Aussie stars competing at Roland Garros 2022

A strong contingent of Australian players have competed at the second Grand Slam tournament of the season.

Roland Garros, a clay-court major first held in 1891, is played in the French capital of Paris. The 2022 edition runs from 22 May to 5 June.

Eight Australians, led by world No.21 Alex de Minaur, contested this year’s men’s singles draw.

Roland Garros 2022
Men’s singles – Australian competitors

Player Ranking
Alex de Minaur (23, NSW) No.21
James Duckworth (30, NSW) No.70
Jordan Thompson (28, NSW) No.82
Thanasi Kokkinakis (26, SA) No.85
John Millman (32, Qld) No.93
Alexei Popyrin (22, NSW) No.103
[WC] Chris O’Connell (27, NSW) No.124
[Q] Jason Kubler (29, Qld) No.161

Rod Laver is the last Australian to hold aloft the Coupe des Mousquetaires, the trophy awarded to the men’s singles champion. Laver claimed the 1969 title by beating Ken Rosewall in an all-Australian final.

The recently retired Ash Barty is the most recent Roland Garros women’s singles champion, securing the Coupe Suzanne Lenglen in 2019.

World No.44 Ajla Tomljanovic led the Australian charge in this year’s women’s singles draw.

Roland Garros 2022
Women’s singles – Australian competitors

Player Ranking
Ajla Tomljanovic (29, Qld) No.44
[WC] Daria Saville (28, Vic) No.130
Astra Sharma (26, WA) No.144

A total of 32 Australian players competed across all events at Roland Garros 2022, including doubles and juniors.

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