Federer, Tsitsipas, Venus v Svitolina All On Opening Day Sunday At The French Open
by Staff | May 25th, 2019, 5:22 pm

The time has come. Roger Federer is back. The French Open begins Sunday in Paris with a blockbuster line-up led by the mighty Swiss.

Federer will play his first match at the French in four years against Italian dirtballer Lorenzo Sonego.

Stefanos Tsitsipas, Kei Nishikori and Marin Cilic are also on the ticket for the men.

But the match of the day may be in the women’s draw as 7-time Slam champion Venus Williams takes on Elina Svitolina in a battle of former Top 3 players.

The two have split their two prior meetings. Svitolina is 0-2 on clay this season after coming back from knee injury.

Former champion Garbine Muguruza is also in action as is 2018 runner-up Sloane Stephens.

Angelique Kerber, who’s returning from an ankle injury, will meet the young Russian teen Anastasia Potapova who makes her French debut.

Rome winner Karolina Pliskova and Belinda Bencic are also in action on a big Sunday.


Court Philippe CHATRIER Début à 11h00
Angelique KERBER (GER) [5] v Anastasia POTAPOVA (RUS)
Stefanos TSITSIPAS (GRE) [6] v Maximilian MARTERER (GER)
Lorenzo SONEGO (ITA) v Roger FEDERER (SUI) [3]
Madison BRENGLE (USA) v Karolina PLISKOVA (CZE) [2]

Court Suzanne LENGLEN Début à 11h00
Thomas FABBIANO (ITA) v Marin CILIC (CRO) [11]
Kei NISHIKORI (JPN) [7] v Quentin HALYS (FRA)
Sloane STEPHENS (USA)[7] v Misaki DOI (JPN)

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4 Comments for Federer, Tsitsipas, Venus v Svitolina All On Opening Day Sunday At The French Open

RZ Says:

Too bad there’s no post on the women’s draw. Lots of interesting possibilities – Halep’s first time defending a slam, Kerber with a chance for the career slam, Osaka going for 3 slams in a row, Kvitova and Pliskova trying to build on strong years, Bertens as both a sleeper and a favorite.

chrisford1 Says:

It’s the sunset of the Williams Sistas. 20 years of domination. And the top moneymaker, Sharapova, is pretty much done and over. Same with Azerenka.
Maybe the interest will pick up post-Williams, as the WTA becomes more competitive.
Tough when you have so much going on , on the mens side. 4 of the best ever, 5-6 other great players who can take them from time to time battling away.

skeezer Says:

Fed is through is straights. Didn’t too much care for his form though….but alas first rd.
Based on the near sellout crowd for the first rd, fans are glad he is back.

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