In an interview to hotnews.ro the former world No. 1 Kim Clijsters commented on the Serena Williams's chances in the French Open. The Belgian said: "She is very experienced, she exactly knows what to do and how to do, even if now she is not playing her best tennis.
Last year do not forget that she played two Grand Slam finals (Wimbledon and US Open) over such a less time after becoming mother. She always wants to improve her game, this is what I admire the most about her. Becoming mother changed me a lot, not just physically, but mentally and emotionally.
I can say that less changed. You learn more from yourself, you start accepting things in a different way and you become more patient. Those things could definitely help her. She does not play all the tournaments and that makes her better so that she can focus on what she can do.
I am sure Serena came here to win." It's an open battle for the title, along the way we had many upsets over the last years: a year ago everyone was hoping that Simona would win, which eventually happened. I have a short list of names that could be involved, that does not necessarily mean something.
Players like Kiki Bertens can go all the way." Williams's coach Patrick Mouratoglou said: "As long as Serena is focused and she keeps motivated, it's good. Serena was pretty embarassed over the last months due to her knee issues."