Highlights and Victories: Day 3 at French Open

On Day 3 of the French Open, notable victories included Casper Ruud defeating Felipe Alves, Zheng Qinwen overcoming Alize Cornet, and Elena Rybakina beating Greet Minnen. Matches were delayed due to rain. This day also marked Cornet's final appearance at Roland Garros.

Reuters | Updated: 28-05-2024 19:45 IST | Created: 28-05-2024 19:45 IST
Highlights and Victories: Day 3 at French Open
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Highlights of the third day at the French Open on Tuesday (times GMT): 1404 RUUD DEFEATS ALVES

Norwegian seventh seed Casper Ruud, a finalist at the last two editions of the French Open, beat Brazilian qualifier Felipe Alves 6-3 6-4 6-3 to reach the second round, while matches on the outer courts as well as on Court Simonne-Mathieu were delayed due to rain. 1130 ZHENG EASES PAST CORNET

Australian Open finalist Zheng Qinwen beat crowd favourite Alize Cornet 6-2 6-1, in the Frenchwoman's 20th and final appearance at Roland Garros, to go through the second round. 1023 RYBAKINA BEATS MINNEN

Kazakh fourth seed Elena Rybakina beat Belgium's Greet Minnen 6-2 6-3, overcoming a late fightback to ease through to the second round. PLAY UNDERWAY AT 0910 GMT

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