Serena v Tatishvili in 1st round
24 May 2013, 16:19
Paris - Serena Williams will begin her bid for a second French Open
championship and 16th Grand Slam title overall by facing 83rd-ranked
Anna Tatishvili in the first round.
A year ago in Paris,
Williams lost her opening match to 111th-ranked Virginie Razzano, the
American's only first-round loss in 50 career Grand Slam tournaments.
Williams is seeded No 1 this year and is on a career-best 24-match winning streak. Tatishvili is 0-2 at Roland Garros.
Friday's draw for the clay-court major tournament set up these possible
women's quarter-finals: Williams against No 8 Angelique Kerber,
defending champion Maria Sharapova against No 7 Petra Kvitova, No 3
Victoria Azarenka against 2011 champion Li Na, and No 4 Agnieszka
Radwanska against 2012 runner-up Sara Errani.
The tournament begins Sunday.