French Open 2016, Day 2 as it happened: Wawrinka survives, Muguruza struggles, Murray trails overnight

French Open 2016, Day 2 as it happened: Wawrinka survives, Muguruza struggles, Murray trails overnight
  • 02:22 (IST)

    And that's a wrap for Day 2! We hope you enjoyed the live coverage as much as we did while doing it. Make sure you join us tomorrow for an exciting Day 3 at Roland Garros.

  • 02:20 (IST)

    We had some thrilling encounters today. Here's a recap of all the scores for Day 2:

    Men First Round:

    Dusan Lajovic (SRB) bt Denis Kudla (USA) 6-4, 6-3, 6-3

    Stan Wawrinka (SUI #3) bt Lukas Rosol (CZE) 4-6, 6-1, 3-6, 6-3, 6-4

    Kei Nishikori (JPN #5) bt Simone Bolleli (ITA) 6-1, 7-5, 6-3

    Jérémy Chardy (FRA #30) bt Leonardo Mayer (ARG) 6-4, 3-6, 6-4, 6-2

    Milos Raonic (CAN #8) bt Janko Tipsarevic (SRB) 6-3, 6-2, 7-6 (7/5)

    Jack Sock (USA #23) bt Robin Haase (NED) 6-3, 7-5, 3-6, 6-7 (3/7), 6-2

    Viktor Troicki (SRB #22) bt Grigor Dimitrov (BUL) 2-6, 6-3, 5-7, 7-5, 6-3

    Taro Daniel (JPN) bt Martin Klizan (SVK) 3-6, 4-6, 7-5, 6-4, 3-0 - retired

    Adam Pavlasek (CZE) bt Roberto Carballes Baena (ESP) 6-2, 4-6, 6-3, 1-6, 6-1

    Adrian Mannarino (FRA) bt Mikhail Kukushkin (KAZ) 6-4, 2-6, 6-2, 6-4

    Jordan Thompson (AUS) bt Laslo Djere (SRB) 6-3, 6-4, 7-5

    Dustin Brown (GER) bt Dudi Sela (ISR) 6-7 (5/7), 6-4, 7-6 (7/5), 4-6, 6-4

    Ivo Karlovic (CRO x27) bt Albert Montanes (ESP) 6-2, 7-6 (9/7), 7-6 (7/5)

    Guido Pella (ARG) bt Diego Schwartzmann (ARG) 6-2, 3-6, 6-2, 6-3

    Gilles Simon (FRA #16) bt Rogerio Dutra Silva (BRA) 7-6 (7/5), 6-4, 6-2

    Fernando Verdasco (ESP) bt Steve Johnson (USA x33) 7-5, 6-4, 7-5

    Ivan Dodig (CRO) bt Mikhail Youzhny (RUS) 6-4, 5-7, 7-5, 2-6, 6-3

    Women First Round:

    Myrtille Georges (FRA) bt Christina McHale (USA) 6-7 (7/9), 6-0, 6-3

    Naomi Osaka (JPN) bt Jelena Ostapenko (LAT #32) 6-4, 7-5

    Veronica Cepede (PAR) bt Sabine Lisicki (GER) 6-2, 6-2

    Sloane Stephens (USA #19) bt Margarita Gasparyan (RUS) 6-4, 6-3

    Barbora Strycova (CZE #30) bt Lucie Hradecka (CZE) 6-4, 7-5

    Polona Hercog (SLO) bt Lourdes Dominguez (ESP) 6-4, 7-6 (7/4)

