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Summary

  1. Johanna Konta 2-6 3-6 Julia Georges
  2. Laura Robson 2-6 2-6 Andrea Petkovic
  3. Andy Murray beats Stepanek in five sets
  4. GB's Aljaz Bedene defeats Gerald Melzer
  5. Nadal and Djokovic win in straight sets
  6. Serena Williams plays Rybarikova

Live Reporting

By Mike Henson

All times stated are UK

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Tomorrow

The order of play is out for tomorrow's action.

Andy Murray is third on Philippe Chatrier after two women's matches, expect him on court sometime around 12:30 BST.

Kyle Edmund is also third on, although it is Court 14 and after Dustin Brown and Jack Sock play out an interesting looking contest. Maybe 13:30 BST for him?

Easier to time your day around are Heather Watson and 13th seed Svetlana Kuznetsova. They get first use of Court Two and will start at 10:00 BST.

See you there.

At the moment

There is still plenty going on out there.

Serena Williams, wet of nose and shiny of coat, has just stepped out on Court Philippe Chatrier against Magdalena Rybarikova.

Over on Suzanne Lenglen, Victoria Azarenka has just packed it in after struggling with injury.

The fifth seed has retired hurt when trailing 4-0 in the third and deciding set against Italy's Karin Knapp.

You can follow all those to a conclusion on our live scores page.

Konta out of French Open

Konta 2-6 3-6 Goerges

That was hugely impressive from Julia Georges.

She put Johanna Konta through the mangle with a pretty much bulletproof cocktail of depth and accuracy, with only the tiniest trace of error.

Clay is not the dancefloor that Konta's best moves come on. But, given the season she has had, a first-round exit is bound to be disappointing.

Konta 2-6 3-5 Goerges*

Johanna Konta manages to make Julia Goerges do it on her own serve at least.

She defends her own tee-off to 30.

Goerges has shown no sign of nerves so far.

Will having to serve out to beat the 20th seed, with a fresh set of fuzz as well, be enough to bring on the jitters?

*Konta 2-6 2-5 Goerges

Now then. A sniff for Johanna Konta at 0-30 on the Goerges serve.

But Goerges whips the rug from under the Briton with a stratospherically high standard of tennis.

The German has been hitting the ball beautifully. Control, precision and brainpower all oozing through her play. 

Konta doesn't win another point.

Jo-Willy Tsonga has done the straight sets business over Germany's Jan-Lennard Struff by the way.

The crowd favourite is into the second round on the back of a 6-3 6-4 6-4 win.

Goerges breaks

Konta 2-6 2-4 Goerges*

Johanna Konta is backed against the ropes at 15-40 with Julia Goerges holding two break points over her like the sword of Damacles.

Konta holds steady to see them both off. 

But from deuce the British number one attempts a dinky little drop-shot. It lands wide and third time is the charm for Goerges who wallops away to move a break clear in the second set.

*Konta 2-6 2-3 Goerges

Julia Goerges is still purring like a Rolls Royce.

Another service game ushered past the British number one with a minimum of fuss. The German is looking rock-solid.

Robson out of French Open

Robson 2-6 2-6 Petkovic

Andrea Petkovic has proved too good, too strong for Laura Robson, who is still shaking off the rust and testing out the wrist after more than two years out of the game in total.

The former British number one will have to take the upside in that she hit some big forehands and serves amid some understandable errors.

On Court 14, Johanna Konta holds serve to level up the second set at 2-2.

*Konta 2-6 1-2 Goerges

Julia Goerges is still punching and landing.

The German's compact roundhouse forehands find the mark to keep her ahead in the second set.

Not any better news for Britain out on Court Two.

Andrea Petkovic is serving for the match against Laura Robson at 5-2 in the second set.

Konta 2-6 1-1 Goerges*

Johanna Konta bellows her best Andy Murray-style "C'mon" as she clings onto her own serve like driftwood in a storm.

Julia Georges was sniffing around in search of another break and nibbled a couple of points away from the British number one. 

*Konta 2-6 0-1 Goerges

Julia Goerges soaks up some pace off the Johanna Konta and spits it back with venom.

The German has hit 15 winners to Konta's three so far. The better player is winning right now.

Konta's best hope right now is that Goerges purple patch goes off a little.

