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Monfils, Razzano get French Open wild cards

May 16, 2013 09:47 IST

Gael MonfilsFormer French Open semi-finalist Gael Monfils, who has struggled for form after a string of injuries marred his 2012 season, has been given a wild card for the grand slam claycourt event, organisers said on Wednesday.

The 26-year-old Frenchman, who reached the last four in 2008, has dropped down the rankings to 119 from a high of seven in 2011.

Compatriot Virginie Razzano, who stunned current World No 1 Serena Williams in the opening round last year, has also been handed an automatic entry.

The French Open takes place from May 26 to June 9.

Wildcards:

Men: Gael Monfils, Marc Gicquel, Nicolas Mahut, Adrian Mannarino, Lucas Pouille, Florent Serra (all France), Alex Kuznetsov (USA), John Millman (Australia)

Women: Virginie Razzano, Aravane Rezai, Claire Feuerstein, Stephanie Foretz-Gacon, Caroline Garcia, Irena Pavlovic (all France), Ashleigh Barty (Australia), Shelby Rogers (USA).

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