While some usual suspects, like Kiki Bertens and Simona Halep, have had a strong build-up to Roland-Garros, others like Johanna Konta or Maria Sakkari have squeezed themselves into the conversation with some impressive wins on the red dirt.
Kiki on top
A self-described clay specialist, Bertens continues to be a force to be reckoned with on the clay and, unsurprisingly, she is the match-wins leader on the surface this season, with an impressive 12-3 win-loss record.
A semi-finalist at Roland-Garros in 2016, Bertens is up to a career-high world No.4 - the highest ranking ever achieved by a Dutchwoman - and comes to Paris on the back of a title run in Madrid and a semi-final showing in Rome.
Great Britain's Johanna Konta, who has a 0-4 career win-loss record at Roland-Garros, is enjoying a brilliant clay swing so far, having made the finals in Rabat and Rome, which places her in the top five on the match-wins leader board.
Greece's Sakkari claimed the first title of her career in Rabat earlier this month, on clay, then impressively marched to the semi-finals, as a qualifier, in Rome last week. She is tied with Bertens with 12 wins on the surface in 2019.