#Berlocq takes the fourth set 6-4 over Gasquet as the match is suspended due to darkness. #RG15 http://t.co/rrrzgYMLPt
Gasquet *3-6 6-3 6-1 4-6 0-0 Berlocq - match suspended
It's another one of those late-night five-setters folks! Richard Gasquet and Carlos Berlocq will resume rivalries on Friday with it all to play for in their second-round match. Gasquet looped the ball long to hand Berlocq a service hold, and the set, on the final ball of play on day five at #RG15.
Friday's Order of Play on Court Philippe-Chatrier:
Alize Cornet (Fra)  v Mirjana Lucic-Baroni (Cro)
Damir Dzumhur (BIH) v Roger Federer (Sui) 
Samantha Stosur (Aus) v Maria Sharapova (Rus) 
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (Fra)  v Pablo Andujar (Esp)
Victoire difficile, mais ça passe avec @p2hugz ! Encore merci à tous et à demain en simple :) #ThuasneSport #RG15 http://t.co/Lafut4CQKI
Gasquet *3-6 6-3 6-1 2-4 Berlocq
There's drama on Suzanne-Lenglen, which shouldn't come as a surprise to those following that court this week. Richard Gasquet and Carlos Berlocq are locked in a duel which is getting the crowd very animated - and we can hear how excited at Blog HQ. With the light fading, Berlocq seems quite keen to pause the match but we continue for now.
\"Some players are just a tough matchup, no matter the rankings” -@CaroWozniacki--> http://t.co/HWKu4th7ya #RG15 http://t.co/W2BilftXhk
Anderson def. Lu 5-7 6-4 6-4 6-4
There's another comeback win on Court 6 as Kevin Anderson comes through against Chinese Taipei's Yen-Hsun Yu. For those following the South African's form at Roland-Garros, he has reached the fourth round for the last two years running.
Alison Van Uytvanck advances to her 1st Major 3R, ousting No.32 seed Zarina Diyas 0-6 6-1 6-4. She'll face France's Kiki Mladenovic. #RG15
Van Uytvanck def. Diyas 0-6 6-1 6-4
Court 1 is bouncing with Belgian fans right now and here's why. Alison van Utyvanck has just beaten 32nd seed Zarina Diyas. The Kazakh player had got off to a lightning start, winning the first set without dropping a single game in just 24 minutes. But Van Utyvanck showed brilliant resilience to get herself back into this match and win a place in the third round. And seriously there were loads of Belgian fans there to see her do it. Ole!
Tomorrow 3rd match on court 1!! #Allez #Paris #RG15 #Fight 👀😋🎾🏃🏻 @ Roland-Garros https://t.co/MJ1TyvoVkE
Around the courts...
There are three matches remaining as the sun slowly begins to set on day five of #RG15. On Suzanne-Lenglen, Richard Gasquet is two-sets-to-one up against Carlos Berlocq and about to serve up the fourth. Over on Court 1, Kazakh's Zarina Diyas and Alison van Uytvanck of Belgium are all-square and into the third set. Just around the corner, South Africa's Kevin Anderson leads Chinese Taipei's Yen-Hsun Lu, the world No.64.
.@DzumhurDamir looks forward to dream clash with idol @RogerFederer. Watch: http://t.co/Yn0OpX4CaI #RG15 #ATP #tennis http://t.co/or4m8DvVmU
Sock def. Carreno Busta 6-7 7-6 6-1 7-6
American Jack Sock reaches the French Open third round for the second year running after hanging tough to beat Spain's Pablo Carreno Busta in four sets. There are emotional celebrations from Sock, who promptly chucks his towels into the crowd - who don't seem to mind.
Bonjour 3è tour de Roland Garros 😁 !!! #RG15 #premierefois #jamaistroptard #happy http://t.co/xHZwhEkGVc
Ferrer def. Gimeno-Traver
It's a relatively early finish on Court 7 for once as David Ferrer completes a quickfire win over fellow Spaniard Daniel Gimeno-Traver. The seventh seed raises his arms and drops his head back to the sky. The 2013 finalist is tuning up nicely for another run.
