Roland Garros: Preview, draw, UK times and where to watch
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The iconic red clay located in the heart of Paris sets the scene for our second Grand Slam tournament of the season, as the world’s best tennis stars gear up for two weeks of clay court entertainment at Roland Garros.
Here’s everything you need to know about Roland Garros in 2023.
When is Roland Garros 2023?
Qualifying for Roland Garros kicks off on Monday 22 May, while main draw action will get underway on Sunday 28 May and conclude on 11 June.
Day sessions are scheduled to take place at 10:00 BST, with the night sessions beginning at 19:30 BST.
The Roland Garros wheelchair tennis competitions will round off the second Grand Slam of 2023, taking place from the 6-10 June.
Where is the 2023 Roland Garros being held?
Roland Garros will once again be held at the Stade Roland Garros – one of the most prestigious tennis venues in the world that has hosted the tournament every year since 1928.
Attracting the world’s best tennis stars, the venue now comprises 20 courts, including the main Court Philippe Chatrier, which has the capacity to hold over 15,000 spectators, and the Court Suzanne Lenglen. The complex is also home to several other world-class facilities including a tennis museum, several restaurants, and a tennis school.
Who are the reigning champions?
- Men’s singles – Rafael Nadal (ESP)
- Women’s singles – Iga Swiatek (POL)
- Men’s doubles – Marcelo Arevalo (SLV) and Jean-Julien Rojer (NED)
- Women’s doubles – Carolina Garcia (FRA) and Kristina Mladenovic (FRA)
- Mixed doubles – Ena Shibahara (JPN) and Wesley Koolhof (NED)
- Wheelchair men’s singles – Shingo Kunieda (JPN)
- Wheelchair women’s singles – Diede de Groot (NED)
- Wheelchair quad singles – Niels Vink (NED)
- Wheelchair men’s doubles – Alfie Hewett (GBR) and Gordon Reid (GBR)
- Wheelchair women’s doubles – Diede de Groot (NED) and Aniek van Koot (NED)
- Wheelchair quad doubles – Sam Schroder (NED) and Neils Vink (NED)
When is the Roland Garros 2023 draw?
The singles draws for Roland Garros 2023 were released on Thursday 25 May.
Which British players will be competing in Roland Garros 2023?
Having picked up one title on the clay so far this season at the Rio Open, British No.1 Cam Norrie has proven that his game is suited to the clay and could be tipped as a player to embark on a lengthy run in Paris.
A semi-finalist at the Barcelona Open – Dan Evans has proved himself on the red clay in recent weeks and will be looking to better his tournament-best of second round at this year’s event.
The qualifying stages will see eight British women compete in a bid to break into the main draw in Paris, with Harriet Dart, Katie Swan, Katie Boulter, Heather Watson, Lily Miyazaki, Sonay Kartal and Fran Jones waving the flag for the Brits.
World No.1 Neal Skupski headlines an extensive British doubles contingent at this year's Roland Garros, alongside partner Wesley Koolhof, as the duo search in pursuit of their first Grand Slam title together.
In the wheelchair draws, reigning men’s doubles champions Alfie Hewett and Gordon Reid are set to lead the charge for the Brits in both the single and doubles events. Hewett – a three-time champion at the tournament – will be motivated to pick up his second singles Grand Slam title of the year, while Reid will be hoping to challenge his doubles partner to the title.
Having picked up their 16th Grand Slam title together at the Australian Open in January, the British pair are set to join forces for the doubles draw.
Prize money for the 2023 Roland Garros
This year Roland Garros will be increasing the prize money across the singles and doubles draws.
Singles men’s and women’s prize money:
How to watch Roland Garros
UK coverage of Roland Garros 2023 will be broadcast live exclusively on Eurosport and discovery+.