MINSK, 20 May (BelTA) – Paris hosted the draw for the 2022 French Open, tennis' second Grand Slam major of the year, on 20 May, BelTA has learned.
Three Belarusian tennis players will make their appearance in the Roland Garros women's singles event. World number 7 Aryna Sabalenka will open against France's world number 102 Chloe Paquet. Former world number one Victoria Azarenka, currently ranked 15th, will face world number 91 Ana Bogdan of Romania. Aliaksandra Sasnovich (45) will take on China's Wang Xinyu (75).
In the men's opener Belarus' world number 50 Ilya Ivashka will play world number 67 Benoit Paire of France.
This year's 121st edition of the French Open will kick off on 22 May to complete on 5 June. The 2022 French Open total purse is €43.60 million. The winners of the singles events will earn €2.2 million and 2,000 points each.
Last year the men's event was won by Serbia's Novak Djokovic for the second time in his career. Barbora Krejcikova of the Czech Republic earned the champion title in the women's event. Rafael Nadal of Spain has won the French Open 13 times, Chris Evert of the United States – seven times.