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Alors. The players are out on the red stuff so let's get the handshakes out of the way here. I'm Sarah Holt and I'll do my very best to take you around all the courts on a very busy day on the clay. Which player/match are you most excited about today? Get in touch @rolandgarros or @sholtscribbles. Merci!
Carla Suarez Navarro (Esp) v Monica Niculescu (Rou)
Gastao Elias (Por) v Benoit Paire (Fra)
Maria-Teresa Torro-Flor (Esp) v Victoria Azarenka (Blr)
Adrian Mannarino (Fra) v Jurgen Melzer (Aut)
Yoshihito Nishioka (Jpn) v Tomas Berdych (Cze)
Virginie Razzano (Fra) v Veronica Cepede Royg (Par)
Gael Monfils (Fra) v Edouard Roger-Vasselin (Fra)
Sloane Stephens (USA) v Venus Williams (USA)
Alize Cornet (Fra) v Roberta Vinci (Ita)
Lucas Pouille (Fra) v Gilles Simon (Fra)
Kaia Kanepi (Est) v Maria Sharapova (Rus)
Andy Murra y(Gbr) v Facundo Arguello (Arg)
Maria Sharapova will begin her defence of the Coupe Suzanne-Lenglen today. The second seed is third on Court Philippe-Chatrier against Estonia's Kaia Kanepi. A few tennis experts here are predicting that's not necessarily the easiest start for the defending champ against the world No.50, who has reached the quarter-finals in Paris twice.
Bonjour tout le monde! Welcome to day two of the 2015 French Open or, as everyone is calling it, #RG15. We have another day packed tighter than a clay court with top tennis action. Stay with us.
What's in store tomorrow we hear you ask? Defending women's champion Maria Sharapova begins her quest for a third French Open title against Estonia's Kaia Kanepi and the Russian is followed on Philippe-Chatrier Court by men's third seed Andy Murray.
On Suzanne-Lenglen, Czech fourth seed Tomas Berdych, French 13th seed Gael Monfils and American former RG finalist Venus Williams are all in action.
But that really is only the tip of the iceberg of exciting clay-court action. Please join us bright and early at Blog HQ on Monday morning for day two.
C'est tout pour maintenant!
That's day one done and dusted on the dirt at Roland-Garros. There've been upsets, five-setters, former champions and Roger Federer dazzled in more ways than one. Roland-Garros.com reporter Kate Battersby has the full story.
Elena Vesnina raises her arms in the air and the crowd, satiated by a full day's play on day one at Roland-Garros, rise from their seats for the final applause of the day. Vesnina defeats Belgian Kirsten Flipkens 2-6, 6-3, 6-3. It's on to Wimbledon for Flipper, a semi-finalist there in 2013.
In case you're wondering, 'hey what's happening with Elena Vesnina and Kirsten Flipkens on Court 17?' Well, we can answer that very pertinent question. A Flipkens fightback prevented Vesnina from serving out the match BUT the Russian has the chance to do so now. Hold tight people!
It's time to introduce our new feature at Roland-Garros.com where our eagle-eyed team pick up on the latest trends to come out of Paris. On day one, why are Japan a rising force in clay-court tennis? Read more in Matt Trollope's special report.
It's dinner time and the players must know it as the remaining matches are finishing in a final flurry on day one at RG15. Israel's Dudi Sela defies the formbook to complete a 7-5(5), 6-3, 7-6(4) win over Kazakhstan's Mikhail Kukushkin.
Big fist pumps from Steve Johnson as he knocks out Spain's 26th seed Guillermo Garcia-Lopez with a 6-3 6-3 6-7(1) 3-6 6-3 victory. It's our first five-set match of RG15 and, as a benchmark, it lasted three hours and 29 minutes.
There's still plenty of play on Court 17 where it's one-set all between Belgian Kirsten Flipkens and Russian Elena Vesnina in their first round encounter. Neither player has got beyond the second round before but alas only one of them will this time.
Steve Johnson has righted the ship - we're getting nautical at Blog HQ - as he's serving for the match, and an upset, against Guillermo Garcia-Lopez, the 26th seed.
Who wants another result? Here at Blog HQ we can oblige. Lucie Safarova had a bit of a battle out of Court 2 against Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova but the No.13 seed is through thanks to a 7-6(6), 7-6(9) win.
Kurumi Nara - who is sporting a very natty houndstooth dress - is into the second round, completing a very good day indeed for the Japanese contingent here in Paris. Nara's 3-6, 7-5, 6-1 win is not such good news for the French fans, who must wave goodbye to wildcard Oceane Dodin, who nonetheless impressed in her debut on the big stage.
Israel's Dudi Sela is grinding it out against Kazakhstan's world No.57 Mikhail Kukushkin. The Israeli upset the form book to grab the first two sets 7-6(5), 6-3 and it's on serve in the third.
There are five matches still to play on Le Sunday Start. Where to head first... Well, over on Court 1 French wildcard Oceane Dodin is into a third set against Japan's Kurumi Nara but it is going to be tough to turn the tide now. Nara is 4-0 up.
