French Open 2014: Roger Federer, Serena Williams and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga all in action

Last Updated: 24/05/14 8:27pm

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The second major of the year gets underway at Roland Garros on Sunday with Roger Federer, Serena Williams and home hope Jo-Wilfried Tsonga all in action.

Third seed Agnieszka Radwanska gets the action underway on Court Philippe Chatrier when she comes up against China's Shuai Zhang before fourth seed and 2009 champion Federer begins his quest for an 18th Grand Slam title when he takes on Slovakia's Lukas Lacko.

The Swiss No 2 will be followed on court by women's top seed and defending champion Serena Williams, who will up against the crowd and good friend Alize Lim - the world No 138.

Williams, who is is aiming for her third title in Paris, is fresh off a win at the Internazionali BNL d'Italia, and the American is determined to defend her crown in the French capital.

Last on Philippe Chatrier will be 13th seed Tsonga - a losing semi-finalist on the red dirt last year - against another French opponent in Edouard Roger-Vasselin.

Tsonga will be hoping to rediscover his form on home soil following a fairly disappointing start to the season.

Tester for Raonic

Meanwhile, big-hitting Canadian Milos Raonic gets the action underway on Suzanne Lenglen when the eighth seed and Rome semi-finalist comes up against young Australian hope Nick Kyrgios.

The 19-year-old Canberra star is regarded as 'the next big thing' Down Under.

The 2002 French Open champion Venus Williams then faces 17-year-old Swiss star Belinda Bencic before 10th seed John Isner takes on Frenchman Pierre-Hugues Herbert.

German eighth seed Angelique Kerber rounds off the action on the showcourts against world No 97 from Poland, Katarzyna Piter.

On Court One, sixth-seeded Czech Tomas Berdych is the pick of the players in action when he comes up against Peter Polansky from Canada while on Court Two, 31-year-old Russian Mikhail Youzhny takes on young Spanish hope Pablo Carreno-Busta.

Francesca Schiavone - the 2010 champion - is in action on Court Three against Ajla Tomljanovic from Croatia while young Belgian star David Goffin faces a battle against Jurgen Melzer from Austria.

Alexandr Dolgopolov - the 20th seed from Ukraine - comes up against Spain's Albert Ramos.

Wimbledon semi-finalist Jerzy Janowicz will hope to find his form of last season when he takes on world No 98 Victor Estrella Burgos from the Dominican Republic and 31st seed Dmitry Tursunov faces Potito Starace from Italy in the pick of the rest of the matches on the outside courts.

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