Venus reveals Serena's expecting a baby girl

Kerber crashes out, but Kvitova survives comeback match

"I see Venus here, and I say, 'Wow, this is a big example for everybody'". "Then the warm-up ended".

A chair umpire went crashing to the deck before another was struck by a stray Robin Haase backhand on an eventful Wednesday in Paris. She, however, has not advanced to the third round since 2006.

The decisive moment came in the ninth game of the fourth set.

"Thank you for everything, you helped me through this hard time". I wish he was following along.

"I know it's going to be emotional for quite some time". Johnson attended the University of California for the full four-year ride and compiled a remarkable collegiate tennis record (including a 72-match win streak). Jennifer Capriati is the only other American woman who has won the French Open since Serena since won the title in 1986. Last year, he withdrew from the tournament ahead of his third-round match because of a wrist injury. He raised me to be a competitor and a fighter to the last point.

World number one Novak Djokovic has never triumphed in Paris. "And today, I lost at the French Open".

The 25-year-old Wang built a 4-2 lead in the first set, before the seven-time Grand Slam singles victor used her experience to seal the set at 6-4.

The only seed she may have to face is recent Strasbourg champion Samantha Stosur, who will face Kristina Kucova in her first match tonight.

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American teenager CiCi Bellis upset 18th-seeded Kiki Bertens of the Netherlands 6-3, 7-6 (5).

Williams' backhand was particularly impressive, providing 12 of her 30 winners. With temperatures set to reach 90 degrees, fitness will also be a factor as the second Grand Slam event of the year gets underway at Roland Garros.

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Wang forced a tiebreak, but still could not get the upper hand.

Meanwhile, Serena Williams, 2002, 2013 and 2015 French Open victor, isn't the only big star absent from the women's draw at Roland Garros this year, making it one of the most wide open in years.

Petra Kvitova's first tournament since she was injured in a knife attack at her home is over.

Olivo served for the match on Wednesday but a burly Tsonga had broken back to keep his hopes alive. Austrian Thiem, physically one of the hardest workers on tour and who plays as many matches as anyone, reached the final in Barcelona and Madrid, the semifinals in Rome and was a semifinalist in Paris a year ago.

Olivo had the advantage and did not let it slip away when he returned to the court.

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On the men's side, Renzo Olivo finished off his match against 12th-seeded Jo-Wilfried Tsonga with a 7-5, 6-4, 6-7, 6-4 victory in the first round. Olivo converted the next one with a forehand crosscourt victor and to win 6-4.

The Williams sisters played a huge part in securing Grand Slam titles for the US.

"I'm sorry for Tsonga".

"We were back to the hotel around 1am, I had a massage, it was not easy to sleep. You have to focus on every point to beat a player like Tsonga". The Argentinian was the more consistent player, and that was the primary reason he was able to overcome Tsonga's power.

"Coming to Roland Garros was one of the things to prepare for Wimbledon", Kvitova said.

"I always tell people that you have to enjoy what you're eating". With sister Serena Williams watching from the stands, Williams did move pretty well. The American reached her 15th Grand Slam final in January - almost eight years after her 14th.

And it appears that Serena will be having a girl.

Serena Williams' baby is due in the fall.

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Without Serena, the BookMaker odds to win the French Open 2017 for any US player belong to Venus Williams at +3000.

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