French Open 2017 Day 4: Top names advance to next round

Top seed in the men's singles and defending champions Novak Djokovic advanced to the third round of French Open alongwith nine-time champion Rafael Nadal with easy wins. In the women's singles, defending champions Garbine Muguruza also made it to the next round but Petra Kvitova lost.

By: Express Web Desk | Updated: June 1, 2017 1:15 am
Rafael Nada reached the third round of the French Open on Wednesday. (Source: Reuters)

The top names made the fourth day of French Open about themselves as they sailed into the third round in Paris. Nine time champion in Paris Rafael Nadal posted a comfortable win over Robin Haase of Netherlands to advance. Defending champion Novak Djokovic and Garbine Muguruza in the men’s and women’s singles category respectively, posted contrasting wins to advance. For India, Sania Mirza lost in the women’s double, while Rohan Bopanna, Leander Paes, and pair of Divij Sharan and Purav Raja advanced in the men’s doubles category. (Men’s Singles Results | Women’s Singles Results)

French Open 2017 Day 4

0055 hrs IST: She had her chances and she came close but Oceane Dodin cannot get over Kuznetsova, who wins 6-7 7-5 6-3 in close to two hours and 25 minutes

0045 hrs IST: A break in the third set for Dodin and she has made it 3-4 in the decider. Crowd really backing her as she comes out to serve

0030 hrs IST: Jiri Vesely completes a 6-3 6-3 4-6 6-3 win over Aljaz Bedene. Another British player knocked out!

0010 hrs IST: Dodin has forced a decider! She wins the second set against Kuzvetsova 7-5 and the crowd is cheering her up

2345 hrs IST: Kuzvetsova and Dodin in an intriguing battle. The Russian won the first set 7-6 but Dodin is match her step to step in the second

2335 hrs IST: Local boy keeps the hopes alive! Lucas Pouille moves into the third round in Paris after a 7-6 6-1 6-2 win over Thomaz Bellucci

2308 hrs IST: Upset complete! Ons Jabeur of Tunisia has shocked Cibulkova in the second round match 6-3 6-4

2245 hrs IST: Pouille is running away with the second set as well. Will this be it for the Brazilian Bellucci

2220 hrs IST: Lucas Pouille and Thomaz Bellucci were neck to neck in the first set before the former wins it in the tie-breaker

2200 hrs IST: Ons Jabeur of Tunisia is on track to cause an upset. She takes the first set against Cibulkova 6-4

2145 hrs IST: No big upsets today so far apart from Tsonga losing to Argentine Vilvo and Kiki Bertens crashing out

2130 hrs IST: Raonic and Dutra Silva is going into the fourth set after the former wins the second and third set

2107 hrs IST: Five more to go! Rafael Nadal wins his second round match against Haase 6-1 6-4 6-3 and move into the third round

2025 hrs IST: Two sets to none for Nadal now! After winning the first 6-1, he wins the second set 6-4 against Haase

2017 hrs IST: Good news India! Leander Paes-Sabine Lisicki move into next round after 7-6 4-6 6-2 win over Radu Albot-Hyeon Chung in men’s doubles

2000 hrs IST: Caroline Wozniacki is playing better than ever on clay! She moves into the third round with a 6-0 6-0 win over Abanda

1932 hrs IST: A win for defending champion Novak Djokovic! He moves into the third round after beating Joao Sousa of Portugal 6-1 6-4 6-3 in 2nd round

1915 hrs IST: What a debut for Cici Bellis! The American beats last year semi-finallist Kiki Bertens 6-3 7-6 on her fifth match point

1910 hrs IST: Match number two for this man!

1855 hrs IST: The defending champion is going strong! She dropped the first set but win the next two to advance. She sees off Kontaviet 6-7 6-4 6-2

1835 hrs IST: End of Indian hopes in women’s doubles! Sania Mirza and her partner Yaroslava Shvedova crash out after 7-6 1-6 6-2 loss to Gavrilova-Pavlyuchenkova

1800 hrs IST: After dropping the first set 6-7 against Kontaveit, defending champion Garbine Muguruza is leading 4-3 in the second set

1740 hrs IST: Stunning tennis from Djokovic! He has raced to a 4-0 lead against Sousa in the first set

1720 hrs IST: Defending champion Novak Djokovic is out on court for his second round match against Joao Sousa of Portugal

1700 hrs IST: Sixth-seed Dominic Thiem moves into the second round in Paris after a 7-5 6-1 6-3 win over Simone Bolelli

1642 hrs IST: Petra Kvitova’s lovely comeback story has come to an early halt. And while other US players are crashing out, Mattek-Sands advances after beating Kvitova 7-6 7-6

1630 hrs IST: Big upset in the first round! Local boy Jo-Wilfried Tsonga cashes about after losing to Renzo Olivo 6-7 4-6 7-6 4-6 in first round

1623 hrs IST: Roland Garros’ journey is over for Rio Olympic gold medalist Monica Puig as she goes down 3-6, 2-6 against Jelena Ostapenko. On Suzanne-Lenglen court, Thiem wins the first point with a perfect backhand smash to take the 1-0 lead in the first game of the third set.

1615 hrs IST: Juan Sebastian Cabal, Abigail Spears stun mixed doubles top seed John Peers, Yung-Jan Chan 6-4, 6-2

1600 hrs IST: Venus Williams enters third round with 6-3, 6-1 win over Nara. The three-time Roland Garros champions Serena Williams was all smile as her elder sister marched into next round with ease

1555 hrs IST: Venus Williams edging closer to victory over Nara as she leads second set 4-1.

1540 hrs IST: From trailing 1-3, Venus Williams comes back strong and wins five straight games to win the first set 6-3. Meanwhile, from court 1, unseeded Mattek-Sands beats Kvitova 7-5 in the first set. On court 1, Spears and Cabal have won the first set 6-4 against world no. Chan and Peers

1505 hrs IST: Williams, who has won 23 Grand Slam titles, was trailing 2-3 in the first set but got back at her opponent. Venus’ sister Serena is cheering her from the stands.

1455 hrs IST: Petra Kvitova makes it 2-4 against Mattek-Sands.  The Czech tennis player is presented with  three break points after the net tape steers a swinging volley wide.

1440 hrs IST: Venus Williams takes on Japan’s Kurumi Nara, who got the better of Venus when the pair met at Indian Wells last year. This is Venus’ 20th appearance at the tournament.

1415 hrs IST: Welcome to the coverage of the fourth day of the second Grand Slam of the year. The French Open women’s singles has already seen the ouster of Angelique Kerber but defending champions Muguruza is into the second round. In the men’s singles, nine-time champion Rafa Nadal will look to reach the third round on Wednesday.

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