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French Open 2021: Top Contenders on the Men's and Women's Sides

The second major of the pro tennis season gets started on May 30 at the French Open. The field will be missing some stars as Andy Murray, Stan Wawrinka, and Simona Halep have all withdrawn. But Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic, and Roger Federer are all on the same half of the draw and Serena Williams seeks to add to her record 23 career grand slam titles. Get an overview of the top contenders on the men's and women's sides ahead of the action.

French Open 2021: Top Contenders on the Men's and Women's Sides

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    Rafael Nadal

    Rafael Nadal

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    The Spaniard is a third seed at Roland Garros. He has won the tournament 13 times, a record for any tournament in men's tennis.

    Serena Williams

    Serena Williams

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    The American legend is a seventh seed at Roland Garros. She has won the tournament three times, most recently in 2015. She has 23 career grand slams wins.

    Novak Djokovic

    Novak Djokovic

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    The Serbian has only won the French Open once (2016). He has 18 career grand slam titles. He is the top seed at this year's Open after winning the Australian Open in February.

    Naomi Osaka

    Naomi Osaka

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    The Japanese star is seeded second at the tournament. She has won four grand slams, but has never gotten past the third round at Roland Garros.

    Roger Federer

    Roger Federer

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    The Swiss star has only won the French Open once (2009), despite 20 career grand slam titles. He is seeded eighth at this year's tournament.

    Ashleigh Barty

    Ashleigh Barty

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    The Australian won the French Open in 2019 for her only career grand slam title. She is a top seed at this year's tournament.

    Iga Swiatek

    Iga Swiatek

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    The native of Poland is seeded eighth. She was last year's French Open champion, her only career grand slam win.

    Daniil Medvedev

    Daniil Medvedev

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    The Russian is the number two seed at the tournament. He was a finalist at this year's Australian Open, but has never won a major.

    Sofia Kenin

    Sofia Kenin

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    The American is seeded fourth. She was a finalist at the French Open in 2020 and won last year's Australian Open for her first career major.

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