French Open 2021 Schedule: Day 1 Order of Play Featuring Naomi Osaka, Dominic Thiem, Victoria Azarenka, Stefanos Tsitsipas and Others

Published 05/29/2021, 11:14 AM EDT
Tennis -WTA Premier 5 – Italian Open – Foro Italico, Rome, Italy – May 12, 2021 Japan’s Naomi Osaka in action during her second road match against Jessica Pegula of U.S. REUTERS/Guglielmo Mangiapane


The first day of the main draw of French Open 2021 begins tomorrow, on May 30. Alongside the three flagship stadium courts, there are few other courts that will be used for the first-round matches of both ATP and WTA players which feature heavyweights such as Naomi Osaka, Dominic Thiem, Victoria Azarenka, Stefanos Tsitsipas, and Alexander Zverev.

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The three stadium courts are Court Philippe-Chatrier, Court Suzanne-Lenglen, and Court Simonne-Mathieu. The matches begin at 11 AM CEST or 5 AM EDT and each court has four matches. And out of the four matches, two are men’s singles and the other two are women’s singles.

General view inside Court Philippe-Chatrier. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

French Open 2021 Schedule: Court Philippe Chatrier

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At Court Philippe Chatrier, the first match will feature Patricia Maria Tig against World No.2 Naomi Osaka.

Then it will feature Roger Federer conqueror, Pablo Andujar, against World No.4 and two-time Roland Garros finalist Dominic Thiem. The Austrian leads their head-to-head 3-0.

The next set of matches on Court Philippe-Chatrier has Victoria Azarenka and Stefanos Tsitsipas. Azarenka will play first against Svetlana Kuznetsova. The former World No.1 holds a 6-4 lead in the head-to-head.

Tsitsipas will conclude the day at Court Philippe-Chatrier against home favorite Jeremie Chardy.

Naomi Osaka in action during her second road match against Jessica Pegula of U.S. REUTERS/Guglielmo Mangiapane

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Court Suzanne Lenglen

The first match on Court Suzanne-Lenglen is 27th seed, Fabio Fognini, against French wildcard entrant Gregoire Barrere. The second match involves 11th seed, Petra Kvitova, against qualifier Greet Minnen.

The third match on Court Suzanne-Lenglen will involve in-form third seed Aryna Sabalenka against qualifier Ana Konjuh. And the last match on Court Suzanne Lenglen will feature World No.6 Alexander Zverev against countryman Oscar Otte.

Court Simonne-Mathieu

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Court Simonne-Mathieu’s four matches feature French players. The first match will feature French wildcard, Clara Burel, against Danka Kovinic. The next match will feature former World No.6 Gilles Simon against Marton Fucsovics.

Madison Keys of the U.S. in action during her first round match against Sloane Stephens of the U.S. REUTERS/Guglielmo Mangiapane

Another Frenchmen in Corentin Moutet will play Laslo Dere in the third match at Court Simonne-Mathieu. Concluding the day’s play at Court Simonne-Mathieu will be Madison Keys against Oceane Dodin.

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Bhavishya Mittal is a tennis author for EssentiallySports, who is currently pursuing his Bachelor's degree in Journalism from Manipal University. A former sports editor for The Manipal Journal, Bhavishya has also worked for The New Indian Express. He has a keen eye for many sports but he is a particularly ardent follower of tennis, with a zest to create riveting articles on the ever-evolving sport.

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