French Open

Serena v Tatishvili in 1st round

2013-05-24 13:19
Serena Williams (AFP)

Paris - Serena Williams will begin her bid for a second French Open championship and 16th Grand Slam title overall by facing 83rd-ranked Anna Tatishvili in the first round.

A year ago in Paris, Williams lost her opening match to 111th-ranked Virginie Razzano, the American's only first-round loss in 50 career Grand Slam tournaments.

Williams is seeded No 1 this year and is on a career-best 24-match winning streak. Tatishvili is 0-2 at Roland Garros.

Friday's draw for the clay-court major tournament set up these possible women's quarter-finals: Williams against No 8 Angelique Kerber, defending champion Maria Sharapova against No 7 Petra Kvitova, No 3 Victoria Azarenka against 2011 champion Li Na, and No 4 Agnieszka Radwanska against 2012 runner-up Sara Errani.

The tournament begins on Sunday.

Draw for the French Open starting on Sunday:

Serena Williams (USA x1) v Anna Tatishvili (GEO)
Yuliya Beygelzimer (UKR) v Caroline Garcia (FRA)
Monica Niculescu (ROM) v Johanna Larsson (SWE)
Kiki Bertens (NED) v Sorana Cirstea (ROM x26)
Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (RUS x19) v Andrea Hlavackova (CZE)
Petra Cetkovska (CZE) v Olga Puchkova (RUS)
Galina Voskoboeva (KAZ) v Grace Min (USA)
Stéphanie Foretz Gacon (FRA) v Roberta Vinci (ITA x15)
Caroline Wozniacki (DEN x10) v Laura Robson (GBR)
Barbora Zahlavova Strycova (CZE) v Bojana Jovanovski (SRB)
Pauline Parmentier (FRA) v Magdalena Rybarikova (SVK)
Svetlana Kuznetsova (RUS) v Ekaterina Makarova (RUS x22)
Varvara Lepchenko (USA x29) v Mirjana Lucic-Baroni (CRO)
Romina Oprandi (SUI) v Elina Svitolina (UKR)
Jana Cepelova (SVK) v Christina McHale (USA)
Mona Barthel (GER) v Angelique Kerber (GER x8)
Agnieszka Radwanska (POL x4) v Shahar Peer (ISR)
Mallory Burdette (USA) v Donna Vekic (CRO)
Dinah Pfizenmaier (GER) v Mandy Minella (LUX)
Urszula Radwanska (POL) v Venus Williams (USA x30)
Julia Goerges (GER x24) v Zuzana Kucova (SVK
Virginie Razzano (FRA) v Claire Feuerstein (FRA)
Chanelle Scheepers (RSA) v Mathilde Johansson (FRA)
Petra Martic (CRO) v Ana Ivanovic (SRB x14)
Nadia Petrova (RUS x11) v Monica Puig (PUR)
Madison Keys (USA) v Misaki Doi (JPN)
Irena Pavlovic (FRA) v Shelby Rogers (USA)
Simona Halep (ROM) v Carla Suarez Navarro (ESP x20)
Sabine Lisicki (GER x32) v Sofia Arvidsson (SWE)
Maria-Teresa Torro-Flor (ESP) v Julia Glushko (ISR)
Ayumi Morita (JPN) v Yulia Putintseva (KAZ)
Arantxa Rus (NED) v Sara Errani (ITA x5)
Li Na (CHN x6) v Anabel Medina Garrigues (ESP)
Bethanie Mattek-Sands (USA) v Lourdes Dominguez Lino (ESP)
Tatjana Maria (GER) v Paula Ormaechea (ARG)
Coco Vandeweghe (USA) v Yaroslava Shvedova (KAZ x27)
Klara Zakopalova (CZE x23) v Kaia Kanepi (EST)
Stefanie Voegele (SUI) v Heather Watson (GBR)
Ashleigh Barty (AUS) v Lucie Hradecka (CZE)
Nina Bratchikova (POR) v Maria Kirilenko (RUS x12)
Marion Bartoli (FRA x13) v Olga Govortsova (BLR)
Kristyna Pliskova (CZE) v Mariana Duque-Marino (COL)
Melinda Czink (HUN) v Francesca Schiavone (ITA)
Flavia Pennetta (ITA) v Kirsten Flipkens (BEL x21)
Alize Cornet (FRA x31) v Maria Joao Koehler (POR)
Irina-Camelia Begu (ROM) v Silvia Soler-Espinosa (ESP)
Sandra Zahlavova (CZE) v Annika Beck (GER)
Elena Vesnina (RUS) v Victoria Azarenka (BLR x3)
Petra Kvitova (CZE x7) v Aravane Rezai (FRA)
Peng Shuai (CHN) v Camila Giorgi (ITA)
Anna Karolina Schmiedlova (SVK) v Yanina Wickmayer (BEL)
Jamie Hampton (USA) v Lucie Safarova (CZE x25)
Jelena Jankovic (SRB x18) v Daniela Hantuchova (SVK)
Karolina Pliskova (CZE) v Garbine Muguruza (ESP)
Kristina Mladenovic (FRA) v Lauren Davis (USA)
Kimiko Date-Krumm (JPN) v Samantha Stosur (AUS x9)
Dominika Cibulkova (SVK x16) v Lesia Tsurenko (UKR)
Marina Erakovic (NZL) v Elena Baltacha (GBR)
Vania King (USA) v Alexandra Cadantu (ROM)
Karin Knapp (ITA) v Sloane Stephens (USA x17)
Tamira Paszek (AUT x28) v Melanie Oudin (USA)
Zheng Jie (CHN) v Vesna Dolonc (SRB)
Eugenie Bouchard (CAN) v Tsvetana Pironkova (BUL)
Hsieh Su-Wei (TPE) v Maria Sharapova (RUS x2)

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