Murray v Wawrinka, Konta v Gauff Headline Opening Day At French Open
by Staff | September 26th, 2020, 11:01 pm
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The French Open begins Sunday with 39 matches for day 1. In its new time slot, the first day features some big names squaring off including two Brits facing tough tests.

The headliner is the pick of the men’s first round as Andy Murray returns to Roland Garros to meet the man he last played there, Stan Wawrinka. The two faced off in the 2017 semifinals won by the Swiss. But Murray leads 12-8 in their head-to-head series having won the last two.

This will be Murray’s first match on clay since 2017 French. The Scot did not partake in a clay tune-up to rest his metal hip.

American men John Isner and Taylor Fritz are in action. David Goffin opens the newly-roofed Chatrier against Italian teen Jannik Sinner.

Alexander Zverev and Diego Schwartzman are also scheduled.

For the women, Coco Gauff makes her debut against 2019 semifinalist Johanna Konta. Gauff won the junior title at the French in 2018. At 16, she’s the youngest in the field.

World No. 1 and tournament favorite Simona Halep opens her bid for a second French title against Spain’s Sara Sorribes Tormo. Halep has won her last 14 matches and is a perfect 10-0 since the tour resumed.

Frenchwoman Caroline Garcia clashes with Anett Kontaveit in a good opening match.

Former Slam winners Victoria Azarenka and Venus Williams are also scheduled. The two are just a win from a third meeting in two months!

SUNDAY FRENCH OPEN SCHEDULE
** Court Philippe CHATRIER ** Début à 11h00
1 SM 1 Jannik SINNER (ITA) contre David GOFFIN (BEL)[11]
2 SD 1 Simona HALEP (ROU) [1] contre Sara SORRIBES TORMO (ESP)
3 SD 1 Anett KONTAVEIT (EST) [17] contre Caroline GARCIA (FRA)
4 SM 1 Stan WAWRINKA (SUI) [16] contre Andy MURRAY (GBR)

** Court Suzanne LENGLEN ** Début à 11h00
1 SD 1 Victoria AZARENKA (BLR)[10] contre Danka KOVINIC (MNE)
2 SM 1 Jurij RODIONOV (AUT) contre Jeremy CHARDY (FRA)
3 SD 1 Johanna KONTA (GBR) [9] contre Cori GAUFF (USA)
4 SM 1 Alexander ZVEREV (GER) [6] contre Dennis NOVAK (AUT)


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