French Open Glance: Nadal, Serena Williams In Day 2 Action

French Open Glance: Nadal, Serena Williams In Day 2 Action

PARIS: A quick look at the French Open:


Serena Williams and Rafael Nadal highlight the Day 2 schedule, playing in back-to-back matches on Court Philippe Chatrier. Williams begins her attempt to win a 24th Grand Slam title by facing Kristie Ahn on Monday in a rematch of their all-American first-round meeting at the U.S. Open. Nadals bid to add to his record 12 French Open championships and to equal Roger Federers mens mark of 20 Grand Slam singles trophies starts against Egor Gerasimov of Belarus. Also on Chatrier: Reigning U.S. Open champion Dominic Thiem will face 2014 U.S. Open champion Marin Cilic; Thiem beat Cilic en route to the title in New York this month. Also in action on a busy day: major champions Garbie Muguruza and Petra Kvitova, 2019 U.S. Open runner-up Daniil Medvedev who is 0-3 for his career at Roland Garros and 2019 French Open runner-up Marketa Vondrousova.


Rain. High of 61 degrees Fahrenheit (16 degrees Celsius).


Rain. High of 59 degrees Fahrenheit (15 degrees Celsius).


Womens First Round: No. 1 Simona Halep beat Sara Sorribes Tormo 6-4, 6-0; Coco Gauff beat No. 9 Johanna Konta 6-3, 6-3; No. 10 Victoria Azarenka beat Danka Kovinic 6-1, 6-2; Caroline Garcia beat No. 17 Anett Kontaveit 6-4, 3-6, 6-4; Daria Gavrilova beat No. 24 Dayana Yastremska 6-4, 6-3; Anna Karolina Schmiedlova beat Venus Williams 6-4, 6-4; Kamilla Rakhimova beat Shelby Rogers 6-2, 6-3.

Mens First Round: No. 6 Alexander Zverev beat Dennis Novak 7-5, 6-2, 7-5, 6-4; Jannik Sinner beat No. 11 David Goffin 7-5, 6-0, 6-3; No. 16 Stan Wawrinka beat Andy Murray 6-1, 6-3, 6-2; Norbort Gombos beat No. 24 Borna Coric 6-4, 3-6, 6-3, 6-4; Marco Cecchinato beat No. 25 Alex De Minaur 7-6 (9), 6-4, 6-0; Kei Nishikori beat No. 32 Dan Evans 1-6, 6-1, 7-6 (3), 1-6, 6-4.


21 Before Wawrinka vs. Murray on Sunday, years since the last time two past Grand Slam champions met in the French Opens first round; Yevgeny Kafelnikov beat Michael Chang in 1999. Itll happen again on Monday, when Dominic Thiem faces Marin Cilic.


It was just, I think, messed up to go on court at 11 oclock in these conditions. Andreas Seppi, who lost to American qualifier Sebastian Korda on a rainy, chilly Day 1.


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