Roland Garros Announces French Open Wild Cards

President of the FFT informs Maria Sharapova of his decision.

French Open Court Philippe Chatrier at Stade Roland Garros

PARIS, May 17, 2017 (Press Release)

Here is the list of wild cards for this year’s French Open (22 May – 11 June) as awarded by Roland-Garros tournament direction. 

Men’s singles

Main draw (6 WC + 1 WC USA and 1 WC AUS):

Julien

BENNETEAU

Benjamin

BONZI

Mathias

BOURGUE

Quentin

HALYS

Laurent

LOKOLI

Alexandre

MULLER

1 to be assigned by USTA

1 to be assigned by Tennis Australia

 

Qualifying (9):

Grégoire

BARRERE

Geoffrey

BLANCANEAUX

Jonathan

EYSSERIC

Maxime

HAMOU

Calvin

HEMERY

Maxime

JANVIER

Constant

LESTIENNE

Corentin

MOUTET

Gleb

SAKHAROV

Jules

OKALA

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Women’s singles

Main draw (6 + 1 WC USA and 1 WC AUS):

 

Tessah

ANDRIANJAFITRIMO

Fiona

FERRO

Myrtille

GEORGES

Amandine

HESSE

Alizé

LIM

Chloé

PAQUET

1 to be assigned by USTA

 

1 to be assigned by Tennis Australia

 

 


Qualifying (7 + 1 WC Canada):

 

Audrey

ALBIE

Manon

ARCANGIOLI

Sara

CAKAREVIC

Yasmine

MANSOURI

Jessika

PONCHET

Jade

SUVRIJN

Harmony

TAN

1 to be assigned by Tennis Canada

 

 

Margoy

YEROLYMOS

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WHEELCHAIR TENNIS

Shingo

KUNIEDA

Charlotte

FAMIN

 

Bernard Giudicelli, President of the FFT, informed Maria Sharapova of his decision as follows: 

“I merely wished to say that I had decided not to award you the wild card that you had requested. No-one will ever be able to take away the two titles which you won here at Roland-Garros, because you won them according to the rules, owing nothing to anyone. I read very carefully articles 100 and 101 of the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) which reduced the length of your ban.


While it is true that the CAS reduced your ban, it agreed with the independent tribunal which stated that you had violated the anti-doping programme which applies to tennis, for which you were suspended for 15 months.


You served your ban with dignity and respect, and now it is in the past.


Nevertheless, while wild cards can be awarded to players returning from injury, this cannot be the case for those coming back from doping bans.


It is now up to you, day by day, one tournament after the next, to find the strength within you to win more major titles, without owing anything to anyone.”