Czech tennis player Barbora Krejčíková in the round of 16 of the tournament in Miami, March 27, 2023.
Paris – Two-time winner of last year's Roland Garros Barbora Krejčíková will open this year's Paris Grand Slam against Ukrainian tennis player Lesja Curenková. Czech number one and seeded ten Petra Kvitová will face Italy's Elisabetta Cocciaretta. Jiří Lehečka, the quarter-finalist of the Australian Open in January, will start against the tournament's twenty-first seed, the German Jan-Lennard Struff. It was decided by today's lot in Paris.
There are ten Czechs in the main competition so far, 17-year-old Sára Bejlek and Brenda Fruhvirtová, who are a year younger, can also join, who will play the qualification final on Friday. There are two men.
Karolína Muchová has a tough draw in the beginning, who is waiting for seeded eight Maria Sakkariová from Greece. Tereza Martincová will face the winner of the tournament from 2017 Jelena Ostapenko of Latvia. Jiří Veselý, starting after an injury thanks to a protected ranking, will face the fifth player in the world and finalist from 2021, the Greek Stefanos Tsitsipas.
The tournament sixteenth seed Karolína Plíšková will face the American Sloane Stephensová, the thirty-first seeded Marie Bouzková will face the Chinese Wang Shin-yu. Kateřina Siniaková will face the American Peyton Stearnsová after a wrist injury and may meet Martincová in the next stage. 2019 finalist Markéta Vondroušová, who the organizers called a possible surprise, will open the tournament against another American Alycia Parks.
2021 Roland Garros junior winner Linda Nosková will face Danka Koviničová of Montenegro and could face Wimbledon champion Jelena Rybakinová of Kazakhstan if she advances. Linda Fruhvirtová will start the main event against Russia's Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova.
World number one and reigning champion from Poland Iga Šwiateková will open the tournament against Spain's Cristina Bucsaová. She can face Bouzková in the third round and Krejčíková in the round of 16. Belarus' Aryna Sabalenkova will challenge Ukraine's Marta Kostyukova in the opener, the American duel will take place between Jessica Pegula and Danielle Collins.
The third ranked player, Novak Djokovic of Serbia, who will attack for a record 23rd Grand Slam title, will face the American Aleksandar in the opener. Kovacevic. The world number one Spaniard Carlos Alcaraz will challenge his opponent from the qualification. Reigning champion and 14-time winner his compatriot Rafael Nadal withdrew due to injury.
The Roland Garros program will start on Sunday. The women's final will take place on June 10, the men's final a day later.