Italian Open

Rome - Monday Schedule: Serena Williams starts her run

The American already defeated the Swede this year in Miami, then Marco Cecchinato will open his run against Alex De Minaur.

The defending French Open semifinalist will try to defeat the Australian for the first time in career after that De Minaur won in last year's Wimbledon first round.

The night session will be headlined by Fabio Fognini who faces Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, followed by the local hero Jasmine Paolini against Sofia Kenin.

On the Grandstand Fernando Verdasco faces Kyle Edmund followed by Lorenzo Sonego against Karen Khachanov.

The Serbian player lost to the 20-year-old Greek in last year's Toronto Rogers Cup, the tournament that marked the Athens native' breakthrough to the highest level.

Tsitsipas defeated the home hero Rafael Nadal in a three-set semifinal, while Djokovic delivered a great level to take Dominic Thiem out.

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