Americans Isner, Keys Win Roland Garros Openers

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It hasn’t been the best start to the 2017 French Open for Americans, but John Isner and Madison Keys both advanced to the second round at Roland Garros on Tuesday.

Isner moved past Australia’s Jordan Thompson 6-3, 4-6, 7-6(5), 6-3 in two hours and 37 minutes. Isner fired 53 winners and converted on all three of his break point chances.

Up next for Isner is Italy’s Paolo Lorenzi, who knocked off Ricardas Berankis 6-0, 6-2, 6-4.

Keys cruised past Ashleigh Barty of Australia in just over an hour, advancing to the second round with a 6-3, 6-2 victory.

“In the first set, she was serving really well and I had just a handful of opportunities to break, and I didn’t quite get my teeth into all of those,” said Keys. “But I was really happy with how I played in the second set especially—looking to come forward and all of that. Overall, I’m really happy.”

Keys will meet Croatia’s Petra Mertic next. Mertic defeated Kateryna Bondarenko 6-2, 7-5 on Tuesday.

Below are the rest of the scores from Day 3 at the French Open:

Men’s Singles

►(1) Andy Murray d. Andrey Kuznetsov 6-4, 4-6, 6-2, 6-0
(3) Stan Wawrinka d. Josef Kovalik 6-2, 7-6(6), 6-3
(8) Kei Nishikori d. Thanasi Kokkinakis 4-6, 6-1, 6-4, 6-4
Fernando Verdasco d. (9) Alexander Zverev 6-4, 3-6, 6-4, 6-2
(13) Tomas Berdych d. Jan-Lennard Struff 6-1, 6-1, 4-6, 6-4
(15) Gael Monfils d. Dustin Brown 6-4, 7-5, 6-0
(18) Nick Kyrgios d. Philipp Kohlschreiber 6-3, 7-6(4), 6-3
Hyeon Chung d. (27) Sam Querrey 6-4, 3-6, 6-3, 6-3
(29) Juan Martin del Potro d. Guido Pella 6-2, 6-1, 6-4
Nicolas Almagro d. Marcos Baghdatis 6-7(3), 6-4, 6-3, 7-6(1)
Kevin Anderson d. Malek Jaziri 7-6(4), 6-3, 7-6(4)
Jeremy Chardy d. Radu Albot 6-2, 6-4, 7-6(3)
Alexandr Dolgopolov d. Carlos Berloq 7-5, 6-3, 6-4
Kyle Edmund d. Gastao Elias 6-3, 6-2, 7-5
Denis Istomin d. Ernesto Escobedo 7-6(3), 6-3, 6-4
Karen Khachanov Nicolas Jarry 6-4, 3-6, 7-6(4), 6-1
Martin Klizan d. Laurent Lokoli 7-6(4), 6-3, 4-6, 0-6, 6-4

 

Women’s Singles

►(3) Simona Halep d. Jana Cepelova 6-2, 6-3
(5) Elena Svitolina d. Yaroslava Shvedova 6-4, 6-3
Su-Wei Hsieh d. (7) Johanna Konta 1-6, 7-6(2), 6-4
(9) Agnieszka Radwanska d. Fiona Ferro 6-1, 6-1
(17) Anastasika Sevastova d. Annika Beck 6-2, 6-4
(20) Barbora Strycova d. Allison Riske 6-3, 6-0
(21) Carla Suarez-Navarro d. Maria Sakkari 6-4, 6-2
(26) Darya Kasatkina d. Yanina Wickmayer 7-5, 6-4
(28) Caroline Garcia d. Nao Hibino 6-2, 6-2
Eugenie Bouchard d. Risa Ozaki 2-6, 6-3, 6-2
Chloe Paquet d. Kristyna Pliskova 6-7(4), 6-2, 6-2
Tatjana Maria d. Ying-Ying Duan 6-4, 6-1
Marketa Vondrousova d. Amandine Hesse 6-1, 6-0
Alison Van Uytvanck d. Naomi Osaka 6-3, 7-5
Alize Cornet d. Timea Babos 6-2, 6-7(5), 6-2
Taylor Townsend d. Miyu Kato 6-4, 6-0
Sorana Cirstea d. Peng Shuai 6-3, 6-1
Tsvetana Pironkova d. Mona Barthel 6-0, 6-4