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Four Chinese women players earn French Open spots

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Peng Shuai is one among four players from China who have received a direct acceptance into the French Open

Paris, April 17 (IANS): Peng Shuai and other three players from China have been given direct acceptance into the main draw of women's singles at the May 24-June 7 French Open, according to the Federation of French Tennis.

The men's and women's singles draw will each feature 128 players, including eight wildcards apiece to be named at a later date, reports Xinhua.

Of the 108 women players named in the list, there are the 21st- ranked Chinese Peng Shuai, Zheng Saisai (74), Zhang Shuai (81) and Wang Qiang (96).

Other positions have all been occupied by top 107 players in the Women's Tennis Association (WTA) rankings as of April 13, 2015, the federation said on Thursday.

In the men's case, five top-ranked players will join the top 99 to make the main draw before eight wildcards are announced and the remaining places are open to qualifiers.

According to Roland-Garros, eight men and four women French players have given direct acceptance. And they are: Gilles Simon (13), Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (14), Gael Monfils (18), Richard Gasquet (27), Adrian Mannarino (30), Jeremy Chardy (35), Julien Benneteau (39) and Benoit Paire (90) in the men's singles draw; and Alize Cornet (28), Caroline Garcia (29), Kristina Mladenovic (58) and Pauline Parmentier (89) on women's part.

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