Ekaterina Makarova Player Profile
Ekaterina Makarova: Doesn't have a great claycourt record
Two successive runs to the semi-finals of Grand Slams have helped Makarova climb into the top 10 of the WTA rankings.
Makarova won't be expected to challenge for the title at Roland Garros but the 26-year-old will certainly view a run to the quarter-finals as a success.
The Russian, who did win the doubles crown here back in 2013 alongside Elena Vesnina, doesn't boast a great French Open record having previously only managed to reach the fourth round once, while her results on clay this season won't fill her with much confidence either.
She suffered early exits at the WTA events in Charleston, Madrid and Rome, while Angelique Kerber brushed her aside in straight sets during the quarter-finals in Stuttgart.
That said, Makarova is becoming more familiar to casual tennis fans having gone beyond expectations to reach the quarter-finals at last year's Wimbledon before going one better at the US Open, where she eventually fell to Serena Williams in the semis.
And this would be no one-off as she again made it to the last four of a Grand Slam at this year's Australian Open, beating Simona Halep comfortably in the quarters before losing out to eventual runner-up Maria Sharapova.
In terms of style of play, Makarova looks to set up winners by using good angles on her groundstrokes and also possesses a good left-handed serve.
- Nationality: RUS
- Date Of Birth: June 7, 1988
- Became Pro: 2004
- Height: 1.78 m
|29/05/15||E Vesnina||French Open||R3||Won||6-2, 6-4|
|28/05/15||M Johansson & V Razzano||French Open||R1||Won||6-2, 6-1|
|27/05/15||T Pereira||French Open||R2||Won||6-2, 5-7, 6-3|
|24/05/15||L Chirico||French Open||R1||Won||6-4, 6-2|
|14/05/15||A Dulgheru||WTA Internazionali BNL d'Italia||R3||Lost||6-4, 6-3|
|13/05/15||K Mladenovic||WTA Internazionali BNL d'Italia||R2||Won||6-4, 3-6, 1-6|
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