Top-ranked Halep finally up and running at French Open

Play is underway on Day 4 of the French Open, with top-seeded Simona Halep facing 83rd-ranked Alison Riske of the United States in the last remaining match of the women’s first round.

The encounter on Court Philippe-Chatrier was postponed from Tuesday because of evening storms.

Halep, a two-time finalist at Roland Garros, needs to reach the semifinals or better this year to have a chance of holding onto her No. 1 ranking. She won both of her previous matches against Riske.

On the men’s side, 2016 champion Novak Djokovic will face qualifier Jaume Munar of Spain in the second round.

The second-seeded players in both the men’s and women’s draws, Alexander Zverev and Caroline Wozniacki, will also be in action.