Seven years after his only participation in the Open GDF, also resulted in a victory, Kim Clijsters returns to the Stade Pierre de Coubertin and reconnect with her French fans. Especially the world number one spot awaits if she goes to the semi-finals. Exempted from the first round because of his status as a top seed, the native of Bilzen will find the modest German Kristina Barrois, 78th player in the world.
Cete was difficult last defeat of the Czech Iveta Benesova in the first round (5-7, 6-4, 6-4). Since the beginning of the season, Barrois was beaten in the first round in Sydney, Romanian Sorana Cirstea by, and reached the second round of the Australian Open, eliminated by Russia's Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova. Clijsters has never faced but would quietly pass this pitfall.