Cross to our Roland Garros draw recap to view the overall males’s bracket.



The fourth seed is in a position for any other Paris fairytale, this time with a storybook finishing. With first-time winners lifting the trophy the previous 3 years, historical past’s on her aspect.

STEVE FLINK: Simona Halep

She’s going to shield her identify as a result of she is extra dependable in this floor than someone else.


The Dutchwoman has arguably been the most productive clay-court participant on the planet this 12 months. Since 2016 she owns extra wins on clay than any of her friends. She is able to after all spoil thru at the greatest degree.

ED MCGROGAN: Kiki Bertens

The Dutch dirtballer reveals herself within the less-ominous part of the draw, and driving a wave of momentum. Have a look at her Madrid run yet one more time.

ASHLEY NDEBELEKarolina Pliskova

Clay will not be her highest floor, however Pliskova confirmed us in Rome that there’s room for her giant sport at the crimson dust.

NINA PANTIC: Petra Kvitova

With the highest quarter of the draw stacked with conceivable champions, Kvitova has a shot at slipping by way of below the radar. She’s gained two titles this 12 months—a unprecedented feat at the WTA excursion.


Final 12 months, she hoisted an excellent 16-Three file all the way through the clay season. The Romanian loves the clay and I may just see her repeating.

STEVE TIGNOR: Simona Halep

Having reached 3 finals at Roland Garros, together with the closing two, she is aware of find out how to win right here in addition to someone else these days.

Darkish Horse (Seeded No. 20 or decrease)

MATT FITZGERALD: Kristina Mladenovic

Her self belief restored since including trainer Sascha Bajin, Mladenovic is in No. 2 seed Karolina Pliskova’s phase. They’ve by no means met on clay, however they have got break up their 4 conferences. It is a massive alternative for Kiki to verify she’s again.

STEVE FLINK: Johanna Konta

Her play closing week in Rome used to be stellar, and she or he is enjoying Most sensible 10-level tennis once more.


After a stellar spring, Sakkari sits at a career-high No. 29 on the planet and displays no indicators of slowing down. She has crushed each Kvitova and Bertens on clay this 12 months, and if she remains sizzling, she will be able to beat someone within the draw. 

ED MCGROGAN: Daria Kasatkina

She hasn’t had an ideal 12 months, however she’s gained giant on clay prior to and, on her highest day, has skill few can tournament.


She’s made a leap forward this clay swing by way of attaining two finals. She’s by no means reached previous the primary spherical in Paris, however she’s after all discovered her footing on dust.

NINA PANTIC: Johanna Konta

She reached the Rome ultimate and must raise that momentum into Paris, the place she gained’t really feel any of the power that can hit her at Wimbledon.


The unorthodox professional may just probably make a deep run. She has showcased she cannot most effective compete however win towards most sensible gamers similar to Osaka and Halep.

STEVE TIGNOR: Yulia Putintseva

She’s long gone deep, or even threatened Serena, on the French prior to now, and her third-quarter draw items any other alternative.

Bust (Seeded No. 10 or upper)


If the highest seed wins her opener, she’ll face 2017 champion Jelena Ostapenko or Victoria Azarenka. Each relish a large degree and the power will firmly leisure on Osaka’s shoulders. 

STEVE FLINK: Angelique Kerber

She is way more comfy on grass and difficult courts, the place she has gained all 3 of her majors.

CALE HAMMONDSerena Williams

It doesn’t take a lot for Serena to play her method into any event, however she has hardly ever performed any tennis this 12 months. She has retired from her closing 3 tournaments (Rome, Miami and Indian Wells). The GOAT will most likely now not be have compatibility sufficient to make a deep run in Paris. 

ED MCGROGAN: Ashleigh Barty

Assuming she performs—the Aussie withdrew from a warm-up match with a right-arm harm—the No. Eight seed can run into bother briefly.


The season hasn’t been sort to Halep. Even if clay is her favourite floor, and she or he’s the protecting champion, I don’t see her getting previous the primary week.

NINA PANTIC: Elina Svitolina

She’s been hampered by way of a knee harm, is driving a four-match dropping streak, hasn’t gained a tournament on clay in 2019 and has drawn Venus Williams in her opener. That’s sufficient to wager towards her.


Osaka suffered a hand harm in Rome, forcing her to withdraw. She enters the French Open in a loaded most sensible quarter in her first main because the No. 1 seed.


Whilst she has proven indicators of growth on clay, she’s now not a herbal on it, and she or he would possibly wish to be in her well-stocked phase of the draw.

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