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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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*Swiatek 5 – 1 Tsurenko

Isa Swiatek has a commanding lead in her match against Ukranian qualifier Lesia Tsurenko. She’s now serving to win the first set.

Michael Jones23 May 2022 11:31

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Anisimova (1) 4 – 3 Osaka*

It is a break! The first one of the second set as Naomi Osaka is once again undone by a double fault. If she goes on to lose this match she won’t have to look far for the reason why.

Too many unforced errors.

Michael Jones23 May 2022 11:29

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Anisimova (1) 3 – 3 Osaka*

Anisimova’s string breaks as she returns a serve from Osaka forcing the American to operate mainly through slices to stay in the rally. She pulls it off though as Osaka finds the net takes this game to 40-40.

Another double fault by Osaka – her sixth of the match – puts Anisimova one point away from a break.

Michael Jones23 May 2022 11:28

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*Anisimova (1) 3 – 3 Osaka

That’s a wonderful hold from Amanda Anisimova who wins back-to-back points with a back hand down the line then an ace to move from deuce to save her serve.

Michael Jones23 May 2022 11:23

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Anisimova (1) 2 – 3 Osaka*

A big mistake from Amanda Anisimova at 40-30 sees her powerfully return a cross court back hand from the serve and force Osaka to softly guide the ball back in play. It should be an easy smash finish but Anisimova totally hooks her forehand over to the left and sends the ball out of play.

Let off for Osaka who moves ahead once again. No breaks yet in this second set.

Michael Jones23 May 2022 11:20

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*Swiatek 2 – 0 Tsurenko

An early break from Isa Swiatek has given her the advantage in the first set against Lesia Tsurenko. The world No.1 looks in good form in the opening stages of this match on Court Philippe Chatrier.

Michael Jones23 May 2022 11:17

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*Anisimova (1) 2 – 2 Osaka

This is better from Osaka who has found a way to deal with the weighty serves from Anisimova. Osaka wins three points to take the game to deuce but two more big serves force the errors out of Osaka and she holds her own serve.

Michael Jones23 May 2022 11:14

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Anisimova (1) 1 – 2 Osaka*

Iga Swiatek and Lesia Tsurenko have made their way onto the Court Philippe Chatrier ahead of their match. They’ll be going through a few warm-ups.

Back on Court Suzanne Lenglen Anisimova twice has the chance to break Osaka but the women from Japan pulls it back to deuce and fires in a 119mph serve to take advantage.

Another game saved.

Michael Jones23 May 2022 11:09

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*Anisimova (1) 1 – 1 Osaka

Anisimova picks up where she left off in the previous set and powers to a three-point win on her own serve. Naomi Osaka is on the back foot a little here.

Michael Jones23 May 2022 11:05

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Anisimova (1) 0 – 1 Osaka*

Amanda Anisimova is taking control of quite a few rallys. Fighting against the serve she moves 15-30 in front with a well-timed drop shot but a couple of errors from the American put Osaka back in front.

An ace at 40-40 sees Osaka move to advantage and she holds her service game!

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Michael Jones23 May 2022 11:03