French Open: Day 5 Update

French Open: Day 5 Update
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Day 5 update from Roland Garros is here.


The day of upsets saw nine seeded players knocked out from this edition of the French Open.

Five of them in men’s single: 16 John Isner, 18 Tommy Robredo, 22 Philipp Kohlschreiber, 27 Bernard Tomic and 31 Viktor Troicki.

But the top-most seed to bow out on Thursday was in women’s single – No 5 Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark. Wozniacky lost in straight sets to Julia Goerges of Germany, 6-4, 7-6.

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18th seeded, 2-time Grand Slam winner Russian veteran Svetlana Kuznetsova lost 6-7 (11), 7-5, 10-8 to Francesca Schiavone of Italy.

Top-ranked Serena Williams rolled to the third round dropping one set against 105th-ranked Anna-Lena Friedsam of Germany. The American won 5-7, 6-3, 6-3.

Serena Williams will face a familiar opponent in the French Open third round: Victoria Azarenka.

They’ve played 18 times till date, with Williams winning 15 of those matches, including in the 2012 and 2013 U.S. Open finals.

Top-seeded Djokovic wrapped up a 6-1, 6-4, 6-4 second-round victory over Gilles Muller.

No 3 Andy Murray registered a 6-2, 4-6, 6-4, 6-1 victory against Joao Sousa to reach the 3rd round.

20th-seeded Frenchman Richard Gasquet couldn’t finish after taking control over his Argentine rival as light faded away. The game was evenly poised after 4 sets and set to resume on Friday for the decider.

The 37th ranked 22-year-old Jack Sock edged past Pablo Carreno Busta of Spain 6-7 (2), 7-6 (4), 6-1, 7-6 (4), while no 16 American John Isner was beaten by Jeremy Chardy of France 6-4, 4-6, 6-3, 6-3.