As rounds 2 and 3 of Roland Garros get into way, the heat has been turned up in both Men's and Women's matches. Nadal breezes through his first round and is preparing to set a record for the number of successive matches won (29 is the current record held by American Chris Evert) in the French open if he wins against the Russian Gabashvili in Wednesday's match. Federer whips through his first match and awaits his second with open arms. Andy Murray is getting by and through to Round 3. Unfortunately, a personal fave James Blake, did not get by his match against Leonardo Mayer and was eliminated in his first round :(. Overall, the Americans did not do so well today, but are hanging in there with the Williams' sisters.
With mom and dad watching, Serena struggled through a very tough match with Zakopalova, toughing it through numerous match points. Her game was just a bit off on the clay and with the wind. Serena wins her match 6-4, 6-7. 6-3 after several match points and a very difficult tie break in the second set. She was finally able to break her long time losing streak, with a opportunity to move forward in the tournament. The question is can Serena hold it down for the Americans in the next round? Meanwhile, sister Venus has gotten through her first match and waits until Day 4 for her next.
All the top men are still intact but I'm sure that the games will heat up a bit shortly. Be sure to watch the underdogs however, Victor Crivoi, playing his next round against Monfils (11) and Victor Troicki playing against Del Potro (5).
Looks like the top women are almost in-tact, with the exception of Zvonareva (making it a top 9) who is out with an ankle injury, but will be guest blogging from paris for the next several days. Not about tennis though, but about her favorite Parisian spots and a peak into life on the road. Ivanovic has gotten through a messy round 1 and has disappointed from previous performances.