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French Open 2022 Day 1 Highlights: Carlos Alcaraz eases into 2nd round, Ons Jabeur stunned

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23:03 IST sabyasachi chowdhury

French Open Live: Zverev makes a winning start!

Olympic Champion Alexander Zverev made a winning start to the French Open after beating Austria’s Sebastian Ofner 6-2, 6-4, 6-3 at Court Suzanne Lenglen. Ofner saved three match points, but Zverev turned out to be too hot to handle.

22:52 IST sabyasachi chowdhury

French Open Live 2022: Sakkari dominates!

Greece's Maria Sakkari dominated her opponent, France’s Clara Bugel, and won the first round match 6-2, 6-3 at Phillippe-Chatrier. She broke Bugel 5 out of 13 times and produced 3 aces. Sakkari is most likely to lock horns with Amanda Aminisova or Naomi Osaka in her next match.

20:50 IST sabyasachi chowdhury

French Open Live 2022: Isner come up trumps

USA's John Isner beats France's Quentin Halys in a hard-fought four-setter at Court Suzanne Lenglen. Isner won 7,6 (7-3), 4,6, 7-6 (7-1), 7-6 (8-6). Although he won the game, Isner looked a tad off colour as the French star made him work hard for the victory.

20:46 IST sabyasachi chowdhury

French Open 2022 Live: Jubilation for Felix

World No.9 Canada's Felix Auger Aliassime has scripted an incredible turnaround in his match against Peru's Juan Pablo Varillas. Felix started with losses in the first two sets, but won three back-to-back sets to win the match 2-6, 2-6, 6-1, 6-6, 6-3. Tennis of the highest order from Felix.

20:11 IST sabyasachi chowdhury

French Open 2022 Live: Felix makes a stupendous comeback

World No.9 Canada's Felix Auger Aliassime lost the first two sets, but showed nerves of steel to win the next two sets and take his match against Peru's Juan Pablo Varillas in the decider. Can he hold on to his form and come out trumps in the heart-racer?

19:14 IST Akshay Ramesh

French Open live: Garbine Muguruza stunned

2016 champion and 10th seed Garbine Muguruza is out of the French Open. The 2-time Grand Slam winner loses to veteran Kaia Kanepi 2-6, 6-3, 6-4 in the first round.

It's not a good day for the big names in Paris.

Keep an eye out on Felix Auger-Aliasimme as the Canadian superstar is trailing in his first-round match at the Philippe Chatrier, which saw Ons Jabeur losing her first-round match.

18:58 IST sabyasachi chowdhury

French Open Live 2022: Auger Aliassime finds the going tough

World No.9 Canada's Felix Auger Aliassime lost the second set 2-6 and is in danger of losing against Peru's Juan Pablo Varillas. In both sets, Varillas looked at cruise control and is looking like the firm favourite to progress to the second round.

18:46 IST sabyasachi chowdhury

French Open 2022 Live: Schwartzman gets home in style

Argentina's tennis star and World No. 15 Diego Schwartzman started his campaign on an impressive note. He defeated Russia's Andrey Kuznetsov 6-3, 1-6, 6-4, 6-4, 6-2. Barring the second set where he looked out of sorts, Schwartzman didn't give his opponent much breathing space.

18:32 IST sabyasachi chowdhury

French Open Live: Kanepi takes down Muguruza in second set

After winning the opening set 6-2, Garbine Muguruza couldn't carry on her momentum and lost the second set 3-6. Can the World No.10 Spanish star stage a comeback in the deciding set?

17:18 IST Akshay Ramesh

French Open: No first-round blues for Sloane Stephens

Former US Open champion Sloane Stephens is safely through to the second round of women's singles at Roland Garros. She comes back from behind to beat qualifier Niemeier 5-7, 6-4, 6-3.

17:15 IST Akshay Ramesh

French Open 2022: Dominic Thiem crashes out in first round

Where will Dominic Thiem find a victory from? The Austrian star, two-time finalist at French Open, is ousted in the opening round of Roland Garros this year.

He loses in straight sets to Bolivian world number 87 Hugo Dellien.

Austrian Thiem, who has failed to win a match at any of the tournaments he has played since his wrist injury comeback in March, made 42 unforced errors on Sunday.

17:17 IST Akshay Ramesh

French Open 2022: Ons Jabeur stunned in the opening round

First day and here comes the first major upset. Ons Jabeur, the World No. 6 and the women's singles player with the most number of wins on clay this season, is ousted in the first round at Roland Garros.

Poland's Maga Linette, World no. 56, puts on a terrific show to beat Jabeur in 3 sets.

16:22 IST Akshay Ramesh

French Open live: Sorana Cristea first winner at RG 22

World No. 26 Sorana Cristea wins the first main draw match at Roland Garros. She defeats Germany's World No. 106 Tatjana Maria of Germany 6-3, 6-3 to ease into the women's singles second round.

16:19 IST Akshay Ramesh

Frech Open live: Grigor Dimitrov eases into the 2nd round

18th seed Grigor Dimitrov has begun his French Open campaign with a bang. He outclasses World No. 58 Marcos Giron of the United States 6-1, 6-1, 6-1 in an hour and 34 minutes to progress to the 2nd round.

