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31 May 2017, 06:35 | Stacy Ballard

A decade ago, Russia's Dmitry Tursunov wrote in a hilarious blog for the ATP: "I think the only natural habitat for (clay) is on Mars so they should change Roland Garros to hard courts and make a clay tournament on Mars!"

Madison Keys ended a four-match losing streak by winning on clay for the first time this year, beating Ashleigh Barty 6-3, 6-2 at the French Open.

Fellow Australian Ashleigh Barty wasn't so lucky - she crashed out in straight sets in her first round match against American Madison Keys.

"I enjoyed it very much", said Wawrinka, who won at Roland Garros in 2015. "And I think with many games for both of us with chances to win one or the other", the Spaniard said. In Rome, I played fantastic, I won the tournament. Rafael Nadal has the opportunity to become the first player in the Open Era to win a Grand Slam on ten occasions. I served really well today at important times in the match, and I thought I just played the right style of game to win today with what I had.

"It's time now to knuckle down, I guess". I mean, I'm still No. 4 in the race to London and I'm still doing OK this year.

PERFORMANCE OF THE DAY: Spanish veteran Fernando Verdasco stunned German ninth seed Alexander Zverev 6-4 3-6 6-4 6-2 in the first round, with the match having resumed on Tuesday after being suspended overnight due to poor light following a long debate between the players and umpire about the conditions. It's just. this is our sport.

Speaking about his new relationship with the former World No. 4 Sebastian Grosjean, Kyrgios said: 'I was kind of just looking for the right person to guide me and keep me on track.

Samsung smartphones could feature stretchable OLED displays at some point in future
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A minor upset occurred on Philippe Chatrier court when the ever unsafe Fernando Verdasco defeated the much hyped Alexander Zverev 6-4 3-6 6-4 6-2 in the completion of a match suspended by darkness Monday.

Lokoli was angered by what he interpreted as gamesmanship, saying Klizan appeared to be dogging it in moments - such as the 6-0 fourth set - hampered by his leg: "I'm wondering if he's going to retire or no, because now he's not running anymore, you know?"

Swiss third seed Stan Wawrinka was a straight sets victor over Jozef Kovalik of Slovakia winning 6-2, 7-6 (6), 6-3 with few issues. "I'm feeling good, I'm playing good tennis and I'm happy to be back in Paris".

His best result at the French Open was reaching the semifinals in 2009, just months before he won his Grand Slam title in NY.

Fifth-seeded Elina Svitolina hit a crosscourt forehand victor on match point to win the first match on Court Suzanne Lenglen and seal her spot in the second round of the French Open.

But the Swiss did enough to win the rallies that mattered, extricating himself from a deep hole in the second set tiebreak, taking the last five points after trailing 6-3. I didn't read anything she said.

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