French Open, Day 4: Monfils excites, Serena dominates and Wozniacki exits early

Shane Bacon
Busted Racquet

The much-anticipated meeting of Gael Monfils and Ernests Gulbis didn't go the distance, but it had plenty of incredible points that had the Paris crowd on their feet. Monfils dropped the first set but was able to win the next three, advancing to the third round of the French Open for the sixth time in his career.

Serena Williams, Roger Federer and American Sam Querrey were all able to advance to the third round in straight sets.

It's never easy to be Caroline Wozniacki when Grand Slam season rolls around, and she had another early exit on Wednesday in Paris. The 10th-ranked player at the French Open was dropped in straight sets by Bojana Jovanovski who had never made it out of the first round at this event until the week started. This marks the fifth straight Grand Slam for Wozniacki that saw her rolled before the quarterfinals.

Gael Monfils wasn't the only Frenchman to advance to the third round of the French Open. Jo-Wilfried Tsonga took out Jarkko Nieminen of Finland in straight sets and got pretty vertical in his celebration.

Maybe I'm a sucker for the bright colors, but I really liked what New Balance did with Milos Raonic here. The 14th-ranked player in the French Open field rolled in his second round match over Michael Llodra, and that outfit was as sharp as they come on Day 4 at Roland Garros.

Sandra Zahlavova didn't get past her first round match at the French Open, which means we won't have to see those random tights anymore. Zahlavova lost to Annika Beck 6-2, 6-1.

Well one thing you won't see for the rest of the French Open is Serena and Venus Williams on the same court at the same time. The pair pulled out of doubles on Wednesday, most likely due to a back injury that has been plaguing Venus for most of 2013.

Novak Djokovic takes the court on Thursday against Guido Pella, Maria Sharapova will go up against Eugenie Bouchard, and Rafael Nadal will take on Martin Klizan.

The rest of the Day 5 action, including the schedule of play is right here.

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