    Agnieszka Radwanska (POL #2) bt Bojana Jovanovski (SRB) 6-0, 6-2

    Garbine Muguruza (ESP #4) bt Anna Karolina Schmiedlova (SVK) 3-6, 6-3, 6-3

    Svetlana Kuznetsova (RUS #13) bt Yaroslava Shvedova (KAZ) 4-6, 6-1, 6-4

    Caroline Garcia (FRA) bt Lesia Tsurenko (UKR) 6-3, 7-5

    Simona Halep (ROM #6) bt Nao Hibino (JPN) 6-2, 6-0

    Heather Watson (GBR) bt Nicole Gibbs (USA) 5-7, 6-2, 6-2 

    Annika Beck (GER) bt Maryna Zanevska (UKR) 6-1, 6-2

    Elena Vesnina (RUS) bt Madison Brengle (USA) 6-2, 6-3

    Shelby Rogers (USA) bt Karolina Pliskova (CZE #17) 3-6, 6-4, 6-3

    Mirjana Lucic-Baroni (CRO) bt Daniela Hantuchova (SVK) 6-1, 6-2

    Tsvetana Pironkova (BUL) bt Sara Errani (ITA #16) 6-3, 6-2

    Cagla Buyukakcay (TUR) bt Aliaksandra Sasnovich (BLR) 5-7, 7-6 (7/2), 6-2

    Yanina Wickmayer (BEL) bt Alexandra Dulgheru (ROM) 6-1, 6-3

    Kateryna Bondarenko (UKR) bt Roberta Vinci (ITA #7) 6-1, 6-3

    Coco Vandeweghe (USA) bt Naomi Broady (GBR) 6-4, 3-6, 6-3

    Irina-Camelia Begu (ROM #25) bt Bethanie Mattek-Sands (USA) 5-7, 6-1, 6-3

    Johanna Larsson (SWE) bt Magda Linette (POL) 6-3, 4-6, 7-5 

    Zarina Diyas (KAZ) bt Carina Witthoeft (GER) 2-6, 6-4, 6-2

    (Inputs from AFP)

  • 01:07 (IST)

    What a crazy day it's been!

    Six matches - three men, three women - suspended due to darkness. Those are the only bottom half first round matches yet to finish.

  • 00:58 (IST)

    Play suspended due to fading light!

  • 00:53 (IST)

    Upset alert!

    #10 seed Marin Cilic has been sent packing by world #167 Marco Trungelliti after a frustrating 7-6(4), 3-6, 6-4, 6-2 defeat. 

  • 23:01 (IST)

    Here's a roundup of all the matches so far:

    Men First Round:

    Dusan Lajovic (SRB) def. Denis Kudla (USA) 6-4, 6-3, 6-3

    Stan Wawrinka (SUI #3) def. Lukas Rosol (CZE) 4-6, 6-1, 3-6, 6-3, 6-4

    Kei Nishikori (JPN #5) def. Simone Bolleli (ITA) 6-1, 7-5, 6-3

    Jérémy Chardy (FRA #30) def. Leonardo Mayer (ARG) 6-4, 3-6, 6-4, 6-2

    Milos Raonic (CAN #8) def. Janko Tipsarevic (SRB) 6-3, 6-2, 7-6 (7/5)

    Jack Sock (USA #23) def. Robin Haase (NED) 6-3, 7-5, 3-6, 6-7 (3/7), 6-2

    Viktor Troicki (SRB #22) def. Grigor Dimitrov (BUL) 2-6, 6-3, 5-7, 7-5, 6-3

    Taro Daniel (JPN) def. Martin Klizan (SVK) 3-6, 4-6, 7-5, 6-4, 3-0 - retired

    Women First Round:

    Myrtille Georges (FRA) def. Christina McHale (USA) 6-7 (7/9), 6-0, 6-3

    Naomi Osaka (JPN) def. Jelena Ostapenko (LAT #32) 6-4, 7-5

    Veronica Cepede (PAR) def. Sabine Lisicki (GER) 6-2, 6-2

    Sloane Stephens (USA #19) def. Margarita Gasparyan (RUS) 6-4, 6-3

    Barbora Strycova (CZE #30) def. Lucie Hradecka (CZE) 6-4, 7-5

    Polona Hercog (SLO) def. Lourdes Dominguez (ESP) 6-4, 7-6 (7/4)

