The action is heating up at the French Open, as both the men's and women's singles draws move into the third round and top-ranked competitors begin to collide. Friday's schedule features a former champion and a local favorite going up against top-25 opponents, as well as third-round matches for seven-time French Open champ Rafael Nadal and top women's seed Serena Williams.
Friday begins with No. 2 women's seed Maria Sharapova finishing her second-round match against Eugenie Bouchard. Later in the day, Williams takes the court, along with No. 4 seed Agnieszka Radwanska and No. 5 Sara Errani. Angelique Kerber, the No. 8 seed, faces a tough test from No. 29 Varvara Lepchenko in Friday's only women's match between ranked foes.
As for the men, both Nadal and Roger Federer are in action. Nadal takes on unranked Martin Kilzan, while Federer faces No. 30 Julien Benneteau. No. 6 Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, almost always favored by his countrymen in the stands, draws fellow Frenchman No. 25 Jeremy Chardy. Tsonga made his deepest French Open run ever last year, reaching the quarterfinals before bowing out to top seed Novak Djokovic.
All of Friday's singles matches involving ranked competitors are listed below. A full schedule of Friday's matches, as well as the current draw, can be found at the French Open's official website. Live scoring is available at Sports Illustrated.
ESPN2 will broadcast Friday's early action, beginning at 5 a.m. ET and running through 10 a.m.. The Tennis Channel picks up coverage at 10 a.m. and continues throughout the afternoon, closing at 7 p.m..
No. 2 Roger Federer vs. No. 30 Julien Benneteau
No. 3 Rafael Nadal vs. Martin Kilzan
No. 4 David Ferrer vs. Feliciano Lopez
No. 6 Jo-Wilfried Tsonga vs. No. 25 Jeremy Chardy
No. 7 Richard Gasquet vs. Michal Przysiezny
No. 8 Janko Tipsarevic vs. Fernando Verdasco
No. 9 Stanislas Wawrinka vs. Horacio Zeballos (finishing Thursday's match; Wawrinka 6-2, 7-6(2), 3-3)
No. 10 Marin Cilic vs. Viktor Troicki
No. 11 Nicolas Almagro vs. No. 20 Andreas Seppi
No. 12 Tommy Haas vs. Jack Sock
No. 14 Milos Raonic vs. No. 23 Kevin Anderson
No. 19 John Isner vs. Ryan Harrison
No. 21 Jerzy Janowicz vs. Robin Haase
No. 29 Mikhail Youzhny vs. Federico Delbonis (finishing Thursday's match; Youzhny 6-3, 1-1)
No. 32 Tommy Robredo vs. Gael Monfils
No. 1 Serena Williams vs. Sorana Cirstea
No. 2 Maria Sharapova vs. Eugenie Bouchard (finishing Thursday's match; Sharapova leads 6-2, 4-2)
No. 4 Agnieszka Radwanska vs. Dinah Pfizenmaier
No. 5 Sara Errani vs. Sabine Lisicki
No. 8 Angelique Kerber vs. No. 29 Varvara Lepchenko
No. 12 Maria Kirilenko vs. Ashleigh Barty (finishing Thursday's match; tied 3-3)
No. 13 Marion Bartoli vs. Mariana Duque-Marino
No. 14 Ana Ivanovic vs. Virginie Razzano
No. 15 Roberta Vinci vs. Petra Cetkovska
No. 20 Carla Suarez Navarro vs. Monica Puig
TV Schedule (all times ET)
ESPN2: 5 a.m.-10 a.m.
Tennis Channel: 10 a.m.-7 p.m.
ESPN3: Live streaming