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Today at the French Open

Text by Emmanuel VERSACE

Latest update : 2009-05-27

Find today’s programme and follow all the action via Twitter with our correspondent, Emmanuel Versace, live from the French Open.

On the second day of the second round of the French Open at Roland Garros, the number-one French woman player, Marion Bartoli, will face the Italian Tathiana Garbin on the central court at 11 a.m. (GMT+2).

The other young hopeful of the tournament, Alizé Cornet, who had to work hard to get past the first round, will play the Romanian Sorana Cirstea on the Suzanne-Lenglen court.

Virginie Razzano will take on 16th-ranked Anabel Medina Garrigues of Spain on court number 1.

On the men’s side, the revelation of this Grand Slam has been Guillaume Rufin, who will play his second French Open match against the Austrian Jurgen Melzer (24th) on court 3.

Gaël Monfils, who has made a very good impression, will face the Romanian Victor Crivoi. A difficult match awaits Jo-Wilfried Tsonga; he faces the Argentine Juan Monaco, who is very at home on the clay.

Paul-Henri Mathieu has to get past Pablo Andujar of Spain to make it to the next round. Christophe Rochus plays Arnaud Clément on court 2, and Jérémy Chardy faces the Italian Simone Bolelli.  

Among the top-ranked players, Roger Federer faces the Argentine Jose Acasuso on the central court, and Serena Williams will confront Virgina Ruano Pascual of Spain.

The Serbian Jelena Jankovic plays the Slovak Magdalena Rybarikova, and her compatriot Novak Djokovic faces the Ukrainian Sergiy Stakhovsky. Finally, Elena Demienteva meets the Australian Jelena Dokic, and Andy Roddick plays the Czech Ivo Minar.


Date created : 2009-05-27