Whew!!! This is the toughest draw I have seen this year in a Grand Slam! There's just so many of them grouped together here that it was not easy to take a pick for the semifinal slot. The draw is led by world #3 Agnieszka Radwanska, who may have the misfortune of having to fight three Grand Slam champions just to get to the quarterfinals - Venus Williams (2R), Svetlana Kuznetsova (3R) and Ana Ivanovic (4R). Another good performer during this clay court season, Sara Errani, is also here - poor girl! Then there's Flavia Pennetta as well, Anabel Medina Garrigues, a clay court specialist, and last year's semifinalist, Marion Bartoli, who had a horrible clay court season. I predict she'll lose to Anabel in the 3rd round, the way she's playing.
Anyhow, I pick Ana Ivanovic and Angelique Kerber to fight it in the semifinals. Among this crop, they are the two standouts during this clay court season. And - I pick Ana Ivanovic to get to the semi's. Now, that would be quite exciting!