Rain stopped play pretty early on Thursday at the French Open, with a lot of matches still left to be completed including Maria Sharapova, who was up 6-2, 4-2 in her match when play was called.
Novak Djokovic won his second round match with ease over Guido Pella 6-2, 6-0, 6-2, moving to the third round alongside Victoria Azarenka, Samantha Stosur, and Jelena Jankovic, who also won before the rain swept in.
Sloane Stephens, the hopeful, American also advanced to the third round with her win over Vania King.
It wasn't just an upset for the French Open bracket, but for any fan that enjoys getting a good chuckle or two out of a post-round interview. No. 5 Li Na was bounced in the second round by Bethanie Mattek-Sands of the United States 5-7, 6-3, 6-2, the earliest Na has ever been beaten in her seven career starts at Roland Garros.
Na, the French Open champion in 2011, was on a short list of players that were expected to advance deep into the second week in Paris, but she couldn't muster much against Mattek-Sands after that first set.took to his new Twitter account to post the picture, and we give his effort two big thumbs up.
With rain pushing some of the matches to Friday we will see the conclusion of the Sharapova-Bouchard match on Day 6. Along with that we expect to see Rafael Nadal finally get to play his second round match against Martin Klizan while some third round matches will begin.
Roger Federer is one of those, playing Julien Benneteau, as is Serena Williams, Gael Monfils and a great matchup between Gilles Simon and Sam Querrey.
The rest of the Friday schedule of play is right here.
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- Novak Djokovic
- Maria Sharapova
- Roger Federer
- Victoria Azarenka