Agassi, Capriati, Venus, Serena highlight Day 3

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.

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