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The Latest: 23 seeds in action on Day 5 of French Open

The Latest: Top-ranked Williams and Djokovic among 23 seeds in action on Day 5 of French Open

The Latest: 23 seeds in action on Day 5 of French Open

PARIS (AP) -- The Latest from the French Open:

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11:17 a.m.

Thwack, grunt, thwack.

Play is underway on Day 5 of the French Open, where 23 seeded players will be kicking up clay dust against lower-ranked opponents looking to upset the hierarchy.

The top seeds, Serena Williams for the women and Novak Djokovic among the men, are both in action in successive second-round matches on Court Suzanne Lenglen.

The spotty form of defending men's champion Rafael Nadal will be closely scrutinized on the center court, Philippe Chatrier, against a player he has lost to just once in 13 encounters, Nicolas Almagro.

They should be out in a couple of hours from now, after the first center-court match pitting formerly top-ranked Caroline Wozniacki, seeded fifth, against Julia Goerges of Germany.

Stay tuned.


Updated : 2021-09-24 09:12 GMT+08:00