The remaining wildcards are dominated by local players, with six of the seven highest-ranked Frenchwomen outside the main draw cut getting boosts: as well as Parmentier, these golden opportunities have gone to World No.202 Amandine Hesse, World No.215 Myrtille Georges, World No.228 Jessika Ponchet, World No.261 Chloe Paquet and World No.262 Fiona Ferro.

23-year-old Paquet was the only wildcard to win a round at last year’s tournament, beating Kristyna Pliskova in three sets, and reached the final of the ITF $25,000 event in Tunis last month, losing to Valentyna Ivakhnenko. 27-year-old Georges has made two ITF $25,000 finals this year, in Perth and Santa Margherita di Pula, and reached the second round at Roland Garros in 2016.

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