What to expect from French Open Day 3

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Radio Sport, AP,
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Audio,
Publish Date
Tuesday, 28 May 2019, 6:57PM
Serena Williams attracted all the attention on Day 2. (Photo / AP)

Radio Sport's tennis expert Matt Brown is back at the French Open for the fifteenth time. He joined D'Arcy and Goran to give the rundown on what to expect from the tournament.

LOOKAHEAD TO TUESDAY

Naomi Osaka's bid for a third consecutive Grand Slam title finally gets started on Day 3 of the French Open. The No. 1-seeded Osaka never has been past the third round in three previous appearances at Roland Garros. But she carries a 14-match winning streak at majors into her opener against 90th-ranked Anna Karolina Schmiedlova at Court Philippe Chatrier. Osaka won the U.S. Open last September and then the Australian Open in January. Also in first-round action are 2009 U.S. Open champion Juan Martin Del Potro and No. 5 seed Alexander Zverev.

TUESDAY'S FORECAST

Chance of rain. High of 16 degrees Celsius

MONDAY'S WEATHER

Cloudy. High of 20 degrees Celsius

MONDAY'S KEY RESULTS

Men's first round: No. 1 Novak Djokovic beat Hubert Hurkacz 6-4, 6-2, 6-2; No. 2 Rafael Nadal beat Yannick Hanfmann 6-2, 6-1, 6-3; Pierre-Hugues Herbert beat No. 12 Daniil Medvedev 4-6, 4-6, 6-3, 6-2, 7-5; No. 13 Borna Coric beat Aljaz Bedene 6-1, 6-7 (4), 6-4, 6-4; Juan Ignacio Londero beat No. 15 Nikoloz Basilashvili 6-4, 6-1, 6-3; Jan-Lennard Struff beat No. 20 Denis Shapovalov 7-6 (1), 6-3, 6-4; No. 24 Stan Wawrinka beat Jozef Kovalik 6-1, 6-7 (3), 6-2, 6-3; Filip Krajinovic beat No. 32 Frances Tiafoe 6-2, 4-6, 6-3, 3-6, 6-0.

Women's first round: No. 4 Kiki Bertens beat Pauline Parmentier 6-3, 6-4; No. 8 Ashleigh Barty beat Jessica Pegula 6-3, 6-3; No. 10 Serena Williams beat Vitalia Diatchenko 2-6, 6-1, 6-0; No. 23 Donna Vekic beat Ludmilla Samsonova 6-2, 6-4; No. 26 Johanna Konta beat Antonia Lottner 6-4, 6-4; Veronika Kudermetova beat No. 13 Caroline Wozniacki 0-6, 6-3, 6-3; Kaia Kanepi beat No. 18 Julia Goerges 7-5, 6-1.

STAT OF THE DAY

70-1 — Serena Williams' record in first-round matches at Grand Slam tournaments. The lone loss came at the 2012 French Open.

QUOTE OF THE DAY

"It is a lot to carry, but so is being Serena Williams." — Williams, when asked about her jacket with the French words for "champion," ''queen," ''goddess" and "mother."

 

 

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