Despite an injury scare last week in Rome, Iga Swiatek is already at Roland Garros seeking a third title in four years, shrugging off right thigh concerns.
Swiatek goes in seeking a repeat at Roland Garros as the top seed for a fifth straight Grand Slam.
The world No. 1 will lead a fully-stocked (as of now) top 32 into the second Grand Slam of the season. While she’s the favorite, there are two other worth contenders.
No. 2 Aryna Sabalenka won the last Slam in Melbourne and she just upended Swiatek on the clay for the Madrid title.
Elena Rybakina is still finding her footing on the clay, but the Wimbledon champion got past Swiatek last week and went on to collect her biggest career title on the slick surface at the wet Rome Masters.
Sabalenka has never been past the third round in Paris, Rybakina the quarterfinals.
While Swiatek and Sabalenka could only meet in a final, Rybakina could be a semifinalist for either. And American No. 1 Jessica Pegula lurks as does 2022 finalist Coco Gauff.
The draw for the women’s and the men’s will be released on Thursday at 2pm at Roland Garros.
Here are the unofficial seedings based on the current WTA rankings and no withdrawals from the Top 32.
2023 FRENCH OPEN SEEDINGS – WOMEN (Unofficial)
1 Iga Swiatek
2 Aryna Sabalenka
3 Jessica Pegula
4 Elena Rybakina
5 Caroline Garcia
6 Coco Gauff
7 Ons Jabeur
8 Maria Sakkari
9 Daria Kasatkina
10 Petra Kvitova
11 Veronika Kudermetova
12 Belinda Bencic
13 Barbora Krejcikova
14 Beatriz Haddad Maia
15 Liudmila Samsonova
16 Karolina Pliskova
17 Jelena Ostapenko
18 Victoria Azarenka
19 Qinwen Zheng
20 Madison Keys
21 Magda Linette
22 Donna Vekic
23 Ekaterina Alexandrova
24 Anastasia Potapova
25 Anhelina Kalinina
26 Martina Trevisan
27 Irina-Camelia Begu
28 Elise Mertens
29 Paula Badosa
30 Shuai Zhang
31 Sorana Cirstea
32 Marie Bouzkova
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— Roland-Garros (@rolandgarros) May 23, 2023
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