Paris, France, 25 May 2023 | Leigh Rogers
The men’s and women’s singles draws are set for Roland Garros 2023.
Alex de Minaur leads the Australian charge in the men’s singles competition. The No.18 seed begins his seventh campaign in Paris against world No.86 Ilya Ivashka.
Jason Kubler made his Roland Garros main-draw debut last year as a No.160-ranked qualifier. The 30-year-old returns as the world No.68 and will face a qualifier or lucky loser in the opening round.
Max Purcell has skyrocketed up the rankings in 2023, with six ATP Challenger finals helping him rise to world No.67. The 25-year-old has been handed a tough draw in his main-draw debut in Paris, pitted against fellow Aussie Jordan Thompson.
Thanasi Kokkinakis also faces a big test. He’ll play world No.24 Dan Evans in the first round.
|Roland Garros 2023
Men’s singles, first round
| Alex de Minaur (AUS)||19||v||Ilya Ivashka||86|
|Max Purcell (AUS)||67||v||Jordan Thompson (AUS)||71|
|Jason Kubler (AUS)||68||v||Qualifier/Lucky Loser|
|Alexei Popyrin (AUS)||82||v||Qualifier/Lucky Loser|
|Chris O’Connell (AUS)||85||v||Taro Daniel (JPN)||110|
|[WC] Thanasi Kokkinakis (AUS)||107||v|| Dan Evans (GBR)||24|
> VIEW: Full Roland Garros 2023 men’s singles draw
Kimberly Birrell carries Australian hopes in the women’s singles competition.
The 25-year-old from the Gold Coast will make her main-draw debut in Paris against world No.129 Leolia Jeanjean. The 27-year-old French wildcard scored a top-10 win against Karolina Pliskova during a third-round run at Roland Garros last year.
Ajla Tomljanovic, Australia’s top-ranked woman, is still recovering from knee surgery and unable to compete.
|Roland Garros 2023
Women’s singles, first round
|[WC] Kimberly Birrell (AUS)||111||v||[WC] Leolia Jeanjean (FRA)||129|
> VIEW: Full Roland Garros 2023 women’s singles draw
Storm Hunter and Jaimee Fourlis could join Birrell in the main draw. Both have progressed to the final round in the qualifying competition, which concludes tomorrow.
This is only the third time in the past 33 years that two Australian women have reached the final qualifying round in Paris.
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