16:19 IST Akshay Ramesh

French Open live: Linette makes it 1-1 against Jabeur

An hour and 35 minutes into the match, we are 1-1 at the Philippe Chatrier. Magda Linette is going toe-to-toe with in-form Ons Jabeur. She win the second tie-breaker to force a decier. Top stuff this from the Polish player. She lets out a loud roar and soaks in the applause from the Paris crowd.

Are we going to see an upset early?

16:03 IST Akshay Ramesh

French Open live: Dominic Thiem down 2 sets

It's one-way traffic at Court Simonne-Mathiew. Dominic Thiem has been hammered in the 2nd set. He is down 3-6, 2-6. It's a long way back here for the Austrian.

It's unfortunate that Thiem, who was one of the highly-rated clay-courters, struggling to win a set at the French Open.

15:44 IST sabyasachi chowdhury

French Open Live: Thiem's struggle continues

After losing the opening set 3-6, Dominic Thiem has found it tough to get going even in the second set, trailing 0-2. The Bolivian Hugo Dellien has been stupendous thus far, converting 2 out of 6 break points.

15:28 IST sabyasachi chowdhury

French Open Live: Dominic Thiem goes down in opening set

Former World No.3 Dominic Thiem lost the opening set 3-6 to Bolivia's Hugo Dellien. The Blovian star broke Thiem once and showed his dominance in the set. Thiem also committed one double fault.

15:14 IST Akshay Ramesh

French Open 2022 live: Dominic Thiem down 1-4 in the first set

It's not going Dominic Thiem's way this year. Is it? The former finalist is down 1-4 in the first set against World No. 87 Hugo Dellien. Thiem has not yet managed to win a match this year since returning from a persistent wrist injury in Spain in March.

Can he fight back?

15:14 IST sabyasachi chowdhury

French Open Live: Ons Jabeur wins the first set

Jabeur was 0-1 down to start with, but made a stupendous comeback to take the first set 6-3. She had her serve broken earlier, but she didn't lose her cool by any stretch of the imagination. She has continued her dominating run on clay.

14:56 IST Akshay Ramesh

French Open live:: Ons Jabeur, Magda Linette trading breaks

3 successive breaks in the first set. Magda Linette is giving Ons Jabeur a tough fight. The Polish player broke Jabeur once to go 2-2 but the Tunisian star has broken back.

Jabeur leads Linette 3-2 in the first set.

14:55 IST Akshay Ramesh

French Open live: Sloane Stephens in action

Sloane Stephens, the 2017 US Open champion, is in action on Court Suzanne-Lenglen against qualifeir Jule Niemeier. Some intense first-set action underway there.

14:53 IST Akshay Ramesh

French Open live: Dominic Thiem gets his campaign underway

Dominic Thiem, who had gone toe-to-toe with Rafael Nadal in 2018 and 2019 on clay, is looking to revive his career after a nagging wrist injury. The Austrian, who won the US Open in 2022, had been on the sidelines for the most part of last year.

He has begun his campaign at the French Open against Hugo Dellien.

14:50 IST Akshay Ramesh

French Open live: Ons Jabeur gets the early break

6th seed Ons Jabeur is up and running. One of the favourites to go the distance in the women's singles file, the Tunisian is up a break early as she gets 2-1 up in the opening set.

14:46 IST Akshay Ramesh

Roland Garros Day 1: Order of Play

COURT PHILIPPE-CHATRIER

6-Ons Jabeur (Tunisia) v Magda Linette (Poland)

9-Felix Auger Aliassime (Canada) v Juan Pablo Varillas (Peru)

Clara Burel (France) v 4-Maria Sakkari (Greece)

Juan Ignacio Londero (Argentina) v 6-Carlos Alcaraz (Spain)

COURT SUZANNE-LENGLEN

Sloane Stephens (United States) v Jule Niemeier (Germany)

23-John Isner (United States) v Quentin Halys (France)

3-Alexander Zverev (Germany) v Sebastian Ofner (Austria)

Kristina Mladenovic (France) v 17-Leylah Fernandez (Canada)

COURT SIMONNE-MATHIEU

Hugo Dellien (Bolivia) v Dominic Thiem (Austria)

Kaia Kanepi (Estonia) v 10-Garbine Muguruza (Spain)

Fabio Fognini (Italy) v Alexei Popyrin (Australia)

18-Coco Gauff (United States) v Rebecca Marino (Canada)

14:45 IST Akshay Ramesh

Heloo and welcome to French Open Day 1

It's a big day. As usual, French Open gets underway on a Sunday. There are plenty of things to look forward to on the opening day. Tunisia's in-form women's singles Ons Jabeur is in action at the Philippe Chattrier, taking on Magda Linette of Poland in the first match.

Carlos Alcaraz, Dominic Thiem, Alexander Zverev are the big names in action. Follow us for all the live scores, breaking news and updates from the Roland Garros.

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