The second Grand Slam of the tennis calendar is just around the corner.
The biggest event of the clay court season is approaching, the 2022 French Open begins on May 22nd.
Before that though, there’s that little question of qualifying to decide who will claim the last few spots at Roland Garros.
And while some players will have to fight multiple games to earn their place in the historic tournament, some others will be lucky enough to make it through the wild card system.
Here’s everything you need to know about qualifying for the 2022 French Open, as well as who were chosen as wild cards in both the men’s and women’s draws.
When is the qualification for the French Open 2022?
Qualification for this year’s French Open starts on May 16th and runs until May 20th.
The French Open officially begins two days later on May 22nd.
How does qualifying for the French Open 2022 work?
The top 104 men and women who register for the French Open automatically enter the tournament.
Certain players may also qualify based on a protected ranking system. This will ensure that a competitor who may have fallen behind in the rankings due to injury or absence can still show up if they were previously placed high at Roland Garros. The world number 246. Stan Wawrinka will use this qualification method in this year’s tournament.
For those without a guaranteed spot, the next best option is success via the qualifying rounds, which have 16 more spots up for grabs.
The hopefuls will be divided into 16 groups of eight, with three straight wins securing a spot at the French Open. Sometimes finalists known as “lucky losers” also get a qualifying spot.
Eight other players will also receive a place at the French Open as wild cards.
Wild Cards are selected at the discretion of the tournament organizers and are typically local players or returning big names who did not directly qualify.
Last year, all but one of the selected wild cards in both the men’s and women’s draws were French.
Who are the wild cards at this year’s French Open?
The full list of wild cards at the French Open 2022 is as follows:
- Gregoire Barrère
- Luke Pouille
- Manuel Guinard
- Giles Simon
- Michael Mmoh
- Jo-Wilfried Tsonga
- Corentin Moutet
- Chris O’Connell
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- Tessah Andrianjafitrimo
- Chloe Packet
- Fiona Ferro
- harmony tan
- Elsa Jaquemot
- Leolia Jeanjean
- Katie Volynets
- Daria Saville
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