Thrilling Starts and Early Exits: French Open Day 3 Highlights

Day 3 of the French Open saw thrilling matches and some unexpected twists. Top seeds like Aryna Sabalenka, Casper Ruud, and Alex de Minaur cruised to victories, while local favorites faced early exits. Despite rain delays, players showcased their skills with impressive performances, setting the stage for an exciting tournament ahead.

Reuters | Updated: 28-05-2024 21:46 IST | Created: 28-05-2024 21:46 IST
Thrilling Starts and Early Exits: French Open Day 3 Highlights
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Highlights of the third day at the French Open on Tuesday (times GMT): 1611 KASATKINA BEATS FRECH

Russian 10th seed Daria Kasatkina beat Magdalena Frech 7-5 6-1 in the first round. 1600 DE MINAUR ROUTS MICHELSEN

Australian 11th seed Alex de Minaur beat Alex Michelsen 6-1 6-0 6-2 to reach the second round. 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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