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French Open: Emma Raducanu draws qualifier in first round at Roland Garros

The British 19-year-old is playing in the clay-court Grand Slam for the first time; the competition starts on Sunday; in the men’s draw Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal have been drawn in the same quarter and could meet in the last eight

Last Updated: 19/05/22 6:57pm

Emma Raducanu will be playing at the clay-court Grand Slam for the first time

Emma Raducanu has drawn a qualifier in the first round of the French Open at Roland Garros.

The British 19-year-old is playing the clay-court Grand Slam for the first time at senior level and is seeded 12th.

Raducanu has been suffering with a back injury recently and was forced to retire from her Italian Open first-round match against Bianca Andreescu.

Harriet Dart faces former quarter-finalist Martina Trevisan and Heather Watson has drawn the 19-year-old French wildcard Elsa Jacquemot.

Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal have been drawn in the same quarter of the men’s draw and could meet in the last eight.

Djokovic will start his campaign against Yoshihito Nishioka while Nadal takes on Australian Jordan Thompson. Carlos Alcaraz has drawn a qualifier in the opening round.

Cameron Norrie and Dan Evans are the two British men in action at Roland Garros.

Norrie will start his campaign against a French wildcard Manuel Guinard and Evans will meet the world No 44 Francisco Cerundolo of Argentina.

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