Nadal is scheduled to resume play Wednesday as the second match on Court Chatrier.
World number one Maria Sharapova opens play at 4:00am CST USA (11:00am Paris time) against Evgeniya Rodina of Russia.
Initially play for Tuesday was delayed for three hours by a major rain storm. With 90 minutes of somewhat clear skies,
Svetlana Kuznetsova and Dinara Safina both of Russia won their first round matches.
Another three hour rain delay followed. Afterwards Amelie Mauresmo of France and Nikolay Davydenko of Russia completed
their matches, both posting wins.
“I'll just try my best and play my tennis,” 4th seeded Davydenko said. “I came in from another tournament and have only
practiced here for one day. That’s not enough.”
“But I’m happy winning in three sets and finishing the match today. I can prepare for the next match tomorrow now.”
Showers also disrupted play Monday and unfortunately the forecast calls for more rain Wednesday. Also in action Wednesday
is 5th seeded Serena Williams of the USA, French Open champion in 2002.