French Open 2013 - Venus Williams vs. Urszula Radwanska (15:30 BST)

Venus Williams (credit: GABRIEL BOUYS/AFP/Getty Images)
Venus Williams takes on Urszula Radwanska this afternoon in the first round of the 2013 French Open at Roland Garros (15:30 BST start).

The Williams sisters are both in their thirties now, and a few years down the line the Radwanskas might become the dominant sister act in the WTA.

Later today we can look forward to a match that could be indicative of some sort of changing of the guard, as Venus will take on Urszula in the first round of this year's French Open.

Venus' medical issues have made it hard for her to compete with a full schedule, and there are times when she can't play to her full ability. Even so, she's been an inspiration over the past two years and remains competitive. She'll take a 10-4 record for 2013 into this match and was able to achieve seeding as the world No. 30.

As for Radwanska, she's currently ranked just inside the top forty and has shown great improvement of late. No longer living completely in her sister's shadow, Urszula has become a player to be respected in her own right, and she poses a real threat to the 44-time titlist.

Head-to-head history tells us nothing of note here. Venus beat Urszula in Warsaw back in 2006 in straights, but a lot has changed since then. Venus still seems to be the favourite, but a win for Urszula wouldn't come as a huge shock to most followers of the sport.

Prediction: Williams in three.
comments powered by Disqus

All Tennis News

Recent Tennis Articles

More Stories

Recent Articles

  • Man Utd complete Daley Blind signing

    Manchester United have completed the signing of Daley Blind from Ajax Amsterdam....

  • Arsenal FC blasted for missing out on Man Utd-bound Radamel Falcao

    Jamie Redknapp and Jamie Carragher have both expressed their dismay at Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger after Monaco striker Radamel Falcao agreed a transfer deadline day move to Manchester United....

  • Carvalho to Arsenal FC? Alli to Liverpool FC? Cleverley to leave Man Utd? Monday's transfer round-up

    Monday's round up of the top transfer stories from the past 24 hours ahead of the summer transfer window closing......

  • Hull City sign 'fantastic' Abel Hernandez for club record fee

    Hull City manager Steve Bruce has hailed new club record signing Abel Hernandez as a "fantastic" addition to his squad....

  • Man Utd boosted by Daley Blind and Angel Di Maria deals - Juan Mata

    Manchester United midfielder Juan Mata has welcomed Daley Blind to the club....

  • Burnley FC sign Chelsea FC midfielder Nathaniel Chalobah on loan

    Burnley have completed the signing of Chelsea midfielder Nathaniel Chalobah on loan until January....

  • Liverpool FC accept £13m bid for Fabio Borini from QPR - report

    Liverpool have reportedly accepted a £13million bid from Queens Park Rangers for striker Fabio Borini....

  • Man Utd to launch Kevin Strootman bid - report

    Manchester United will reportedly launch a bid to sign Roma midfielder Kevin Strootman during the January transfer window....

  • Chelsea FC goalkeeper Petr Cech not ruling out move

    Chelsea goalkeeper Petr Cech on Monday afternoon refused to rule out a late move away from the club....

More Stories

Latest News



Share this with your friends

To:
From:
Your comments:

French Open 2013 - Venus Williams vs. Urszula Radwanska (15:30 BST)

Venus Williams takes on Urszula Radwanska this afternoon in the first round of the 2013 French Open at Roland Garros (15:30 BST start).

Read more »

Log In or Sign up

Facebook User?

You can use your facebook account to sign up with Live streaming sport.

Connect with facebook
Remember me.
Did you forget your password?