A day after the tournament began, the French Open is really about to get started.
Summing up a 6-2, 6-0 loss to defending champion Francesca Schiavone at the French Open, Melanie Oudin of Marietta, Ga., said Monday: "Basically, I pretty much got a clay-court lesson."
Novak Djokovic extended his perfect season into the French Open, beating Thiemo de Bakker 6-2, 6-1, 6-3 Monday in the first round.
Sam Stosur opened her bid to return to the French Open final by beating Iveta Benesova 6-2, 6-3 Sunday in the first round.
Marin Cilic became the first seeded player to be eliminated from the French Open, losing to Ruben Ramirez Hidalgo of Spain 7-6 (7-5), 6-4, 6-4 Sunday in the first round.
Two-time major champion Lleyton Hewitt has pulled out of the French Open, only hours before he was to play in the first round.
It's been eight years since the last time Roger Federer was not seeded No. 1 or 2 at a Grand Slam tournament.
It's been eight years since the last time Roger Federer wasn't seeded No. 1 or 2 at a Grand Slam tournament.
Defending French Open champions Rafael Nadal and Francesca Schiavone were given first-round matches in Friday's draw against Americans who own a combined two career match wins at Roland Garros.