Jeepers Creepers! Players open up about their phobias. MORE http://t.co/eluqI274Au #RG15: http://t.co/MEnU8cndNX
Mladenovic def. Kovinic 6-3 7-5
Another cool-as-you-like celebration from Kiki Mladenovic who sees off Danka Kovinic amid a party atmosphere on Philippe-Chatrier. There are more emotional scenes in the players box as her parents and brother hug it out. Kiki, the French world No.44, completes the victory in one hour and 18 minutes to reach the second round at Roland-Garros for, well, the second time,
Is Danka Kovinic staging a late fightback on Philippe-Chatrier? The Parisian crowd hope not and turn up their support of their home player with shouts of "Kiki, Kiki!" Kristina Mladenovic had been serving for the match but was broken instead.
Mladenovic leads 6-3 but trails Kovinic by one break 2-3 in the 2nd set. This is their 1st mtg. Live Scores: http://t.co/Mcqaj6QaBt #RG15
Who's afraid of the dark?
If, like us here at Blog HQ, you've ever wondered which tennis player is afraid of the dark and which of them doesn't like birds flapping about, then we have the answer thanks to Kate Battersby's tennis and phobias special report.
\"Thankfully it's nothing major.\" #Djokovic on his injury time-out today #RG15 http://t.co/affLZFJ7vv
Gasquet 3-6 6-3 0-0* Berlocq
Over on Suzanne-Lenglen, Richard Gasquet unpeels another racquet from its wrapper. The French 20th seed is on a mission to up his game after winning the second set to level his match against Carlos Berlocq
Fans of David Ferrer, you'll be pleased to know that the Spanish seventh seed is a set to the good against Daniel Gimeno-Traver. Over on Court 3, Jack Sock now has a two-set-to-one lead against another man from Spain, Pablo Carreno Busta. It's all-square between Kevin Anderson and Yen-Hsun Lu and they're into the third set.
Pow! Young gun @borna_coric upsets No.18 #Robredo 7-5 3-6 6-2 4-6 6-4 to book his 1st R32 appearance in a Slam #RG15 http://t.co/Qj1QsWuqtI
Coric def. Robredo 7-5 3-6 6-2 4-6 6-4
Watch out Roland-Garros the teenagers are coming. Croatian 18-year-old Borna Coric is through to the third round after a thrilling five-setter against Tommy Robredo. Coric is pretty pleased about it too, as this is the first time he's reached the third round of any Grand Slam.
Kiki #Mladenovic with a big c'mon as she wins the first set. #RG15 #InsideRG https://t.co/qX5ZwbOa5g
Kovinic 3-6 0-0* Mladenovic
It's taken Kristina Mladenovic 35 minutes to seize the first set from Danka Kovinic in front of her home crowd on Philippe-Chatrier. The French world No.44 is on a roll. If she reaches the third round at #RG15 she will equal her best-ever Grand Slam result.
6-4 4-6 6-3 6-3, Jérémy #Chardy a réussi à contrer le service d'#Isner pour se qualifier #RG15 http://t.co/dKdIj9jg5L
Chardy def. Isner 6-4 4-6 6-3 6-3
There are scenes of jubilation on Court 1 as Jeremy Chardy knocks out 16th seed John Isner, who had been predicted to do well at #RG15. Chardy, the world No.45, will meet Belgian David Goffin next. By the way, Chardy's best Grand Slam performance to date was reaching the quarter-finals at the 2013 Australian Open.
ICYMI: @rafaelnadal won in straight sets over Spanish compatriot #Almagro. GALLERY: http://t.co/i2KrAjYcRj #RG15 http://t.co/YuerUxQYUE
Sock *6-7 7-6 0-0 Carreno Busta
American Jack Sock has been pulling his socks up - sorry - to level his match against Spain's Pablo Carreno Busta. The American won the second-set tie-break 7-4. But we must move quickly to more news for Team USA...
