Wide open field at this year's French

Amelie Mauresmo won her first Grand Slam at the Australian Open, but will that be enough to take the pressure off to win in her home country at the French Open? Mary Joe Fernandez examines the field.

Updated: June 6, 2006, 11:35 AM ET
By Mary Joe Fernandez | Special to ESPN.com

The French Open field is more wide open than it has ever been. I have as many as seven different players who I think could win this year's French, but I also have my reasons why I think they won't.

The player who's in top form right now is Russia's Nadia Petrova. She has four wins in 2006 -- including three on clay -- and she just beat Justine Henin-Hardenne to win the Berlin Open.

But Petrova has never won a Grand Slam.

The Belgians have defending champion Henin-Hardenne ...

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