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Abu Dhabi, UAESunday 24 June 2018

Rafael Nadal, Serena Williams and Simona Halep all in action: French Open Day 5 order of play in UAE time 

Schedule in UAE time as the second round play at Roland Garros continues, with Maria Sharapova and Marin Cilic also due to step on court

Rafael Nadal is in second round action at the French Open on Thursday. Caroline Blumberg / EPA
Rafael Nadal is in second round action at the French Open on Thursday. Caroline Blumberg / EPA

The fifth day of the French Open sees both No 1 seeds in action as the second round continues at Roland Garros.

Men's world No 1 Rafael Nadal, going for an 11th men's singles title, takes on Argentine Guido Pella on Court Suzanne-Lenglen.

Simona Halep, the women's No 1, who is looking to win her first major, is scheduled to be third on Court Philippe-Chatrier against Taylor Townsend.

Serena Williams, the 23-time major winner, will look to continue her return to grand slam tennis, as she goes up against 17th seed Ashleigh Barty in the final game on Court Philippe-Chatrier.

Tunisian Malek Jaziri, who shocked Grigor Dimitrov at the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships in Februrary in the first round, will look to create another upset when he faces 27th seed Richard Gasquet in the second match on on Court Suzanne-Lenglen.

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Court Philippe-Chatrier

Play starts from 1pm UAE time

Marin Cilic (3) v Hubert Hurkacz

Lucas Pouille (15) v Cameron Norrie - to be completed: Pouille leads 6-2, 6-4, 5-7

Simona Halep (1) v Taylor Townsend

Julien Benneteau v Juan Martin del Potro (5)

Serena Williams v Ashleigh Barty (17)

Court Suzanne-Lenglen

Play starts from 1pm UAE time

Garbine Muguruza (3) v Fiona Ferro

Malek Jaziri v Richard Gasquet (27)

Rafael Nadal (1) v Guido Pella

Shuai Peng v Caroline Garcia (7)

Court 1

Play starts from 1pm UAE time

Denis Shapovalov (24) v Maximilian Marterer

Maria Sharapova (28) v Donna Vekic

Pierre-Hugues Herbert v Jeremy Chardy

Julia Goerges (11) v Alison van Uytvanck