The curtain will close on Court Philippe-Chatrier as French heroine Kristina Mladenovic - who knocked out Eugenie Bouchard in the first round - takes on Danka Kovinic. If you don't know much about Kovinic, we can help. The Montenegrin player describes herself as an aggressive baseliner who likes to control the point. This match should be good then.
Hands up if you'd like to see a fifth set on Court 2. Well, you're in luck because Tommy Robredo has won the fourth to make that dream a reality. Will experience or young ambition have the final say on the clay? We await the answer.
Well Romain, you may be pleased to know that Andy Murray is a Formula One fan too. Here's what the British No.1 had to say on his win against Joao Sousa at #RG15 today: "I had to tell myself to weather the storm and hope his level would drop a bit."
Andy Murray wins his match with style, breaking Portugal's Joao Sousa, to seal his place in the third round where he'll meet Australian Nick Kyrgios. The Philippe-Chatrier on-court announcer Fabrice Santoro comes out to interview him wearing a kilt, to which the British third seed responds: "You look good man." We'll have more from Murray in a minute.
.@Sloanetweets books a place in @RolandGarros 3R. Tops Watson 62 64--> http://t.co/lI0MtGo2HD #RG15 #tennis http://t.co/s4x5DZgZVD
Stephens def. Watson 6-2 6-4
Court 7 has been a lucky patch of the red stuff for Team USA today as Sloane Stephens follows Madison Keys on court, and then repeats her feat with a quick win. Stephens ticks off her first-ever victory against Briton Heather Watson - to close their head-to-head record 1-4 - and is into the third round where she'll meet Tsvetana Pironkova.
Novak Djokovic had coach Boris Becker out of his seat as he closed out his second-round match. Becker, by the way, was wearing a colorful tangerine and pink combo which we're sure would draw approval from fellow Suzanne-Lenglen VIP Anna Wintour.
Novak Djokovic is safely through to the third round of #RG15 despite having treatment for back and groin injuries during that match against Gilles Muller. The top seed meets Australian teenager Thanasi Kokkinakis next. That should be fun!
The answer is lots! John Isner has won the second set 6-4 to level his match against French world No.45 Jeremy Chardy, who was a former junior star by the way. Over on Court 2, Borna Coric has a spring in his step as he is up a break in the third set of his match with Tommy Robredo. On Court 3, Jack Sock has just lost the first set to Spain's Pablo Carreno Busta in the breaker.
Court Suzanne-Lenglen is bathed in some beautiful sunshine and Novak Djokovic is enjoying himself against Gilles Muller, who is two sets down. Fact fans might like to know that Muller is the only man from Luxembourg to compete at a Grand Slam in the Open Era. That's some pressure there Gilles, who is probably being watched by approximately all 551,000 people who live in Luxembourg right now.
Portugal's Joao Sousa is pulling some tremendous shots out of his tennis locker, if such a thing exists in metaphorical terms. He breaks Murray to take the second set with a disguised drop-shot and a smash. Boom!
There's still lots happening around the courts. Jeremy Chardy has taken the first set from John Isner 6-4 to whoops from the home crowd while Tommy Robredo has levelled his match against Borna Coric one-set all, taking the second 6-3. On Suzanne-Lenglen, Novak Djokovic is serving for the second set.
Over on Philippe-Chatrier Andy Murray tells himself to "calm down, calm down." The reason? He is facing 0-40 against Joao Sousa and was handed a time violation. The result? Sousa breaks the British third seed and is now serving for the set.
A shout out to two Americans hoping to play themselves into the third round in the early evening here. On Court 1, John Isner is locked on serve against Frenchman Jeremy Chardy in the first set while over on Court 3 Jack Sock is just opening up his match against Spain's Pablo Carreno Busta.
Watched by American Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour, Novak Djokovic has been showing off his most stylish strokes on Court Suzanne-Lenglen. The world No.1 has taken the first set from Gilles Muller, who polished off a five-set first-round win only yesterday.
