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USA is the most represented country at the French Open 2023, providing three players across the top 10 seeds in the men’s and women’s singles draws.

Only two American players have won the clay-court grand slam during the 21st century, although the absence of Rafael Nadal, who has won 14 of the past 18 men’s editions, has provided a boost to the current male crop’s hopes of providing a first winner since Andre Agassi in 1999.

Last year’s finalist Coco Gauff and 2018 runner-up Sloane Stephens will both be bidding to go one better this time around, while 2020 finalist Sofia Kenin — beaten, like Gauff, by Iga Swiatek in the championship match — exited in qualifying.

Here’s the list of American tennis stars who began the French Open 2023, as well as a look at the seeds and previous US winners.

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Which US players are at the French Open 2023?

Brandon Nakashima

Now 21, Nakashima reached the third round on his first appearance in the main draw at the French Open in 2022.

Nakashima went out against 26th seed Denis Shapovalov in the first round this year, performing creditably to take the match to five sets after losing the first two.

Maxime Cressy

Paris-born Cressy was knocked out in the first round in his debut in the main draw in 2022, meaning he was in search of his first victory beyond qualifying in 2023.

Cressy was handed a kind-looking draw against a player ranked 74 places below him in the world in Sebastian Ofner, but the Austrian beat him in straight sets, including a second-set tie-break.

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Sebastian Korda

Korda’s joint-best run at a grand slam was his fourth-round appearance in Paris in 2020, and the world No. 30 began the tournament by beating fellow American Mackenzie McDonald.

World No. 118 Ofner produced an even greater upset to oust Korda in the second round, again winning a tie-break midway through his straight-sets victory.

John Isner

Former Wimbledon semifinalist Isner has tended to fare miserably in Paris, reaching the fourth round on only three of his 14 appearances there.

The towering 38-year-old was knocked out in gruellingly tight fashion by world No. 80 Nuno Borges, twice recovering from a set behind before losing a final-set tie-break 11-9.

Emilio Nava

Californian Nava made his debut at a grand slam when the then-20-year-old reached the second round of the 2022 US Open.

The world No. 242 beat three higher-ranked players to qualify for the French Open main draw for the first time this year. He took the much more experienced world No. 57 Roberto Carballes Baena to a tie-break at one point of his straight-sets first-round defeat.

Aleksandar Kovacevic

Kovacevic has been chasing a top-100 ranking since turning professional in 2021 and made his debut in a grand slam main draw at the French Open 2023.

The 24-year-old received perhaps the toughest possible draw against modern great Novak Djokovic and held his own against the two-time champion, who avoided the match going to a fourth set by winning a tie-break.

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Patrick Kypson

Former junior champion Kypson’s sole previous appearance at a grand slam had come in the first round of the 2017 US Open before he won a wildcard challenge set by the United States Tennis Association to qualify at Roland-Garros this year.

Qualifier Radu Albot knocked the 24-year-old out in the first round, although Kpyson won a set for the first time at a major.

Ben Shelton

Hotly tipped NCAA star Shelton scored his first win against a top-10 player in 2022, beating world No.5 Casper Ruud in straight sets in the second round of the Cincinnati Masters shortly before turning professional.

Shelton had beaten a top-100 player for the first time by knocking out Lorenzo Sonego in the first round. Italian Sonego took revenge when Shelton made his French Open debut as the 30th seed in 2023, winning in four sets in the first round.

Shelton is into the second round in the men’s doubles at Roland-Garros.

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Christopher Eubanks

On a career high ranking of 74, 27-year-old Eubanks reached the main draw for the first time with an automatic entry to end a run of five successive exits in qualifying.

Eubanks took the second set against sixth seed Holger Rune in the first round but was beaten in four by the 2022 quarterfinalist. He also lost in the first round of the men’s doubles alongside John-Patrick Smith.

Taylor Fritz

World No. 8 Fritz was the highest-ranked male American at the 2023 French Open, dropping only four games as he ousted compatriot Michael Mmoh in the first round.

Fritz won praise from seven-time grand slam winner John McEnroe after holding his finger to his lips in a gesture at the crowd during his second-round win over Frenchman Arthur Rinderknech, recovering from losing the first set to take the next three and advance to a third-round meeting with Francisco Cerundolo.

That proved the final straw at the tournament however as Fritz lost in four sets to the 28th-ranked Argentinian. 

Marcos Giron

The French Open is the only tournament at which Giron has been beyond the second round, reaching the third in 2021 and 2023.

Having entered the top 50 for the first time in 2022, Giron — currently ranked 75 — began his tournament in style with a four-set victory over Hamad Medjedovic that included winning two sets 6-0 and losing another 6-1. He then beat a player ranked 34 places above him in Czech opponent Jiri Lehecka, setting up a third-round match against Nicolas Jarry.

Giron’s French adventure came to an end against Jarry though in the third-round, as he lost in four sets to the Chilean. 

