French Open order of play for Monday, 31 May: Who is playing on day 2?

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t’s day two on the French Open with evergreen 39-year-olds Serena Williams and Roger Federer making an attempt to roll again the years and Iga Swiatek will start the defence of her title.

Federer, the oldest participant in males’s singles this yr, is scheduled for the third match on Courtroom Philippe Chatrier. It should the primary Grand Slam match because the 2020 Australian Open for the holder of 20 main titles, making a comeback from double surgical procedure on his proper knee.

No8 seed Federer performs Denis Istomin from Uzbekistan, who reached the primary draw by way of the qualifying competitors. He has not superior past the second spherical in 10 earlier Roland Garros appearances.

Williams performs Irina-Camelia Begu from Romania within the final match on Philippe Chatrier, not scheduled to start out earlier than 8pm BST. Matches finally yr’s event — held in autumn as a consequence of Covid — additionally stretched late into the night time on newly floodlit courts. However scheduled night time classes are a novelty this yr at Roland Garros.

No7 seed Williams is chasing a record-tying twenty fourth Grand Slam singles title whereas Begu’s finest end in 9 earlier appearances in Paris was reaching the fourth spherical in 2016.

Swiatek opens her title defence towards Kaja Juvan of Slovenia, within the first match on Chatrier. Swiatek, who turned 20 on Monday, did not drop a set on her approach to victory final yr.

French Open order of play | Monday, Might 31

Courtroom Philippe Chatrier (from 9am BST)

Kaja Juvan (Slovenia) v 8-Iga Swiatek (Poland)

Alexander Bublik (Kazakhstan) v 2-Daniil Medvedev (Russia)

Denis Istomin (Uzbekistan) v 8-Roger Federer (Switzerland)

7-Serena Williams (U.S.) v Irina-Camelia Begu (Romania)

18-Jannik Sinner (Italy) v Pierre-Hugues Herbert (France)

Laura Siegemund (Germany) v Caroline Garcia (France)

4-Sofia Kenin (U.S.) v Jelena Ostapenko (Latvia)

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (France) v Yoshihito Nishioka (Japan)

Alize Cornet (France) v Concord Tan (France)

15-Casper Ruud (Norway) v Benoit Paire (France)

Marin Cilic (Croatia) v Arthur Rinderknech (France)

12-Garbine Muguruza (Spain) v Marta Kostyuk (Ukraine)

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