All hands on deck for Roland Garros
Official entry lists for Grand Slams usually start with full rosters. Everyone wants to play them, and even first-round loser's money is great. And so the top 100 men are signed on for Roland Garros, which starts in a little over a month. With four special rankings (No. 34 Tsonga, No. 85 Kovalik, No. 88 Tipsarevic and No. 95 Stebe), the initial cutoff is exactly 100. For the women, with 108 spots, the initial cutoff is No. 107. Shelby Rogers is the only protected ranking at No. 81. But with automatic entry, even players like Ekaterina Makarova (absent since February), are on the list.