The start of the 2014 French Open has been full of upsets with several top seeds taking early exits. No. 1 women's seed Serena Williams lost in the second round while No. 2 seed Na Li also went out early. The second round will continue on Thursday and a few top seeds will be in action, attempting to avoid similar early exits.
No. 1 seed Rafael Nadal will be back on the court when he faces Dominic Thiem. Nadal cruised through the first round, winning 6-0, 6-3, 6-0. He is one of five men ranked in the top 15 scheduled to play on Thursday. No. 5 David Ferrer, No. 7 Andy Murray, No. 12 Richard Gasquet and No. 14 Fabio Fognini will also play their second-round matches. Of the five, Murray had the most trouble in the first round, dropping a set to Andrey Golubev before eventually winning 6-1, 6-4, 3-6, 6-3.
Six top-15 seeds will play on the women's side with No. 4 Simona Halep the highest-seed scheduled to play. No. 5 Petra Kvitova, No. 6 Jelena Jankovic, No. 10 Sara Errani and No. 11 Ana Ivanovic are among the other notable names attempting to move on to the third round. No. 15 Sloane Stephens -- the top American left in the women's draw -- will face Polona Hercog in the second round. Stephens had some issues in her first match, eventually prevailing 6-4, 7-6 (10-8) against Shuai Peng.
ESPN2 and Tennis Channel will combine for television coverage. ESPN2's broadcast will begin at 5 a.m. ET with live coverage continuing until 10 a.m. Tennis Channel will handle the afternoon coverage with its broadcast set to run from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Both networks will offer online streams with multiple streams available from ESPN3 and Tennis Channel Plus.
Men's singles schedule:
No. 1 Rafael Nadal vs. Dominic Thiem
No. 5 David Ferrer vs. Simone Bolelli
No. 7 Andy Murray vs. Marinko Matosevic
No. 12 Richard Gasquet vs. Carlos Berlocq
No. 14 Fabio Fognini vs. Thomaz Bellucci
No. 19 Kevin Anderson vs. Axel Michon
No. 23 Gael Monfils vs.Jan-Lennard Struff
No. 24 Fernando Verdasco vs. Pablo Cuevas
No. 26 Feliciano Lopez vs. Donald Young
No. 28 Philipp Kohlschreiber vs. Denis Istomin
No. 32 Andreas Seppi vs. Juan Monaco
Dusan Lajovic vs. Jurgen Zopp
Ivo Karlovic vs. Andreas Haider-Maurer
Jack Sock vs. Steve Johnson
Women's singles schedule:
No. 4 Simona Halep vs. Heather Watson
No. 5 Petra Kvitova vs. Marina Erakovic
No. 6 Jelena Jankovic vs. Kurumi Nara
No. 10 Sara Errani vs. Dinah Pfizenmaier
No. 11 Ana Ivanovic vs. Elina Svitolina
No. 15 Sloane Stephens vs. Polona Hercog
No. 21 Kirsten Flipkens vs. Julia Glushko
No. 22 Ekaterina Makarova vs. Coco Vandeweghe
No. 23 Lucie Safarova vs. Casey Dellacqua
No. 24 Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova vs. Kiki Bertens
No. 26 Sorana Cirstea vs. Teliana Pereira
No. 27 Svetlana Kuznetsova vs. Camila Giorgi
No. 28 Andrea Petkovic vs. Stefanie Voegele
Monica Niculescu vs. Paula Ormaechea
Yaroslava Shvedova vs. Pauline Parmentier
Alison Riske vs. Kristina Mladenovic
Maria-Teresa Torro-Flor vs. Magdalena Rybarikova
Yanina Wickmayer vs. Silvia Soler-Espinosa
TV: ESPN2 - 5 to 10 a.m., Tennis Channel - 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Online: ESPN3, Tennis Channel Plus - multiple streams