The 2012 Roland Garros women’s main draw singles matches will begin on Sunday 27 May at 11am local time in Paris, France. In this post a number of interesting facts about the men’s singles main draw will be provided, including when the draw is made, how the draw works, whom all the different types of participants are and who the seeds are.
The official draw is being held on Friday 20 May at 11:30am. There are 128 players in the draw divided up between 12 Qualifiers (Q), 8 Wild Cards (WC) and 108 Direct Acceptances. The cut-off date for entry is 9 April 2012.
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Roland Garros is a Grand Slam category tournament played on red clay from May 22 to June 9. As soon as the names are drawn OnCourt Advantage will add the players into the projected 3rd round match-ups for the seeds and post the full singles main draw here-> The 2012 Roland Garros Women’s Singles Draw: 1st Round.
2010 Roland Garros singles champion Francesca SCHIAVONE defeated Samantha Stosur in the final after losing to Stosur in the 1st round in 2009. Li Na defeated Schiavone in the final in 2011 after losing to Schiavone in 2010. The 31-year-old Italian is pictured above propelling her racquet to the contact point with the ball at Roland Garros in 2011. The seven players who Li Na defeated in 2011 may like their chances in 2012 including Victoria Azarenka, Maria Sharapova and Petra Kvitova!
The Seeds: The seeded players do not receive a BYE in the 1st round of a Grand Slam event. To win the title any player must win 7 main draw best of 3-set matches in a row. As soon as the post for the Roland Garros 2012 Women’s Singles Draw Seeding is completed you will be able read more about how the seeding works, who the seeds are and a full list in order from the No.1 seed through to the No.32 seed.
The Wild Cards: The wild cards will be selected closer to the tournament by the French Tennis Federation, who usually select six French players. The other two wild cards go to an American and an Australian due to a reciprocal wild card exchange arrangement between the US Open, Australian Open and Roland Garros. As soon as any wild cards are announced OnCourt Advantage will list them here-> Ashleigh BARTY (AUS), Melanie OUDIN (USA) and 6 French women: Claire FEUERSTEIN, Caroline GARCIA, Victoria LARRIERE, Kristina MLADENOVIC, Irena PAVLOVIC and Aravane REZAI.
The Qualifiers: The 96-player qualifying tournament begins on Tuesday 22 May and runs through to Friday 25 May. As soon as each of the 12 players win their 3rd round of qualifying and therefore qualify for the main draw, OnCourt Advantage will list their names here-> Kiki BERTENS, CHAN Yung-Jan, Yaroslava SHVEDOVA, Alexa GLATCH, Heather WATSON, Eva BIRNEROVA, Dinah PFIZENMAIER, Heidi EL TABAKH, Lauren DAVIS, Lara ARRUABARREN-VECINO, Karolina PLISKOVA and ZHANG Shuai.
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