In Paris, the weather is bad, so it feels like it could be a day spent only on the show courts. On Suzanne Lenglen, Naomi Osaka will start early with her match against 27th seed Amanda Anisimova. And on Philippe Chatrier, it’s the No. 1 seed, Iga Swiątek faces Lesia Tsurenko, the Ukrainian, who should have the public on her side. And on the men’s side, Novak Djokovic, back to Grand Slam tennis, begins his assault on the title he won for the second time last year, taking on Japan’s Yoshihito Nishioka. Djoko is last on Philippe-Chatrier, while Rafa Nadal, in search of a number 14 title, takes over the lunch hour, playing Australian Jordan Thompson.
And there’s action for the brave Brits too, with 10th seed Cameron Norrie taking on Frenchman Manuel Guinard, Heather Watson taking on French teenager Elsa Jacquemot and Emma Raducanu trying to find her form on the biggest scene when she takes on 17-year-old Linda Noskova from the Czech Republic.