French Open Lookahead: Serena Williams vs. Collins in 3rd Rd

A quick look at the French Open:


Serena Williams faces a dangerous opponent in her third-round match: fellow American Danielle Collins, who reached the quarterfinals in the tournament last September before losing to Sofia Kenin. Williams narrowly beat Collins in their only previous meeting at a tournament in Australia early this year. Collins, ranked 50th, beat a qualifier in her first two matches this week. Williams is again seeking a record-tying 24th Grand Slam singles titles. American Madison Keys, a semifinalist at Roland Garros in 2018, seeks a spot in the fourth round when she faces former No. 1 Victoria Azarenka. Four American men will be in action, including No. 31-seeded John Isner and No. 32 Reilly Opelka. Isner will face No. 5 Stefanos Tsitsipas. Four American men made it to the third round at Roland Garros for the first time since a half-dozen advanced that far in 1996.


Rain. High of 71 degrees Fahrenheit (22 Celsius).


Mostly cloudy. High of 78 degrees Fahrenheit (25 Celsius).


Women’s Second Round: Magda Linette beat No. 1 Ash Barty 6-1, 2-2, ret.; No. 4 Sofia Kenin beat Hailey Baptiste 7-5, 6-3; No. 5 Elina Svitolina beat Ann Li 6-0, 6-4; No. 8 Iga Swiatek beat Rebecca Peterson 6-1, 6-1; Sloane Stephens beat No. 9 Karolina Pliskova 7-5, 6-1; No. 13 Jennifer Brady beat Fiona Ferro 6-4, 2-6, 7-5; No. 24 Coco Gauff beat Wang Qiang 6-3, 7-6 (1).

Men’s Second Round: No. 1 Novak Djokovic beat Pablo Cuevas 6-3, 6-2, 6-4; No. 8 Roger Federer beat Marin Cilic 6-2, 2-6, 7-6 (4), 6-2; No. 9 Matteo Berrettini beat Federico Coria 6-3, 6-3, 6-2; No. 10 Diego Schwartzman beat Aljaz Bedene 6-4, 6-2, 6-4; No. 18 Jannik Sinner beat Gianluca Mager 6-1, 7-5, 3-6, 6-3.


Three — number of times in the professional era that the top two seeded women departed in the first two rounds at Roland Garros, as happened this week.


“How many matches have I played recently? Not many, so I didn’t have rhythm.” — Roger Federer to the chair umpire, after receiving a time violation for not being ready to receive serve quickly enough.

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