The American is expected to play at Roland Garros next week, where she has won the title three times, but without being seeded she could conceivably meet reigning champion Jelena Ostapenko in the first round.
Williams' coach Patrick Mouratoglou acknowledged last week that the 23-time Grand Slam champion made her comeback too soon, but insisted she is heading to Paris to win.
The fifth-seeded Ostapenko, who upset Simona Halep in last year's final, lost 7-5, 6-3 against Kateryna Kozlova of Ukraine on Court Philippe Chatrier.
Fourth-ranked Elina Svitolina, who defended her Italian Open title on Sunday, was also supportive of seeding Williams.
Venus Williams congratulates Qiang Wang on victory in the ladies singles first round match during day one of the 2018 French Open at Roland Garros on May 27, 2018 in Paris.
Trungelliti will play Bernard Tomic in the first round.
Playing at Roland Garros with a wild card, 19-year-old Frenchman Corentin Moutet defeated veteran Ivo Karlovic 7-6 (7), 6-2, 7-6 (5) to reach the second round.
The British No. 1 has never won a match in Paris in four appearances in the main draw.Читайте также: LeBron James, Cleveland Cavaliers advance to NBA Finals
Mohamed Safwat is the first man from Egypt to play in a Grand Slam tennis tournament's main draw in 22 years - and he got very little notice that chance would come at the French Open.
She bowed out in the second round a year ago, making her Grand Slam return after an assailant attacked her with a knife at her home in December 2016, requiring extensive surgery to her left hand, her playing hand.
But her game finally clicked back into gear during the United States hard court swing, where she beat defending French Open champion Jelena Ostapenko for the Miami Open title in March.
Another former French Open champion has exited the tournament in the first round as Stan Wawrinka lost a five-set battle with Guillermo Garcia Lopez of Spain. "So when the two things aren't connected, it's never a good thing". "So the people will decide what seed she will get". Tsonga, Monfils and Gasquet are all now ranked outside the world's top 30, with Pouille the French number one at 16th.
Azarenka herself missed much of last season after giving birth and becoming embroiled in a custody battle and was not seeded on her return at Wimbledon.
Kozlova stayed steady despite the enormity of the moment and while dealing with a blister on the back of her right foot.
But she started about as poorly as possible on Day 1 at the year's second major tournament: Tomljanovic held at love for a 5-1 lead at the outset. Serena lost to Venus in straight sets.
Otherwise, Williams could be forced to play top-ranked players in the early rounds.
The WTA is considering a rule change to add protected seeding for highly ranked players returning from maternity leave but the earliest that could take effect is next year.При любом использовании материалов сайта и дочерних проектов, гиперссылка на обязательна.
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