PARIS – Last at the French Grand Slam Tennis Championships (always local):
The game in the second Grand Slam tennis tournament of the year began on the red clay of Roland Garros in Paris, with no restrictions on COVID-19, which have limited attendance for the past two years.
The French Open is the only major championship in the sport, which starts on Sunday.
The schedule includes past Grand Slam winners such as Sloane Stevens, Garbine Muguruza and Dominic Tom.
The most anticipated match of the first day involves Carlos Alcaras, a 19-year-old Spaniard seeded 6th and the youngest player to break into the top 10 of the men’s rankings after Rafael Nadal in 2005.
Alcaraz’s fight against Juan Ignacio Londera is scheduled to take place last at the Courtyard by Philippe Chateau, the site’s main stadium.
Novak Djokovic, last year’s men’s champion and 13-time champion Nadal, will play his first-round matches on Monday. So is the woman № 1 in the ranking of Igo Svyatek, who leads the 28-match winning streak.
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