“It’s great to come back here,” said Ostapenko, who also shares the third quarter with No.4 seed Elina Svitolina, Madison Keys and Naomi Osaka. “When I came to the practice, because I arrived yesterday, today was the first day I felt really, really good here. It’s great to be back.”
Two-time former champion Maria Sharapova, returning to Roland-Garros for the first time since 2015, will take on a qualifier in her opening match. Joining Muguruza, Kuznetsova and former finalist Samantha Stosur in the second quarter of the draw, the No.28 seed could face Karolina Pliskova in the third round, with a potential fourth-round showdown with Serena Williams awaiting the winner.
Ten of the 13 qualifiers – including a lucky loser – have landed in the bottom half of the draw, including six in the bottom quarter occupied by No.2 seed and reigning Australian Open champion Caroline Wozniacki, who will face American Danielle Collins in the first round.
Sharing the Dane’s section are Sloane Stephens, the reigning US Open champion who will take on a qualifier, and Petra Kvitova, drawn against Paraguay’s Veronica Cepede Royg.
The women's draw will be available to view in full shortly.