As the 2017 edition of the French Open gets underway, top-seeded players will be looking to add another Grand Slam to their kitty. Clayking, Rafael Nadal will be looking to complete his La Decima (Tenth French Open title). However, a couple of dark horses will be hoping to spring a surprise. Day 1 of the Roland Garros will see Dominic Thiem face off against Australia’s Bernard Tomic while world no. 1 Angelique Kerber will be in action against Ekaterina Makarova at the Philippe-Chatrier court. Meanwhile, Petra Kvitova will begin her campaign against USA’s Julia Boserup. Later in the day, Venus Williams will be in action against China’s Wang Qiang. Stay tuned for live score and updates of French Open Day 1 here.
French Open 2017, Day 1, Live score and updates:
1553 hrs IST: Petra Kvitova wins the opening round 6-3, 6-2 over Julia Boserup.Meanwhile, Vinci fightbacks as she wins the second set 6-3.
1543 hrs IST: Boserup wins the sixth game of the second set as Kvitova loses the game with a backhand forced error. However, the Czech leads 4-2 and will serve next for the seventh game. On court 14, Brengle fights back as she wins the second set 6-3.
1534 hrs IST: Good news that rain has stopped and Kvitova and Boserup are back in the middle. A fist pump by the American as she wins the third game point with a forehand winner.
1530 hrs IST: Oh-oh! We have a spoiler as rain stops play. Both the players are waiting for rain to stop. So far, Kvitova leads 6-2, 2-0 while Zeballos leads 6-5.
1525 hrs IST: Good rally between Kvitova and Boserup before the American hits it outside the court.
1520 hrs IST: Kvitova is looking remarkably superb as she wins the set point with a cross-court backhand winner. Looks as if she is ready to take down anything as she has taken the first set on the biggest stage of all. While Vinci making a comeback as she leads 2-0 in the second game against Puig
1514 hrs IST: Kvitova just cruised through another service game and is now just one game away from taking this first set against Boserup. Czech to serve for game point. From court 17, easy first set win for Bacsinszky.
1508 hrs IST: Just a normal press conference for Del Potro, no concern over his fitness or his participation. Easy first set win for Puig as she beats Roberta Vinci 6-2
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1500 hrs IST: Vinci to serve as she trails 2-5 against Monica Puig. On court 3, Ram Vinolas trails 0-3 against unseeded Copil
1452 hrs IST: Seeded Albert Ramos Viñolas of Argentina trails 0-1 against Marius Copil. Boserup wins the game point with a backhand smash, reduces the lead to 1-3. On Court 17, Bacsinszky cruising towards first set win over Spain’s Sorribes Tormo leads 4-0
1449 hrs IST: Juan Martin Del Potro to address media in an hour. Chances of him pulling out of the tournament due to a backache and shoulder pain.
1440 hrs IST: The match between Petra Kvitova and Julia Boserup is underway on the Philippe-Chatrier court and the Czech has won first two games and leads 2-0. While on court 2, Puig leads 2-1 against Vinci.
1430 hrs IST: Horacio Zeballos of Argentina is count and will be facing France’s Mannarino at the Suzanne-Lenglen court. Meanwhile, Rio Olympic gold medal winner Monica Puig is all set to take on Italy’s Roberta Vinci.
1420 hrs IST: Hello and welcome to the live coverage of Day 1 of French Open 2017. Second Gran Slam of the year is up for grab and we can see some dark horses taken on top seeds for some upsets. Novak Djokovic will be looking to defend his title which he won defeating Andy Murray while Rafa Nadal will be looking to win his tenth clay title.