With the second Grand Slam of the year around the corner, many are getting hyped for two weeks of (hopefully) epic tennis in Paris. A slew of top players—including last year's finalist Sloane Stephens—have arrived early to get in some practice, see the sights, and enjoy the atmosphere of Roland Garros.
Serena Williams has been a question mark due to a lingering knee injury.
Serena hitting with Jarmere on Philippe Chatrier this morning ???????????? From Chris Eubanks' IG stories ???? pic.twitter.com/F5NRFc6OY5— Luis. ???????????? (@serenapower_) May 20, 2019
She has only played one clay-court match this season, but will always be a threat for the title.
Her support system is ready to go, including Olympia Ohanian's doll Qai Qai.
Simona Halep is the defending champion and couldn't be more familiar with Philippe Chatrier.
She has already shared her new look for this year's tournament, sporting a collared top from Nike.
Lucas Pouille is looking intense (and also scared) by what his coach has in store for him during the lead up to the French Open. Last year, the Frenchman was knocked out in the third round.
It wouldn't be a Grand Slam without both Williams sisters in attendance. Venus Williams is officially in the house and, just like her sister, she wasted no time hitting the practice courts.
Roger Federer, who is back in Paris for the first time since 2015, is getting more acclimated to clay after playing in both Madrid and Rome.
First time back since 2015...
No matter where the Swiss ends his French Open journey, it's great to see him back.
World No. 1 Naomi Osaka made time for the sights by going to the Arc de Triomphe before action gets underway on Sunday.
Paris, me and my hair have arrived ????????❤️ pic.twitter.com/LslgUo9O2Q— NaomiOsaka大坂なおみ (@Naomi_Osaka_) May 20, 2019
Victoria Azarenka also stoped by the Arc for a quick photoshoot.
The draws for Roland Garros will be made on Thursday.