French Open glance: Serena, Nadal, Djokovic all play Day 2

The Associated Press

PARIS (AP) -- A quick look at the French Open:


Quite a lineup for Day 2 in Court Philippe Chatrier, where Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams - owners of a combined collection of 55 Grand Slam singles titles - are scheduled to play in the first round. Each is embarking on a bid to achieve a milestone over the next two weeks at Roland Garros. Beginning against Yannick Hanfmann (a German qualifier who played tennis at Southern California and whose career Grand Slam record is 0-1), Nadal seeks his record-extending 12th championship in Paris, the most for any man or woman at any major tournament. Djokovic, whose initial opponent is Hubert Hurkacz of Poland, eyes a fourth consecutive Grand Slam trophy, something only one man has managed to do in the past 45 years: Djokovic. And Williams, who starts against Vitalia Diatchenko, renews her quest for a 24th major title, which would tie Margaret Court for the most in history. Other past Grand Slam champs in action on a busy day include Stan Wawrinka, Caroline Wozniacki, Sam Stosur and Petra Kvitova.

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Partly cloudy. High of 68 degrees (20 Celsius).


Cloudy. High of 70 degrees (21 Celsius).


Men's first round: No. 3 Roger Federer beat Lorenzo Sonego 6-2, 6-4, 6-4; No. 7 Kei Nishikori beat Quentin Halys 6-2, 6-3, 6-4; No. 11 Marin Cilic beat Thomas Fabbiano 6-3, 7-5, 6-1; Nicolas Mahut beat No. 16 Marco Cecchinato 2-6, 6-7 (6), 6-4, 6-2, 6-4.

Women's first round: No. 2 Karolina Pliskova beat Madison Brengle 6-2, 6-3; Anastasia Potapova beat No. 5 Angelique Kerber 6-4, 6-2; No. 7 Sloane Stephens beat Misaki Doi 6-3, 7-6 (4); No. 9 Elina Svitolina beat Venus Williams 6-3, 6-3; No. 15 Belinda Bencic beat Jessika Ponchet 6-1, 6-4; No. 19 Garbine Muguruza beat Taylor Townsend 5-7, 6-2, 6-2.


14 - Break points faced, and saved, by No. 6 seed Stefanos Tsitsipas in his 6-2, 6-2, 7-6 (4) victory over Maximilian Marterer.


''I like that approach for me also once in a while. It relaxes you on the bigger points, maybe, or it relaxes you subconsciously as you walk through the grounds and go to practice and go to the press room.'' - Federer, on his rare chance to be what he called ''an outsider'' at a Grand Slam tournament as he returns to the French Open for the first time since 2015.


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