French Open Wildcards Announced

Some familiar faces as well as rising stars have made the cut for this year's grand slam tournament.

French Open Wildcards Announced

Nicolas Mahut and Pauline Parmentier have been included in the list of players to feature in the main draw of this year’s French Open.

The wildcards for the tournament was officially announced on Wednesday morning. 36-year-old Mahut has been given a pass to play in the men’s tournament. The former top 40 player will make his 16th appearance at Roland Garros, 18 years after he made his debut back in 2000. He will be joined by 19-year-old Corentin Moutet, who reached a ranking best of 135th earlier this year. Moutet is a former junior world No.7, but he is yet to break out on the professional tour.

In the women’s draw, Parmentier will feature in the main draw for the 14th consecutive year. The world No.76 recently won the Istanbul Open, in what was her first WTA title since 2008. 27-year-old Myrtille Georges, who has never gone beyond the second round at Roland Garros, and Amandine Hesse has also received wildcards.

Along with the six French entries are one each from America and Australia. This is due to the Reciprocal Wildcard Agreement between three out of the four grand slam nations (excluding Great Britain). For America, Taylor Townsend and Noah Rubin were triumphant in their play-offs. Former Junior No.1 Townsend has won two ITF $80,000 titles this season. Meanwhile, Rubin has won two Challenger titles, including one on the clay in Tallahassee. Australia is yet to name their two entries.

The French Open will start a week on Sunday. Rafael Nadal and Jelena Ostapenko are the defending champions.

Full list of wildcard entries

Main Draw

Men
1 – BARRERE Grégoire (FRA)
2 – BENCHETRIT Elliot (FRA)
3 – HEMERY Calvin (FRA)
4 – JANVIER Maxime (FRA)
5 – MAHUT Nicolas (FRA)
6 – MOUTET Corentin (FRA)
7 – RUBIN Noah (USA)
8 – TBC (Tennis Australia)

Women
1 – FERRO Fiona (FRA)
2 – GEORGES Myrtille (FRA)
3 – HESSE Amandine (FRA)
4 – PAQUET Chloé (FRA)
5 – PARMENTIER Pauline (FRA)
6 – PONCHET Jessika (FRA)
7 – TOWNSEND Taylor (USA)
8 – TBC (Tennis Australia)

Qualifying

Men
1 – ANGELE Jaimée-Floyd (FRA)
2 – BLANCANEAUX Geoffrey (FRA)
3 – DENOLLY Corentin (FRA)
4 – FURNESS Evan (FRA)
5 – GASTON Hugo (FRA)
6 – GRENIER Hugo (FRA)
7 – HUMBERT Ugo (FRA)
8 – MULLER Alexandre (FRA)
9 – TATLOT Johan-Sébastien (FRA)

Women
1 – ALBIE Audrey (FRA)
2 – ANDRIANJAFITRIMO Tessah (FRA)
3 – ARCANGIOLI Manon (FRA)
4 – BUREL Clara (FRA)
5 – CAKAREVIC Sara (FRA)
6 – PARRY Diane (FRA)
7 – TAN Harmony (FRA)
8 – YEROLYMOS Margot (FRA)

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