A birthday for the ages
Next on centre court, top seed and 2018 champion Simona Halep celebrated her 29th birthday with a 6-4, 6-0 success over Spaniard Sara Sorribes Tormo to extend her winning streak to 15 matches in a row.
"I'm really pleased with the victory. It's always tough to start the tournament. I was a bit nervous. She played really well in the first set, she didn't miss. Then I just found the rhythm, I started to open the court better and not going for everything. So I changed, I had a plan B and it worked very well for me today," said Halep on court, after being serenaded by the centre-court crowd, wishing her a happy birthday.
"I'm really honoured to play here today the first round under the roof. Actually it's going to be a unique moment for me playing on my birthday at Roland-Garros. So forever I will keep it, and I just want to enjoy today because it's really special."