The French Open is about to begin, and like always there are quite a few opening day matchups that promise to be exciting.
On the men's side, the members of the "Big Four" do not play on opening day, but there are plenty of other notable stars that are beginning their campaign on day one.
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and Juan Martin del Potro, seeded fifth and ninth respectively, will be looking to dominate their respective opponents and cruise into the second round.
Three seeded players fell at last year's event on the first day of play, when Marin Cilic, Flavia Pennetta and Shahar Pe'er all bowed out in the first round.
Oddly enough, both Cilic and Pe'er have been scheduled to play on day one and both will be looking to avenge last year's disappointing result.
On the women's side, Venus Williams and Sam Stosur are trying to start the tournament on the right foot in their first-round matches.
The optimism and joy that comes with the start of a new Grand Slam is now upon us. Here are a few first round matches that promise to be exciting.