    Agnieszka Radwanska (POL #2) def. Bojana Jovanovski (SRB) 6-0, 6-2

    Garbine Muguruza (ESP #4) def. Anna Karolina Schmiedlova (SVK) 3-6, 6-3, 6-3

    Svetlana Kuznetsova (RUS #13) def. Yaroslava Shvedova (KAZ) 4-6, 6-1, 6-4

    Caroline Garcia (FRA) def. Lesia Tsurenko (UKR) 6-3, 7-5

    Simona Halep (ROM #6) def. Nao Hibino (JPN) 6-2, 6-0

    Heather Watson (GBR) def. Nicole Gibbs (USA) 5-7, 6-2, 6-2 

  • 22:40 (IST)

    Scores update:

    Second seed Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland defeated Serbia's Bojana Jovanovski 6-0, 6-2 to ease into the French Open second round.

    Radwanska, who was a quarter-finalist in 2013 but lost in the first round to Germany's Annika Beck last year, goes on to face Caroline Garcia of France.

    Garcia won the Strasbourg claycourt title on Saturday.

    Monday's result left Jovanovski, the world number 120, without a win in 2016.

  • 22:38 (IST)

    At full stretch 

    Radwanska with one of her usual splits!

  • 22:37 (IST)

    Second seed Agniezska Radwanska cruises to a 6-0, 6-2 victory over Bojana Jovanovski in 63 minutes.

  • 21:51 (IST)

    Two back-to-back upsets on the women's side:

    #108 Shelby Rogers ousts #17 Karolian Pliskova. 3-6, 6-4, 6-3. Pliskova was at one time up a set and a break. 

    #16 Sara Errani knocked out by Tsvetana Pironkova 3-6, 2-6. Clay court specialist Errani says goodbye to the clay season with zero wins on red dirt (only won in Charleston on green clay).

  • 21:19 (IST)

    Simona Halep wins!

    Romanian sixth seed Simona Halep, the 2014 runner-up, reached the French Open second round in just 43 minutes.

    Halep eased past Japan's Nao Hinbo 6-2, 6-0 and next plays either Zarina Diyas of Kazakhstan or Carina Witthoeft of Germany for a place in the last 32.

  • 21:18 (IST)

    Score update:

    Japan's fifth seed Kei Nishikori reached the French Open second round on Monday with a 6-1, 7-5, 6-3 win over Simone Bolelli of Italy.

    Nishikori goes on to face Russia's Andrey Kuznetsov after finishing off a first-round tie which had been suspended overnight with him leading 2-1 in the third set.

    It was a 50th career Grand Slam match win for Nishikori who made the quarter-finals in Paris in 2015.

  • 20:58 (IST)

    Ouch! 

  • 20:58 (IST)

    Grigor Dimitrov loses to (#22) Viktor Troicki 6-2, 3-6, 7-5, 5-7, 3-6.

  • 20:39 (IST)

    Fair to say Wawrinka's coach Magnus Norman was a little relieved after his win.

  • 20:34 (IST)

    Meanwhile, Dustin Brown had a very different reaction after his win...

  • 20:32 (IST)

    Jack Sock was booed of court after his win. Not a very popular choice with the French Open crowd. 

  • 20:30 (IST)

    Other marathon five-set wins:

    American Jack Sock (#23) wins the fifth set over Robin Haase. 6-3, 7-5, 3-6, 6-7(3), 6-2.

    Fan favourite and qualifier Dustin Brown overcomes Dudi Sela. 6-7(7), 6-4, 7-6(5), 4-6, 6-4.

    They play each other in the next round. 

  • 20:20 (IST)

    Watch Wawrinka's winning match point!

  • 20:17 (IST)

    Wawrinka would have made some unfortunate history had he lost. 

