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Day 5 at Roland Garros begins a hot contest right out of the gates under Chatrier's shiny new roof, and while rain was present earlier, the delay in starting play on the other courts looks to be kept to a minimum.
Pushed to three sets in her opener, second seed Karolina Pliskova meets 2017 champion Jelena Ostapenko. Outside of her title run, Ostapenko was winless in her other Roland Garros appearances until Tuesday. Pliskova leads their head-to-head series, 3-2, and won their lone meeting at a Slam, 10-8 in the third, at the 2017 Australian Open. This is their first clash on clay, however.
This year's Australian Open champions Sofia Kenin and Novak Djokovic join Stefanos Tsitsipas in completing the headliners on Chatrier, which has made the most of its upgraded facility so far this week. Facing Ana Bogdan, the fourth-seeded Kenin is one of just two seeds left in her quarter of the draw along with No. 14 seed Elena Rybakina, who should be tested by Palermo champion Fiona Ferro.
Djokovic takes on Ricardas Berankis for his place in the third round. The Lithuanian gave Djokovic a solid test at 'Cincinnati in New York', though that was the world No. 1's first match back since the ATP tour reopened. Tsitsipas meanwhile, gets an even quicker rematch with Pablo Cuevas. The fifth seed just beat the six-time ATP clay-court titlist in the Hamburg second round exactly one week ago.
Around the grounds, Rome semifinalist Denis Shapovalov, 2016 champion Garbine Muguruza, two-time Wimbledon winner Petra Kvitova, No. 7 seed Matteo Berrettini, 17-year-old Clara Tauson and 2018 finalist Sloane Stephens are among those seeking third-round spots. In what could prove to be the match of the day, No. 8 seed Aryna Sabalenka squares off against Daria Kasatkina second on Court 7.