The qualifying stage of Roland Garros 2023 is completed. Both in WTA and ATP competition, 16 names got awarded to become a main draw participants after each of them through the tough three-steps path. Finally, 20 ladies from the qualies of WTA will play in the main draw starting on Sunday, as 4 of initial participants have withdrew due to injuries.
No luck for the top seed
Camila Osorio was seeded with number one in the qualies and despite doing really well in both opening matches, as the Colombian approached the final round without losing a single set, her path of the Q draw was anticipated as really tough from the start, because of the presence of Mirra Andreeva. The 16 years-old sensation of the European clay season have set up the hit clash of the qualies final round against Osorio and won it after two intense sets 7-6(8) 6-4. This match has contained 11 breaks in general, but it was the youngster who was more sufficient in the decisive moments of both sets. Osorio could still count for the option to appear in the main draw as a lucky loser. The Colombian was in the field of 6 top qualifying seeds, but has not appeared in the drawn lucky four - Nao Hibino, Aliona Bolsova, Viktoria Kuzmova and Elina Avanesyan.
Teenagers move through
Mirra Andreeva is not the only one teenager to make it through the main draw. Two Czech youngsters - Sara Bejlek and Brenda Fruhvirtova have also prevailed in the qualies. Both the Czechs have survived difficult three-setters in the opening rounds, but it has built up their confidence later on, as they did not lose a single set in 2nd and 3rd qualies round. Bejlek and Fruhvirtova repeat their success from Melbourne, where they both managed to make through the qualies stage. Fruhvirtova sets up an exciting, but very tough match-up against Elena Rybakina in the opening round of main draw. Bejlek will meet Kamiila Rakhimova, while Andreeva plays against Alison Riske in her maiden main draw appearance.
Seed does not guarantees the success
Only 4 out of top 16 seeds have completed their road to the main draw by winning all the three matches. Arantxa Rus (3rd), Tamara Zidansek (4th), Elizabeth Mandlik (10th) and Simona Waltert (14th) and 2 of them where in the group of lucky losers - Hibino (11th) and Avanesyan (15th).
Only one French qualifier
The qualifying campaign was not the most successful one for the local representatives. Fiona Ferro is the only one to make it through out of all the French players who entered the qualies from their ranking or due to the wild cards. Ferro, the former world's number 39 who managed to reach out the 4th round of Roland Garros 2020, is currently listed 462th in the WTA rankings, which makes her the lowest ranked player to participate in the main draw competition this year. Two other French players have advanced into final round, but did not manage to prevail there. Alice Robbe got defeated by Brenda Fruhvirtova in straight sets. Elsa Jacquemot lost in 3 sets to Simona Waltert, as the Swiss earned her maiden Grand Slam appearance. Ferro is not without a chance to win her first main draw match, as she meets Rebecca Peterson.
Hot streak of Danilovic
Olga Danilovic is the player who deserves a mention as the one who stormed through the main draw in a super impressive style. The Serbian has won all her three qualifying matches against quite demanding opponents in a dominant manner. Danilovic has defeated Heather Watson 6-4 6-3, Yannina Vickmayer 6-3 6-2 and Erika Andreeva 6-2 6-4 to earn her second French Open main draw appearance in a row, after reaching the 2nd round in previous season. The current run of form displayed by Danilovic is even more impressive, considering that she has won the ITF tournament in Madrid just 2 days after the opening round of qualies in Paris. The Serbian has rolled over all the opponents without losing a set as well there, which means that she is currently on streak of 8 wins by 16 straight sets, all done in a time of just 10 days (!). Danilovic has a chance to extend her super series by earning another, and really valuable one, playing against Kateryna Baindl in the first round of main draw.
Well known names fought out their spots
Taylor Townsend capitalizes on her good run of form by moving through qualies after her successful campaign in Rome, where she advanced into 3rd round of the WTA 1000 in Rome and played in the final of WTA 125 challenger in Florence. The American was one of the biggest favorites from whole the qualies field and held the pressure well from the start till the end. Townsend has defeated the 19 years-old Maria Timofeeva in the decisive match and will try to earn the first main draw victory in French Open since the year 2018. The task will be difficult, as she meets Anastasia Potapova in the opening round.
Dayana Yastremska was not even seeded in the qualies after dropping in the WTA rankings down to the 144th place. The Ukrainian fought for her main draw spot in a bumpy section of draw, as she needed 3 sets in 2nd and 3rd round to prevail against Sachia Vickery and 25th seed Greet Minnen. The bar goes much higher in the main draw, as Yastremska got drawn against Donna Vekic in first round.
Clara Tauson was considered as one of the most promising teenagers in the circuit, but has missed a lot in her progress during the last year due to being constantly naggled by the injury issues. Tauson has fall in the rankings down to 126th place and did not appear in any big stage tournament this year, trying to find the groove back on the ITF level. The Dane played a successful qualies campaign in Paris tough. Tauson has defeated Mirjam Bjorklund in an intense three-setter 7-5 6-7(3) 6-2 to move into main draw, where she meets Aliaksandra Sasnovich in first round. It's the third Roland Garros appearance for the 20 years-old Tauson, who reached the 2nd round twice in 2020 and 2022 year.
Here is the updated Roland Garros 2023 full draw with all the qualifiers and lucky losers spot being filled today in the late afternoon -> LINK