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Highlights from day three of Roland Garros, the second Grand Slam of the year, Tuesday (GMT time): 1850 HALEP SURVIVES FIRST ROUND SCARE
Former French Open champion Simona Halep overcame a second set to beat 18-year-old German Nastasja Schunk 6-4 1-6 6-1 to book a place in the second round. Schunk entered the main draw as a lucky loser due to the withdrawal of Ana Konjuh after the Croatian said on Twitter https://twitter.com/anakonjuh/status/1529145345468424192 that she had to have surgery on her leg after sustaining a fracture in a fall.
1824 GASTON BOURSE DE MINAUR IN A FIVE-SET THRILLER Hugo Gaston knocks out 19th-seeded Australian Alex De Minaur 4-6 6-2 6-3 0-6 7-6 (10-4) in front of a raucous crowd at home on the Suzanne-Lenglen court.
Gaston, 21, reached the second round in Paris for the second time, having lost to Dominic Thiem in the round of 16 two years ago. READ MORE:
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Parry knocks out defending champion Krejcikova to delight the Paris crowd 1715 BADOSA BREEZES PAST FERRO
Spain’s third seed Paula Badosa made quick work of wildcard Fiona Ferro by claiming a 6-2 6-0 win in less than an hour to advance to the next round, where she will face Kaja Juvan. 1645 TIAFOE RECORDS HIS FIRST CAREER VICTORY AT THE FRENCH OPEN
Frances Tiafoe held off Frenchman Benjamin Bonzi 7-5 7-5 7-6(5) to claim his first main draw victory at Roland Garros. He will meet David Goffin in the second round. 1528 TEARFUL TSONGA FALLS AFTER RUUD’S DEFEAT
An emotional Jo-Wilfried Tsonga ended his 18-year professional career with a 6-7(6) 7-6(4) 6-2 7-6(0) first-round defeat at his Grand Slam home against Casper Ruud during a crowded Cour Philippe-Chatrier. Tsonga, alongside his family and former coaches, took center stage for a ceremony commemorating his career, with Roger Federer, Rafa Nadal and Novak Djokovic among those paying tribute to the Frenchman via video messages.
1515 KEYS BATTLES IN THE SECOND ROUND Madison Keys came back from a breakdown in the deciding set to close out a 6-3 3-6 6-4 victory over Anna Kalinskaya. She will face local favorite Caroline Garcia, who beat Taylor Townsend in straight sets, for a place in the third round.
1506 RUBLEV OVERCOMES KWON Russian seventh seed Andrey Rublev survived a first-set scare to overtake Kwon Soon-woo 6-7 (5) 6-3 6-2 6-4 and will next face Argentine Federico Delbonis.
The 24-year-old let his frustration boil over after losing the tiebreaker as he angrily kicked a ball, which hit his chair and narrowly missed a gardener’s header. 1315 KORDA SEES MILLMAN
American Sebastian Korda cruised to a 6-1 7-5 7-6(6) victory over John Millman to book his place in the second round where he will face local favorite Richard Gasquet, who rolled back the years against Lloyd Harris to win 6-1 6-3 6-4. 1215 PLISKOVA, RYBAKINA CLINCH WINS
Eighth-seeded Karolina Pliskova recovered from a set and a breakdown against local prospect Tessah Andrianjafitrimo to battle for a 2-6 6-3 6-1 victory on Simonne-Mathieu Court, while 16th seed Elena Rybakina of Kazakhstan beat Arantxa Rus 6-1 5-7 6-2. 1114 RUNE STUNS SHAPOVALOV
Danish teenager Holger Rune prevailed in the third-set tiebreak to claim his first Grand Slam victory with a 6-3 6-1 7-6(4) demolition of Canada’s 14th seed Denis Shapovalov, who committed 53 unforced errors in the two-hour game. . The win was Rune’s second against a top-20 player after upset 19-year-old world number three Alexander Zverev last month in Munich.
1049 MEDVEDEV PUSHES BAGNIS THROUGH World number two Daniil Medvedev came out on top in the second round with a routine 6-2 6-2 6-2 victory over Facundo Bagnis, who was struggling with a calf injury.
Medvedev had played just one match on clay in the run-up to Roland Garros – a straight-set loss to Richard Gasquet in Geneva – after returning from hernia surgery. 1023 OSTAPENKO DEFEAT BRONZETTI, COLLINS FORWARD
Jelena Ostapenko, the 2017 champion, ended a five-game losing streak with a 6-1 6-4 win over Lucia Bronzetti to advance to the next round where she will meet Alize Cornet, who beat Japan’s Misaki Doi in straight sets . Australian Open runner-up Danielle Collins got off to a strong start to her Roland Garros campaign, beating lucky loser Viktoriya Tomova 6-0 6-4 to book her place in the second round.
(Compiled by Aadi Nair, Hritika Sharma and Rohith Nair in Bengaluru)
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