PARIS, May 28 (Reuters) - Austrian sixth seed Dominic Thiem got his French Open campaign off to a quickfire start on Sunday, beating an out-of-sorts Bernard Tomic 6-4 6-0 6-2 as he embarked on a bid to go one round better than he did last year.
Two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova made a successful return to tournament tennis, winning her first-round match at the French Open
Sixth-seeded Dominic Thiem is safely through to the second round of the French Open
Kvitova injured her left-hand while fighting off an intruder in her home last December.
The official French Open Twitter account appeared to forget that all Grand Slam men's matches are best of five sets.
Former champion Svetlana Kuznetsova has beaten Christina McHale of the United States in straight sets to reach the second round of the French Open
PARIS, May 28 (Reuters) - Statistics after Czech Petra Kvitova made her return to competitive tennis after five months out with a 6-3 6-2 victory against American Julia Boserup on Sunday: Boserup Kvitova 0 Aces 9 3 Double faults 5 31/52 (60%) First serve % in 37/56 (66%) 19/31 (61%) Win % on 1st serve 29/37 (78%) 8/21 (38%) Win % on 2nd
PARIS, May 28 (Reuters) - Victory was a bonus for Petra Kvitova as the Czech left-hander made an emotional return to the limelight at the French Open on Sunday, breezing into the second round in her first competitive match since a burglar stuck a knife through her playing hand.
PARIS, May 28 (Reuters) - World number one Angelique Kerber's nightmare season hit a new low on Sunday when she was dumped out of the French Open 6-2 6-2 by 40th-ranked Ekaterina Makarova.
Angelique Kerber is the first women's No. 1 seed to lose in the French Open's first round in the Open era
Stan Wawrinka welcomes Agassi's return although he was more of a Sampras fan.
PARIS, May 28 (Reuters) - World number one Angelique Kerber was dumped out of the French Open on Sunday, going down 6-2 6-2 in a first-round defeat to Russia's Ekaterina Makarova.
Less than six months after a knife attack at her home, Petra Kvitova was back competing on a tennis court
Top-ranked Angelique Kerber of Germany has lost the first set of her opening match at the French Open against Ekaterina Makarova
May 28 (Gracenote) - Results from the French Open Men's Singles Round 1 matches on Sunday Horacio Zeballos (Argentina) beat Adrian Mannarino (France) 7-5 6-3 6-4
PARIS, May 28 (Reuters) - Roland Garros opened its gates for the main tournament of the French Open amid tight security on a searing hot Sunday.
PARIS, May 28 (Reuters) - Petra Kvitova made an emotional and convincing return to competition, showing no ill effects from the stabbing injury to her hand, with a 6-3 6-2 French Open first-round victory against American Julia Boserup on Sunday.