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2019 Roland Garros staff picks — women’s singles

Tennis Accent Staff

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Susan Mullane - USA TODAY Sports

Roland Garros is here, and the women’s tournament for 2019 is as wide open as one can possibly imagine, in direct contrast to the men.

What do Tennis With An Accent contributors think about this fortnight in Paris? Observe their answers to 10 essential questions about the women’s tournament after the release of the draw on Thursday:

BEST FIRST-ROUND MATCH

Jane Voigt: Ostapenko-Azarenka

Mert Ertunga: Sabalenka-Cibulkova

Andrew Burton: Sabalenka-Cibulkova

Briana Foust: Venus-Svitolina

Nick Nemeroff: Sabalenka-Cibulkova

Saqib Ali: Sabalenka-Cibulkova

Matt Zemek: Venus-Svitolina

BEST FIRST-WEEK MATCH

Jane Voigt: Brady-Stephens

Mert Ertunga: Bertens-Konta

Andrew Burton: Osaka-Azarenka

Briana Foust: Osaka-Azarenka

Nick Nemeroff: Osaka-Ostapenko

Saqib Ali: Mladenovic-Martic

Matt Zemek: Pliskova-Mladenovic

FIRST-WEEK UPSET PICK

Jane Voigt: Kuznetsova over Pliskova

Mert Ertunga: Van Uytvanck over Stephens

Andrew Burton: Azarenka

Briana Foust: Wozniacki

Saqib Ali: Kerber

Matt Zemek: Sakkari over Osaka

MOST TO GAIN

Jane Voigt: Kasatkina

Mert Ertunga: Kvitova

Andrew Burton: Bencic

Briana Foust: Pliskova

Nick Nemeroff: Kvitova

Saqib Ali: Kasatkina

Matt Zemek: Barty

MOST TO PROVE

Jane Voigt: Keys

Mert Ertunga: Barty

Andrew Burton: Osaka

Briana Foust: Stephens

Nick Nemeroff: Serena

Saqib Ali: Garcia

Matt Zemek: Bertens

BEST DRAW FOR A TOP-8 SEED

Jane Voigt: Halep

Mert Ertunga: Halep

Andrew Burton: Stephens

Briana Foust: Pliskova

Nick Nemeroff: Halep

Saqib Ali: Halep

Matt Zemek: Kerber

WORST DRAW FOR A TOP-8 SEED

Jane Voigt: Osaka

Mert Ertunga: Bertens

Andrew Burton: Bertens

Briana Foust: Bertens

Nick Nemeroff: Osaka

Saqib Ali: Pliskova

Matt Zemek: Osaka

SURPRISE SEMIFINALIST 

Jane Voigt: Serena

Mert Ertunga: Vondrousova

Andrew Burton: Mertens

Briana Foust: Sakkari

Nick Nemeroff: Bencic

Saqib Ali: Martic

Matt Zemek: Mladenovic

RUNNER-UP 

Jane Voigt: Barty

Mert Ertunga: Bertens

Andrew Burton: Mertens

Briana Foust: Bertens

Nick Nemeroff: Halep

Saqib Ali: Bertens

Matt Zemek: Bertens

CHAMPION

Jane Voigt: Bertens

Mert Ertunga: Halep

Andrew Burton: Halep

Briana Foust: Halep

Nick Nemeroff: Pliskova

Saqib Ali: Halep

Matt Zemek: Kvitova

The Tennis With An Accent staff produces roundtable articles and other articles with group input during the tennis season. Staff articles belong to the TWAA family of writers and contributors, as opposed to any individual commentator. Our staff produces roundtables every week of the tennis season, so that you will always know what the TWAA staff thinks about the important tennis topics of the times.

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