Potapova ousts No. 5 seed Kerber in French Open first round

Halep still hungry for more success after first Grand Slam

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The centerpiece court of Roland Garros has been demolished and 90% rebuilt since 2018 as part of the 350 million euro refurbishment of the French Open's historic home.

While so much of the title speculation is focused on Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic - both make their bows on day two - Federer enjoys the unusual-for-him position of lowered expectations. However, she was forced to retire from her last-16 match against Maria Sakkari in Rome.

About half of the seats were occupied for the first match, with former champion Garbine Muguruza facing Taylor Townsend. "There has been a lot of upgrades and investments made", Federer said.

Kvitova was replaced in the draw by Kaja Juvan, an 18-year-old from Slovenia who lost in qualifying and will be making her Grand Slam debut. Another in her next serve game all but sealed the German's fate, now 4-0 behind.

Kerber's Slam must wait, and she admitted that she would need to reassess the treatment to foot and ankle in preparation for the grass season.

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But so far, I feel good and ready". "I think in the past week he has started to be involved in the group", he said. Kane said he had chatted to Gareth Southgate , the England manager, over the weekend.

Opening proceedings on Chatrier, Germany's Kerber was downed in two short sets by Russia's Anastasia Potapova as her attempt at completing a career slam was cut short on her least favourite surface.

The world number 109 beat Frenchman Ugo Humbert in four sets, 3-6, 6-3, 7-6 (12), 6-3.

Kudermetova will now face Kazakh world number 99 Zarina Diyas or France's Audrey Albie, ranked 289th, in the second round.

"It was great for me to play on this court".

Second seed Karolina Pliskova closed play on Chatrier with a 6-2, 6-3 win over Madison Brengle of the United States.

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Venus Williams of the US plays a shot against Ukraine's Elina Svitolina during their first round match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, Sunday, May 26, 2019.

"I tried to roll out my usual game".

"Maybe a little bit, but I feel good, so there is no reason why I should feel extra pressure or why I should be nervous from this".

No. 32 seed Aliaksandra Sasnovich of Belarus and Slovenia's Polona Hercog were tied at one set apiece and at 3-3 in the deciding third set when play was halted for the day. "Of course, this one is so far the best, but always there is some kind of pressure, so I'm fine with that".

"I think the feeling I had before the tournament was right".

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"It's a double experience, it's not just about sports, you can take the time to see the plants before watching a match".

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