  • 20:16 (IST)

    Defending champion survives! Stan Wawrinka def. Lukas Rosol 4-6, 6-1, 3-6, 6-3, 6-4

  • 19:51 (IST)

    Wawrinka has the all-important break in the fifth set!

  • 19:39 (IST)

    4th seed Garbine Muguruza has avoided an upset at French Open! What a huge relief for the Spaniard who moves into the second round. 

  • 19:36 (IST)

    Time for some score updates:

    Naomi Osaka (JPN) def. Jelena Ostapenko (LAT #32) 6-4, 7-5

    Verónica Cepede (PAR) def. Sabine Lisicki (GER) 6-2, 6-2

    Sloane Stephens (USA x#19) def. Margarita Gasparyan (RUS) 6-4, 6-3

    Barbora Strýcová (CZE #30) def. Lucie Hradecká (CZE) 6-4, 7-5

    Polona Hercog (SLO) def. Lourdes Domínguez (ESP) 6-4, 7-6 (7/4)

  • 19:34 (IST)

    Hulk mode *ON*

  • 19:30 (IST)

    What an incredible point! Wawrinka and Rosol are playing some great tennis now!

  • 19:27 (IST)

    Eight seed Milos Raonic wins 6-3, 6-2, 7-6(5) over Janko Tipsarevic!

    The Canadian will be happy to get the job done in straight sets. He got a boost into the top 8 seeds after Roger Federer's withdrawal. Tipsarevic had not won a Tour-level match this year, so no surprises there.
     

  • 19:02 (IST)

    Defending champ Wawrinka in a bit of a pickle: Rosol now leads by two sets, 6-4, 1-6, 6-3.  

  • 18:52 (IST)

    #30 Barbora Strycova beats fellow-Czech Lucie Hradecka 6-4, 7-5. First win at Roland Garros for Strycova!

  • 18:50 (IST)

    Scores update:

    Rosol leads (3) Wawrinka 6-4, 1-6, 4-1

    Schmiedlova leads (4) Muguruza 6-3, 3-4

    Raonic (8) leads Tipsarevic 6-3, 6-2, 5-3

    Dimitrov leads (22) Troicki 6-2, 3-6, 4-2

    Mayer leads (30) Chardy 4-6, 6-3, 3-2

  • 18:41 (IST)

    American Sloane Stephens, seeded 19, wins 6-4, 6-3 over Margarita Gasparyan.

  • 18:20 (IST)

    We have the first win of Day 2!

    Sabine Lisicki knocked out by #161 Veronica Cepede Royg of Paraguay. 2-6, 2-6 in just 59 minutes.

  • 18:04 (IST)

    News Alert:

    Play on the second day of the French Open eventually got underway two and a half hours later than scheduled on Monday after more rain lashed a chilly Roland Garros.

    But 12 of the 66 ties slated for the day were cancelled after a first day Sunday which saw just 10 matches completed.

  • 17:58 (IST)

    Watch how Rosol took the first set over Wawrinka! 

  • 17:57 (IST)

    Other seeds in trouble:

    Dimitrov leads No.22 Troicki 6-2, 1-2

    Schmeidlova leads No. 4 Muguruza 6-3 

    What an eventful start to Day 2! 

  • 17:48 (IST)

    Another potential upset?

    Defending champion Stan Wawrinka drops the first set, 4-6, to Lukas Rosol. The Swiss beat Rosol in Geneva last week in 3 sets. 

  • 17:43 (IST)

    Grigor Dimitorv and Viktor Troicki, who is seeded 22, are engaged in an entertaining match on Court 3.

  • 17:36 (IST)

    Aso, in action is 22-year-old Garbine Muguruza. The 4th seed is in slight trouble in the first set against Anna Karolina Schmiedlova as she trails 1-4. Do we an upset brewing already? 

