French n°1 Caroline Garcia finds herself in the half of the table of world n°1 Iga Swiatek, whom she could face in the semi-finals, according to the draw carried out on Friday and which also produced three Franco-French duels from the first round of the men’s draw.
In total, twenty French people will play the main draw of Wimbledon (July 3-16): four women and sixteen men.
Caroline Garcia5th in the world and who had reached the round of 16 last year, her best result on the London turf, will face in the first round the American Katie Volynets (123e).
Alize Cornet was to be opposite entry to the Macedonian Danka Kovinic, but she withdrew shortly after the draw and will be replaced by the Japanese not hibino (125th), drafted from the qualifications.
The draw of the French (4)
Diane Parry (94th in the world) – Harriet Dart (GBR/142e)
Caroline Garcia (5e) – Katie Volynets (USA/123e)
Alizé Cornet (74th) – Nao Hibino (JPN/125e)
Varvara Gracheva (43e) – Camila Giorgi (ITA/67e)
Bonzi and Gasquet face other Blues
Bad pick for Jérémy Chardy (534e) who will play the world No. 1 from the start Carlos Alcaraz. The Spaniard could follow up with another Frenchman, the winner of the duel between Alexandre Mueller et Arthur Rinderknech and even possibly on a third, Ugo Humbertprovided that the latter first discards Jason Kubler then Marco Cecchinato or Nicolas Jarry.
The other two Franco-French duels will pit Benjamin Bonzi et Harold Mayotfrom qualifications, as well as Corentin Moutet et Richard Gasquet.
As at Roland-Garros, Arthur Son will be opposed in the first round to the Spaniard Alexander Davidovich. The Spaniard was too strong on clay but he is less comfortable on grass.
The draw of the French (16)
Jeremy Chardy (534th) – Carlos Alcaraz (ESP/1st)
Alexandre Müller (82e) – Arthur Rinderknech (85e)
Ugo Humbert (38e) – Jason Kubler (AUS/74e)
Arthur Fils (58e) – Alexander Davidovich (ESP/34e)
Adrian Mannarino (43e) – Alexander Shevchenko (RUS/97e)
Quentin Halys (76e) – Daniel Evans (GBR/30e)
Benjamin Bonzi (93rd) – Harold Mayot (180th)
Corentin Moutet (80th) – Richard Gasquet (49th)
Gregoire Barrere (57th) – Lloyd Harris (RSA/298e)
Constant Lestienne (73e) – Liam Broady (GBR/147e)
Laurent Lokoli (198e) – Casper Ruud (NOR/4e)
Luca van Assche (79th) – Aslan Karatsev (RUS/47e)
Enzo Couacaud (158e) – J.J. Wolf (USA/46e)