Serena Williams Rolland Garros draw

ROLAND GARROS WOMEN’S DRAW: Serena Williams and Victoria Azarenka on quarterfinal collision course


Coco Gauff will play Johanna Konta in the pick of the first round matches at Roland Garros, with Serena Williams and Victoria Azarenka on a quarterfinal collision course.

Top seed Simona Halep will open her campaign against Spaniard Sara Sorribes Tormo, and could meet Kiki Bertens in the last eight.

There, Serena Williams or Azarenka could await, although Elina Svitolina may have something to say about that in what is unquestionably the toughest quarter of the draw.

Australian Open champion Sofia Kenin and Karolina Pliskova headline the bottom half of the draw, with Sloane Stephens looking especially menacing in the latter’s section.

Kenin will be happy with her potential path to the quarterfinals, although Garbine Muguruza is a potential last eight opponent for the American.

Naomi Osaka and Bianca Andreescu are not competing at Roland Garros due to injury, and world number one Ashleigh Barty will not defend her title due to coronavirus concerns.

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