The czech Petra kvitova, seventh favorite, achieved this Monday qualification for the second round of Roland Garros on a day marked by the postponement of games due to rain.
The 30-year-old player benefited from being programmed on the center court, which in this edition opens a retractable roof, making it the only one where it can be played on the rainy morning of the French capital.
Two-time Wimbledon winner Kvitova scored her 110th Grand Slam win against the Frenchwoman Océane Dodin, which he defeated 6-3 and 7-5 in 1 hour and 17 minutes.
His next rival will come out of the duel between the Spanish Aliona Bolsava and the italian Jasmine paolini, which has started late because of the rain.
The next match at the center faces the Austrian Dominic Thiem, finalist in the last two editions, winner of the recent US Open and seed number 3, with the Croatian Marin Cilic, that occupies the position 40 of the world-wide ranking to his 32 years.
After that duel, it will be the turn of the American Serena Williams, who is seeking his twenty-fourth Grand Slam after turning 39 years old last Saturday. His rival will be his compatriot Kristie Ahn, 108 of the world, 28 years old, debutant in Paris and who last year reached the eighth at the US Open, his only Grand Slam triumphs.
The central program will close with the debut of the Spanish Rafael Nadal in search of his thirteenth Musketeers Cup and his twentieth Grand Slam, which would match him with the Swiss Roger Federer.
It will be the 60th participation of the Spanish in one of the Big 4, the 16th at Roland Garros, where he has only lost two games and has 93 victories. In 2016 he retired injured before facing his third round match.
At 33, the Mallorcan will face Belarusian Egor Gerasimov, 83 in the ranking, a 27-year-old tennis player and 1.96 meters more adapted to the hard court, who will discover Roland Garros.
The day also has the participation of the Spanish Pedro Martínez, against the Australian Alexandar Vikic; Albert Ramos against the French Adrian Mannarino; Feliciano López against German Daniel Altmaier; and Pablo Carreño, semifinalist in the United States, against Australian John Millman.
In the women’s team, in addition to the party of Bolsava, the debut of Garbiñe Muguruza, winner in 2016, against the Slovenian Tamara Zidansek.
The Ecuadorian’s debut in the final draw is also scheduled Emilio gomez, son of Andrés Gómez, winner of the tournament in 1990, against Italian Lorenzo Sonego.
Colombian Daniel Elahi Galán must play against Briton Cameron Norrie and Mexican Renata Zarazua, the first to play in the final draw at Roland Garros since 1961 after earning that right in the preliminary phase, against French Elsa Jacquemot.
After the victories this Sunday in the first round of Diego Schwartzman, Juan Ignacio Londero, Federico Coria and Nadia Podoroska, Argentina has only one representative today, Guido Pella, who will face the Italian Salvatore Caruso.