Among the players seeking her first major title is the talented but temperamental Vera Zvonareva, a finalist at last year's Wimbledon and U.S. Open.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge watch as Andy Murray wins easily. Afterward, Murray takes a deep bow.
She admits she's not ready to challenge the elite players, but the promising German is leading a revival for her country in women's tennis.
It's time for the annual battle to see who is the best on Paris' famous terre battue, the red clay of the French Open. This year's women's draw could be the showcase for some established stars as well as some newcomers.