Who are the stats leaders of week one at RG?

 - Chris Oddo

As a thrilling week one comes to a close at Roland-Garros, we put the spotlight on the numbers that defined it.

Matteo Berrettini, Roland Garros 2021, second round© Nicolas Gouhier/FFT

Week one is behind us in Paris, with three singles rounds done and dusted.

Here's a look at some standout figures from the past seven days, and those who sit atop some of the stats leaderboards for the tournament through the first three rounds.

Fastest serve

Though she wasn't able to make the second week in Paris, Aryna Sabalenka left her mark on this tournament by rifling the fastest serve on the women's side. Sabalenka hit 194km/h (120.6mph) on the radar gun during her third-round match against Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova.

Coco Gauff was just a touch behind Sabalenka. The 17-year-old has clocked the fastest serve among the remaining players in the women's draw -- a 192km/h (119.3mph) missile, struck during her round one victory over Aleksandra Krunic.

On the men's side American Reilly Opelka took the honours by striking a 224km/hr (139.2mph) serve during his first-round triumph against Andrej Martin.

Matteo Berrettini, who cracked a 223km/hr (138.6mph) serve in round one, has the fastest recorded serve of all players remaining in the singles draw.

Coco Gauff, Roland-Garros 2021, second round© CÈdric Lecocq/FFT

Longest and shortest matches

Alejandro Davidovich Fokina's thrilling 7-6(3), 2-6, 7-6(6), 0-6, 7-5 upset of 15th-seeded Casper Ruud comes in as the longest match of week one.

The Spaniard's biggest career win at a Slam lasted 4hr 35min on Court 14, just seven minutes longer than Pablo Andujar's first-round stunner on Court Philippe-Chatrier in the first round. Andujar's 4-6, 5-7, 6-3, 6-4, 6-4 upset of No.4 seed Dominic Thiem lasted 4hr 28min.

"I think this match represents Roland-Garros," Davidovich Fokina said after his dramatic triumph over Ruud. "This match was very tough... With all emotions inside, with all the crowd singing your name, was unbelievable."

Alejandro Davidovich Fokina / Troisième tour Roland-Garros 2021©Corinne Dubreuil / FFT

The shortest completed men's match belongs to Novak Djokovic and Ricardas Berankis. The top-seeded Serb was all business as he took down the Lithuanian 6-1, 6-4, 6-1 on Saturday to book his spot in the round of 16. Djokovic needed just 92 minutes to get the job done.

On the women's side, Tamara Zidansek's first-round battle with No.6 seed Bianca Andreescu takes the cake. The Slovenian, who topped the Canadian 6-7(1), 7-6(2), 9-7, needed 3hr 20min to lock up her first career top-10 win.

Tamara Zidansek, Roland Garros 2021, first round© Julien Crosnier/FFT

Rebecca Peterson of Sweden and Shelby Rogers played the only other women's match that hit the three-hour mark. Peterson saved three match points in the second-set tiebreak to defeat the American 6-7(3), 7-6(8), 6-2 in exactly three hours.

American Ann Li's first career main-draw victory at Roland-Garros 6-0, 6-1 over Margarita Gasparyan, was the shortest completed match at Roland-Garros in week one. It lasted just 46 minutes, and was one of seven completed matches that lasted under an hour.

Ann Li, Roland Garros 2021, first round© Andre Ferreira/FFT

Most aces struck

Though he is no longer in the tournament, American John Isner reigns as the current Roland-Garros ace leader. The No.31 seed, who fell in four sets to Stefanos Tsitsipas, hammered 64 aces in three rounds.

Of the 16 men still standing in the draw, Jan-Lennard Struff tops the ace count with 50, and Berrettini is behind him with 42.

Elena Rybakina leads all women's singles players with 19 aces, and Maria Sakkari is a close second with 17. Among the remaining players, Victoria Azarenka has the least aces, with just two. Kei Nishikori and Diego Schwartzman each have three, which is the lowest total among the 16 players left in the men's singles draw.

