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Amy Lofthouse and Mike Henson

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  1. Bye for now

    Right, with Serena Williams and Kyle Edmund both safely into the second round, we are going to sign off.

    But check back here for reports on women's top seed Simona Halep's opener against Alison Riske and big Juan Martin del Potro's taking on local trier Nicolas Mahut.

    The live scores page is right at your service.

    Bye for now.

    Kyle Edmund
  2. Post update

    Jonathan Jurejko

    BBC Sport at Roland Garros

    Someone's been taking some French lessons me thinks...

    Serena impresses the Paris crowd with what appear to be improved linguistics - she's stumped my basic GCSE lingo that's for sure.

  3. Williams into second round

    Pliskova 6-7 (4-7) 4-6 Williams

    Serena Williams showed off her French, answering the first question in the local lingo.

    It is pretty slick as well.

    Never mind being able to order a beer, she could discuss the different hops used in the brewing process and optimum pour angle.

    Serena Williams
  4. 'I'm taking it at day at a time'

    Serena Williams, speaking on court to Marion Bartoli: "She played really really well. It's been two years since I played on clay - it's been a really long time but I trained really hard on the clay.

    "I feel good. I'm just happy to have won a match here. I'm just taking it a day at a time."

  5. Post update

    Jonathan Jurejko

    BBC Sport at Roland Garros

    Long lenses pointed, camera phones poised... everyone in front of the media seats inside Chatrier was ready to clickety-click as Serena converted that match point.

    But wait...

    Pliskova made them pause, fans shoving phones on to laps, weary snappers resting their aching arms for a moment or two.

    A lengthy deuce and missed break points later, they finally got their prized snaps of the winning point, along with one of that famous dainty wave of the hand to all four sides of the court.

  6. Post update

    Simon Briggs

    Daily Telegraph tennis correspondent on BBC Radio 5 live

    It was as scrappy as hell, but what character.

    Serena is not ready, really, but will you ever be ready in this situation? You have to start somewhere.

  7. Game, set and match

    Pliskova 6-7 (4-7) 4-6 Williams

    Serena Williams has celebrated some of her 23 Grand Slam titles with less glee than that first round success.

    Two arms aloft, meaningful looks to her box, now let's hear what she has to say...

    Serena Williams
  8. Williams saves break point

    Pliskova 6-7 (4-7) 4-5 Williams*

    Serena Williams scrapes the break point off the table with a forehand out right out the middle of the strings.

    There are bringing in a new tax on spots as sweet as that.

  9. Pliskova break point

    Pliskova 6-7 (4-7) 4-5 Williams*

    Serena Williams with match point at 40-30. Tries a kooky little drop is swallowed by the net.

    Double fault - suddenly Kristyna Pliskova has break point...

  10. Post update

    Pliskova 6-7 (4-7) 4-5 Williams*

    No gimmes, even from this range.

    Kristyna Pliskova ensures that Serena Williams will have to do her own dirty work in burying her French Open campaign into the red dirt.

    She holds serve. If Williams does the same, tennis' queen bee is into the next round.

  11. Post update

    Simon Briggs

    Daily Telegraph tennis correspondent on BBC Radio 5 live

    Pliskova has had a great opportunity to make a name for herself, coming up against an opponent with no match play.

    She needs a little more assurance in those tense moments.

  12. Post update

    *Pliskova 6-7 (4-7) 3-5 Williams

    Serena Williams crushes an overhead like an orange in a juicer for a love hold to back up the break.

    She is only a game away.

  13. Barty next up

    Whoever wins this match will be facing Ashleigh Barty next.

    The Australian 17th seed has beaten Russia's Natalia Vikhlyantseva 6-3 6-1.

    Ashleigh Barty
  14. Williams breaks

    Pliskova 6-7 (4-7) 3-4 Williams*

    Serena Williams takes the ball out the air with the perfect swat-volley to take the game to deuce.

    Kristyna Pliskova has all the time in the world to measure the winner down the line and splutters long.

    Break point. And another freebie from the Czech racquet waves Williams through and back into the lead.

    There were no breaks in the first set. There have been five in the second.

  15. Pliscova breaks

    *Pliskova 6-7 (4-7) 3-3 Williams

    Hold that thought. Hold that front page.

    Serena Williams thought she was checking out of the first round and upgrading to the second.

    Kristyna Pliskova has other ideas, dragging the American back into a dogfight by her bootstraps.

    We are back on serve.

  16. Game, set and match - Garcia

    Garcia 6-1 6-0 Duan

    France's Caroline Garcia has made quick work of her first round match over on Suzanne-Lenglen.

    The seventh seed registered a straight-set win in 59 minutes against China's Yingyng Duan,

    Garcia sent down four aces and 18 winners - her opponent managed just two - as she set up a second-round meeting with either Shuai Peng or Aleksandra Krunic.

  17. Williams breaks

    Pliskova 6-7 (4-7) 2-3 Williams*

    Suddenly the Kristyna Pilskova serve looks as flimsy as balsa wood.

    Serena Williams snaps it over her knee and is just three straight holds from home and the second round.

    Kristyna Pilskova
  18. Serena saves break point

    *Pliskova 6-7 (4-7) 2-2 Williams

    Kristyna Pliskova is pushing once more. And once more she is knocked back.

    The Czech world number 70 sees a break point slide away, her forehand plopping just wide, before missing with a death-or-glory return down the line.

  19. Post update

    Simon Briggs

    Daily Telegraph tennis correspondent on BBC Radio 5 live

    Pliskova is showing some quite negative body language now, looking at the ground every time she misses the first serve.

    This hasn't been the cleanest match - but you wouldn't expect that from two players who are stronger on the serve, rather than in the rally.

  20. Williams breaks back

    Pliskova 6-7 (4-7) 2-1 Williams*

    Serena Williams with perhaps the shot of the match so far as she hooks a magnificent no-look forehand into the open court to leave Kristyna Pliskova floundering and a break point on the board.

    Taken with minimum fuss and maximum efficiency.

    We are back on serve.