French Open day three: An Andy Murray throwback, Venus Williams takes a swipe at the media
Top seed Ashleigh Barty survived a tight encounter with Bernarda Pera to reach the second round of the French Open but revealed concerns over a left hip problem.
Rafael Nadal had to save two set points against young Australian Alexei Popyrin but maintained his record of not having lost a set on the Parisian clay since 2019, while Novak Djokovic defeated Tennys Sandgren 6-2, 6-4, 6-2 under the lights.
The biggest upset saw seventh seed Andrey Rublev beaten in five sets by Jan-Lennard Struff, and Carla Suarez Navarro narrowly failed to pull off a fairytale return to tennis following successful cancer treatment, losing 3-6 7-6 (4) 6-4 to Sloane Stephens.
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French Open throwback
Good god. Not a great look let’s be honest.
— Leon Smith (@LeonSmith) June 1, 2021
.@Struffitennis hits 25 aces and earns his 1st #GrandSlam Top 10 win over  Rublev 6-3, 7-6(6), 4-6, 3-6, 6-4 @rolandgarros. #Struff has won 7 straight 5-setters and it was his 9th career Top 10 victory (9-25).
Next: 1st tour H2H vs @facubagnis (d. WC-Bonzi 7-5, 6-3, 6-4).
— ATP Media Info (@ATPMediaInfo) June 1, 2021
Men: Andrey Rublev (7), Felix Auger-Aliassime (20), Ugo Humbert (29)
Who’s up next?
Serena Williams headlines the fourth day of action as the second round gets under way at Roland Garros.
The seventh seed takes on Romanian Mihaela Buzarnescu while third seed Aryna Sabalenka meets fellow Belarusian Aliaksandra Sasnovich.
Having won his first match on the Parisian clay on Monday, men’s second seed Daniil Medvedev aims for a second against Tommy Paul while Stefanos Tsitsipas and Alexander Zverev are also in action.
Australian Open news: ‘Where is Peng Shuai’ T-shirts now allowed as organisers make U-turn
Tennis Australia had been accused of prioritising commercial interests in China.
WATCH: Nick Kyrgios leaves child in tears after accidentally smashing ball into him, but he makes up for it
Another day, another incident involving Nick Kyrgios.
Madison Keys news: ‘I’m going to cry,’ says emotional American after reaching Melbourne semis again
“I’m really proud of myself,” says Madison Keys
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Stefanos Tsitsipas news: World No 4’s dad needs to stop on-court coaching urges Mats Wilander
The father and son duo have been getting into hot water as a result.
Novak Djokovic news: Australian politician brands world No 1 as arrogant
Yet more fallout from the Djokovic saga.
Aryna Sabalenka news: World No 2 surrenders to Kaia Kanepi to crash out of Aus Open
Kanepi has caused one of the biggest upsets of the tournament so far.
Iga Swiatek news: Former French Open champion in tears as she reaches quarter final in Melbourne
The emotion became too overwhelming for the 20-year-old.
Stefanos Tsitsipas news: Greek ‘very proud’ after booking Australian Open quarter-final spot with ‘epic’ win
Stefanos Tsitsipas reaches quarter-finals in style at Melbourne Park.
Daniil Medvedev news: ‘I was annoyed with the day,’ says Russian about ‘boring’ comment
Medvedev shouted: ‘This is so boring’ after losing the third set.