Devoid of Justine Henin, Williams, Sharapova looking to make their mark

For the first time since 2004, the French Open winning trophy will be hoisted by someone other than Justine Henin. But who steps up and grinds their way through the clay is up in the air.

Updated: May 23, 2008, 1:50 PM ET
By Ravi Ubha | Special ESPN.com

Tournament: French Open Surface: Clay Draw: 128 Prize money: $24,519,000 Top seeds: Maria Sharapova, Ana Ivanovic, Jelena Jankovic, Svetlana Kuznetsova

Justine Henin is back at the French Open.

Fortunately for the rest of the women's field she hasn't changed her mind about retirement -- the Belgian is at Roland Garros for a press conference tomorrow.

In Henin's absence, Sharapova, seeking to complete her Grand Slam collection, is the top seed, but ...

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