Andy Murray, Tsvetana Pironkova, Eugénie Bouchard and a host of French players.
The French Tennis Federation lifted the veil on Monday two weeks before the kickoff of the tournament on the guest list for Roland-Garros (September 27 to October 11). Former world number 1 Andy Murray, 92nd in the world, appears in the men’s category, along with Tsvetana Pironkova and Eugénie Bouchard for the women’s table.
The Scotsman, finalist in 2016 Porte d’Auteuil but absent in 2017, like the Bulgarian and the Canadian will therefore directly enter the final table without having to go through the qualifications. A privilege of which seven Frenchmen Elliot Benchetrit, Hugo Gaston, Quentin Halys, Antoine Hoang, Maxime Janvier, Harold Mayot and Arthur Rinderknech will also be able to boast.
On the women’s side, they will be six French women to directly accompany the ghost and now mother Pironkova, recent quarter-finalist of the US Open, in the final table as well as the Canadian Bouchard (26 years old), much appreciated by the Parisian public
despite its long crossing of the desert (5th in October 2014, it is only 167th today), even if it has just come out of a lost final in Istanbul. Unsurprisingly this is also Clara Burel, Elsa Jacquemod, Chloé Paquet, Diane Parry, Harmony Tan and the ineradicable Pauline Parmentier (34), 8th finalist in 2014 and who will thus participate in the tournament for the 16th time. of her career.
Eight French and as many French women invited for the qualifications
If Geoffrey Blancaneaux, Mathias Bourgue, Arthur Cazaux, Hugo Grenier, Manuel Guinard, Kyrian Jacquet, Tristan Lamasine, Giovanni Mpetschi-Perricard and Alexandre Muller also dream of being part of the final table, they will first have to pass the cut. Like their compatriots Audrey Albie, Tessah Andrianjafitrimo, Aubane Droguet, Amandine Hesse, Selena Janicijevic, Carole Monnet, Jessika Ponchet and Margot Yerolymos, they are among the lucky lucky ones to have received an invitation for Roland-Garros at the proposal of the DTN PIerre Cherret, but for qualifying only. They will begin on September 21 and will take place behind closed doors.