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Day Two of the French Open features an all-star line-up with Emma Raducanu making her senior debut on clay as she faces Czech qualifier Linda Noskova on Court Simonne Mathieu in Paris. The 19-year-old is seeded 12th and follows British men’s No. 1 Cameron Norrie who takes on French wildcard Manuel Guinard in his opening match. Raducanu and Norrie are among five Brits in action at Roland Garros, with Dan Evans, Heather Watson and Harriet Dart also starting their campaigns today.

Spain’s 13-time men’s French Open champion Rafael Nadal starts his campaign against unseeded Australian Jordan Thompson on the main Court Philippe Chatrier before defending men’s singles champions Novak Djokovic takes on Japan’s Yoshihito Nishioka in the opening round.

Also on the main court are the WTA world No. 1 Iga Swiatek who is in great form and will look to recover the French Open crown she first won in 2020. Women’s defending champion Barbora Krejcikova and – number two seed – follows that opening match and kicks off her campaign against France’s unseeded Diane Parry.

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Norrie vs Guinard

Cameron Norrie is back out on court and will be hoping to continue his ATP Tour form into a deep Grand Slam run at Roland-Garros.

He’s seeded 10th in the men’s draw and is the highest-ranked British singles player at the French Open having won his fourth ATP title – and first on clay – in the Lyon Open final last week.

Michael Jones23 May 2022 14:08

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Parry 1-6, 6-2, 0-2 Krejcikova*

This has been the longest game of the contest so far with both women having their chances to win it. Three times Krejcikova pulled it back to deuce when Parry had advantage and when she got herself an opportunity to win the game she took it.

Great mental fortitude from the defending champion.

Michael Jones23 May 2022 14:05

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Parry 1-6, 6-2, 0-1 Krejcikova*

Another double fault from the defending champion brings Parry level at 30-30 and she’s in danger of giving her break straight back. Parry mishits one in the next rally though and puts Krejcikova in front.

This is a great rally as Parry peppers Krejcikova’s backhand forcing her over to the left of her side of the court. Parry follows up with a cross court forehand to move the Czech over to the right before powerfully finding the corner.

Michael Jones23 May 2022 14:00

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Parry 1-6, 6-2, 0-1 Krejcikova*

Maybe not. Krejcikova starts with a double fault on her service game before Parry overhits a backhand return from the baseline. 15-15.

Michael Jones23 May 2022 13:56

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*Parry 1-6, 6-2, 0-1 Krejcikova

She can’t! Krejcikova took three attempts to finish off the game but she look more confident and skillful than she did in the second set. The break seems to have done her some good.

Michael Jones23 May 2022 13:54

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*Parry 1-6, 6-2, 0-0 Krejcikova

Parry gets the final set started and quickly moves into a 30-15 lead. Krejcikova comes towards the net and wins the next point putting some early pressure back on the youngster.

Michael Jones23 May 2022 13:49

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Parry 1-6, 6-2 Krejcikova

Barbora Krejcikova went off for a bathroom break and a kit change after the end of the second set and she’s just kept Diane Parry waiting a little too long.

Outside the covers are being rolled off the courts and more live tennis should get underway soon.

Michael Jones23 May 2022 13:47

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Parry 1-6, 6-2 Krejcikova

There it is! Diane Parry takes the second set 6-2 to set up an exciting finale to this match. With all the other fixtures still delayed because of the rain, the action on Court Philippe Chatrier is the only activity at Roland-Garros right now.

Michael Jones23 May 2022 13:41

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Parry 1-6, 5-2 Krejcikova*

There seems to be a bit more energy from Parry and she’s really cut down on her unforced errors. In contrast the defending champion hasn’t been able to find the court in this set and Parry quickly moves into a position for three set points.

Krejcikova pulls one back, then fizzes a return right onto the baseline to force a mistake from Parry. One set point left.

Michael Jones23 May 2022 13:39

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Parry 1-6, 5-2 Krejcikova

Five games in a row for the teenager Diane Parry! She’s one game away from taking the second set. Barbora Krejcikova hasn’t got an answer.

Michael Jones23 May 2022 13:36

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