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Roland Garros Men’s Final Braces for Slam Showdown

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The familiar backdrop of Philippe Chatrier Court at Roland Garros will provide a whiteout of late October cool for the Women’s Tennis Association French Open on Sunday, as six top seeds are scheduled to face off at the National Tennis Center.

Sloane Stephens looks to become the ninth U.S. women’s singles champ at Roland Garros when she takes on last year’s runner-up, Petra Kvitova. The 21-year-old American has struggled this year, but she will have home-court advantage as the tournament marks her first appearance in Paris since 2016.

Other talented players in action include Julia Goerges (No. 13), Venus Williams (No. 19), Sam Stosur (No. 22), Ashleigh Barty (No. 23), and Petra Martic (No. 28).

The men’s tournament pits a formidable field against itself. It includes Andy Murray, the 13-time major champ, who is seeded No. 4. The two-time U.S. Open winner will start with a match against Philipp Kohlschreiber (No. 10).

Murray’s brother Jamie, of Great Britain, and Brazilian Bruno Soares will open with a doubles match (N7). Americans Jack Sock and John Isner will also start the tournament.

Serbia’s Novak Djokovic (N1) is looking to improve his consistency and end his drought, since winning in Paris in 2016. Though he beat current No. 1 Rafael Nadal in the final of the Madrid Open last week, the 13-time grand slam champion hasn’t been able to stand up to the Spaniard lately.

Hometown favorite Gael Monfils, a runner-up in Paris in 2007, will try to take another step towards completing a career Grand Slam.

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