Top-ranked Serena Williams avoided an early upset when she rallied from one set down to beat unheralded German Anna-Lena Friedsam 5-7, 6-3, 6-3 in the second round of the French Open on Thursday.
Maria Sharapova will get an early test in her bid for a third French Open title. The defending champion, who has been battling a cold, limited her mistakes to just eight unforced errors as she beat Russian Fed Cup teammate Vitalia Diatchenko 6-3, 6-1 on Wednesday.
On his return to center court, nine-time French Open champion Rafael Nadal enjoyed a quiet Tuesday afternoon.
Maria Sharapova was unfazed by the boos she heard when leaving the center court of Roland Garros on Monday without treating the crowd to a post-match interview. After all, she had good reasons to rush to the locker room.
A fan bypassed security to rush the Roland Garros court at the French Open on Sunday with hopes of grabbing a selfie with Roger Federer.
Roger Federer, Kei Nishikori and 2014 women's finalist Simona Halep were among the winners Sunday as the French Open got under way at Roland Garros in Paris.
The slumping Spaniard given only sixth seed, which puts him in line to face rugged Novak Djokovic in the round of eight at the Grand Slam event
Serena Williams cites elbow issue, Andy Murray simple fatigue in departure from Italian event with French Open looming.
Nadal has fallen to seventh in the ATP rankings, but was encouraged by Madrid Open
Andy Murray has not lost since getting married to Kim Sears last month, including an upset victory over Rafael Nadal in the final of the Madrid Open.
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