Roland Garros 2016 French Open tournament day 1 result, recap, videos and highlights – Sunday May 22, 2016.
Consistent rainfall shortened the first day of the French Open at Roland Garros on Sunday, forcing many of the day’s scheduled matches to be moved to Monday.
Nonetheless, several big names managed to finish their matches on Sunday. Below, we’ll take a look back at the completed matches from Day 1 at Roland Garros.
“It was a big fight again. I’m happy that I won it,” Kvitova told ESPN.com. “I played a lot of three-set matches, but it’s not my plan when I’m stepping on the court. I think that from the experience which I have already, I still can believe that I still can win it. Even if she’s serving for the match.”
She was quite relieved to have escaped the scare, as she revealed on her Twitter account after the match:
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|No. 19 Benoit Paire||6||4||6||1||6|
|No. 17 Nick Kyrgios||7||7||6|
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No. 10 Petra Kvitova was the top draw for the women on Sunday, though she needed to battle a tough Danka Kovinic just to advance in three sets.
Kvitova’s vaunted power (she ripped 35 winners) was matched by her predictable inconsistency (29 unforced errors). Nonetheless, she managed to survive.
|No. 10 Petra Kvitova||6||4||7|
|No. 11 Lucie Safarova||6||6|
|Sara Sorribes Tormo||2||0|
|No. 24 Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova||6||6|
The other ranked player on the day, No. 11 Lucie Safarova, had less difficulty getting past Vitalia Diatchenko, blitzing past her in two uneventful sets. She was broken just once, benefiting from Diatchenko’s 27 unforced errors.
Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova, Viktorija Golubic and Su-Wei Hsieh also advanced in the women’s draw.
No. 13 Svetlana Kuznetsova will finish her postponed match on Monday, while No. 2 Agnieszka Radwanska, No. 4 Garbine Muguruza, No.6 Simona Halep, No. 7 Roberta Vinci, No. 12 Carla Suarez Navarro, No. 14 Ana Ivanovic and No. 18 Elina Svitolina will all open their tournaments on Monday.
Monday’s full schedule and order of play can be found at RolandGarros.com.