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French Open: Top 16 Seeds' Histories

World No.1 Serena Williams and defending champion Maria Sharapova lead the pack of contenders for the French Open title.

Published May 23, 2013 12:00

French Open: Top 16 Seeds' Histories
Serena Williams

PARIS, France - Serena Williams comes into Roland Garros as the favorite, but it is the Grand Slam where she is the most vulnerable - as evidenced by her first round loss here last year. Who else is likely to have a deep run? Here are the Grand Slam and French Open résumés of the Top 16 seeds and a couple other contenders:

1. Serena Williams (USA)
12th appearance (39-10)
Best result: Champion (2002)
Best Grand Slam result: Champion (15): 1999 US Open, 2002 French Open, 2002 Wimbledon, 2002 US Open, 2003 Australian Open, 2003 Wimbledon, 2005 Australian Open, 2007 Australian Open, 2008 US Open, 2009 Australian Open, 2009 Wimbledon, 2010 Australian Open, 2010 Wimbledon, 2012 Wimbledon, 2012 US Open

2. Maria Sharapova (RUS)
11th appearance (37-9)
Best result: Champion (2012)
Best Grand Slam result: Champion (4): 2004 Wimbledon, 2006 US Open, 2008 Australian Open, 2012 French Open

3. Victoria Azarenka (BLR)
8th appearance (14-7)
Best result: QF (2009, 2011)
Best Grand Slam result: Champion (2): 2012 Australian Open, 2013 Australian Open

4. Agnieszka Radwanska (POL)
7th appearance (12-6)
Best result: 4r (2008, 2009, 2011)
Best Grand Slam result: R-Up (1): 2012 Wimbledon

5. Sara Errani (ITA)
5th appearance (7-5)
Best result: R-Up (2012)
Best Grand Slam result: R-Up (1): 2012 French Open

6. Li Na (CHN)
7th appearance (19-5)
Best result: Champion (2011)
Best Grand Slam result: Champion (1): 2011 French Open

7. Petra Kvitova (CZE)
5th appearance (11-4)
Best result: SF (2012)
Best Grand Slam result: Champion (1): 2011 Wimbledon

8. Angelique Kerber (GER)
6th appearance (5-5)
Best result: QF (2012)
Best Grand Slam result: SF (2): 2011 US Open, 2012 Wimbledon

9. Samantha Stosur (AUS)
10th appearance (22-9)
Best result: R-Up (2010)
Best Grand Slam result: Champion (1): 2011 US Open

10. Caroline Wozniacki (DEN)
7th appearance (12-6)
Best result: QF (2010)
Best Grand Slam result: R-Up (1): 2009 US Open

11. Nadia Petrova (RUS)
13th appearance (24-12)
Best result: SF (2003, 2005)
Best Grand Slam result: SF (2): 2003 French Open, 2005 French Open

12. Maria Kirilenko (RUS)
10th appearance (12-9)
Best result: 4r (2010, 2011)
Best Grand Slam result: QF (2): 2010 Australian Open, 2012 Wimbledon

13. Marion Bartoli (FRA)
13th appearance (14-12)
Best result: SF (2011)
Best Grand Slam result: R-Up (1): 2007 Wimbledon

14. Ana Ivanovic (SRB)
9th appearance (25-7)
Best result: Champion (2008)
Best Grand Slam result: Champion (1): 2008 French Open

15. Roberta Vinci (ITA)
9th appearance (3-8)
Best result: 3r (2011)
Best Grand Slam result: QF (1): 2012 US Open

16. Dominika Cibulkova (SVK)
7th appearance (15-6)
Best result: SF (2009)
Best Grand Slam result: SF (1): 2009 French Open

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17. Sloane Stephens (USA)
3rd appearance (3-2)
Best result: 4r (2012)
Best Grand Slam result: SF (1): 2013 Australian Open

18. Jelena Jankovic (SRB)
10th appearance (24-9)
Best result: SF (2007, 2008, 2010)
Best Grand Slam result: R-Up (1): 2008 US Open

30. Venus Williams (USA)
16th appearance (41-15)
Best result: R-Up (2002)
Best Grand Slam result: Champion (7): 2000 Wimbledon, 2000 US Open, 2001 Wimbledon, 2001 US Open, 2005 Wimbledon, 2007 Wimbledon, 2008 Wimbledon

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