It’s an exciting first day of action at the 2020 French Open as the top seeded Simona Halep and US Open runner-up Victoria Azarenka take to court in the women’s draw while three-time Grand Slam winners Andy Murray and Stan Wawrinka go head to head in men’s section. All this and more can be live streamed online or watched on TV and get all the information how.
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On the Philippe-Chatrier court, the day begins at 11 am local time with the 11th seeded David Goffin taking on Jannik Sinner in what is expected to deliver the first potential shock.
Of course it’s the second match on that all the women’s tennis fans will have their eyes on as Halep, the world number two, takes on Sara Sorribes Tormo in her opener and looks to add on to her winning streak.
After that the in-form 17th seeded Anett Kontaveit will in action as she faces a formidable Caroline Garcia in her opener, before the match of the day between two, three-time Grand Slam winners kick-starts in the evening session. Stan Wawrinka is a seeded player here and as luck would have it, he has been drawn up against old friend and Britain’s Murray.
Over at the Suzanne-Lenglen Court, Cincinnati Open winner and US Open runner-up Azarenka should not have too many troubles getting past Danka Kovinic. Local lad and the highly experienced Jeremy Chardy then takes on Austrian qualifier Jurij Rodionov before the start of another piece of tennis action that could light up the cold Paris courts.
Britain’s Johanna Konta is the ninth seed and she has been drawn up against Cori Gauff, who despite being all of 16, is known for her giant-killing moves. Will Konta be her latest prey?
The last match on this court will see the men’s singles US Open runner-up Alexander Zverev in action as he looks to breeze past Dennis Novak in his opener.
Elise Mertens, Venus Williams, Benoit Paire and Diego Schwartzman will all be on court for their first round matches at the Simonne-Matheiu Court, while some of the other top players who will be seen in their openers include Maria Sakkari, Kei Nishikori (who plays the 32nd seeded Dan Evans), John Isner and Borna Coric.
Eugenie Bouchard also faces Anna Kalinskaya for a place in the second round while Taylor Fritz, Ekaterina Alexandrova, Yulia Putintseva and Dayana Yastremska are the others in action.
Action begins at 11 am local time (10 am BST or 5 am Eastern Time). Get all the latest, match by match French Open 2020 previews and predictions here.