Robson struggling

Over on Court Two, Andrea Petkovic has just broken serve once more.

The German now leads Laura Robson 6-2 3-2 with the balls on her racquet.

You feel that Robson will end up on the deck once that see-sawing second set comes to a halt.

Goerges wins first set

Konta 2-6 Goerges*

Johanna Konta has just run into a barrage of brilliance from Julia Goerges.

The German swats consecutive running winners - one off each wing - to take the opening set in style with a break.

The British number one will hope for a change in the weather - meteorological or tennis - soon,

Over on Court Two by the way, Laura Robson has swapped service breaks with Andrea Petkovic.

The German leads their match 6-2-2-2.

*Konta 2-5 Goerges

Julia Goerges has won 23 points in this match compared to Johanna Konta's 13.

It feels even more one-sided than that.

Goerges fills the furnace with another hold to love. Next stop: the first set.

Konta 2-4 Goerges*

Hatches battened, loins girded and game won.

Johanna Konta has been under siege, but she digs deep and holds the red-hot Julia Goerges at bay.

The British number one is crouched low to the red dust as she slugs away a winning backhand to stay in touch.

*Konta 1-4 Goerges

Better from Johanna Konta as she stretches wide and pings back a return on a jagging angle to get back to 30-15.

There is not enough of that though from the British number one. She is leaving too much too short and too central for Goerges to get her teeth into.

That is a break backed up by a hold. And the German has this set in her tentacles.

Goerges breaks

Konta 1-3 Goerges*

Julia Goerges has Johanna Konta under the pump once again.

The German is striking the ball as clean as a whistle and fresh as thistle.

Konta looks like she needs a few more games to get those long limbs working.

*Konta 1-2 Goerges

Julia Goerges reached the semi-finals of the French Open warm-up in Nurnberg. 

She has been up and around the top 20 before a recent dip.

She holds her own on serve to edge back in front on the scoreboard.

Konta 1-1 Goerges*

We join Johanna Konta at the start of the opening set.

It is still on serve against German world number 57 Julia Goerges.

Robson 6-2 1-0 Petkovic*

Laura Robson lands a terrific backhand punch across court for 30-30, before pummeling Andrea Petkovic to the far corners with power and precision.

But Robson is caught at deuce like a bear in a snare. She nets a meat-and-potatoes forehand and is pegged back from game point once again.

Finally she is across the line and on the board in the second set.

We are going to leave Laura there and switch focus to Court 14 where British number one Johanna Konta is going up against Julia Goerges.

Game and first set

Robson 2-6 Petkovic*

Laura Robson folds out of the first set.

It is a long way back from this.

Is this another performance to be filed under "promising, but not quite enough"?

Robson 2-5 Petkovic*

You cold put together one impressive showreel from this match for Laura Robson.

The trouble is that the highlights are separated from each other by some elementary errors.

The Briton wins her only point in the game with a classy serve out wide and ruthless winner back the other way.

Petkovic wins the other four points in the game though and Robson is back a double break down and the German will serve for the opener next.  

*Robson 2-4 Petkovic

Sock it to em'.

Laura Robson comes out all guns blazing after suffering a break in the last game and her blitzkrieg tennis pays off.

She steps in and slaps a second-serve return down the line to convert a break point from deuce.

Is this first set still alive? 

Petkovic breaks

Robson 1-4 Petkovic*

Laura Robson turns the air as blue as her outfit as he overcooks on the forehand once again to slip 0-30 adrift.

0-30 turns to 15-40 and Andrea Petkovic has two points to try and take a double-break lead.

Bold from Robson as she keeps hitting out despite her precarious perch in the opening set.

Fortune favours the brave as Robson claws back one break point. 

Forward she comes on the second, perfect until the final volley that is planted into the net.

*Robson 1-3 Petkovic

Tsonga
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You know that all French professional carry similar markings to Jo-Wilfried Tsonga's? It helps hide the exact number of them when they exit Grand Slams as a herd around the first weekend.

Over on Court Two, 28th seed Andrea Petkovic is more sledgehammer than silk, crashing down some serious service fire to consolidate her service break.

It is a bruising match out there.

Petkovic breaks

Robson 1-2 Petkovic*

Robson's big power game comes with a big downside.

The Briton's groundstrokes get off the leash and suddenly she finds herself looking at the ugly end of 0-40.

