The 13-time Roland Garros champ continued his dominance on Tuesday, holding off a third-set challenge from Australia's Alexei Popyrin to kick off his quest for title No. 14, 6-3, 6-2, 7-6 (3).
There was nothing but respect underneath the lights of Court Simonne Mathieu. The American bounced back with a 3-6, 7-6 (4), 6-4 win over Carla Suarez Navarro in the Spaniard’s final Roland Garros.
Although the world No. 19 got off to a slow start, she managed to finish strong to beat Andrea Petkovic 1-6, 6-3, 6-4.
The 17-year-old showed tremendous grit in a tight first set to prevail against Aleksandra Krunic 7-6(11), 6-4. She will face Wang Qiang in the second round.
The Italian picked up a solid 6-0, 6-4, 4-6, 6-4 win against Japan's Taro Daniel to kick off his campaign on the terre battue.