French Open At A Glance
PARIS (AP) A look at the French Open on Friday:
Weather: Overcast. High of 68 degrees (20 Celsius).
Men’s seeded winners: No. 2 Roger Federer, No. 4 Tomas Berdych, No. 8 Stan Wawrinka, No. 12 Gilles Simon, No. 13 Gael Monfils, No. 14 Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, No. 20 Richard Gasquet.
Men’s seeded losers: No. 21 Pablo Cuevas.
Women’s seeded winners: No. 2 Maria Sharapova, No. 7 Ana Ivanovic, No. 9 Ekaterina Makarova, No. 13 Lucie Safarova, No. 19 Elina Svitolina, No. 21 Garbine Muguruza, No. 28 Flavia Pennetta, No. 29 Alize Cornet.
Women’s seeded losers: No. 8 Carla Suarez Navarro, No. 11 Angelique Kerber, No. 20 Sabine Lisicki, No. 26 Sam Stosur.
Stat of the Day: 13. The number of five-set matches Gael Monfils has played at the French Open since his first appearance at Roland Garros 10 years ago. Six of Monfils’ last 11 matches at the clay-court Grand Slam went to five sets.
Quote of the day: ”I wouldn’t say she’s Rafa-like. That may be a bit of overstatement.” – Samantha Stosur, after her straight-set loss to defending champion Maria Sharapova.
On court Saturday: No. 1 Novak Djokovic vs. Thanasi Kokkinakis; No. 1 Serena Williams vs. No. 27 Victoria Azarenka; No. 3 Andy Murray vs. No. 29 Nick Kyrgios; No. 4 Petra Kvitova vs. No. 30 Irina-Camelia Begu; No. 6 Rafael Nadal vs. Andrey Kuznetsov; No. 7 David Ferrer vs. Simone Bolelli; No. 9 Marin Cilic vs. No. 23 Leonardo Mayer; No. 10 Andrea Petkovic vs. No. 17 Sara Errani; No. 17 David Goffin vs. Jeremy Chardy; No. 15 Kevin Anderson vs. No. 20 Richard Gasquet;
Saturday’s forecast: Partly cloudy. High of 68 (20 Celsius).