Frances Tiafoe

A tournament win in Houston in April raised Tiafoe’s hopes of entering the top 10 for the first time in 2023 and he started the French Open aiming to reach the second round for only the second time in eight attempts.

Tiafoe beat Filip Krajinovic in straight sets in the first round before recovering from a set down to see off Aslan Karatsev in four at the next stage, setting up a third-round match against 22nd seed Alexander Zverev.

Depsite winning the opening set vs the German star, Tiafoe went on to lose in four sets during his third-round clash. 

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Tommy Paul

Australian Open semifinalist Paul entered Roland-Garros as the world No. 17 and started serenely by beating Dominic Stricker in straight sets.

Paul had been knocked out in the second round on both of his previous Paris appearances, and he lost at the same stage again to the unseeded Nicolas Jarry, the opening set proving to be the last he would win at this year’s tournament.

J.J. Wolf

World No. 50 Wolf’s only previous appearance in Paris was as an unsuccessful qualifier in 2020, but he entered in the first round this time and made a promising start.

The 24-year-old, who has twice reached the third round of the US Open and got to round four in Melbourne this year, lost only four games as he took the first two sets against 27th seed Yoshihito Nishioka, who then hit back to win the remaining sets with a degree of comfort.

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American players at the French Open: Women’s draw

Claire Liu

Liu was a Wimbledon singles and doubles champion and a French Open runner-up at junior level, becoming girls’ world No. 1 as she established herself as a prospect to watch.

The world No. 102 reached the second round of the full draw for the first time by beating Ylena In-Albon in straight sets, then lost 6-4, 6-0 to reigning champion and top seed Iga Swiatek.

Emma Navarro

Newcomer Navarro entered the top 100 in the world for the first time this year, the former NCAA champion entering as a French Open wildcard at 75.

The 22-year-old beat qualifier Erika Andreeva in three sets before being knocked out by Canadian world No. 42 Bianca Andreescu in straight sets.

Lauren Davis

Inside the top 50 at the start of 2023, Davis made the first of two previous appearances in the French Open second round in 2012.

She reached the same stage this year by beating a player ranked 12 places above her in world No. 40 Zhu Lin, only to have to retire against Ukrainian Lesia Tsurenko.

Kayla Day 

Former junior US Open champion Day has been working with ex-Wimbledon champion Pat Cash this year, and the benefits showed as she beat French opponent Kristina Mladenovic in the first round before scoring arguably the best result of her tour career.

The world No. 138 beat 20th seed and countrywoman Madison Keys to set up a winnable-looking third-round match against Slovakia’s Anna Karolina Schmiedlova.

It wasn’t to be though against the Slovakian as Day lost in straights sets 6-1 6-3. 

Alison Riske-Amritraj

A title winner on the WTA and ITF tours, Riske-Amritaj beat former world No.1 Ashleigh Barty on her way to the 2019 Wimbledon quarterfinals in her best grand slam run.

The 32-year-old was knocked out by a player half her age in Paris, losing in straight sets in the first round to Mirra Andreeva.

Coco Gauff — Into quarterfinals

Gauff, 19, reached her first major final when she lost to Swiatek at Roland-Garros last year but began the campaign with a 3-3 record on clay this season.

World No. 71 Rebeka Masarova took the first set off Gauff in their first-round match. Gauff came back to win in three, though, and her straight-sets victory over Julia Grabher earned her a subsequent showdown with Andreeva.

The third-round also proved successful for Gauff as, despite losing the opening set on a tiebreak to Andreeva, she then roared back to win in three sets. 

Her fourth-round match against Anna Karolína Schmiedlova ended 7-5 6-2 to the American sensation, and she could now face world No.1 Iga Swiatek in the quarterfinals.

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Elizabeth Mandlik

The daughter of former French Open champion Hana Mandlikova, whose Paris triumph was one of four grand slam titles she won, Mandlik made her debut at a major as a lucky loser at the 2022 US Open.

Mandlik, 22, beat three players below her ranking of 119 to reach the first round but was then beaten by another, Swiss player Simona Waltert, at Roland-Garros this year.

Shelby Rogers

A run to the Paris quarterfinals in 2016 was one of Rogers’ most memorable performances at a grand slam, claiming one of two career wins against two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova along the way.

The world No. 34 won the first set of her first-round match against Croatian Petra Martic, then lost the next two to go out against an opponent ranked four places below her. She also suffered defeat in the second round of the women’s doubles.

Bernarda Pera

Zadar-born Pera reached the third round of a grand slam for only the second time in her career at the 2023 Australian Open, repeating her run in Melbourne in 2018. She did so again in Paris.

Her career-high ranking of 36 was reflected by her straight-sets win over Anett Kontaveit and victory over 22nd seed Donna Vekic in the second round. Pera then got the better of Elisabetta Cocciaretto in the third round to set up a fourth-round showdown with seventh-ranked Ons Jabeur. She was beaten in straight sets by the Tunisian.

Jessica Pegula

Gauff’s doubles partner Pegula entered the tournament ranked third in the world and her hopes of beating her best grand slam finish of the quarterfinals were enhanced by her passage to the third round without losing a set.

