A look at the French Open, which begins today at Roland Garros in Paris:
Play starts on all courts at 3 a.m. MDT.
Top Men's Matches:
No. 3 Novak Djokovic of Serbia vs. Denis Gremelmayr of Germany, No. 6 David Nalbandian of Argentina vs. Carlos Berlocq of Argentina, No. 7 James Blake of the United States vs. Rainer Schuettler of Germany, No. 10 Andy Murray of Britain vs. Jonathan Eysseric of France, No. 16 Carlos Moya vs. Eduardo Schwank of Argentina, No. 18 Paul Henri-Mathieu of France vs. Gustavo Kuerten of Brazil, John Isner of the United States vs. Juan Ignacio Chela of Argentina.
Top Women's Matches:
No. 2 Ana Ivanovic of Serbia vs. Sofia Arvidsson of Sweden, No. 5 Serena Williams of the United States vs. Ashley Harkleroad of the United States, No. 15 Nicole Vaidisova of the Czech Republic vs. Iveta Benesova of the Czech Republic.
High temperature of 72 degrees; fog early, partly cloudy in the afternoon.
2007 Men's Singles Champion:
Rafael Nadal of Spain, who will be trying to join Bjorn Borg (1978-81) as the only men to win four consecutive French Open titles.
2007 Women's Singles Champion: Justine Henin of Belgium, who recently announced her retirement and will not compete. She won the past three French Open championships. =
No. 1-Ranked Man: Roger Federer of Switzerland, bidding to complete a career Grand Slam with his 13th career major title, which would move him within one of Pete Sampras' record.
No. 1-Ranked Woman: Maria Sharapova of Russia, who has won the other three major singles championships once each and will try to complete a career Grand Slam.
For the second consecutive year, men and women will receive equal prize money throughout the tournament. At the current exchange rate, the total is about $24.5 million, with about $1.55 million each to the men's and women's singles champions.
Today's TV (MDT): Tennis Channel, 3 a.m.-10 a.m.; ESPN2 10 a.m.-3 p.m.