Starting Monday, the top ranking tennis players, both men and women, start to step on to the red French clay of the Roland Garros or the French Open 2012.
Eying to make history, world no.1 Serbian Novak Djokovic plays his first match against Italian Potito Starace. In fact Djokovic is eyeing the French Open title aiming to become the first man since Rod Laver in 1969 to hold all four major trophies. Djokovic already hold the Wimbledon, US Open and Australian Open titles.
In a second macth Monday morning, world no.2 Swiss Roger Federer plays his first match at Roland Garros against 77th ranked German Tobias Kamke. Although, Federer too is aming at the crown, he thinks the defending champion Rafael Nadal, from who Federer clinched the worlnd no.2 ranking at Rome, sould win the French title.
On the women side, defending champion Chinese Na Li plays 41 st ranked Romanian Sorana Cirstea on on Court Philippe Chatrier Monday morning. Though this time, she is seriosuly threatned by American Serena Williams and Russian Maria Sharapova who are also eyeing to win the title this year.
World no.1 Victoria Azarenka also plays against 103rd ranked Italian Alberta Brianti at Court Philippe Chatrier.
Let us keep watching the matches as Roland Garros picks up temperature and see whether Nadal and Li defend their titles or others aspiring overtake them.
For most of these matches, links for free live streaming are given daily at the Movin'Sports.