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Kei Nishikori looks as cool as you like as he gets his RG15 campaign up and running with a comfortable 6-3, 7-5, 6-1 victory over French wildcard Paul-Henri Mathieu.
There's a break in play on Philippe-Chatrier court to honour the life of Patrice Dominguez, who passed away on 12 April. Dominguez was a renowned French tennis player who went on to have a successful career as a coach, including France Davis Cup captain. If you would like to know more about Dominquez's achievements in tennis, please read more in this ITF tribute.
It's never easy playing in front of your home crowd and Caroline Garcia has to swallow another disappointing day at her home Grand Slam. The French 31st seed, a very good player on her day, falls 6-3, 3-6, 2-6 to unseeded Croatian Donna Vekic. Garcia made 38 unforced errors but her Achilles heel was converting those break point chances. She had 12 opportunites and took just three break points.
Simona Halep was the first woman through to the second round of RG15. Dressed in black she had all the poise and balletic precision of a cat balancing on a brick wall. So why was she the picture of calm clarity? Roland-Garros.com reporter Matt Trollope has the answer in his feature: The Quiet Confidence of Simona Halep.
An all-Spanish tie has just finished on Court 17. At least Spanish fans were guaranteed a win as they watched Albert Ramos-Vinolas take on Pablo Andujar. And it was Andujar who came through the winner 6-2, 6-4, 7-6.
Spanish flags were also waved on Court 6 where Marcel Granollers defeated German qualifier and Roland-Garros debutant Matthias Bachinger 6-4, 6-3, 7-6.
Can you believe that not a single Grand Slam tournament has taken place in the 21st Century without the Fed Express rolling into town? If, like us, you need help remembering a world without Roger Federer then can we direct you to Roland-Garros.com reporter Kate Battersby's special report: Everything is so last century without Federer.
Donna Vekic is not the sort of player who's going to go quietly. The Croatian levels her match against French favourite , taking the second set 6-3 in 38 minutes. Can Caroline control her nerves in front of her home fans or will Vekic complete a stunning comeback?
Japan fans! It's looking good for your players on Le Sunday Start. Misaki Doi is through to the second round after seeing off Czech Petra Cetkovska 6-3, 6-2 . On Suzanne-Lenglen, Kei Nishikori is a set to the good against Paul-Henri Mathieu but it's on serve in the second.
Roland-Garros.com reporter Matt Trollope: "Last year's semifinalist Gulbis has done little of consequence since, and will have the pressure of defending a truck-load of ranking points. Hasn't won a match since Indian Wells, and has gone 0-4 on clay this year."
Mercurial Latvian Ernests Gulbis, ranked as the 24th seed, opens against Dutch qualifier Igor Sijsling. Ernie was a surprise 2014 semi-finalist at Roland-Garros, where he lost to Novak Djokovic. He'd love to repeat that this time around but a pesky shoulder injury has hampered his season so far. Hard to believe but he's won just one match all year.
Put your hands in the air if you're a fan of French DJ Bob Sinclar! Then this video from Kids Days is just for you. And who's that Grand Slam champ grooving behind the mic?...
You know we just might have seen the stars of the future wandering between the courts at Roland-Garros yesterday. The 2015 French Open, well, opened with a sold-out Kids Day. It was a chance to spy some of the biggest names in the game hitting out on the practice clay and in exhibition matches on the main courts. As well as inspiring future champs, last year the money raised benefited more than 8,000 kids. Tres bon!
Roland-Garros.com reporter Matt Trollope: "Nishikori is many people's dark-horse pick for the title. The world No.5 is most famous for his hard-court exploits but he's forging a fabulous record on clay; in 2015 he defended his title in Barcelona, reached the semis in Madrid and the quarters in Rome. That's a very impressive lead-up."
Meanwhile, Japan's fifth seed Kei Nishikori is opening his RG15 campaign against French wildcard Paul-Henri Mathieu. Did you know that Mathieu is a former Roland-Garros junior champion? The Strasbourg-born player won the title here in 2000. As for Nishikori, he'll be aiming to avoid a repeat of his first-round exit last time around. He's doing a good job so far taking the first set 6-3.
Caroline Garcia is hoping to give the home crowd reason to smile on day one at RG15. The French 31st seed has taken the first set from Croatia's Donna Vekic and has an early break in the second set.
Serving machine Ivo Karlovic is playing in his 10th French Open. Take a bow Ivo. The 36-year-old looked across the net at Grand Slam favourite Marcos Baghdatis, a former Australian Open runner-up and Wimbledon semifinalist. And it was the Cypriot player who finished the match as the victor with a 7-6, 6-3, 6-3 win.
Garbine Muguruza - 2014 conqueror of Serena Williams lest we forget - marches into the second round with a 6-2, 7-5 victory against Croatia's Petra Martic. We'll also see Serbian Bojana Jovanovski next week as she fought back from a set down to see off Ukraine's Lesia Tsurenko 1-6, 6-1, 6-0.
One tarte aux framboise later and we are fully fueled for an afternoon of clay-court tennis at RG15. First, let's catch up with some of the latest scores.
We're just going to have a petit drinks breaks here at Blog HQ. Back soon!
There will be huge home hopes for Saint-Germain-en-Laye's Caroline Garcia as she begins her French Open quest. She's the No.31 seed here and has never gone beyond the second round before, but Garcia can raise her game when it counts - particularly when on Fed Cup duty for Les Bleus. Garcia faces Croatian teenager and world No.165 Donna Vekic in the first round.
Switzerland fans, make it a double celebration. Roger Federer joins Stan Wawrinka in the second round of RG15 as he completes a 6-3, 6-3, 6-4 victory over Colombian Alejandro Falla. The 2009 champ looks pretty pleased as he salutes the crowd and does a quick on-court interview - en francais of couse - saying he was happy not to be broken in his first match.
