Action at Roland Garros

Roland Garros

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The French Open is one of the major tennis tournaments in Paris, France, at the Stadium Roland Garros which has been named after a famous French aviator Roland Garros.

French Open 2013 round 1 matches have been proceeding pretty much as expected. Top three women players, Serena Williams, Maria Sharapova and Victoria Azarenka have made it to round 2. Venus Williams shockingly was ousted by unseeded Urszula Radwanska of Poland.

In Men’s singles, Novak Djokovich, Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal, seeded 1,2 and 3 respectively have easily proceeded to round 2. However, in a huge upset, Tomas Berdych, seeded 5 in the tournament was defeated by unseeded Gael Monfils of France.

Did you know?

French Open is the only Grand Slam held on a clay surface. It is the second of the four annual Grand Slam tournaments (Australian Open, French Open, Wimbledon, US Open)

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