- Associated Press - Sunday, May 28, 2017

A quick look at the French Open:


Partly cloudy, brief rain. High of 90 degrees (32 Celsius).


Seeded winners in the men’s first round: No. 6 Dominic Thiem, No. 11 Grigor Dimitrov, No. 19 Albert Ramos-Vinolas, No. 20 Pablo Carreno Busta, No. 23 Ivo Karlovic.

Seeded winners in the women’s first round: No. 6 Dominika Cibulkova, No. 8 Svetlana Kuznetsova, No. 15 Petra Kvitova, No. 30 Timea Bacsinszky.


Seeded losers in the men’s first round: No. 26 Gilles Muller.

Seeded losers in the women’s first round: No. 1 Angelique Kerber, No. 22 Mirjana Lucic-Baroni, No. 31 Roberta Vinci.


0 - Number of No. 1-seeded women who had lost in the first round of the French Open during the professional era before Kerber was beaten by Ekaterina Makarova 6-2, 6-2.


“I’m happy with the game, of course, but I mean, it wasn’t really about the game today.” - Kvitova, who beat Julia Boserup 6-3, 6-2 in her first match since being stabbed during an attack at her home in December.


All eyes will be on defending champion Novak Djokovic, whose first match since partnering with Andre Agassi will come against Marcel Granollers. Djokovic won his fourth consecutive major title - and completed a career Grand Slam in the process - a year ago at Roland Garros. But he’s struggled since and, after parting ways with coach Boris Becker, then dumping the rest of his support team, he enlisted eight-time major champion Agassi to try his hand at a bit of coaching in Paris. The 2016 women’s champ, Garbine Muguruza, will also be in action, facing 2010 French Open winner Francesca Schiavone. Others of interest in action on Day 2 include nine-time champion Rafael Nadal against Benoit Paire, up-and-coming 20-year-old Alexander Zverev against Fernando Verdasco, and No. 2-seeded Karolina Pliskova, the U.S. Open runner-up last year, against Zheng Saisai.


Light showers, wind at up to 12 mph (20 kph). High of 82 degrees (28 Celsius).


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