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French veterans among the Roland Garros wild cards

AFP  |  Paris 

Veteran French players Pauline and are among those who have received wild-card entries to the main draw at Roland Garros, the French Federation announced today.

Mahut, a 36-year-old veteran ranked 116th in the world, was a member of France's winning team in November and will be able to play in the for a 16th time.

It will be the 14th time at for Parmentier, who is 32. She is 76th in the world after winning her first title in a decade in at the end of April. But the boost in her rankings came too late to qualify her automatically for her home Grand Slam.

Because of a deal with the US Federation, two Americans also received wild cards. Taylor Townsend, a 22-year-old who is ranked 72nd was given a place in the women's draw and Noah Rubin, also 22 and ranked 198th, was added on the men's side. Two Australians will be added because of a similar agreement.

Five young French men also received invitations: Calvin Hemery, (23 and ranked 123rd), Corentin Moutet (19, No. 144), Gregoire Barrere (24, No. 241), Maxime Janvier (21, No. 283) and (19, No. 337).

On the women's side, French players Amandine Hesse (25, No. 202), Myrtille Georges (27, No. 215), (21, No. 228), (21, No. 201) and (23, No. 101), were added.

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First Published: Wed, May 16 2018. 19:05 IST