No.2 seed Naomi Osaka won her first game on Sunday but faces expulsion due to her boycott of press conferences. Frenchman Enzo Couacaud qualified for the next round. On the other hand, Gilles Simon and Dominic Thiem were eliminated.
Roland-Garros begins this Sunday, May 30 with a good program from the outset. Since 11 am, several seeds have entered the track in turn. The tournament welcomes the public with a limit of 35% until June 8. The site can accommodate up to 5,388 spectators per day.
In women, the Japanese Naomi Osaka (2nd) eliminated from the outset the Romanian Patricia Maria Tig (63rd), 6-4, 7-7. But the No. 2 seed was fined $ 15,000 (12,300 euros) for refusing to appear at a press conference and risks disqualification if it starts again, the organizers announced.
On the French side, Clara Burel (146th) leaves the tournament after her defeat against Danka Kovinic (62nd), 6-3.7-6. Elsa Jacquemot (493rd) also lost, against Elena Rybakina (22nd), 6-4, 6-1.
To be continued, Océane Dodin (115th) against Madison Keys (24th) and Diane Parry (307th) against Aliaksandra Sasnovich (103rd).
The rest of this first round will take place on Monday. The defending champion, the Polish Iga Swiatek (8th in the world) will face the Slovenian Kaja Juvan. Australian Ashleigh Barty, current number 1 in the ATP ranking, will face American Bernarda Pera (70th). Serena Williams, who occupies 7th place in the standings, will face Romanian Irina-Camelia Begu (74th). There will also be a 100% French-speaking duel between Alizé Cornet and Harmony Tan, Caroline Garcia will face the German Laura Siegemund.
The French Enzo Couacaud, 177th in the world and beneficiary of an invitation, beat Egor Gerasimov (78th) this Sunday, 7-6, 6-4, 6-3. This is his first victory on the main circuit. On the other hand, Grégoire Barrère (122nd) was eliminated by Fabio Fognini (29th).
The big surprise of the day comes from Dominic Thiem (4th), eliminated from the tournament after his defeat against Pablo Andujar (68th), 4-6, 5-7, 6-3, 6-4, 6-4. Gilles Simon also fails in the first round, beaten by Marton Fucsovics (44th), 6-4, 6-1, 7-6.
To be continued, Stefanos Tsitsipas (5th) against Jérémy Chardy (58th) and Corentin Moutet (72nd) against Laslo Djere (53rd).
For the first time in a Grand Slam, the draw placed Nadal, Djokovic and Federer in the same half of the table. Defending champion Rafael Nadal (3rd) will aim for a 14th title this year and will face Australian Alexei Popyrin in the first round on Monday. The current number 1 in the standings Novak Djokovic will face the American Tennys Sandgren.
To be continued on Monday, several French people and in particular Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (75th), opposed to the Japanese Yoshihito Nishioka (60th) on Monday, a hexagonal duel between Richard Gasquet (51st) and the revelation of the tournament last year Hugo Gaston (141st), Lucas Pouille (84th) against Argentinian Pablo Cuevas (91st) and Ugo Humbert (32nd) will face Lithuanian Ricardas Berankis (92nd).
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