Unfortunately for Pegula, she became the highest-ranked women’s player to exit the tournament by that point in 2023 when she was demolished 6-1, 6-3 by 28th seed Elise Mertens. Having lost in the first round of the mixed doubles, her partnership with Gauff is her remaining chance of glory in Paris this year.

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Katie Volynets

Volynets entered the top 100 at the start of 2023 after becoming the first American qualifier to reach the third round at the Australian Open since Lindsay Davenport in 1993.

The 21-year-old won six out of eight matches at Challenger events in France in May but was thrashed in the first round of the French Open, winning a solitary game on her way out against 15th seed Liudmila Samsonova.

Sloane Stephens

Stephens, the 2017 US Open champion, reached the final of the French the following year, winning the first set before losing to Simona Halep.

Currently ranked at 30, Stephens began the 2023 French Open in spectacular fashion with a 6-0, 6-4 win over 16th seed Karolina Pliskova and went on to beat Varvara Gracheva and Yulia Putintseva, securing a fourth-round match against second seed Aryna Sabalenka. She lost in straight sets to the Australian Open champion.

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Taylor Townsend

Former ITF junior world champion and 2022 US Open doubles finalist Townsend has never done better in Paris than her third-round exit on her first appearance in 2014.

Townsend’s third successive first-round defeat at the French Open came against 24th seed Anastasia Potapova in straight sets. Her campaign continues in the women’s doubles.

Madison Brengle

Perhaps best known for knocking Serena Williams out of Auckland in 2017, Brengle has only once reached the fourth round of a major and has lost in qualifying on seven of her 16 visits to Paris.

Brengle, 30, was knocked out in the first round this year by Egypt’s Mayar Sherif, who was ranked 41 places above her.

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Peyton Stearns

Former NCAA champion Stearns featured in the main draw of a grand slam for the first time when she was knocked out in the first round of the 2022 US Open.

At the 2023 French Open, the 21-year-old beat doubles specialist Katerina Siniakova in the first round, then shocked 17th seed Jeļena Ostapenko in three sets. Her campaign ended with a 6-0, 6-1 defeat to Daria Kasatkina.

Alycia Parks

Heavy-serving Parks made her second appearance in a grand slam main draw in Paris, having previously reached the first round at the 2021 US Open.

On a career-high ranking of 40, the prospect was beaten 6-4, 6-0 in the first round by world No. 60 Marketa Vondrousova. She was partnering Stearns in the women’s doubles.

When are the matches involving Americans at the 2023 French Open?

(All times Eastern, approximate depending on other matches and subject to change. American players in bold.)

Date Time Round Match Score
Mon. June 5 6 a.m. 4th Bernarda Pera vs. Ons Jabeur 3-6 1-6
Mon. June 5 10.05 a.m. 4th Coco Gauff vs. Anna Karolina Schmiedlova TBD
Sun. June 4 3 p.m. 4th Sloane Stephens vs. Aryna Sabalenka 6-7 (5-7) 4-6

How to watch the 2023 French Open in the US?

  • TV channel: NBC, Peacock, Tennis Channel
  • Live stream: Fubo, Hulu, DIRECTV & others

Tennis fans in the US have a number of different ways to watch the 2023 French Open on TV. That’s because this year, NBC, Peacock and the Tennis Channel will split coverage of the tournament.

In terms of live streaming the event, there are also various different options stateside. The following streaming sites will all show coverage of the tournament: Hulu + Live TV, DIRECTV, Fubo, Sling TV, Peacock, YouTube TV and Tennis Channel Plus.

US players seeded at the 2023 French Open

Tiafoe and Fritz’s top seedings among American male players were justified as they went furthest of the five US seeds in the men’s singles draw.

Player Seeding
Taylor Fritz 9
Frances Tiafoe 12
Tommy Paul 16
Sebastian Korda 24
Ben Shelton 30

There were also four American seeds in the women’s singles draw, sixth seed Gauff going furthest after Pegula’s surprise early exit.

Player Seeding
Jessica Pegula 3
Coco Gauff 6
Madison Keys 20
Shelby Rogers 32

American players to have won the French Open

Here’s the list of US players to have won the French Open during the Open Era. While Chris Evert won the title seven times and Serena Williams lifted the trophy on three occasions, Jim Courier is the only man to have triumphed more than once in the singles competition in recent decades — and no male player has prevailed since Andre Agassi in 1999.

1968 Nancy Richey
1972 Billie Jean King
1974 Chris Evert
1975 Chris Evert
1979 Chris Evert
1980 Chris Evert
1982 Martina Navratilova
1983 Chris Evert
1984 Martina Navratilova
1985 Chris Evert
1986 Chris Evert
1989 Michael Chang
1991 Jim Courier
1992 Jim Courier
1999 Andre Agassi
2001 Jennifer Capriati
2002 Serena Williams
2013 Serena Williams
2015 Serena Williams



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