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French Open Preview: Rafael Nadal, Dominic Thiem, Serena Williams in Day 2 Action

Rafael Nadal (L), Dominic Thiem (C) and Serena Williams. (Photo Credit: Reuters)

Rafael Nadal (L), Dominic Thiem (C) and Serena Williams. (Photo Credit: Reuters)

The second day of the French Open on Monday will see Rafael Nadal, Serena Williams, Dominic Thiem and Daniil Medvedev in action.

A quick look at the French Open:

LOOKAHEAD TO MONDAY

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 US Open. Nadals bid to add to his record 12 French Open championships and to equal Roger Federers men's mark of 20 Grand Slam singles trophies starts against Egor Gerasimov of Belarus. Also on Chatrier: Reigning US Open champion Dominic Thiem will face 2014 US 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 US Open runner-up Daniil Medvedev who is 0-3 for his career at Roland Garros and 2019 French Open runner-up Marketa Vondrousova.

MONDAY'S FORECAST

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

SUNDAY'S WEATHER

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

SUNDAY'S KEY RESULTS

Women's 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.

Men's 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.

STAT OF THE DAY

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. It'll happen again on Monday, when Dominic Thiem faces Marin Cilic.

QUOTE OF THE DAY

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


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