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Updated: 21 min 47 sec ago
Olivia Rogowska is Australia's only player in action on day one of the French Open - and she has gone some way to earn the honour of launching the 12-strong assault.
Samantha Stosur has warmed up for her French Open bid by defeating France's Kristina Mladenovic 3-6, 6-2, 6-3 to win the WTA Strasbourg Open title.
Australia's tennis hopefuls are ready to tackle the best players in the world on clay - Dean Bilton analyses how they are shaping up ahead of Roland Garros.
Australia will have its largest French Open singles contingent this century after Olivia Rogowska pulled off a second straight qualifying escape act.
Samantha Stosur advanced to her first final of the year with an impressive three-set win over highly-rated young American Sloane Stephens at the Strasbourg International.
Samantha Stosur has copped a rough French Open draw while most of the Australian contingent fared reasonably well on Friday night.
For the first time in nearly a decade Rafael Nadal, the undisputed king of clay, will walk into Roland Garros this weekend facing legitimate claims to his French Open crown.
Maria Sharapova has hit form at the perfect moment as she eyes a defence of her French Open crown but old nemesis Serena Williams is lurking in the Parisian shadows.
Top seed Stan Wawrinka and US Open champion Marin Cilic, the second seed, have both been knocked out of the Geneva claycourt tournament in the quarter-finals.
World number six Milos Raonic has withdrawn from the French Open after failing to recover from foot surgery.
Samantha Stosur has reached the semi-finals of the Strasbourg Open after beating Ajla Tomljanovic in three tough sets.
Australia's Nick Kyrgios has pulled out of the Nice claycourt tournament with injury, but insists it was just a precautionary measure just four days out from the start of the French Open.
Third-seeded Samantha Stosur advanced to the quarter-finals of the Strasbourg International with a walkover after Ukrainian opponent Lesia Tsurenko withdrew with a back injury.
Bernard Tomic's struggles on clay have continued ahead of the French Open, the Australian number one retiring during his first-round ATP match in Nice.
Australia's Samuel Groth and Marinko Matosevic endured first-round exits in the final warm-up events for the French Open.
Samantha Stosur reached the second round of the Strasbourg International following a clinical straight-sets win over Monica Puig.
Novak Djokovic comfortably beat Roger Federer in straight sets to win the Rome Masters, while Maria Sharapova was forced to battle past Carla Suarez Navarro for the Italian Open title.
Old rivals Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer will face off for the 39th time, while world number three Maria Sharapova will meet the in-form Carla Suarez Navarro in the deciders at the Italian Open.
Roger Federer has crushed Thomas Berdych 6-3, 6-3 at the Rome Masters while top seed Novak Djokovic dropped a set for the third successive match before reaching the semi-finals.
Australian Thanasi Kokkinakis has earned a French Open wildcard through a reciprocal agreement between Tennis Australia and the French Tennis Federation.