This match-up between young gun Borna Coric and the experienced head of Tommy Robredo has been hotly-anticipated. Experts were predicting Boric would have too much firepower for Robredo. Well the pair swapped breaks in the opener but it was the Croatian teenager who clinched the first set.
Over on Philippe-Chatrier, Andy Murray grabs himself three sets points and leaves just one on the shelf as he wraps up the first set in 41 minutes. Joao Sousa pumps the ball long and the third seed responds with a fist pump.
It's a change of ends at Blog HQ. Leigh Walsh has gone to get her grasscourt game in order for Wimbledon. I'm back from watching Serena Williams. Wow that was an emotional watch. More on that in a bit. What do you think of all the twists and turns on day five? Tweet me @sholtscribbles or @rolandgarros.
Job done. A thoroughly professional performance from Victoria Azarenka as she dances her way into the third round with a 6-2, 6-3 win over Lucie Hradecka. Clinical stuff from the Belarusian who hit just seven unforced errors and 19 winners, the last of which came on match point. A blockbuster third round lies in store: Serena Williams v Victoria Azarenka.
The big question coming into this tournament was, can anyone stop Novak Djokovic? Jarkko Nieminen failed in the first round, now it's the turn of the big-serving Gilles Muller from Luxembourg. The pair have met once before, with the Serb prevailing 6-4, 7-5, 7-5 at this year's Australian Open. Djokovic hasn't lost a match since falling to Federer in the Dubai final 24 matches ago. At 27 years old, he is peaking.
Serena survives! Did anyone doubt her? Despite connecting with 52 unforced errors, the world No.1 comes through a tough, tough match against Friedsam, avoiding a repeat of her early exit in 2014. She will face the winner of Azarenka and Hradecka. The Belarusian currently leads that one 6-2 out on Court 1.
From the all-Aussie clash to the all-Spanish. Nadal rounds out a straight sets win over Almagro, sealing it with a big trademark forehand. Just the 16 unforced errors from the Spaniard, who seems to be reigning in the errors that have troubled him this season. The nine-time champion looks confident, and that will worry those around him in the draw.
The upset is complete! Kokkinakis is on his back. He is into the third round at a Grand Slam for the first time with a tremendous comeback from two sets down. Three match points were saved en route. That one will hurt for Tomic, but this day is about his young compatriot. What a talent. The future has arrived.
We can here the roar from Blog HQ. Tomic sends a groundstroke long, his 45th error of the match, and Kokkinakis breaks to edge 7-6 ahead in the fifth. He'll serve for a place in the third round at a Grand Slam for the first time.
What drama. At 5-4, 40-30, Andreea Mitu lashes a forehand winner cross court, but the linesman's arm goes up. The Romanian calls the umpire down from her chair, she examines the mark and overrules the decision. Ball in. Match won. Upset complete. Down goes 12th seed Karolina Pliskova.
If there is one thing we have learned about Thanasi Kokkinakis this year, it's that he has guts in abundance. Whether it was his win over Gulbis in Australia or his Davis Cup heroics, he has shown that he isn't one to lie down easy. Down a break in the fifth set on Court 7, the teenager has just put together a stunning game to break Tomic, sealing it with a backhand winner. He'll serve at 4-5 down, having already saved three match points.
We hopped over to Suzanne-Lenglen just in time to see Serena rifle a swinging-forehand-volley winner past Friedsam to clinch the second set. The American has a 55-2 win-loss record in second round Grand Slam matches. Will it be 56-2 by the end of today?
Amid that drama, we've only gone and neglected the nine-time Roland Garros champion. Rafael Nadal is looking comfortable out on Philippe-Chatrier, leading two sets to love. The Spaniard doesn't like losing to compatriots, and in his 13 previous meetings with Almagro he has emerged victorious 12 times.
