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

Nikhila Makker May 24, 2016 02:28:53 IST
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French Open 2016, Day 2 as it happened: Wawrinka survives, Muguruza struggles, Murray trails overnight

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May 24, 2016 - 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.

May 24, 2016 - 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)

May 24, 2016 - 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.

May 24, 2016 - 00:58 (IST)

Play suspended due to fading light!

May 24, 2016 - 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. 

May 23, 2016 - 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 

May 23, 2016 - 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.

May 23, 2016 - 22:38 (IST)

At full stretch 

Radwanska with one of her usual splits!

May 23, 2016 - 22:37 (IST)

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

May 23, 2016 - 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).

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.

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

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.

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