French Open 2019 draw: When does it take place, what TV channel is it on and which players are seeded?

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All you need to know about this year's Roland-Garros draw - REUTERS

What is it?

The draw for the 2019 French Open women's and men's competitions.

When is it?

On Thursday May 23 - three days before the tournament starts properly.

What time does it start?

It's 6pm BST, or 7pm local time, in the Orangery buildings in the Serres d’Auteuil gardens.  

What TV channel is it on?

The draw is not normally broadcast on UK TV live, but often on the Roland-Garros Facebook page. You will be able to follow the draw right here as it happens.

What is the latest news?

Twice champion Maria Sharapova has withdrawn from the French Open after failing to recover fully from shoulder surgery, the former world number one said on Wednesday.

"Withdrawing from the French Open today. Sometimes the right decisions aren't always the easiest ones," the Russian wrote on Instagram.

The 32-year-old, who has won five Grand Slam titles, has not played since the end of January and underwent shoulder surgery at the end of February.

The French Open starts in Paris on May 26.

"In better news, I have returned to the practice court, and slowly building the strength back in my shoulder," she added.

What are the latest odds?

Men's

  • Rafael Nadal  - 6/4
  • Novak Djokovic - 2/1
  • Dominic Thiem - 9/2
  • Stefanos Tsitspias - 16/1
  • Roger Federer - 18/1
  • Alexander Zverev - 18/1

Women's

  • Simona Halep - 4/1
  • Serena Williams - 9/1
  • Kiki Bertens - 10/1
  • Naomi Osaka - 10/1
  • Sloane Stephens - 10/1
  • Elina Svitolina - 10/1
  • Petra Kvitova - 12/1