Serena Williams bypassed any clay-court tuneup tournaments ahead of the French Open, so her first match at Roland Garros will be her first competition since the U.S. Open. Naomi Osaka won the U.S. Open and is sitting out the French Open, which starts its 15 days of main-draw action Sunday after being postponed in May because of the coronavirus pandemic. Dominic Thiem also won the U.S. Open and decided to rest at home for a bit before heading to Paris.
On Sept. 23, 1970, nine women created their own tennis tournament to gain equality. Women in the sport now use that platform to bring about change.
Daniil Medvedev lost his first match since reaching the U.S. Open semifinals as he was beaten by unseeded French player Ugo Humbert in the first round of the Hamburg European Open.