No shockers in Serena Williams' quarter of the draw - the three-time Roland-Garros champion will have time to play herself into fighting shape in her latest attempt at capturing that elusive 24th major title.
Williams, who will face Irina-Camelia Begu in the first round, has always been the master of playing herself into form at Grand Slams, but the slippery clay has left her feeling less than confident about her current run of play on the surface.
"It's been the hardest, I've always felt super comfortable on the clay, and this year has been a little more difficult than normal, I think it was because of the long hiatus I've had on clay," she said last week in Parma.
Williams, just 1-2 in her three clay matches this spring, will need to make significant strides to enter the second week with a fighting chance. Petra Kvitova, a semi-finalist last year, could be lurking in the fourth round, with Aryna Sabalenka, the No.3 seed a potential quarter-final opponent.