French Open 2021: All You Need to Know About the Wildcards and Qualifiers

Published 05/18/2021, 12:41 PM EDT
PARIS, FRANCE – JUNE 01: The Roland Garros logo is seen outside the VIP village on day nine of the 2015 French Open at Roland Garros on June 1, 2015 in Paris, France. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)


With the successful completion of the Italian Open, it is now time for the French Open 2021. The Grand Slam will begin in two weeks after being delayed by a week from its original schedule due to the coronavirus pandemic situation in Paris. The draw will be out soon but in the meantime, the organizers have announced some good news for the fans.

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The French Open 2021 has announced its list of wildcards and qualifiers. The qualifying rounds of the tournament will begin from May 24, 2021, and will extend till May 28, 2021. The main draw of the Grand Slam will kick off from May 30, 2021, and will stretch till June 13, 2021.

Interestingly, 3-time Grand Slam winner Andy Murray will not be playing at Roland Garros this year- even as a wildcard.

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Tennis – French Open – Roland Garros, Paris, France – Britain’s Andy Murray during his first round match against Switzerland’s Stan Wawrinka REUTERS/Charles Platiau

French Open 2021: Men’s singles wildcards

  1. Grégoire Barrere (FRA)
  2. Benjamin Bonzi(FRA)
  3. Mathias Bourgue(FRA)
  4. Arthur Cazaux(FRA)
  5. Enzo Couacaud(FRA)
  6. Hugo Gaston(FRA)
  7. Arthur Rinderknech(FRA)

There will also be an 8th player who will be an Australian- as mutually agreed by the Australian and French Tennis Federation.

French Open 2021: Women’s singles wildcards

PARIS, FRANCE – JUNE 09: A general view inside Court Philippe Chatrier during the ladies singles final between Sloane Stephens of The United States and Simona Halep of Romania during day fourteen of the 2018 French Open at Roland Garros on June 9, 2018, in Paris, France. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)
  1. Océane Babel(FRA)
  2. Clara Burel(FRA)
  3. Océane Dodin(FRA)
  4. Elsa Jacquemot(FRA)
  5. Chloé Paquet(FRA)
  6. Diane Parry(FRA)
  7. Astra Sharma(AUS)
  8. Harmony Tan(FRA)

These are the wildcard entrants who will also feature at Roland Garros this year. Apart from them, the management also named the qualifiers who will be playing at the Grand Slam. The list is as follows-

Men Qualifiers

PARIS – JUNE 01: A view of the Roland Garros logo on day eight of the French Open at Roland Garros on June 1, 2008 in Paris, France. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)
  1. Arthur Fils (FRA)
  2. Evan Furness (FRA)
  3. Manuel Guinard(FRA)
  4. Kyrian Jaquet(FRA)
  5. Tristan Lamasine(FRA)
  6. Timo Legout(FRA)
  7. Matteo Martineau(FRA)
  8. Giovanni Mpetshi-Perricard(FRA)
  9. Luca Van Assche(FRA)

Women Qualifiers

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  1. Tessah Andrianjafitrimo (FRA)
  2. Julie Belgraver(FRA)
  3. Lois Boisson(FRA)
  4. Salma Djoubri(FRA)
  5. Aubane Droguet(FRA)
  6. Olivia Gadecki(AUS)
  7. Selena Janicijevic(FRA)
  8. Carole Monnet(FRA)
  9. Carol Zhao(CAN)

The seeds of the tournament will also be out soon when most of the players will confirm their participation. Following that, the authorities will also announce the draw.

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