Evergreen 39-year-olds Serena Williams and Roger Federer might be making an attempt to roll again the years on Day 2 of the French Open, the place first-round play is underway on the sun-kissed clay courts and Iga Swiatek will start the protection of her title.
Federer, the oldest participant in males’s singles this yr, is scheduled for the third match on Courtroom Philippe Chatrier. It would the primary Grand Slam match for the reason that 2020 Australian Open for the holder of 20 main titles, making a comeback from double surgical procedure on his proper knee.
Federer performs Denis Istomin from Uzbekistan. Istomin reached the principle draw by way of the qualifying competitors. He has not superior past the second spherical in 10 earlier Roland Garros appearances. Federer is seeded eighth this yr.
Williams performs after Federer vs. Istomin, within the final match on Philippe Chatrier, not scheduled to start out earlier than 9 p.m. Matches eventually yr’s match — held exceptionally in autumn — additionally stretched late into the evening on newly floodlit courts. However scheduled evening periods are a novelty this yr at Roland Garros.
Williams. chasing a record-tying 24th Grand Slam singles title, performs Irina-Camelia Begu from Romania. Begu’s finest end in 9 earlier appearances in Paris was reaching the fourth spherical in 2016.
Swiatek opens her title protection in opposition to Kaja Juvan of Slovenia, within the first match on Chatrier. Swiatek, who turned 20 on Monday, did not drop a set on her technique to victory final yr.