Roland Garros draw serves up challenge for Aussies
The Roland Garros 2019 draw is set and not all Australians avoided seeded players.
Australia’s top-ranked player Ash Barty has landed in a jam-packed top section of the Roland Garros women’s singles draw.
The No.8-seeded Barty begins her campaign in Paris against No.71-ranked American Jessica Pegula, with Australian Open 2019 semifinalist Danielle Collins looming as a potential second round opponent.
Barty’s quarter of the draw also features 23-time Grand Slam champion Serena Williams (who she could meet in the fourth round) and world No.1 Naomi Osaka.
Ajla Tomljanovic, Australia’s No.2-ranked woman, faces defending champion Simona Halep in a tough first-round assignment.
John Millman faces fifth seed Alexander Zverev in his opening round, while Jordan Thompson also faces a seeded opponent in Canada’s Felix Auger-Aliassime.
Australia’s top-ranked man Alex de Minaur begins his campaign against American Bradley Klahn.
Main draw action begins in Paris on Sunday.
Aussies at Roland Garros
 Ashleigh Barty v Jessica Pegula (USA)
Ajla Tomljanovic v  Simona Halep (ROU)
Daria Gavrilova v Aleksandra Krunic (SRB)
Samantha Stosur v Barbora Strycova (CZE)
Astra Sharma v Shelby Rogers (USA)
[WC] Priscilla Hon v Qualifier
 Alex de Minaur v Bradley Klahn (USA)
Nick Kyrgios v Cameron Norrie (GBR)
John Millman v  Alexander Zverev (GER)
Matthew Ebden v [WC] Gregoire Barrere (FRA)
Jordan Thompson v  Felix Auger-Aliassime (CAN)
Bernard Tomic v Taylor Fritz (USA)
[WC] Alexei Popyrin v Ugo Humbert (FRA)