Serbia's Dusan Lajovic defeats Argentine Maximo Gonzalez 6-3, 6-3, 6-1 to add his name to the RG15 second-round hat. The world rankings favoured Lajovic who is 40 places higher than his opponent by the way.
On court 6 there was the second retirement off the day - spooky - as China's Shuai Peng bowed out of her match against Slovenia's Polona Hercog. Did you know that Peng is a former Roland-Garros winner? She lifted the women's doubles trophy along with Hsieh Su-Wei of Taipan in 2014.
Over on Court 2 we have another tight tussle in progress between Czech 13th seed Lucie Safarova and Russian Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova. Safarova won the opening set 8-6 in the tie-break and has the break early on in the second set.
French wildcard Oceane Dodin has never played at the French Open before but she's got herself into a right humdinger against Japan's Kurumi Nara. Dodin won the first set 6-3 and it's 5-5 in the second. Will Dodin be able to turn the tide in this gripping first-round encounter?
Blink and you miss it here at RG15. Ana Ivanovic has a little wobble on her way to the second round but the 2008 champ is into the second round with a 4-6, 6-2, 6-0 victory over Kazakhstan's Yaroslava Shvedova.
The cheers from Court Philippe-Chatrier reach us here at Blog HQ as Jo-Wilfried Tsonga - one of 14 French player in the men's draw - completes a 6-1 6-2 6-2 victory over Swede Christian Lindell. A round of applause for Lindell, who was playing in his first ever Grand Slam. What a way to start on Centre against a home player!
Ana Ivanovic is certainly a favourite with the Roland-Garros crowd. The 2008 champion has won the second set 6-2 to level her match against Kazakhstan's Yaroslava Shvedova and the seventh seed is 3-0 up in the third.
If, like us, you would like to keep an eye or two on the favourites for the men's and women's titles here at RG15 then the Roland-Garros.com team are doing all the hard work for you. All you have to do is sit back and read "Following the Favourites" which will be updated every day.
Fans of Jo-Wilfried Tsonga. Hi there! Your man is motoring on Philippe-Chatrier now against Swedish qualifier Christian Lindell. The French 14th seed has taken the second set 6-2. He didn't give Lindell much of a chance when facing his serve in the second, winning 100% of points on his first serve.
French 31st seed Caroline Garcia has been speaking to the media following her first-round exit. "Every French Open I can't play tennis whether I'm playing a top-10 player or Vekic, who is a good player. I can't make it here. I hope that will change in the future."
Roland-Garros.com reporter Kate Battersby: "A quick factoid for you on Yaroslava Shvedova. She is the holder of a unique statistical record, having delivered a so-called "golden set" against Sara Errani at Wimbledon two years ago - that is to say,she not only won the set 6-0 but took 24 points without reply. Errani,who arrived at Wimbledon that year on a high as the runner-up to Maria Sharapova at Roland-Garros, managed four games in the second set before surrendering the match."
Hey Nick, could there be double trouble brewing at RG15? Ana Ivanovic - the 2008 champion - has lost the first set 6-4 to Kazakhstan's Yaroslava Shvedova.
Magdalena Rybarikova proves that sticking around on clay can pay off. Despite losing the first set 6-0 to Australian qualifier Olivia Rogowska, Rybarikova came back a 0-6, 7-5, 6-2 winner.
And we have one more completed match on the Roland-Garros terre battue to tell you about. Italian 28th seed Flavia Pennetta also dropped a set on her way to a 6-3, 5-7, 6-1 victory against Poland's Magda Linette.
Let's head back to Philippe-Chatrier for a Jo update. The French 14th seed has taken the first set from Christian Lindell 6-1 in 27 minutes. Allez-oop!
For those of you wondering what's happening on Court 2? First of all, hello, and second, we need you to update you on a couple of results. Italy's Camila Giorgi ticked off a 7-5, 6-3 victory against Germany's Tatjana Maria.
That match was followed by a victory for 33-year-old French wildcard Nicolas Mahut who beat Belgian qualifier 6-3, 6-4, 7-6.
On court now, it's Lucie Safarova, the Czech 13th seed, against Russian Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova.
Roland-Garros.com reporter Kate Battersby: "Anyone looking for a song to sing in support of a player should be on Court Suzanne-Lenglen for the last match of the day there. Ana Ivanovic faces Yaroslava Shvedova, a two-time Roland-Garros quarter-finalist. Should anyone wish to yodel support for Kazakhstan's finest, they could surely select no finer song than the 1979 hit by The Knack called My Sharona, the title of which lends itself to easy adaptation in support of Shvedova. Here to help."
The crowd have welcomed former champion Ana Ivanovic to the court for her match against Kazakhstan's Yaroslava Shvedova. Ivanovic won her first and only Grand Slam title here in 2008. If, like me, your memory is a bit hazy then can we remind you that the Serbian beat Russia's Dinara Safina to the title.
Can Jo-Wilfried Tsonga ease Les Bleus of the French fans on Philippe-Chatrier? The French 14th seed is on court now against Swedish qualifier Christian Lindell.
Ernests Gulbis you can breathe a sigh of relief. The Latvian has won his second match of 2015. He's into the second round of RG15 with a 6-4, 6-4, 7-6 win over Igor Sijsling of the Netherlands.
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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