After one real struggle and a second inconsistent performance at the French Open, Rafael Nadal felt a lot better and played a lot better in the third round.
Top-ranked Caroline Wozniacki will have to wait for her first major title after losing to Daniela Hantuchova 6-1, 6-3 Friday in the third round of the French Open.
Maria Sharapova looked done and dusted as the wind swirled on center court and played havoc with her serve.
There were plenty of excuses available for Kim Clijsters after a stunning collapse in the second round of the French Open against a woman ranked 114th.
Vania King of the United States came back to edge Elena Baltacha of Britain 4-6, 6-1, 6-4 Thursday in the French Open's second round.
Even if Novak Djokovic is tennis' man of the moment, there's a long, long way to go before he'd approach most of Roger Federer's many accomplishments.
Five years after her last appearance at the French Open, and a few weeks after her latest injury layoff, Kim Clijsters made a winning return to Roland Garros.
Rafael Nadal excelled when he needed to most, winning the last two sets against John Isner on Tuesday to advance to the second round at the French Open with a 6-4, 6-7 (7-2), 6-7 (7-2), 6-2, 6-4 victory.
A day after the tournament began, the French Open is really about to get started.