Raonic through to 3rd round at French Open

Posted June 04, 2017

Defending French Open champion Garbine Muguruza said she turns to baking in her spare time to help cope with the pressure of playing at Grand Slam tournaments.

Paris: Defending French Open champion Garbine Muguruza had to claw her way back from a set down to survive a scare from talented Anett Kontaveit and move into the third round with 6-7, 6-4, 6-2 win.

French 13th seed Kristina Mladenovic reached the third round with a comfortable 6-2 6-3 win against Sara Errani of Italy.

Back on court with the 12th-seeded Tsonga trailing 7-5, 6-4, 6-7 (6), 5-4, the Frenchman lasted less than eight minutes, losing the first three points on his serve but managing to save the three match points. "I knew that if I insisted with my strategy I could succeed", Muguruza said.

Earlier this year, she made the final on clay in Charleston, where she went down to Daria Kasatkina in the first all-teenage title match since 2009.

Carreno Busta had a solid run-up to the French Open, but he's taken it to another level in Paris - the high being point his third-round, straight-sets win over Grigor Dimitrov.

The Spaniard will meet Yulia Putintseva of Kazakhstan, the 27th seed, for a place in the fourth round. She played very well. "I mean, there were some moments, some close moments in the second set, where I felt like I could have done a better job", Kontaveit said.

"It was really hard for me a year ago", Nadal said. "I don't have words to describe the love I have for you and what you bring me". But Williams is too experienced and too focused on this excellent opportunity to add a French Open title to her dazzling resume to dwell on revenge fantasies.

In a game lasting just less than one hour, Goffin and Horacio Zeballos held their serve twice for a 2-2 tie, before Goffin's first break came in the fifth game.

Moreover, Putintseva continued to struggle as her backhand continued to break down as Muguruza regained her break advantage to lead 4-3.

Venus Williams is last on the main court, against Elise Mertens.