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Murray battles into the second round at Roland Garros

British world No. 1 Andy Murray defeated Russia's Andrey Kuznetsov 6-4, 4-6, 6-2, 6-0 at the French Open to advance to the second round.

Murray needed almost two and a half hours to beat the Russian world No. 73 on Tuesday. The 30-year-old Scotsman, a runner-up at Roland Garros in 2016, did not impress during his first match at the year's second Grand Slam event.

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Del Potro crushes Pella on French Open return

Argentine Juan Martin del Potro did not lose his nerve on his return to the French Open, four years after his last appearance in the Paris Grand Slam, and won in his opening round match against compatriot Guido Pella on Tuesday.

Del Potro, seeded 29th, needed only one hour and 49 minutes to win the match, 6-2, 6-1, 6-4.

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Muguruza, Djokovic advance to 2nd Round of French Open

Novak Djokovic and Garbine Muguruza made flying starts in their respective title defence as they eased into the second round of the men's and women's singles categories respectively of the French Open tennis championships on Monday.

The second-seeded Djokovic of Serbia recorded a convincing 6-3, 6-4, 6-2 victory over Spanish Marcel Granollers in two hours and 27 minutes in front of his new coach Andre Agassi, an eight-time Grand Slam singles winner. Djokovic celebrated his victory by waving along with several ball boys at the centre of the Philippe-Chatrier Court.

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Makarova stuns Kerber, Puig beats Vinci in French Open First Round

World No.1 Angelique Kerber of Germany was knocked out of French Open tennis championships in round one following a 2-6, 2-6 loss to Russian Ekaterina Makarova on Sunday.

Kerber, the first women's top seed to lose in the French Open's first round in the Open era, was also eliminated in the tennis tournament's round one last year.

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Kvitova wins opening match at French Open on her return to tennis

Czech tennis player Petra Kvitova advanced to the French Open second round on Sunday, winning her first match back on tour against American player Julia Boserup.

The two-time Wimbledon champion won 6-3, 6-2 against Boserup in a match which lasted around an hour and 13 minutes.

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Djokovic and Nadal in same half of French Open draw

Defending champion Novak Djokovic was scheduled to put up a highly-anticipated semi-final clash with Rafael Nadal as they were drawn into the bottom half in men' singles of the 2017 French Open.

Five Chinese girls faced mixed drawing fate here on Friday, 32nd-seeded Zhang Shuai possibly got the chance of beating her previous personal best in Roland Garros, while Wang Qiang and Zheng Saisai had an uphill challenge in the first round.

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Raonic, Bouchard learn first round opponents at Roland Garros

The singles draws are set for the 2017 edition of Roland-Garros and it will feature three Canadians, Françoise Abanda (Montreal, QC), Eugenie Bouchard (Montreal, QC) and Milos Raonic (Thornhill, ON).

In the opening round, Raonic, seeded fifth in the tournament thanks to his world no. 6 ranking and the absence of Roger Federer, will face world no. 38 Steve Darcis of Belgium. The Canadian’s path in Paris could potentially include a Round of 16 encounter with Grigor Dimitrov and a quarter-final battle against Rafael Nadal. Raonic is in the bottom of the draw in the same half as defending champion Novak Djokovic. Last year, Raonic fell in the fourth round to Spaniard Albert Ramos-Vinolas. He is currently in Lyon competing in the semifinals against Czech Tomas Berdych.

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