- Associated Press - Thursday, May 22, 2014

PARIS (AP) - Women to watch at the French Open, where play begins Sunday:

SERENA WILLIAMS

Ranked: 1

Age: 32

Country: United States

2014 Match Record: 23-3

2014 Singles Titles: 3

Career Singles Titles: 60

Major Titles: 17 - French Open (‘02, ‘13), Wimbledon (‘02, ‘03, ‘09, ‘10, ‘12), U.S. Open (‘99, ‘02, ‘08, ‘12, ‘13), Australian Open (‘03, ‘05, ‘07, ‘09, ‘10)

Last 5 French Opens: ‘13-Won Championship, ‘12-Lost in 1st Round, ‘11-Did Not Play, ‘10-QF, ‘09-QF

Topspin: Who would have thought Williams could become a powerhouse on clay, a slower surface that dulls the speed of her serves and powerful groundstrokes? Since the start of the 2012 clay-court season, though, she is 53-2 on the surface. … Williams‘ 11 WTA clay titles are the most among active players. … Is one Grand Slam title from matching Martina Navratilova and Chris Evert with 18, the fourth-highest total behind Margaret Smith Court’s record of 24. … Leads tour this season in most significant serving categories, including aces, percentage of service games won, percentage of break point saved. … Fifth consecutive major tournament seeded No. 1, the longest such streak of her career.

LI NA

Ranked: 2

Age: 32

Country: China

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