Schiavone is sobbing tears of joy into her towel after winning that. She put everything into that one. Next up is the winner of Pliskova and Mitu, who are currently locked in a third set. Can the Italian start dreaming of a second Grand Slam crown? I tell you what, with a performance like that she can't be counted out.
The longest women's match of the Open Era at Roland Garros has finished and Francesca Schiavone is the victor. What. A. Performance. The veteran often saves her best tennis for Paris but this was something special. With three hours and 50 minutes played, Kuznetsova dumped a forehand volley into the net to give the Italian a 6-7, 7-5, 10-8 win. And remember, she saved a match point at 5-6 with a ludricious backhand winner. How she had the energy to jump around in jubilation, we simply do not know.
After EIGHT breaks a serve, we have a hold. Schiavone puts the pressure on Kuznetsova, edging ahead 9-8. This tennis, it must be said, is utterly mesmerizing. Will the Italian break? After the drama that has unfolded today, anything could happen. Literally anything.
Schiavone and Kuznetsova are tied at 8-8 (EIGHT-EIGHT) in the deciding set. There are three hours and 40 minutes on the clock. You may know by now, but this pair contested the longest women's singles match in Grand Slam history at the 2011 Australian Open - going on for four hours and 44 minutes. But check this out: The longest women's match (by time) took place at a tournament in Richmond, Virginia, in 1984, when Vicki Nelson took 6 hours, 31 minutes to defeat Jean Hepner 6–4, 7–6(11–9). AND the match featured a 29-minute, 643-shot rally, the longest in professional tennis history.
Wow. WOW. Anna-Lena Friedsam, who had never won a Grand Slam match before this week, has taken the opening set from world No.1 Serena Williams. The American sent a backhand return wide on set point, drawing a loud gasp from the Suzanne-Lenglen crowd. Serena was ousted from Roland Garros at this stage last year. It couldn't happen again, could it?
It's Leigh Walsh with you now, by the way. Sarah has gone to have a lie down after ALL the drama that has unfolded today. Get in touch at either @rolandgarros or @leighwalsh87. I promise we won't bite.
Stop that, Schiavone. Stop that. The Italian, staring down a match point, produces some delicious tennis, opening up the court before rifling an all-or-nothing backhand winner down the line. She follows it with a delightful volley before a Kuznetsova double fault makes it 6-6 in the third. Bonus tennis. What. A. Treat.
There are three hours and nine minutes on the Court 1 clock. The tussle between former champions Francesca Schiavone and Svetlana Kuznetsova continues. She has broken the Russian - again - to once more level this third set. The players following this battling duo might as well put their feet up.
Back to Suzanne-Lenglen, where Anna-Lena Friedsam has broken the world No.1 Serena Williams and then backed it up with a solid service game. Serena has her hand on her hip and is frustrated. Things not going her way at the moment.
Rafael Nadal closes out the first set with a feisty forehand after a bit of a marathon with fellow Spaniard Nicolas Almagro, who saved three set points in his last service game. The opener took 51 minutes, for those keeping an eye on the timings.
For those of you with one eye on the battle of the former champions, we can tell you that Svetlana Kuznetsova took an early break against Francesca Schiavone in the decisive third set... But the Italian has broken her Russian opponent in the eighth game. We continue.
We're up to date on the latest scores so we'll just poke our head around the corner of Philippe-Chatrier where Rafa is a break up in the opening set. His opponent Nicolas Almagro tuned up for this match by practising earlier with Andy Murray, who is up next on the showcase court.
Worth mentioning that Philipp Kohlschreiber had led that decisive fifth set 4-2 before bad light stopped play, to borrow cricket parlance. So, that's a great turnaround from Pablo Andujar but rather bad luck for the German, who similarly lost to Andy Murray in a light-delayed match here last year.
The all-Aussie encounter on Court 7 has produced some entertaining tennis but it's going the way of 27th seed Bernard Tomic so far. Kokkinakis has had 12 break points and he was just overheard joking to himself: "I've seen everything. I'd pay for one right now."
