French Open 2023: No Britons in main draw after failed qualifying
ritain has had at least one player in the singles draw of every Grand Slam tournament for the past 14 years, but will have no representation at Roland Garros this year.
Katie Boulter, Harriet Dart and Fran Jones were all vying for their place in the Roland Garros main draw until qualifying.
But the trio were all eliminated on Wednesday. Boulter narrowly lost 6-2, 2-6, 7-6 to American Ashlyn Krueger and Dart lost 1-6, 6-1, 6-2 to France’s Elsa Jacquemot.
Jones, meanwhile, left the pitch in tears when it was 4-1 up against Coco Vandeweghe due to a shoulder injury which has hampered her progress.
A trio of other Britons – Heather Watson, Katie Swan and Lily Miyazaki – had all been knocked out earlier in the qualifying rounds.
Emma Raducanu has been ruled out of the summer, including Wimbledon, after three wrist and ankle operations.
Great Britain will be represented in the men’s singles draw at Roland Garros by Cameron Norrie, Dan Evans and Jack Draper, but Liam Broady missed qualifying on Wednesday while Andy Murray opted out of the French Open to focus on his grass season.