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There will be a clash of two Grand Slam champions when Garbine Muguruza plays Sloane Stephens in the first of the night session matches at the Internazionali BNL d’Italia on Tuesday.
Stephens leads their head-to-head record 2-1 and won their only previous clay court encounter at Roland Garros last year, but the former US Open winner has been struggling to find her form in 2020 and has won just three matches so far this season. Muguruza, who won 2016 Roland Garros, was forced to withdraw from Cincinnati with an ankle injury and reached the second round at the US Open.
Stan Wawrinka will also be in action in the night session when he takes on Lorenzo Musetti, the 18-year-old qualifier, who will be contesting just his second ATP Tour level match.
Wawrinka, the 2015 Roland Garros champion, missed the US Open hardcourt swing, instead preferring to contest two clay court Challengers in Prague, one of which he won. The Swiss world No.17’s best result here is a runner-up performance in 2008.
Argentinian qualifier Facundo Bagnis against No.9 seed Andrey Rublev, wildcard Elisabetta Cocciaretto versus qualifier Irina-Camelia Begu and Guido Pella taking on No.12 seed Denis Shapovalov are the day session matches on Court Centrale.
Other notable names in action on day two at the Foro Italico include No.15 seed Angelique Kerber, who faces Katerina Siniakova in the opening match on Court Pietrangeli, No.13 seed Milos Raonic, who takes on Adrian Mannarino on Grandstand Arena, and home hope Marco Cecchinato, the former Roland Garros semi-finalist, who will play Kyle Edmund in the final match on Court Pietrangeli.
Rising star Coco Gauff will take on Ons Jabeur in a mouth-watering encounter also on Court Pietrangeli. The Tunisian will be looking to turn the tables on the young American who battled back from a set and a break down to defeat her in the Lexington quarter-finals last month.