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Tournament playing catch-up after a rainy Thursday

Text by Emmanuel VERSACE

Latest update : 2010-05-28

After rain spoiled Thursday's French Open clashes, Friday’s sun brings international tennis back to the courts with a star-studded line-up including Novak Djokovic, Serena Williams, Maria Shaparova and four-time champion Rafael Nadal.

Men

On the central court, France's Florent Serra will take on Spaniard Fernando Verdasco, seeded No. 7. Four-time champion Rafael Nadal and world number two will play his second-round match against Argentina's Horacio Zeballos. On the Suzanne-Lenglen court, Serbian Novak Djokovic, world number three and winner of the 2008 Australian Open, takes on Japanese Kei Nishikori, who faces a difficult battle in his first French Open. 2003 winner Juan Carlos Ferrero will play his fellow Spaniard Pere Riba on court number two. Finally, France's Nicolas Mahut will face Jurgen Melzer of Austria.

Women

Yesterday's match between defending champion Justine Henin of Belgium and the Czech Republic's Klara Zakopalova, interrupted late last night, will resume on the Suzanne-Lenglen court. The Belgian dominated the match 6-3, 3-2 before rain stopped play. World number one Serena Williams faces off against German Julia Gorges. On Court 2, the former world number one Maria Shaparova of Russia will continue her match against Belgian Kirsten Flipkens. The Russian was leading 6-3, 2-2. Finally, the contest between France's Olivia Sanchez and her compatriot Marion Bartoli, will resume, with Sanchez leading 5-4.

Date created : 2010-05-28

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