French Open

Anderson progresses in Paris

2013-05-26 17:54
Kevin Anderson (Gallo Images)

Johannesburg - Kevin Anderson got South Africa's French Open campaign off to a winning start on Sunday, coasting into the second round of the Grand Slam tournament at Roland Garros.

Anderson, the number 23 seed, beat Illya Marchenko of the Ukraine, who reached the main draw as a lucky loser, in straight sets, securing a 6-3, 7-5, 6-4 victory in the first round of the men's singles competition.

The SA men's No 1 will face either Russian Evgeny Donskoy or German qualifier Jan-Lennard Struff in the second round.

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Chanelle Scheepers, the only South African in the women's singles draw, squares up against Mathilde Johansson of France in the opening round on Monday.

Results from the first day of the French Open, the second Grand Slam tournament of the year, at Roland Garros on Sunday:

Men's singles

First round

Andreas Seppi (ITA x20) bt Leonardo Mayer (ARG) 6-7 (4/7), 6-4, 6-3, 6-7 (2/7), 6-4
Blaz Kavcic (SLO) bt James Duckworth (AUS) 6-2, 6-2, 6-2
Milos Raonic (CAN x14) bat Xavier Malisse (BEL) 6-2, 6-1, 4-6, 6-4
Michael Llodra (FRA) bt Steve Darcis (BEL) 6-4, 4-6, 6-1, 6-4
Kevin Anderson (RSA x23) bt Illya Marchenko (UKR) 6-3, 7-5, 6-4
Joo Sousa (POR) bt Go Soeda (JPN) 6-1, 6-3, 6-2
David Ferrer (ESPx4) bt Marinko Matosevic (AUS) 6-4, 6-3, 6-4
Roberto Bautista (ESP) bt Gilles Muller (LUX) 6-3, 6-4, 6-2
Jeremy Chardy (FRA x25) bt Benjamin Becker (GER) 6-4, 6-2, 7-5
Gilles Simon (FRA x15) bt Lleyton Hewitt (AUS) 3-6, 1-6, 6-4, 6-1, 7-5
Jan Hajek (CZE) bt Denis Kudla (USA) 6-2, 5-7, 6-0, 6-4
Sam Querrey (USA x18) bt Lukas Lacko (SVK) 6-3, 6-4, 6-4
Somdev Devvarman (IND) bt Daniel Munoz (ESP) 6-3, 6-3, 7-5
Roger Federer (SUI x2) bt Pablo Carreo (ESP) 6-2, 6-2, 6-3


First round

Serena Williams (USA x1) bt Anna Tatishvili (GEO) 6-0, 6-1
Caroline Garcia (FRA) bt Yulia Beygelzimer (UKR) 6-3, 6-4
Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (RUS x19) bt Andrea Hlavackova (CZE) 4-6, 7-6 (7/5), 6-4
Petra Cetkovska (CZE) bt Olga Puchkova (RUS) 6-0, 6-2
Mallory Burdette (USA) bt Donna Vekic (CRO) 6-3, 6-4
Dinah Pfizenmaier (GER) bt Mandy Minella (LUX) 7-5, 6-1
Virginie Razzano (FRA) bt Claire Feuerstein (FRA) 7-6 (8/6), 6-4
Ana Ivanovic (SRB x14) bt Petra Martic (CRO) 6-1, 3-6, 6-3
Monica Puig (PUR) bt Nadia Petrova (RUS x11) 3-6, 7-5, 6-4
Shelby Rogers (USA) bt Irena Pavlovic (FRA) 6-3, 6-4
Sabine Lisicki (GER x 32) bt Sofia Arvidsson (SWE) 6-3, 6-4
Yulia Putintseva (KAZ) bt Ayumi Morita (JPN) 6-2, 6-3
Sara Errani (ITA x5) bt Arantxa Rus (NED) 6-1, 6-2

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