It's job done for Stan Wawrinka. The eighth seed wraps up a 6-3, 6-2, 6-3 victory against Turkey's Marsel Ilhan. The Swiss then goes over to the crowd to sign a few of those giant tennis balls (yes, we all want one) and then the TV cameras. C'est tout!
Meanwhile on Philippe Chatrier, Alejandro Falla is having a large bandage applied to his right thigh. He's 3-4 down in the third set against the Swiss second seed.
There was a chilled out feel to Le Sunday Start at Roland-Garros with fans enjoying the spring sunshine as they waited to enter the grounds this morning. Once inside the buzz began to build. Blog HQ heard more than one murmur of excitement about seeing Roger Federer play. Over on Court 3, the Czech fans were in good voice - we wouldn't expect anything less from the enthusiastic Czech contingent - to support Lukas Rosol as he edged past Swedish qualifier Elias Ymer.
Here at Blog HQ we are lucky enough to be able to have a Sunday stroll between the courts here at Roland-Garros but we need to up the pace so let's have a quick run round the courts for a score check...
A Falla 3-6, 3-6, 1-2 R Federer
S Wawrinka *6-3, 6-2, 2-1 M Ithan
G Muguruza *6-2 3-4 P Martic
T Maria *5-7 2-5 C Giorgi
B Jovanovski 1-6, 6-1, 1-0 L Tsurenko
M Granollers *6-4 4-3 M Bachinger
L Karlovic *6-7(5), 4-6 0-0 M Baghdatis
A Ramos-Vinolas 2-6 0-1* P Andujar
Matt, Stan is looking pretty confident on Court 2 today. He's 6-3, 6-2 up against Turkey's Marsel Ihan as we type.
Roland-Garros.com reporter Matt Trollope: "Wawrinka should be surging in confidence after his strong week in Rome, where he beat Rafa en route to the quarters. And there's always the motivation to atone for last year's shock loss to Garcia-Lopez in the first round here."
There are no problems for Roger Federer so far. He's taken the second set from Alejandro Falla in 35 minutes. Can he close it out in three?
There was disappointment for big-serving Russian Mikhail Youzhny on Court 6. The former French Open quarter-finalist had to retire from his match against Bosnia and Herzegovina's Damir Dzumhur because of back pain. Dzumhur was 6-2, 6-1 up before Youzhny called it a day on the clay.
Garbine Muguruza is back on the Roland-Garros clay after her sizzling run to the quarter-finals in 2014. Muguruza created a major upset in the second round last year when she beat Serena Williams 62, 62 which was, incidentally, the American's heaviest defeat in 17 years playing the Grand Slam game. The Spanish 21st seed takes on Croatian qualifier Petra Martic in the first round.
Stan Wawrinka is in full swing against Turkey's Marsel Ilhan on Suzanne-Lenglen. The Swiss eighth seed was a quarter-finalist here in 2013 and he's on his way on day one, taking the first set 6-3 and with a 2-0 lead in the second.
Federer fans. You might like to know that your man is making a solid start in his first match on the clay of Philippe Chatrier. He's taken the first set from Falla 6-3 and is a break up in the second.
Roland-Garros.com reporter Matt Trollope: "It's always interesting to see how Fed opens his Grand Slam campaigns these days in the twilight of his career. Will he be dialled in from the get go? How will he bounce back from his thorough loss to Djokovic in Rome? Will his game translate smoothly from the clay of Rome to the clay of Paris? Falla took him to five sets in the Wimbledon 2010 first round and is always dangerous, and has won nine of his past 13 matches. Federer will need to be sharp."
Ahh Marine there are distractions aplenty at Roland-Garros. Let us distract you a little further with some more latest scores...
Ekaterina Makarova (Rus)  def. Louise Chirico (USA) 6-4, 6-2
Roberto Bautista Agut (Esp)  def. Florian Mayer (Ger) 6-3, 6-1, 6-3
Philipp Kohlschreiber (Ger) [22 def. Go Soeda (Jpn) 6-1, 6-0, 6-2
Lukas Rosol (Cze) def. Elias Ymer (Swe) 6-2, 7-6(7), 6-3
Teliana Pereira (Brz) def. Fiona Ferro (Fra) 6-3, 6-2
Mirjana Lucic-Baronia (Cro) def. Lauren Davis (USA) 6-3, 3-6, 6-3
Crowd favourite Simona Halep - the runner-up in 2014 - opened the action on Centre. After a close opening set with Russian Evgeniya Rodina, Halep ticked off a 7-5, 6-4 win to book her place in the second round. Allez!
Alejandro Falla (Col) v Roger Federer (Sui)  - in play now
Donna Vekic (Cro) v Caroline Garcia (Fra) 
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (Fra)  v Christian Lendell (Swe)
It all begins with Le Sunday Start and there are some big names on the clay today, including world No.2 and 2009 champion Roger Federer. The Swiss star is on court now against Colombian qualifier Alejandro Falla, the world No.111. On the women's side of the draw, third seed and 2014 runner-up Simona Halep successfully began her campaign against Russia's Evgeniya Rodina, we'll have more on that in a bit.
Over the next 15 days of competition we will find out which of the world's top tennis stars will have their day on clay. You don't need us to tell you that Rafael Nadal is aiming for an amazing 10th French Open, Serena Williams is going for a 20th Grand Slam title while Maria Sharapova is out to add to her 2012 and 2014 French crowns. But, as ever, there are no guarantees which of the 256 players will master the mercurial red stuff.
Bonjour tout le monde! It's day one of the 2015 French Open at Roland-Garros. Rafa's here. Maria's here. All we needed was you. Welcome to our Parisian party.
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