Over on Court 6, another top-20 player survives as Andrea Petkovic turns round her match against clay-court specialist Lourdes Dominguez Lino to advance. The German gives an absolutely huge fist pump before breaking into a smile.
There is no respite in the battle of the former champions. Svetlana Kuznetsova had a 2-0 lead in this second set but Francesca Schiavone grits her teeth and she breaks in the 12th game to level this match. The Italian has a spring in her step now.
Nicolas Almagro, who has just hung onto his serve, is aiming to do a rare thing and beat Rafael Nadal twice on clay. The world No. 154 beat Rafa in Barcelona last year. Should he pull off a coup today, he can count himself as just the sixth man to inflict multiple clay-court defeats on the nine-time French Open champion.
The crowd on Court 1 continue to bite their nails as Francesca Schiavone and Svetlana Kuznetsova continue to hit hard in the second set. As thing stand, we're heading for another tie-break. It's a fun atmosphere at the 'Bull Ring' and the crowd are absolutely into this mesmerising match.
German's Benjamin Becker has pulled out of #RG15 because of a right shoulder injury. He was due to face Kei Nishikori in the third round and that means the Japanese fifth seed is into the fourth round without breaking sweat.
Grab a fromage sandwich and a cup of cafe, peut-etre un Perrier, because we have the perfect entertainment to take you through lunch. He goes by the name of Rafa Nadal and he's a bit good on the clay. The nine-time champion is back on Philippe-Chatrier as he faces fellow Spaniard Nicolas Almagro. Stay tuned
Italian 17th seed Sara Errani books her place in the third round, coming back from a set-down to see off Germany's Carina Witthoeft. She awaits the winner of the match between Andrea Petkovic and Lino Lourdes Dominguez, which is into the third set.
Julia Goerges hangs tough to send another women's seed spiralling out of #RG15, seeing off Danish fifth seed Caroline Wozniacki 7-4 in the second-set breaker. "It definitely means a lot to beat a player like Caroline in a Grand Slam," says Goerges. "She's a big fighter and I just told myself to be aggressive." Goerges, the world No. 72, won despite struggling with sniffles all they way though the match.
Reigning US Open champion Marin Cilic powers himself into the third round of Roland-Garros for the fourth straight year. It's the au revoir to Italian qualifier Andrea Arnaboldi, who put up a strong fight in the first set.
Caroline Wozniacki finds herself in deep water on Philippe-Chatrier. The Danish fifth seed double faults - at exactly the wrong time - to hand Julia Goerges a vital break. A shout of "Come on Caroline," from the crowd but it's the German who will now serve for the match.
A quick look at Court 17 where Leonardo Mayer, the 23rd seed from Argentina, has a two-set lead over Poland's Jerzy Janowicz. On Court No.3, Carina Witthoeft and Italian 17th seed Sara Errani are also level, as are Bulgaria's Sesil Karatantcheva and Irina Falconi.
We have a breakthrough on Court 1. Svetlana Kuznetsova wins a tight and tense tie-break 13-11 to take the opening set from feisty opponent Francesca Schiavone, who saved six set-points. The first set lasted a breathless 82 minutes. Can the former Roland-Garros champs keep up this level of intensity? For us watching, we hope so!
For those of you wondering what's happening on Centre, then we can tell you that Julia Goerges has just broken fifth seed Caroline Wozniacki to love. We do not know where to look, there is so much happening!
I'd like to tell you a bit more about the full-throttle second-round match between Francesca Schiavone and Svetlana Kuznetsova but I'm waiting for one of them to win the set. Schiavone sent Kuznetsova dashing round the court to save two set points, against the Italian that is. There is nothing to separate them... and I may have cursed it writing that.
Over on Suzanne-Lenglen, the crowd are bracing themselves for one of two things - another upset or another thriller, maybe both? Petra Kvitova, the fourth seed here, has lost the first set to Spain's Siliva Soler-Espinosa 7-4 in the tie-break