For British tennis fans, the likes of Katie Boulder hold the national hopes of Grand Slam success following the seeming end to Andy Murray’s career at the top of the sport. The British number two, Boulder, has been included as part of the main draw for the 2019 French Open – despite withdrawing earlier in the month due to injury problems.
The 22-year-old has endured a challenging time with fitness, having not played since 21st April when she played for Great Britain in the Fed Cup. However, she’s now been drawn to play 23rd seed, Donna Vekic, at the Grand Slam.
She might have to still withdraw, though, which would be a shame. However, even withdrawal could net her around £20,000, which is around half the fee for a First Round entrance at this stage of the tournament.
The world number 112 looks set to miss out, despite showing her fitness in a recent social media video, where she was doing numerous sit-ups. At the moment, it is uncertain what will happen. Given her injuries in the past, it would be a surprise to see her recover in time to take part in the Grand Slam event.