HIGHLIGHTS-Tennis-French Open day two

May 27 (Reuters) - Highlights of second day at the French Open, the second grand slam tournament of the year, on Monday (all times GMT):

1337 NADAL TOO GOOD FOR HANFMANN

Holder Rafael Nadal saved four break points in a scrappy opening game against Yannick Hanfmann, before blasting past the German 6-2 6-1 6-3 in a winning start to his quest for a 12th title at Roland Garros.

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1307 HERBERT COMPLETES EPIC COMEBACK

France's Pierre-Hugues Herbert rallied from two sets down to stun 12th seed Daniil Medvedev 4-6 4-6 6-3 6-2 7-5 in three hours and 54 minutes.

1301 TEENAGER PARRY PLAYS IT COOL

France's Diane Parry, aged 16 years and 281 days, said that keeping a cool head helped her become the youngest player to win a main draw match at Roland Garros since 2009 and the youngest from her country since Alize Cornet in 2006.

"I tried to approach (it) as a run-of-the-mill match so as not to have too much pressure on my shoulders," Parry, who idolizes Roger Federer, said after beating Vera Lapko 6-2 6-4.

"I tried to roll out my usual game ... I tried not to think about the fact that it was a big match in the French Open. I tried to be as cool and relaxed as possible."

1231 KRAJINOVIC OUTLASTS TIAFOE

Filip Krajinovic switched gears in the final set to overcome Frances Tiafoe, the lone seeded American man in the draw, in a marathon five-setter. The Serbian won 6-2 4-6 6-3 3-6 6-0 in nearly three hours.

1210 BARTY MAKES SHORT WORK OF PEGULA

Ashleigh Barty, seeded eighth, converted six out of seven break points against American Jessica Pegula to ease into the second round with a 6-3 6-3 victory.

1114 WOZNIACKI STUNNED BY KUDERMETOVA

Caroline Wozniacki handed Veronika Kudermetova a bagel in the opening set, but was comprehensively beaten 0-6 6-3 6-3 by the unseeded Russian as the tournament lost another big name following Venus Williams' and Angelique Kerber's opening day exits.

1048 BERTENS EASES THROUGH

Fourth seed Kiki Bertens hardly broke sweat in a 6-3 6-4 victory over local hope Pauline Parmentier. She meets Viktoria Kuzmova in the next round.

1045 LONDERO DUMPS OUT BASILASHVILI

Nikoloz Basilashvili, the 15th seed, was beaten 6-4 6-1 6-3 by Argentina's Juan Ignacio Londero.

1042 FIFTH-TIME LUCKY FOR BRITON KONTA

Johanna Konta snapped a run of four opening round defeats at Roland Garros with a 6-4 6-4 win over Germany's Antonia Lottner.

0900 PLAY BEGINS AT ROLAND GARROS

Play got underway under cloudy skies at 11 a.m. local time in Paris with the temperature at the 16 degrees Celsius mark and a forecast high of 19C.

0900 KVITOVA WITHDRAWS WITH ARM INJURY

Sixth-seed Petra Kvitova withdrew from the French Open due to an injury to her forearm, hours before her first match at the tournament against Romania's Sorana Cirstea on Monday. (Reporting by Simon Jennings and Shrivathsa Sridhar in Bengaluru Editing by Amlan Chakraborty and Pritha Sarkar)

05/27/2019 13:45

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