Serena makes her grand slam comeback after 15 months dormancy

Serena Williams

Serena Williams

14 seed, ranted and railed as he lost in the French Open first round for a second consecutive year.

Looking a shadow of the player who won the title in Paris three years ago, Wawrinka struggled with his serve and hit an very bad lot of unforced errors (72) in his 6-2, 3-6, 4-6, 7-6 (5), 6-3 loss. This is shocking stuff.

"I just found out about 30, 35 minutes before I had to go out", Dimitrov said in a news conference.

She was full of praise for her opponent, whom she had beaten in the two previous matches they had played, past year at Roland-Garros and at Wimbledon.

Ostapenko made 48 unforced errors, including 13 double faults against Kozlova, who has now won all of their three matches.

The story that was doing the rounds about Serena Williams playing beer pong as part of the royal wedding festivities? "Even if they do test me at my current ranking of 454 in the world".

Several of Williams' key rivals believe she deserves a seeding. EPA/IAN LANGSDONKirsten Flipkens of Belgium in action against Tatjana Maria of Germany during their women's first round match during the French Open tennis tournament at Roland Garros in Paris, France, 28 May 2018.

The top-ranked Spaniard faces Simone Bolelli of Italy on Court Philippe Chatrier.

There are no artificial lights at Roland Garros and organizers thought there might not be enough sunlight to get the women's match started, let alone finished.

Williams has played just four matches in 2018, the last of which was a first-round exit to Naomi Osaka in Miami.

Serena Williams has won her first Grand Slam match as a mother - and first match at a major in 16 months.

A runner-up on the Parisian clay in 2002, Williams hasn't advanced beyond the last sixteen since 2006.

She wore a black bodysuit with a red waistband on Tuesday.

Serena’s French Open return - clockwatch
It was the two-time French Open champion's first match on clay since 2016. 'She played really well; she made a lot of aces (15). And No. 1 seed Simona Halep starts her French Open campaign against 83rd-ranked Alison Riske of the United States.

"I always was dream to play on center court with such a crowd", Safwat told reporters, after losing 6-1, 6-4, 7-6 (1) to the fourth-seeded Dimitrov.

She went 6-1, 4-3 up but lost the next six games as Hogenkamp led 3-0 in the decider.

Elina Svitolina of the Ukraine, one of the title favorites after retaining her Rome crown the week before Roland Garros, came back from a set point down to beat the unseeded Australian Alja Tomljanovic, 7-5, 6-3.

Nadal grabbed the opening two sets Monday but trailed 3-0 in the third when play was suspended because of rain.

But her game finally clicked back into gear during the United States hard court swing, where she beat defending French Open champion Jelena Ostapenko for the Miami Open title in March. In 2016, he withdrew with an injured left wrist after a pair of easy victories, then claimed every set he played past year en route to the trophy. The Spaniard saved four set points before sealing his 80th win at the claycourt Grand Slam.

Safwat, the first man from Egypt to play in a main draw match of a major since Tamer El Sawy at the 1996 U.S. Open, said he had never even been inside of the main Court Philippe Chatrier.

Former top-ranked player Victoria Azarenka has bowed out of the French Open in the first round, beaten 7-5, 7-5 by Katerina Siniakova.

Third seed Marin Cilic reached the second round with a 6-3, 7-5, 7-6 (4) win over Australia's James Duckworth.

The "King of Clay" is 79-2 in Paris and is the title favorite again.

Play has resumed at the French Open after a suspension due to rain of about an hour.

Former world number one Serena Williams will not be seeded at this year's French Open, according to the organisers of the 27 May- 10 June clay court grand slam.

Another former French Open champion has exited the tournament in the first round as Stan Wawrinka lost a five-set battle with Guillermo Garcia Lopez of Spain.

Third seed and 2016 champion Garbine Muguruza defeated 2009 victor Svetlana Kuznetsova of Russian Federation 7-6 (0), 6-2.

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