Burel, a former junior world No.1, also has happy memories on these grounds. The 21-year-old managed a brace of victories for a place in the third round at Roland-Garros 2020.
No.18 seed Gauff’s opening encounter is against Canadian qualifier Rebecca Marino.
Last season, a 17-year-old Gauff became the youngest woman to reach a major quarter-final since 2006.
A 4-3 record on clay in preparation for Roland-Garros doesn’t quite tell the story: the American teenager's losses are to formidable trio Sakkari, Simona Halep and Daria Kasatkina.
Marino has plenty of experience to spring a surprise. The 31-year-old, back in the Roland-Garros main draw for the first time since 2011, only lost 12 games across three matches in qualifying. It'll be her first meeting with Gauff.