The Newest: Serena, Federer roll again years at French Open

Evergreen 39-year-olds Serena Williams and Roger Federer can 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

PARIS — The Newest on the French Open (all instances native):

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Evergreen 39-year-olds Serena Williams and Roger Federer can 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 12 months, is scheduled for the third match on Court docket 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.

Federer performs Denis Istomin from Uzbekistan. Istomin reached the primary 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 12 months.

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 12 months’s match — held exceptionally in autumn — additionally stretched late into the evening on newly floodlit courts. However scheduled evening classes are a novelty this 12 months at Roland Garros.

Williams. chasing a record-tying twenty fourth 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 option to victory final 12 months.

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Extra AP Tennis: https://apnews.com/hub/tennis and https://twitter.com/AP—Sports activities

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