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The Latest: 2010 quarterfinalist is Mikhail Youzhny is first man out at Roland Garros

  • A giant tennis ball is hung under the second floor of the Eiffel Tower in Paris, Saturday, May 23, 2015 a day prior to the start of the French Tennis Open,  at the Roland Garros Stadium. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)

    A giant tennis ball is hung under the second floor of the Eiffel Tower in Paris, Saturday, May 23, 2015 a day prior to the start of the French Tennis Open, at the Roland Garros Stadium. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)  (The Associated Press)

  • Brazil's Teliana Pereira returns in the first round match of the French Open tennis tournament against Fiona Ferro of France at the Roland Garros stadium, in Paris, France, Sunday, May 24, 2015. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)

    Brazil's Teliana Pereira returns in the first round match of the French Open tennis tournament against Fiona Ferro of France at the Roland Garros stadium, in Paris, France, Sunday, May 24, 2015. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)  (The Associated Press)

  • Germany's Philipp Kohlschreiber returns the ball to Japan's Go Soeda during their first round match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium, Sunday, May 24, 2015 in Paris. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)

    Germany's Philipp Kohlschreiber returns the ball to Japan's Go Soeda during their first round match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium, Sunday, May 24, 2015 in Paris. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)  (The Associated Press)

12:19 p.m. (1019 GMT)

The first match-winner this year is Bosnian Damir Dzumhur, in the men's draw. He was up two sets against Mikhail Youzhny when the Russian retired at the start of the third. Youzhny was a quarterfinalist in 2010.

On the women's side, the first winner is Teliana Pereira. The Brazilian qualifier chomped through Fiona Ferro, a 326th-ranked French wild card, in 65 minutes, winning 6-3, 6-2.

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11:57 a.m. (0957 GMT)

Out on Court 2, Phillip Kohlschreiber, seeded 22nd, has torn through his first set against Japan's Go Soeda, winning 6-1. Kohlschreiber (aged 31) and Soeda (30) are among 39 men aged 30 or over in the Roland Garros main draw. That is a Grand Slam record.

Another veteran, 32-year-old Mikhail Youzhny, is off to a bad start on Court 6, losing his first set 6-2 against Bosnian Damir Dzumhur.

The most golden of oldies, 33-year-old Roger Federer, follows Simona Halep on center court. Last year's losing women's finalist is up against Evgenia Rodina, winning the first set 7-5.

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10:52 a.m. (0852 GMT)

Here we go again. On a sunny Sunday morning, play is about to start at the French Open, as grounds crews finish watering the center court.

The weather forecasts are excellent, with temperatures expected to reach 22 degrees Celsius (72 F) in the afternoon.

Last year's runner-up Simona Halep will open play on Center Court. The third-seeded Romanian player is taking on Russian Evgenia Rodina before Roger Federer starts his bid for an 18th Grand Slam title against lucky loser Alejandro Falla.