  • 17:21 (IST)

    Defending champion Stan Wawrinka has begun his title defence on Court Phillipe-Chatrier. He's playing "giant-slayer" Lukas Rosol and they are even at 2-all in the first set. Wawrinka only arrived in Paris on Sunday after winning a trophy in his hometown Geneva on Saturday. 

  • 16:59 (IST)

    Players are warming up on all courts at Roland Garros. We picked 5 matches that are must-watch today. Have a look: http://bit.ly/1YQX2ur 

  • 16:58 (IST)

    Murray, Wawrinka face Czech threats: Five matches to watch out for on Day 2 of French Open - Firstpost

    Paris: Rain wrought havoc with the first day of the French Open as play was abandoned on Sunday after a frustrating start to the year's second grand slam tournament.

    http://www.firstpost.com

  • 16:40 (IST)

    We finally have some good news!

  • 16:39 (IST)

    Hello and welcome to the live coverage of Day 2 of the French Open. It's been a very gloomy day so far, with the heavy rain ensuring no play. 

Preview: Andy Murray and defending champion Stan Wawrinka start their French Open campaigns on Monday against a pair of fiery Czechs on a day when Roland Garros plays catch-up after a rain-soaked Sunday.

Second seed Murray, a three-time semi-finalist in Paris, takes on 37-year-old Radek Stepanek, the oldest man in the draw and one of a record 51 men over the age of 30 to start the first round.

Murray, buoyed by beating world number one Novak Djokovic to the Rome Masters title on clay on the eve of Roland Garros, holds a 6-2 career record over Stepanek.

Stan Wawrinka of Switzerland is the defending champion at French Open. Getty Images

Stan Wawrinka of Switzerland is the defending champion at French Open. Getty Images

But the wily Czech is a former world number eight who is a Grand Slam doubles and Davis Cup champion.

Despite his advancing years, Stepanek came through the qualifying competition and that's a factor which makes Murray wary of the challenge.

"The qualifiers have played three matches. That's tough," said Murray.

"They are probably feeling pretty good about their conditions and comfortable on the courts."

Stepanek is one of the game's more entertaining characters whose antics on court occasionally get under the skin of opponents.

Off court, his life is just as colourful -- he was engaged to Martina Hingis, married and divorced former player Nicola Vaidisova and briefly dated two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova.

Wawrinka, who shattered Djokovic's latest attempt to complete the career Grand Slam with victory in last year's final, takes on another Czech, Lukas Rosol.

Rosol famously defeated Rafael Nadal at Wimbledon in 2012 and was involved in a bad-tempered clash with Murray in Munich last year when the Scot told the Czech that "everyone hates you".

Wawrinka defeated Rosol as recently as last Friday in the semi-finals in Geneva on his way to the title.

Roland Garros organisers will attempt to squeeze 54 singles matches into Monday's programme after heavy rain on Sunday allowed just 10 ties to be completed.

However, more bad weather is expected with torrential rain and temperatures hovering again around the 15-degree mark.

There should be time for Japanese fifth seed Kei Nishikori to complete his match with Italy's Simone Bolelli.

Nishikori was leading 6-1, 7-5, 2-1 when play was halted on Court Philippe Chatrier on Sunday.

Victory would give the 26-year-old Japanese his 50th Grand Slam win.

Second seed Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland starts against Serbia's Bojana Jovanovski.

Radwanska was a quarter-finalist in 2013 but lost in the first round to Germany's Annika Beck last year.

Russia's Svetlana Kuznetsova, the 2009 champion, resumes against Yaroslava Shvedova of Kazakhstan 4-6, 6-1, 3-1.

Fourth seed Garbine Muguruza starts against Slovakia's Anna Karolina Schmiedlova with a 4-0 career advantage.

But Schmiedlova, the world number 37, made the third round in 2014, defeating Venus Williams on the way.

Ana Ivanovic, the 2008 champion, takes on France's Oceane Dodin.


Published Date: May 24, 2016 02:28 am | Updated Date: May 24, 2016 04:00 am


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