The 2019 French Open is underway in Paris where past victors like Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Serena Williams are competing for another clay court Grand Slam victory.
In the men’s single field, the top five contenders are Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Dominic Thiem and Alexander Zverev. The top five favorites in the women’s singles are Naomi Osaka, Simona Halep, Kiki Bertens, Angelique Kerber and Karolina Pliskova. A number of women players have reached the round of 32 by scoring upset victories over top-25-ranked tennis players.
Here are the notable results from men’s singles matches in the round of 64:
3rd ranked Roger Federer beat Oscar Otte 6-4, 6-3, 6-4
World No. 2 Rafael Nadal beat Yannick Maden 6-1, 6-2, 6-4
Rank 4 Dominic Thiem beat Alexander Bublik 6-3, 6-7, 6-3, 7-5
World No. 1 Novak Djokovic beat Henri Laaksonen 6-1, 6-4, 6-3
5th ranked Alexander Zverev beat Mikael Ymer 6-1, 6-3, 7-6
Here are the notable results from the women’s singles matches in the round of 64:
Rank 10 Serena Williams beat Kurumi Nara 6-3, 6-2
Rank 8 Ashleigh Barty beat Danielle Rose Collins 7-5, 6-1
World No. 1 Naomi Osaka beat Victoria Azarenka 4-6, 7-5, 6-3
Amanda Anisimova beat rank 11 Aryna Sabalenka 6-4, 6-2
Iga Swiatek beat rank 16 Wang Qiang 6-3, 6-0
Anna Blinkova beat rank 24 Caroline Garcia 1-6, 6-4, 6-4
It will be interesting to see how top tennis stars will play in the hotly contested round of 32.