Three break points to Andrea Petkovic.

Robson scrapes back the first and is on top in the rally at 15-40.

But another string-stretching forehand gets out of control, flying well wide to hand the German an early break in the opener.

*Robson 1-1 Petkovic

Laura Robson
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Plenty to encourage Laura Robson there.

She takes Andrea Petkovic to deuce in the German's opening service game.

Oh, and a lovely thwacked return across court from Robson pegs Petkovic back from game point. That one was out of a spot so sweet, you need to brush your teeth out after watching it,

Petkovic holds Robson at bay and gets across the line, but that will be a reminder of her opponent's threat.

Robson 1-0 Petkovic*

The surgeon's knife has not amputated Laura Robson's main weapons.

The Briton's serve has retained its pop and fizz and she slugs down two biggies to see off break point at 30-40 down.

Robson is rocking about six shades of blue in one outfit by the way - but it is styling it out well.

Hello again!

Robson v Petkovic

Laura Robson
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Laura Robson, still only 22, was once British number one and in the world's top 30.

It all feels like a long, long time ago.

After a couple of years of wrist pain and surgery, she is now 329 in the world and relying on her protected ranking to give her a shot at these big events.

She will serve first against Andrea Petkovic - the German with a big character and a big game.

Bye for now

Up next on Court Philippe Chatrier is the undisputed world number one Novak Djokovic.

The Serbian Stretch Armstrong is up against Chinese Taipei's Yen-Hsun Lu.

We will leave him to it on this live text - but we will be back with once Laura Robson and Johanna Konta are on court with their sights set on the second round.

See you then.

Rafa rolling easy

Nadal 6-1 6-1 6-1 Groth

Rafael Nadal
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While Andy Murray struggled through in five, Rafael Nadal has strolled into the second round with a three-set demolition of Australia's Sam Groth.

The nine-time champion dropped just three games in a rampant display.

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Neel: Great bottle from Andy Murray to get the win ! Not the best performance but a wins a win!

Theo Bowyer: Shed loads of character shown by Murray... Will stand him in good stead for the following rounds!

Analysis

Simon Briggs

Daily Telegraph tennis correspondent on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

"So much of tennis is about pressure and the way you cope with it. If you do fight your way out of a difficult corner it can make you more relaxed. Andy Murray won't be happy with his tennis but he will be with his fighting spirit."

Next up

Mathias Bourgue
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Andy Murray will play French wildcard Mathias Bourgue in the next round.

Bourgue is ranked even lower than Stepanek at 164 in the world.

He beat Spanish qualifier Jordi Samper-Montana in the first round.

Stepanek 6-3 6-3 0-6 2-6 5-7 Murray

Andy Murray speaking to Cedric Pioline on court: "It is unbelievable what he is doing. He had a bad injury last year yet at 37 is still coming out and fighting like he is. I don't expect to be doing that at his age! I am just pleased to have got through.

"He has always been extremely difficult to play. He hardly missed any volleys - until the one on match point and even that nearly got over - hit a lot of drop shots and hit the ball very flat and that made it very hard for me to dictate and get any rhythm.

"I had a bit of momentum yesterday. But I had to fight extremely hard today."

Game, set and match Murray

Stepanek 6-3 6-3 0-6 2-6 5-7 Murray

"On-dee Mu-raa."

The French umpire finally announces Andy Murray as the winner as Radek Stepanek fails to prise a volley off his kneecaps.

Andy Murray
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Second match point Murray

Stepanek 6-3 6-3 0-6 2-6 5-6 Murray*

Andy Murray roars to the skies once more.

Radek Stepanek has ballooned a forehand long and he has another bite at the second-round apple.

To deuce

Stepanek 6-3 6-3 0-6 2-6 5-6 Murray*

A double fault!

Talk about making an entrance. The service gremlins crop up at exactly the wrong time for Andy Murray.

Match point Murray

Stepanek 6-3 6-3 0-6 2-6 5-6 Murray*

Two block-buster serves and Andy Murray has his first match point after more than three and a half hours...

Stepanek 15-30 up

Stepanek 6-3 6-3 0-6 2-6 5-6 Murray*

Wash my mouth out.

Radek Stepanek rattles off the next two points, one with a nerveless precision poke across court, to move 15-30 up.

Stepanek
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