In French Open Tennis, teenage Danish qualifier Clara Tauson defeated 21st seed Jennifer Brady of America 6-4 3-6 9-7 in the opening round of Women’s Singles. The 17-year-old Tauson, making her main draw debut in Grand Slams with a ranking of 188, played fearless tennis to edge out the recent US Open semi-finalist. Tauson won the Australian Open junior title last year. In another Women’s Singles match, Czech second seed Karolina Pliskova beat
Egyptian qualifier Mayar Sherif 6-7, 6-2, 6-4 in the opening round of the tournament. In the second round, former world number one Pliskova will meet Jelena Ostapenko who secured her first French Open victory since lifting the trophy in 2017 after defeating American Madison Brengle 6-2, 6-1. In Men’s Singles, three weeks after an acrimonious exit at the US Open, world number one Novak Djokovic has resumed his bid for a second French Open title and 18th Grand Slam title as he takes on Sweden’s Mikael Ymer in the first round at the French Open. The match is currently underway. Newly-crowned Hamburg champion Andrey Rublev, seeded 13, is playing against American Sam Querrey. The match is also currently underway. Earlier, Seventh seed Matteo Berrettini of Italy also won before rain suspended play on the outside courts. The 2019 US Open semi-finalist defeated Canadian Vasek Pospisil 6-3, 6-1, 6-3.
French Open: Rafael Nadal & Serena Williams enter 2nd round
In Tennis, Rafael Nadal started his quest for a record-extending 13th French Open with a straightforward 6-4, 6-4, 6-2 first-round win against Belarusian Egor Gerasimov last night. In another first round match of Men’s Singles, A. Bublic defeated G. Monfils 6-4, 7-5, 3-6, 6-3. In Women’s Singles, Serena Williams, G. Muguruza and Amanda Anisimova progressed to the second round.
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