Italian Open 2012: Rome Masters Begins On Sunday

INDIAN WELLS, CA - MARCH 10: Sam Querrey returns a shot to Nicolas Almagro of Spain during the BNP Paribas Open at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden on March 10, 2012 in Indian Wells, California. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)

The 2012 Italian Open begins on Sunday with some mens' and womens' singles matches in one of the last clay court tournaments before the French Open.

The last big tournament in the mens' and womens' game has not yet ended, but the next big tournament in the clay court season is already getting started. As the mens' and womens' finals are wrapping up at the Madrid Masters, the Rome Masters is kicking off. A combination of qualifying and first round matches are being played in the 2012 Italian Open, both in the mens' and womens' draws.

Juan Carlos Ferrero and young Canadian Milos Raonic both play first round matches on the first day of the tournament, while American Sam Querrey is also in action. On the womens' side, Americans Slone Stephens and Varvara Lepchenko are in action.

Here's the complete schedule for Sunday.

Centrale, starting at 6 a.m. ET

Kevin Anderson vs. Juan Carlos Ferrero
Nikolay Davydenko vs. Paolo Lorenzi
Viktor Troicki vs. Filippo Volandri

Not before 11 a.m. ET

Milos Raonic vs. Florian Meyer

Court 1, starting at 4 a.m. ET

Guillermo Garcia-Lopez vs. Ivo Karlovic

Not before 5:30 a.m. ET

Gisela Dulko vs. Mirjana Lucic
Mikhail Kukushkin vs. Sam Querrey
Gilles Muller vs. Adrian Ungur

Court 2, starting at 4 a.m. ET

Su-Wei Hsieh vs. Sloane Stephens

Not before 5:30 a.m. ET

Anastasia Rodionova vs. Vera Dushevina
Andrea Hlavackova vs. Paula Ormeachea
Anna Chakvetadze vs. Varvara Lepchenko

Court 3, starting at 7 a.m. ET

Pauline Parmentier vs. Olga Govortsova

Not before 8:30 a.m. ET

Santiago Giraldo vs. Victor Hanescu

Court 4, starting at 5 a.m. ET

Robin Haase vs. Xavier Malisse

Not before 7 a.m. ET

Silvia Soler-Espinosa vs. Lesia Tsurenko

Not before 8:30 a.m. ET

Marco Cecchinato vs. Blaz Kavcic

You can check out the full men's and womens' draws at the official site of the 2012 Italian Open. For more, stay tuned to SB Nation's dedicated tennis hub.

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