With Simona Halep—the clear favorite on the women’s side—falling in the fourth round and world No. 3 Dominic Thiem being forced to go the distance, the second week of Roland Garros is off to a wild start.
Or it could just be a continuation of the topsy-turvy action from Week 1.
Here’s a look back at just some of the events on-court and off—including up in the sky—that took place during the opening days at Roland Garros. (Photos: Getty Images)
The Comeback Kids
If Andrey Rublev and Stefanos Tsitsipas would have lost their opening-round matches to lower-ranked opponents, it actually wouldn’t have been too much of a surprise. After all, the two were coming off a three-set battle against each other in the Hamburg final, 48 hours before their Paris first-rounders. Both Rublev and Tsitsipas started off slowly out the gate against Sam Querrey and Jaume Munar, respectively, eventually going down two sets to love. Instead of packing it in, though, both players rallied from the brink and have been going strong right into a quarterfinal clash against each other.
One and Done for Serena