you out there Serena. Maybe this will be Venus’s year to take the Suzanne-Leglen Cup, something that’s alluded her her whole career. We’ll have to stay tuned to find out, let’s leave the details here so you can tune in as well just in case none of us can wake up to catch it.
French Open 2017 Viewing Details
Date: May 28th – June 11th 2017
Time: 5:00 A.M. EST / 4:00 A.M Central
TV Channel: NBC
Location: Stade Roland Garros in Paris, France