Ons Jabeur (TUN)
Tunisian trailblazer Ons Jabeur has made a habit of exceeding expectations over the last two seasons.
The first Arab woman to win a WTA title and first Arab ever to crack the top-10, Jabeur is now coming into her own on the clay.
She has put up a tour-leading 17 wins (17-3 overall) on the surface in 2022, including a spectacular run to the Madrid title, where she became the first African woman to win a WTA 1000 crown.
Though she lost to Swiatek in last week's Rome final, Jabeur made it clear that she has the game to bother the Pole. The 2011 Roland-Garros girls' singles champion is aware that if she earns the right to face Swiatek in Paris, she'll have to trust herself and seize the opportunity.
"I didn't really doubt myself, but I should have believed more," Jabeur said after falling to Swiatek in Rome. Next time, she hopes, will be different.
Record at Roland-Garros: 8-4
Record in 2022: 25-8
Clay record in 2022: 17-3
Number of clay titles won: 1