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Sam Querrey, CoCo Vandeweghe among Americans in 2022 French Open qualifying

Victoria Chiesa | May 15, 2022


Fifteen American women and nine men will compete in Paris, France this week seeking to earn a spot in the main draw of Roland Garros, the year's second Grand Slam tournament. Veterans and rising stars alike populate the American contingent in both 48-player draws, where 16 players will qualify after winning three matches.

 

The highest-seeded American in either qualifying event is former Top 20 player Sam Querrey, now ranked world No. 107; Querrey is the No. 3 seed in the men's qualifying draw, and opens his 15th French Open campaign against Hungary's Zsombor Piros. Stefan Kozlov (No. 13), Jack Sock (No. 14), Ernesto Escobedo (No. 21) and Mitchell Krueger (No. 32) join him in the seeds, while Tennys Sandgren, Bradley Klahn, Christopher Eubanks and 2011 French Open junior champion Bjorn Fratangelo are also in the field. 

Former world No. 63 Klahn is entered on an injury-protected ranking, having played his last match at the French Open in 2020. The 2010 NCAA singles champion, now 31, spent the last year-plus recovering from his second back surgery, and took in the 2021 US Open from the commentary booth.

 

Hailey Baptiste (No. 17) and CoCo Vandeweghe (No. 22) are seeded in a strong contingent of American women, as the U.S. boasts the most participants in women's qualifying ahead of host France (11). Baptiste is looking to reach the French Open main draw out of qualifying in back-to-back years, and she opens her campaign against Australia's Olivia Gadecki; last year, Washington, D.C. native Baptiste won her first Grand Slam match in Paris.

Querrey played his first French Open in 2007. Photo: Matthew Stockman/Getty

Robin Anderson, Emina Bektas, Hanna Chang, Louisa Chirico, Francesca di Lorenzo, Caroline Dolehide, Jamie Loeb, Christina McHale, Caty McNally, Grace Min, Asia Muhammad, Alycia Parks and Sachia Vickery are all also in the draw. Anderson, Chirico and di Lorenzo were all drawn into the sixth qualifier in the bracket, with Anderson facing No. 6 seed Donna Vekic of Croatia in the first round. 

 

The 2022 French Open begins on Sunday, May 22 and runs through Sunday, June 5. For more information, including draws and the daily order of play, visit the official French Open website

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