Like a fine cognac that gets better with age, so did the French Open as the women's matches played out concluding with a piece de resistance final between Maria Sharapova and Simona Halep with the more seasoned of the two emerging victorious.
Dominating Grand Slams used to be the norm for the young, but with older players taking better care of their bodies there are twice as many female 30-somethings as teens playing in this year's French Open. And they're winning.
As No. 1 seed Serena Williams attempts to defend her French Open title -- and prepares to show off her language skills -- she could face Maria Sharapova in a high-profile quarterfinal. We look at the draw and predict how the tournament will play out.