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French Open 2016, Day 1 as it happened: Rain plays dampener, only 10 matches completed

Nikhila Makker May 22, 2016 22:07:26 IST
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French Open 2016, Day 1 as it happened: Rain plays dampener, only 10 matches completed

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May 22, 2016 - 22:17 (IST)

That's it for today from Roland Garros! Hope you enjoyed Day 1 of our French Open 2016 coverage. Make sure you follow along tomorrow as well. smiley

May 22, 2016 - 22:16 (IST)

Scores from around Roland Garros: 

Kei Nishikori (5) leads Simone Bolleli 6-1, 7-5, 2-1

Svetlana Kuznetsova (13) leads Yaroslava Shvedova 4-6, 6-1, 3-1

Jack Sock (23) leads Robin Haase 6-3, 7-5, 3-6, 6-7(3)

Nicole Gibbs leads Heather Watson 7-5, 2-6, 2-1

Dustin Brown leads Dudi Sela 6-7(5), 6-4, 7-6(5), 1-1

Aliaksandra Sasnovich leads Cagla Buyukakcay 7-5, 6-7(2), 2-1

May 22, 2016 - 22:07 (IST)

Rain brought an early finish to play on the first day of the French Open on Sunday with only 10 of the scheduled 32 matches completed.

Almost three hours was lost in the afternoon at a chilly Roland Garros before play resumed.

However, after just 30 minutes of further action, the rain returned and a stoppage for the night was called.

May 22, 2016 - 22:06 (IST)

Play cancelled for the day deu to rain! That's all the action from Day 1 at Roland Garros.

May 22, 2016 - 21:52 (IST)

The finalist from last year is looking in great form! 

May 22, 2016 - 21:36 (IST)

Scores update:

Former French Open champion Svetlana Kuznetsova has made a fantastic comeback in the second set after dropping the first. The rain break seems to have done her wonders. The Russian is leading 4-6, 6-1, 1-0 against Yaroslava Shvedova.

On the men's side, 5th seed Kei Nishikori has taken a two-set lead over Italian Simone Bolleli. 6-1, 7-5.

May 22, 2016 - 21:33 (IST)

Now this is a sight for sore eyes! Play to resume soon. 

May 22, 2016 - 21:09 (IST)

Now this is a sight for sore eyes! Play to resume soon. 

May 22, 2016 - 21:00 (IST)

There's some good news after all! Covers are coming off, courts are being dried and we will finally have some tennis!

May 22, 2016 - 20:10 (IST)

Here's hoping that the skies clear up and we get some tennis on these courts!

Preview: It's Day 1 of the second grand slam of the season!

Here's a look at some of the most exciting matches on the opening day.

Two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova from the Czech republic, the 10th seed, gets the tournament under way on the main Chatrier court at 11:00 am (02:20 IST) Sunday against Danka Kovinic of Montenegro.

French Open 2016 Day 1 as it happened Rain plays dampener only 10 matches completed

Nick Kyrgios of Australia. Getty Images

Also in action are 2014 runner-up and sixth seed Simona Halep against Nao Hibino of Japan while 2009 champion Svetlana Kuznetsova plays Yaroslava Shvedova of Kazakhstan.

Spaniard Garbine Muguruza, who is the fourth seed in the women's draw, starts against a tough first round opponent, Anna Karolina. Schmiedlova is 21 and ranked at 37 in the world. One of her two career titles came on clay in Bucharest last year. She made the third round in Paris in 2014, defeating Venus Williams in the second round before falling to Muguruza. The Spaniard triumphed again on clay in Madrid in April.

Canadian Milos Ranoic, seeded eighth thanks to Roger Federer's withdrawal, plays Serbia's Janko Tipsarevic on Suzanne-Lenglen Court.

On the men's side, Japan's fifth seed Kei Nishikori, who has yet to get past the quarter-finals, plays Italian veteran Simone Bolelli in the second match.

Australian firebrand Nick Kyrgios, seeded 17, takes on Italy's Marco Cecchinato.

Order of Play:

Court Philippe Chatrier: (2:30 P IST start)

Danka Kovinic (MNE) v Petra Kvitova (CZE x10)

Kei Nishikori (JPN x5) v Simone Bolelli (ITA)

Anna Karolina Schmiedlova (SVK) v Garbine Muguruza (ESP x4)

Jeremy Chardy (FRA x30) v Leonardo Mayer (ARG)

Court Suzanne-Lenglen (2:30 P IST start)

Radu Albot (MDA) v Benoit Paire (FRA x19)

Vitalia Diatchenko (RUS) v Lucie Safarova (CZE x11)

Milos Raonic (CAN x8) v Janko Tipsarevic (SRB)

Simona Halep (ROM x6) v Nao Hibino (JPN)

Court 1 (2:30 P IST start)

Nick Kyrgios (AUS x17) v Marco Cecchinato (ITA)

Svetlana Kuznetsova (RUS x13) v Yaroslava Shvedova (KAZ)

Karolina Pliskova (CZE x17) v Shelby Rogers (USA)

John Isner (USA x15) v John Millman (AUS)

Updated Date:

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