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French Open 2023: No British women in singles draw as Katie Boulter, Fran Jones and Harriet Dart beaten

Harriet Dart, Katie Boulter and Fran Jones beaten in French Open qualifying; first time no British women will be in the main draw of a Grand Slam since 2009 US Open; Emma Raducanu is missing the event in Paris after undergoing ankle and wrist surgery

Fran Jones, tennis (Getty Images)
Image: Great Britain's Fran Jones was knocked out in French Open qualifying after retiring hurt against Ylena In-Albon

No British women will feature in the main French Open draw - the first time that has occurred in a Grand Slam since the 2009 US Open.

Katie Boulter, Harriet Dart and Fran Jones were eliminated in the second qualifying round, following Heather Watson, Katie Swan and Lily Miyazaki in missing out on a spot in the main tournament next week.

Emma Raducanu is out of the event after undergoing ankle and wrist operations.

Boulter lost a three-setter to America's Ashlyn Krueger on Wednesday, beaten 6-2 2-6 7-6 (10-3), while Dart fell to France's Elsa Jacquemot 1-6 6-1 6-2 as she was unable to build on a comprehensive first set.

Jones had beaten two-time Grand Slam semi-finalist Coco Vandeweghe on Monday but saw her hopes of reaching the main stage at Roland Garros ended when she retired hurt because of a shoulder injury against Switzerland's Ylena In-Albon.

Emma Raducanu
Image: Emma Raducanu is out of action after undergoing wrist and ankle surgery

Cameron Norrie, Dan Evans and Jack Draper will be the only British players to feature in singles at the second Grand Slam of the year.

Andy Murray opted out in order to prioritise the grass-court season and Kyle Edmund withdrew shortly before the draw was made, while Liam Broady, Jan Choinski and Ryan Peniston lost in qualifying.

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The draw for the French Open takes place on Thursday afternoon with Carlos Alcaraz the top seed for the men's tournament and Iga Swiatek taking that spot in the women's.

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