Serena Williams did not miss his reunion with Roland-Garros, discarding Tuesday, Kristyna Pliskova in straight sets in the first round (7-6, 6-4). Until where can go the American way, into the unknown after a long absence to a very high level ?

After Rafael Nadal, the court Philippe-Chatrier is constantly full. But Serena Williams has arrived, and if its power of attraction is not as strong as a few years ago, the onlookers returned to see what was going on. Note that the American was indeed a reality and not yet a legend, a year and a half after his last release on a Grand Slam tournament. In the light to penetrate the ground in an outfit for the least figure-hugging, doubt was no longer allowed. It is well it. “She plays in Star Wars ?”, do you mean in the forum. “It was not taken in Black Panther ?” And we will review as soon as Thursday, as it has dominated Kristyna Pliskova (7-6, 6-4), the twin sister of Karolina.

Spin-off to the 451st largest in the world โ€“ but as the beneficiary of a classification protected โ€“ the keeper of the 23 titles of the Grand Slam was convinced by his involvement and his power, always at the rendezvous. His footwork also, far from being catastrophic. Yet, even during the warm-up, we would not have put our hand in the fire… The triple winner of Roland-Garros will pass a test of scope as soon as the next round, in the face of the Australian Ashleigh Barty, who occupies the 17th place in the WTA rankings. In the meantime, it has started its operation seduction, its reconquest.

His last appearance on the scene was a final, lost in 2016 in the face Garbine Muguruza. And his last appearance in a Grand Slam tournament was also a final, won in Melbourne in January 2017 (in the face of her sister Venus), while she was pregnant. We don’t know where the wind will carry it, but it makes you want to follow it. Caroline Garcia has warned: “each time it comes back, it is for securities. It is often heard out of nowhere, but its qualities of play, his hits, his experience and his aggressiveness make her a great champion.” And actually, we reviewed a bit of that.