Li Na
Li Na of China hits a return.Reuters

China's Li Na, Serbia's Ana Ivanovic and Denmark's Caroline Wozniacki will open their French Open quest on Day 3 at the Roland Garros.

Second seed Li will play Kristina Mladenovic of France in pursuit of her second French Open title. The Chinese star, who is the reigning Australian Open champion, is heading into the tournament as one of the favourites, and will be aiming to avoid a similar fate as Switzerland's Stanislas Wawrinka, who crashed out on Monday.

Li said that getting the number one ranking is quite difficult but she is aiming to add another major title to her kitty.

"I know the No1 ranking is still far away, but I try to catch that. And to try to win another Grand Slam."

The Chinese, who made a stunning return by winning the Australian Open in February, said she feels confident heading into the tournament.

"Now I think I am more understanding about myself. More understanding about tennis. When I come to the court I know what to do."

Meanwhile, 2008 French Open champion Ivanovic will began her quest against France's Caroline Garcia. Garcia is one of the most dangerous players in the draw as she had a 12-match winning streak on clay this season, which ended in the Madrid Open.

Garcia, who has punched above her weight in recent tournaments, is going to pose a tough challenge for the Serb. However, Ivanovic insists she is determined and confident of winning another Grand Slam title.

"I'm still here because I truly believe I can win another Grand Slam," the 11th seed said. "I still have that drive and determination. It's what I think of every night when I go to sleep. Even though I've been here for a while, I'm still inspired."

Former world number one Wozniacki will start her campaign against Germany's Yanina Wickmayer. Playing her first match after her breakup with Irish golfer and two-time major champion Rory McIlroy, the first round is not going to be an easy affair for the Dane.

Though Wozniacki has lost only once against Wickmayer in seven previous meetings, the 13th-seeded is heading into the tournament with injury issues. The Dane has recently struggled with wrist and knee injuries, which kept her out of both Stuttgart and Rome Masters.

Fourth seed Romanian Simona Halep will play her first round match against Russia's Alisa Kleybanova, while Kleybanova's compatriot Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova will open her campaign against Japan's Kimiko Date-Krumm.

Schedule of Play: Women

Li Na vs Kristina Mladenovic starts at 2:30 pm IST, 9:00 am GMT

Simona Halep vs Alisa Kleybanova starts at 4:30 pm IST, 11:00 am GMT

Pavlyuchenkova vs Kimiko Date-Krumm starts at 4:30 pm IST, 11:00 am GMT

Ana Ivanovic vs Caroline Garcia starts at 7:30 pm IST, 2:00 pm GMT

Caroline Wozniacki vs Yanina Wickmayer starts at 7:30 pm IST, 2:00 pm GMT

Where to Watch Live

The day's action is scheduled for 2:30 pm IST, 9:00 am GMT and 5:00 am ET start, with live coverage on NBC Sports and ESPN 2 in the US and NEO Prime and NEO Sports in India. The matches can be watched via live streaming option in the US HERE or HERE. The matches can be live streamed by international viewers HERE.