"Of course, Rafa will be the favourite there, there's no question about it".
That victory over Britain's Bunny Austin was the country's third in four years at the French Open after two previous titles for Gottfried von Cramm.
It can only mean one thing - Maria Sharapova is about to play in a Grand Slam event. But after a period of training, coach Patrick Mouratoglou last week told the WTA tour's website "Serena will play the French Open to win it".
But who are the favorites and what can we expect from the only grand slam on red dirt? "Looking back two or three months, this is the best that I've felt on the court, by far".
Ten-time French Open champion Rafael Nadal regarded Richard Gasquet as the best player he faced as a junior, but the now-31-year-old has never reached a major final.
The topic of whether Williams, who was No. 1 when she announced her pregnancy, should be seeded has been debated throughout the sport for weeks. "As long as I can continue to feel motivated by that moment, I´ll keep loving it and playing there". It´s an inner feeling.
"It's such an incredible effort for a woman to come back from physically, emotionally", Sharapova said, adding: "There's just another whole dimension to the travel, to the experiences, to the emotions to the physicality of every single day".
Chinese plane windshield pops out mid-flight
Wang Qianlong, one of the passengers, recalled some details about the frightening moment, in his hotel room soon afterwards. A cockpit window that broke midflight has been covered up; the flight's co-pilot was partially sucked out of the window .
'Consequently, (the seeds) will reflect this week's world ranking'.
"And ... just like that anti doping is here ... again ... second time this week", Williams wrote.
Williams, a three-time French Open champion, is expected to play in her first major since giving birth to her daughter in September.
Williams commented on the frequency of the tests Monday on Twitter.
Serena was ranked No. 1 in the world when she left the court for maternity leave in January 2017.
Serena Williams will nearly certainly be seeded at this year's Wimbledon championships despite being snubbed by French Open organisers, the All England Club confirmed yesterday.
The French are allowing Serena to play because there is a Special Ranking Rule that allows players on maternity leave or players recovering suffered serious injuries to play in up to eight tournaments within a year after their recovery, according to a recent Washington Post article.