French Open 2021 Women’s Draw: From Serena Williams to Naomi Osaka, who will face whom; check complete fixtures inside – The French Open 2021 Women’s draws are out and just like men’s draw some title contenders are in the same half. Title favourites Ash Barty and Iga Swiatek are likely to meet in the semifinals. Barty missed out on the 2020 edition of the tournament due to the coronavirus pandemic. She was the winner of the 2019 French Open. Iga Swiatek, who has been seeded eighth, will be defending the title this year.
Serena Williams, who is No. 7 seed, hasn’t reached the quarterfinals in Paris since returning from childbirth. She is likely to face Danielle Collins in the quarter-finals. No. 24 seed Coco Gauff could face countrywoman Jennifer Brady in the third round. World No. 2 seed Naomi Osaka hasn’t made it past the third round in Paris. She is likely to face Alison Riske in the third round.
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Check out key Fixtures
A.Barty vs B.Pera
A.Sevastova vs J.Brady
E.Alexandrova vs V.Williams
S.Williams vs I.Begu
Women’s Singles Seeded Players
Simona Halep, Karolína Plíšková, Elina Svitolina, Sofia Kenin, Kiki Bertens, Serena Williams, Petra Kvitová, Aryna Sabalenka, Johanna Konta, Victoria Azarenka, Garbiñe Muguruza, Madison Keys, Petra Martić, Elena Rybakina, Markéta Vondroušová, Elise Mertens, Anett Kontaveit, Angelique Kerber, Alison Riske, Maria Sakkari, Jennifer Brady, Karolína Muchová, Yulia Putintseva, Dayana Yastremska, Amanda Anisimova, Donna Vekić, Ekaterina Alexandrova, Svetlana Kuznetsova, Sloane Stephens, Ons Jabeur, Magda Linette, Barbora Strýcová
Women’s Wild-Card Players for Main Draw
Eugenie Bouchard, Clara Burel, Elsa Jacquemot, Chloe Paquet, Pauline Parmentier, Diane Parry, Tsvetana Pironkova, Harmony Tan
The Roland-Garros tournament will adapt its spectator capacity according to the restrictions in place as the lockdown is gradually lifted in France, the various stages of which were announced by the French President on 29th April.
After the first week of qualifying matches, which are always intense, the main draw will kick off on Sunday 30th May with four matches scheduled on the show courts and plenty of matches to watch on the outside courts, from 11 am onwards.
Where can I watch French Open live in India?
Indian fans can tune in to Star Sports, while fans in Pan-Asia regions can switch to Fox Sports to watch the French Open live.
What about prize money?
“With the prize money awarded at the 2021 tournament, Roland-Garros is continuing to support those players who are going through a difficult time, financially speaking,” stressed Roland-Garros tournament director Guy Forget. “Since we have balanced out the men’s and women’s qualifying draws, the male and female players are now on an equal footing.”
In 2021, the prize money will be “more or less the same as in 2020” with a total prize fund of €34,367,215.