French Open

Tsitsipas eases into Roland Garros Round 2

2019-05-26 15:50
Stefanos Tsitsipas
Stefanos Tsitsipas (AP)

Paris - Rising Greek star Stefanos Tsitsipas moved into the French Open second round on Sunday with a comfortable straight-sets win over Maximilian Marterer on Court Philippe Chatrier.

The 20-year-old sixth seed, a semi-finalist at the Australian Open earlier this year, brushed aside German Marterer 6-2, 6-2, 7-6 (7/4).

Tsitsipas raced into a 2-0 lead and edged a third-set tie-break to see off an opponent who reached the fourth round in Paris last year.

"It was a difficult first match... In the tie-break I managed to play like I did in the first two sets," said Tsitsipas, who was playing on the Roland Garros show court for the first time.

"These are the moments we're practising for and dreaming of, I'm really happy to play here."

Tsitsipas will next face either Indian Prajnesh Gunneswaran or Bolivia's Hugo Dellien as he looks to reach the third round for the first time.

French Open results on Sunday, the first day of the 2019 tournament (x denotes seeded player):

Men

1st round

Stefanos Tsitsipas (GRE x6) bt Maximilian Marterer (GER) 6-2, 6-2, 7-6 (7/4)

Hugo Dellien (BOL) bt Prajnesh Gunneswaran (IND) 6-1, 6-3, 6-1

Grigor Dimitrov (BUL) bt Janko Tipsarevic (SRB) 6-3, 6-0, 3-6, 6-7 (4/7), 6-4

Marin Cilic (CRO x11) bt Thomas Fabbiano (ITA) 6-3, 7-5, 6-1

Nicolas Mahut (FRA) bt Marco Cecchinato (ITA x16) 2-6, 6-7 (6/8), 6-4, 6-2, 6-4

Philipp Kohlschreiber (GER) bt Robin Haase (NED) 6-4, 6-4, 6-7 (5/7), 6-1

Leonardo Mayer (ARG) bt Jirí Veselý (CZE) 7-6 (7/3), 6-3, 6-0

Diego Schwartzman (ARG x17) bt Márton Fucsovics (HUN) 6-3, 3-6, 7-6 (9/7), 2-6, 6-2

Matteo Berrettini (ITA x29) bt Pablo Andújar (ESP) 6-7 (3/7), 6-4, 6-4, 6-2

Casper Ruud (NOR) bt Ernests Gulbis (LAT) 6-2, 7-6 (7/2), 6-0

Oscar Otte (GER) bt Malek Jaziri (TUN) 6-3, 6-1, 4-6, 6-0

Roger Federer (SUI x3) bt Lorenzo Sonego (ITA) 6-2, 6-4, 6-4

Kei Nishikori (JPN x7) bt Quentin Halys (FRA) 6-2, 6-3, 6-4

Alexei Popyrin (AUS) bt Ugo Humbert (FRA) 3-6, 6-3, 7-6 (12/10), 6-3

Laslo Djere (SRB x31) bt Albert Ramos-Vinolas(ESP) 6-3, 6-2, 7-6 (7/2)

David Goffin (BEL x27) bt Ricardas Berankis (LTU) 6-0, 6-2, 6-2

Women

1st round

Sloane Stephens (USA x7) bt Misaki Doi (JPN) 6-3, 7-6 (7/4)

Sara Sorribes Tormo (ESP) bt Alison Van Uytvanck (BEL) 6-1, 5-7, 6-2

Garbine Muguruza (ESP x19) bt Taylor Townsend (USA) 5-7, 6-2, 6-2

Johanna Larsson (SWE) bt Magdalena Rybarikova (SVK) 6-3, 6-4

Kateryna Kozlova (UKR) bt Bernarda Pera (USA) 6-2, 7-6 (7/5)

Elina Svitolina (UKR x9) bt Venus Williams (USA) 6-3, 6-3

Belinda Bencic (SUI x15) bt Jessika Ponchet (FRA) 6-1, 6-4

Laura Siegemund (GER) bt Sofya Zhuk (RUS) 6-3, 6-3

Anastasia Potapova (RUS) bt Angelique Kerber (GER x5) 6-4, 6-2

Markéta Vondroušová (CZE) bt Wang Yafan (CHN) 6-4, 6-3

Petra Martic (CRO x31) bt Ons Jabeur (TUN) 6-1, 6-2

Kristina Mladenovic (FRA) bt Fiona Ferro (FRA) 6-3, 7-6 (7/3)

Kristína Kucová (SVK) bt Svetlana Kuznetsova (RUS) 6-4, 6-2

Karolína Plíšková (CZE x2) bt Madison Brengle (USA) 6-2, 6-3



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