On day one of qualifying, we saw six Australian men take to the courts with the aim of qualifying for the main draw at the French Open. On day two John-Patrick Smith made it seven. Of the seven only Thanasi Kokkinakis, Bernard Tomic and Akira Santillan advanced to the second round.
There are five Australian women in the qualifying tournament. They are Priscilla Hon, Olivia Rogowska, Destanee Aiava, Arina Rodionova and Lizette Cabrera. Rogowska and Cabrera get out on court on Tuesday.
Rogowska went close to earning the Tennis Australia wildcard, losing the playoff final in three sets to Isabelle Wallace 6-1 5-7 6-3.
The five players are ranked at 124 Rodionova, 154 Rogowska, 157 Cabrera, 183 Hon and Aiava at 196.
Rogowska kicks off her campaign against world No.190 Kathinka Von Deichmann from Liechtenstein, Von Deichmann goes into the match after having won the WiesbadenITF 25K event at the end of April. She is the only player from Liechtenstein on the WTA rankings.
Cabrera, who is ranked at 157 faces 35-year-old Japanese player Junri Namigata, the world no. 210. Namigata has won a few ITF tour events, the last one coming in 2010 and she reached a career-high ranking of 105 back in 2011.
Of the Australian women players taking part tomorrow, Aiava has some form on clay. She was runner-up at the ACT Clay court international back in March. Aiava also won the Osaka ITF 25K event in early April.