The second major tournament of the year gets underway Sunday, and the draw at the French Open features both early marquee matchups and the potential for high-powered clashes.
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Notably, Naomi Osaka will face off against Amanda Anisimova in the first round. Anisimova knocked Osaka out in the third round of the Australian Open earlier this year in a three-set stunner to advance past the defending champion.
Osaka will have the opportunity to avenge that loss in the first round at Roland Garros. Her success, though, could depend on how well she was able to rehab an Achilles injury that left her out of the Italian Open.
If Osaka advances, she could meet up with Maria Sakkari in the third round.
Also featured in the grouping are Ons Jabeur, Emma Raducanu, Belinda Bencic, Leylah Fernandez and Angelique Kerber.
World No. 1 Iga Swiatek will face off against a qualifier in her first round match. The potential for a matchup with Simona Halep doesn’t come until the fourth round of the tournament. Swiatek also could face off against former champion Karolina Pliskova in the quarterfinals.
Defending champion Barbora Krejcikova is also seeded but hasn’t played in more than two months due to an elbow injury.