Elena Rybakina, Roland-Garros 2021 third round©️ Nicolas Gouhier/FFT

Service games held, break points saved

Top-seeded Djokovic was all about hitting his targets this week in Paris. The world No.1 has held serve in 38 of 39 service games, good for 97 per cent, which is the highest of all 128 players that competed in the men's singles draw. Djokovic has saved 14 of 15 break points faced through three rounds, which is also the highest percentage of break points saved among all players.

Pablo Carreno Busta, who has saved 14 of 17 break points (82%), ranks second in that category.

Speaking of hitting the mark, Marketa Vondrousova has been the most efficient server among the remaining players on the women's side. The Czech, a runner-up in Paris in 2019, has held serve in 26 of her 29 service games (90%) and she is the only remaining women's singles player that has held serve in at least 90 per cent of her service games. Vondrousova has saved 12 of 15 break points faced.

Rybakina, who will face Serena Williams in the round of 16, has faced the lowest total of break points. The Kazakhstani has only faced three break points, and has been broken three times.

Novak Djokovic, Roland-Garros 2021 second round©️ Pauline Ballet/FFT

SET-ting the tone

The defending men's and women's singles champions at Roland-Garros are a pair of ruthless clay-court players.

Both Rafael Nadal and Iga Swiatek raced to the title last autumn without dropping a single set; each has continued the trend in 2021.

Swiatek, who has now won 10 consecutive matches at Roland-Garros, has claimed 20 consecutive sets.

Nadal, who stretched his Roland-Garros win streak to 33 matches on Saturday, has won his last 32 consecutive sets on Parisian clay, which matches his personal-best streak, set from 2007 to 2009.

"I am focused on trying to win, more than to win quickly or not quickly, no, honestly," Nadal said after his 6-3, 6-3, 6-3 victory over Cameron Norrie on Saturday. "I am not that arrogant to pretend to win quickly. I have full respect for every opponent. I do what I can in every moment of course."

Smells like teen spirit

Four teenagers - two men and two women - have qualified for the round of 16.

17-year-old Coco Gauff is the youngest singles player remaining at Roland-Garros, while 18-year-old Marta Kostyuk is the other woman to reach week two. Both players are making their round of 16 debut in Paris.

A confident Gauff is feeling more mature than ever after reaching the round of 16 at a Slam for the third time.

"This is I think my second or third, second or third time in the second week of a slam," she said. "And I will say this is probably, like my journey to it, has probably been the most professional... I think that you can tell that I'm improving and making smarter decisions on the court."

On the men's side two Italians - 19-year-olds Lorenzo Musetti and Jannik Sinner - have broken through to week two. Musetti, the younger of the two, is making his Grand Slam debut. Sinner reached the quarter-finals in Paris last autumn, on his Roland-Garros debut.

Forza Italia!

Speaking of Italy, Musetti and Sinner are joined by hard-serving Matteo Berrettini in the round of 16, which means that for the first time in Open Era history three Italian men have reached the last 16 at a major. It won't get any easier from here for this fantastic trio. Sinner will face Rafael Nadal in the fourth round, while Musetti faces top-seeded Djokovic and Berrettini will go against 20-time Grand Slam champion Roger Federer.

Age is just a number

A total of eight players over 30 have made the last 16 at Roland-Garros. Five on the men's side - Federer, Nadal, Djokovic, Jan-Lennard Struff and Kei Nishikori - and three on the women's side - Serena Williams, Azarenka and Sorana Cirstea.

The oldest men's singles champion in Roland-Garros Open Era history is Andres Gimeno, who won in 1972 at 34 years and 10 months old, while the oldest women's singles champion in Roland-Garros history is Serena Williams, who won her third Roland-Garros title at 33 years and 8 months old.

Federer is the oldest of the eight over-30 players remaining in the draw, at 39. He is a month and a half older than Williams.

Roger Federer, Roland-Garros 2021, 3rd round© Philippe Montigny / FFT