Molding French Open seeds for clay
'Tis the season for thinking about clay, not grass. But every year when the French Open seeding lists are released, the mind briefly wanders back to Wimbledon.
When seeding male players for the Wimbledon Championships, the All England Club uses a formula that gives players extra credit for their grass-court performances. It doesn't always yield perfect results, but does give the tournament a more customized seeding list than the year-round, all-surface world rankings.
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2009 FRENCH OPEN
Women's singles: Svetlana Kuznetsova, Russia
Roger Federer, Switzerland
Men's doubles: Lukas Dlouhy, Czech Republic and Leander Paes, India
Women's doubles: Anabel Medina Garrigues and Virginia Ruano Pascual, Spain
Mixed doubles: Liezel Huber and Bob Bryan, United States
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