Abu Dhabi, UAEMonday 19 August 2019

French Open Day 1: Federer, Tsitsipas, Venus Williams and other players to watch - in pictures

It is the opening day of action at Roland Garros for the second major of 2019 with play beginning from 1pm UAE time

The French Open, the second tennis grand slam of 2019, begins on Sunday.

There is plenty of action on the first day to watch out for.

From 2009 champion Roger Federer playing at Roland Garros for the first time since 2015, to Elina Svitolina and Garbine Muguruza competing in the women's draw.

Ahead of play beginning on the main courts at 1pm UAE time, here is a look at the players to watch for and the order of play.

Court Philippe-Chatrier

From 1pm (UAE time)

Angelique Kerber (5) v Anastasia Potapova

Stefanos Tsitsipas (6) v Maximilian Marterer

Lorenzo Sonego v Roger Federer (2)

Madison Brengle v Karolina Pliskova (2)

Court Suzanne-Lenglen

From 1pm

Thomas Fabbiano v Marin Cilic (11)

Kei Nishikori (7) v Quentin Halys

Fiona Ferro v Kristina Mladenovic

Sloane Stephens (7) v Misaki Doi

Court Simonne-Mathieu

From 1pm

Gabine Muguruza v Taylor Townsend (19)

Marco Cecchinato v Nicolas Mahut

Venus Williams v Elina Svitolina (9)

David Goffin (27) v Ricardas Berankis

Updated: May 26, 2019 11:41 AM

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