PARIS – The latest on the Grand Slam tennis tournament of the French Open (all local times):
The second Grand Slam tennis tournament of the year started on the red clay of Roland Garros in Paris, without any of the COVID-19 restrictions that have limited attendance for the past two years.
The French Open is the only major championship in the sport that starts on a Sunday.
The schedule includes previous Grand Slam title winners such as Sloane Stephens, Garbiñe Muguruza and Dominic Thiem.
The most anticipated match of day 1 is Carlos Alcaraz, the 19-year-old Spaniard, number 6 and the youngest player to enter the top 10 of the men’s classification since Rafael Nadal in 2005.
Alcaraz’s match against Juan Ignacio Londero is scheduled to take place at the Court Philippe Chatrier, the venue’s main stadium.
Last year’s men’s champion Novak Djokovic and 13-time champion Nadal will play their first round matches on Monday. So is No. 1 woman Iga Swiatek, who has 28 straight wins.
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Updates of the French Open | The game starts without COVID restrictions
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