Trivia : Dominic Thiem will win for the 50th time in his career with a major today. He would be the third Austrian to reach this milestone. Who were the first two? Look again tomorrow for the answer.
The second round comes to an end today.
It's a packed schedule on Thursday, highlighted by world number one seed winners Naomi Osaka and Novak Djokovic, who play against each other at 11.00 pm on Lenglen and Serena Williams on Chatrier.
Only one woman can now win No. 1 of Osaka: Karolina Pliskova
Pliskova has to reach the final (Osaka loses before the semifinals) or win the title (with) Osaka lost before the final) and picked up the No. 1
Osaka was two points from the defeat in the first round
Anna Karolina Schmiedlova served twice for the match with 6: 0, 5: 4 and 6: 0: 6 -5 – In this 6 5-point game, she was five points two points away. But Osaka fought back to win 6-6, 7-6 (4), 6-1, and for the first time came back from a 0-6 set to win a tour-level match.
Osaka's current opponent Victoria Azarenka faces No. 1
Azarenka, a former No. 1, has three career victories over No. 1, against Serena and all in the final – 2009 in Miami, 2013 in Cincinnati and 2016 in Indian Wells She has never beaten a # 1 – or even a # 2 – in a major.
Djokovic plays a lucky loser – he has never lost to a tour level player.
The Serb is 9 years old. 0 in his career against happy losers in tour-level matches. He plays today the Swiss lucky loser Henri Laaksonen.
Unlike Osaka, Djokovic's # 1 is 100% safe.
But No. 2 is to win – whoever is better between Nadal and Federer will be No. 2. and if they lose in the same round, Federer will.
Serena is 67: 2 in the second round at Majors.
Her only losses in that round came in 1998 at the Australian Open – the first major she has ever played – and at Muguruza French Open in 2014.
Serena won a slam only once after losing her first set of the tournament.
Serena defeated Vitalia Diatchenko 2-6, 6-1, 6-0 in the first round. The only time she won a major after losing her first set of the tournament was at the 2003 Australian Open – She defeated Emilie Loit in the first round 3: 6, 7: 6 (5), 7: 5.
More than half of Thiem's Career Match victories have come to Sand
From his 243 tour Level Match victories have come on sand 125; Meanwhile 104 have landed on hard court and only 14 on grass.
Monfils has never lost to another Frenchman at the French Open.
He is 5-0 against compatriots at Roland Garros. In the meantime, he is 10-6 against compatriots at the other three majors together.
Trivia's Answer : This is the 800th consecutive week in which one of the Big 4's number 1 and number 1's 801 weeks ago – just before this series started on February 2, 2004 – The ATP ranking was Andy Roddick.