French Open Day 3 Recap: Rain Delays and Dominant Wins

Day 3 of the French Open saw rain delays but dominant performances by top seeds. Aryna Sabalenka, Tomas Etcheverry, Casper Ruud, Zheng Qinwen, and Elena Rybakina secured wins to reach the second round. The day also marked Alize Cornet's final appearance at Roland Garros.

Reuters | Updated: 28-05-2024 21:13 IST | Created: 28-05-2024 21:13 IST
French Open Day 3 Recap: Rain Delays and Dominant Wins
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Highlights of the third day at the French Open on Tuesday (times GMT): 1535 SABALENKA BREEZES PAST ANDREEVA

Two-times Australian Open champion and second seed Aryna Sabalenka beat Erika Andreeva 6-1 6-2 in the first round, as matches on Court Simonne-Mathieu and the outer courts started late after rain. 1413 ETCHEVERRY BEATS LOCAL FAVOURITE CAZAUX

Last year's quarter-finalist Tomas Etcheverry beat Frenchman Arthur Cazaux 3-6 6-2 6-1 6-4 to reach the second round. 1404 RUUD DEFEATS ALVES

Norwegian seventh seed Casper Ruud, French Open runner-up in the last two years, 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 to 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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