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No person should ever be penalized professionally for having a child! Ivanka Trump tweeted calling for the WTA to change its rule after the French Open declined to seed Serena Williams who was out on maternity leave

Cilic, a former U.S. Open champion who reached two of the past three Grand Slam finals, was not bothered by the rain that stopped play for about an hour and won 6-3, 7-5, 7-6 (4).

Monica Seles believes it is a "toss-up" as to who will win the women's singles title at the French Open this year - and believes as many as 15 players will fancy their chances of glory.

Should she get through the first couple of rounds, Serena appears to have been handed a good draw, although may have a potential last-16 clash with Kristyna Pliskova's sister and sixth seed Karolina, who reached the semi-finals past year.

Shapovalov compiled a 32-9 edge in winners and converted 6 of 12 break points.

The Romanian, runner-up in Paris in 2014 and 2017, has lost three major finals in total after her defeat by Caroline Wozniacki at the Australian Open earlier this year.

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Next for Shapovalov is a matchup against 70th-ranked Maximilian Marterer of Germany, a 6-1, 6-3, 7-5 victor against Ryan Harrison of the U.S. After all, she had lost 6-1, 6-0 against Barbora Strycova in Eastbourne past year in her final warmup tournament before Wimbledon, then won the title at the All England Club.

Muguruza and Williams have played against each other five times, and the Venezuela-born Muguruza prevailed twice, both times at the French Open.

Also in the women's first round, 2016 victor Garbine Muguruza plays another former French Open champion, Russia's Svetlana Kuznetsova, who won in 2009.

"I always loved playing the French Open because I grew up playing on clay", Seles, speaking courtesy of the Laureus World Sports Awards, told Omnisport.

Williams had to be awarded a wildcard to the French Open after taking most of 2017 off to give birth to her first child.

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Ostapenko stunned the world of tennis a year ago when she became the first unseeded player to win the French Open since 1933, with victory over Simona Halep coming on the Latvian's 20th birthday.

Also in the women's first round, 2016 victor Garbine Muguruza plays another former French Open champion, Russia's Svetlana Kuznetsova, who won in 2009.

World number one Simona Halep will start her latest bid for an elusive Grand Slam title against Alison Riske of the US.

On the men's side, top-seeded Rafael Nadal will aim to quickly finish his rain-interrupted first-round match against Italy's Simone Bolelli. So, every time it was the French Open, I was looking forward to that season.

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