American superstars Andre Agassi, Jennifer Capriati and Venus and Serena Williams are among those scheduled for action Wednesday at the 2002 French Open.
The fourth-seeded and 1999 champion Agassi hopefully will play his first-round match against French qualifier Eric Prodon, as the highly-anticipated encounter was among the many that were rained out on Day 2.
Second-seeded Marat Safin and American teen sensation Andy Roddick also have to play their first-round matches on Day 3, as Safin will take on Frenchman Michael Llodra and the 13th-seeded Roddick will meet Aussie Wayne Arthurs.
Weather permitting, second-round action will get underway in both the men’s and women’s draw Wednesday.
Top-seeded Lleyton Hewitt, two-time defending and three-time overall champion Gustavo Kuerten, 1998 titlist Carlos Moya, and 1996 champ Yevgeny Kafelnikov will take to the courts in the round of 64 among the men, while second-seeded Venus Williams, 2001 French Open runner-up Kim Clijsters and three-time champion Monica Seles will play second-rounders among the women.
The reigning U.S.
Open champion Hewitt will meet Russian Andrei Stoliarov, while the seventh-seeded Kuerten will battle Italian Davide Sanguinetti.
Another interesting men’s second-rounder will pit two-time French Open runner- up Alex Corretja against gritty American Todd Martin.
Corretja was last year’s Roland Garros runner-up to Kuerten.
Venus, the reigning two-time Wimbledon and U.S.
Open titlist, will be opposed by Indonesia’s Wynne Prakusya; Clijsters will tangle with rising Greek Eleni Daniilidou; and Seles will face German Barbara Rittner.
In first-round action on the ladies’ side, Capriati will resume her match against fellow American Marissa Irvin, with the reigning two-time Australian Open champion holding a 4-2 first-set lead.
The 1999 U.S.
Open champion Serena will face Slovakian Martina Sucha with a second-round berth on the line.
Other first-rounders will call for 2000 French Open champion Mary Pierce to lock horns with Kazakhstan’s Irina Selyutina and Russian beauty Anna Kournikova to oppose Aussie Christina Wheeler.