Virginie Phulpin 07:26, May 17, 2022

Every day, the morning of Europe 1 returns to one of the sporting events which makes the news.

This Tuesday, Virginie Phulpin is interested in the Roland-Garros tournament for which no French seed will be present.

After the departure of the Williams sisters, we were afraid of the void on the women's circuit, we will be amazed.

Roland Garros qualifying started yesterday.

The main tournament is on Sunday.

Excitement is mounting, especially for the ladies' tournament.

The women's circuit shows a vitality that we did not necessarily expect. 

We were afraid of the void, and in fact we take full eyes.

Fear of emptiness because Serena Williams fades little by little.

She is 40 years old, she is injured, she will not be at Roland Garros.

And the twilight of a queen is always scary.

What happens after?

In addition, we could see in Ashleigh Barty the new headliner of women's tennis.

But the Aussie put her racquets away after winning in Melbourne in January.

As for Emma Raducanu, winner of the US Open last summer, she signed more advertising contracts than she won matches in 2022. Suffice to say that we could be afraid of emptiness.

But the women's circuit has resources.

Iga Swiatek makes everyone agree.

The Pole is only 20 years old, but she is an ogress.

She had won here at Roland Garros 2 years ago.

One could fear a victory without tomorrow.

But in fact, since the beginning of the year, it devours everything in its path.

In Rome on Sunday, she won her 5th tournament in a row.

Look no further, she is the great favorite of Roland Garros, the attraction of the tournament.

But beware, it's not Iga and the desert.

Look at Ons Jabeur, beaten in the final on Sunday in Rome.

The week before, the Tunisian had won in Madrid.

She became the first woman from the African continent to win a tournament of this importance.

And she, too, is in the shape of her life.

We are very far from empty.

the attraction of the tournament.

But beware, it's not Iga and the desert.

Look at Ons Jabeur, beaten in the final on Sunday in Rome.

The week before, the Tunisian had won in Madrid.

She became the first woman from the African continent to win a tournament of this importance.

And she, too, is in the shape of her life.

We are very far from empty.

the attraction of the tournament.

But beware, it's not Iga and the desert.

Look at Ons Jabeur, beaten in the final on Sunday in Rome.

The week before, the Tunisian had won in Madrid.

She became the first woman from the African continent to win a tournament of this importance.

And she, too, is in the shape of her life.

We are very far from empty. 

And they are not the only ones.

We are also waiting for Alizé Cornet!

And why not ?

The Frenchwoman reached the quarter-finals of a grand slam for the first time in her career in Melbourne.

She is also releasing a novel, La Valse des Jours.

Write to envision the future and be more serene in the present.

I am talking about her novel because what is impressive in women's tennis today is not only the results of the players, but also their ability to assume who they are, what they do.

Look at Naomi Osaka.

The Japanese has experienced a crossing of the desert, she is no longer world number 1, but she has done a lot for her sport by raising the problem of mental health.

And today, she has created her own management agency.

No sportswoman had taken the plunge in terms of image and marketing.

Not even Serena Williams.

So we are at a high point on the women's circuit.

Strong and exciting.

There are also Ukrainian women who give voice.

Elina Svitolina in particular, who asks players to take their noses out of their rackets to watch what is happening in Ukraine.

And all of these players are surrounded by a straight WTA in their boots.

The professional players' association showed its character during the Peng Shuai case.

By canceling all of its tournaments in China.

Much more intransigent on morality than the ATP for example.

There, Roland Garros arrives, and it will be a great scene for this women's tennis in full revival.

And all of these players are surrounded by a straight WTA in their boots.

The professional players' association showed its character during the Peng Shuai case.

By canceling all of its tournaments in China.

Much more intransigent on morality than the ATP for example.

There, Roland Garros arrives, and it will be a great scene for this women's tennis in full revival.

And all of these players are surrounded by a straight WTA in their boots.

The professional players' association showed its character during the Peng Shuai case.

By canceling all of its tournaments in China.

Much more intransigent on morality than the ATP for example.

There, Roland Garros arrives, and it will be a great scene for this women's tennis in full revival. 

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