One Tuesday at the French Open, the match of the day went to one of their own, as No. 13 Marion Bartoli avoided a scare of an upset by taking out Olga Govortsova 7-6 (10-8), 4-6, 7-5. It wasn't easy for Bartoli, who had to fight back from 4-5 in the third set, needed 15 minutes on her own serve and five match points before closing out and advancing to the second round.
Novak Djokovic didn't expend nearly as much energy, taking his first round in straight sets, as did Tommy Haas.
With the weather being a factor, the upsets were few and far between, but the only ranked player to get dropped on Day 3 was 28th ranked Florian Mayer who lost in straights to unranked Denis Istomin.
Bernard Tomic had to retire because of a muscle tear suffered early in his opening match at the French Open, but it was this quote about his father, who is accused of assaulting Tomic's hitting partner that really stood out.
"He’s still my dad, he’s still my coach, and, you know, I love him a lot."was able to advance out of the first round on Tuesday at Roland Garros, and took to Twitter to let everyone know he wasn't just playing for himself, but for two friends that recently passed away.
Rain was a big factor on Day 3 at the French Open, forcing three matches to be postponed until Wednesday. Marcos Baghdatis is in a tight match against No. 24 Benoit Paire of France, and when those three matches conclude we will see Gael Monfils take on Ernests Gulbis, Serena Williams battle Caroline Garcia of France and Roger Federer dive into the second round with his match against Somdev Devvarman.
The schedule of play for Wednesday is right here if you're looking to see when and where each match is taking place.
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