Iga Swiatek aims to continue her red-hot form when she plays Alison Riske in the French Open second round on…
Iga Swiatek aims to continue her red-hot form when she plays Alison Riske in the French Open second round on Thursday.
The world number one is the player to beat this week at Roland Garros, where she arrived off the back of 29 consecutive victories.
Champion here in 2020, Swiatek already has five WTA titles to her name this season, and built on her momentum in round one; dropping just two games as she comprehensively swept aside Lesia Tsurenko.
Aiming to stop her in her tracks is world number 43 Riske, who is making her first appearance in the second round here since 2014.
Third seed Paula Badosa also dropped only two games in her first-round win over Fiona Ferro, and will be hoping for a similarly dominant performance against Kala Juvan.
Having overturned a two-set deficit against Lorenzo Musetti in round one, Stefanos Tsitsipas will be eyeing much smoother proceedings when he plays Zdenek Kolar, while Daniil Medvedev takes on Laslo Djere.
Andrey Rublev and Casper Ruud face Federico Delbonis and Emil Ruusuvuori respectively, while 2021 quarter-finalist Jannik Sinner goes head to head with Roberto Carballes Baena.
After avoiding a fourth successive first-round exit at Roland Garros, Hubert Hurkacz will be looking to kick on against Marco Cecchinato, while two-time quarter-finalist Marin Cilic aims to progress beyond round two for the first time since 2018 when he takes on Marton Fucsovics.
2017 champion Jelena Ostapenko is making only her second appearance in round two since lifting the trophy five years ago. The Latvian plays French veteran Alize Cornet, while eighth seed Karolina Pliskova clashes with Leolia Jeanjean.
Aryna Sabalenka takes on Madison Brengle and Danielle Collins faces Shelby Rogers, while Jessica Pegula and Elena Rybakina lock horns with Anhelina Kalinina and Katie Volynets respectively.
Play gets underway at 10am BST on Thursday with all ladies’ matches contested over the best of three sets, and all showdowns in the men’s draw played over five sets at Roland Garros.
French Open 2022 Day Five Schedule of Play
Thursday May 26
Laslo DJERE (SRB) v Daniil MEDVEDEV 
Madison KEYS (USA)  v Caroline GARCIA (FRA)
Gilles SIMON (FRA) v Steve JOHNSON (USA)
Alize CORNET (FRA) v Jelena OSTAPENKO (LAT) 
Paula BADOSA (ESP)  v Kaja JUVAN (SLO)
Pedro CACHIN (ARG) v Hugo GASTON (FRA)
Iga SWIATEK (POL)  v Alison RISKE (USA)
Zdenek KOLAR (CZE) v Stefanos TSITSIPAS (GRE) 
Leolia JEANJEAN (FRA) v Karolina PLISKOVA (CZE) 
Frances TIAFOE (USA)  v David GOFFIN (BEL)
Simona HALEP (ROU)  v Qinwen ZHENG (CHN)
Andrey RUBLEV  v Federico DELBONIS (ARG)
Aleksandra KRUNIC (SRB) v Veronika KUDERMETOVA 
Miomir KECMANOVIC (SRB)  v Alexander BUBLIK (KAZ)
Camila GIORGI (ITA)  v Yulia PUTINTSEVA (KAZ)
Dan EVANS (GBR)  v Mikael YMER (SWE)
Jessica PEGULA (USA)  v Anhelina KALININA (UKR)
Marton FUCSOVICS (HUN) v Marin CILIC (CRO) 
Danielle COLLINS (USA)  v Shelby ROGERS (USA)
Roberto CARBALLES BAENA (ESP) v Jannik SINNER (ITA) 
Anna Karolina SCHMIEDLOVA (SVK) v Danka KOVINIC (MNE)
Ilya IVASHKA v Cristian GARIN (CHI)
Holger RUNE (DEN) v Henri LAAKSONEN (SUI)
Fernanda CONTRERAS GOMEZ (MEX) v Daria KASATKINA 
Nikoloz BASILASHVILI (GEO)  v Mackenzie MCDONALD (USA)
Ekaterina ALEXANDROVA  v Irina-Camelia BEGU (ROU)
Joao SOUSA (POR) v Lorenzo SONEGO (ITA) 
Casper RUUD (NOR)  v Emil RUUSUVUORI (FIN)
Katie VOLYNETS (USA) v Elena RYBAKINA (KAZ) 
Marco CECCHINATO (ITA) v Hubert HURKACZ (POL) 
Madison BRENGLE (USA) v Aryna SABALENKA