French Open 2013: Roger Federer & Serena Williams win through

Somdev Devvarman and Roger Federer

French Open

Roland Garros, Paris
26 May to 9 June
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Roger Federer swept into the third round of the French Open as he overwhelmed India's Somdev Devvarman 6-2 6-1 6-1 in an hour and 22 minutes.

The win moves Federer within two victories of Argentine Guillermo Vilas' record of 58 wins at the event in the Open Era.

Unseeded Gael Monfils followed Monday's by battling past Ernests Gulbis in four sets.

Serena Williams, Victoria Azarenka, and David Ferrer also progressed.

Court Philippe Chatrier

Victoria Azarenka (Blr) [3] beat Elena Vesnina (Rus) 6-1 6-4

Azarenka was in first-round action after Tuesday's rain delays and now faces the prospect of seven matches in 11 days if she is to win the title.

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (Fra) [6] beat Jarkko Nieminen (Fin) 7-6 (8-6) 6-4 6-3

Gael Monfils (Fra) beat Ernests Gulbis (Lat) 6-7 (5-7) 6-4 7-6 (7-4) 6-2

Monfils missed much of 2012 with a knee injury that saw him slip out of the top 100, but he is the story of Roland Garros 2013 so far.

Following an epic five-set win against Berdych, this three-hour-and-15-minute victory also thrilled the packed house on Philippe Chatrier.

"I had lots of luck. That's part of sports," said Monfils, 26. "I'm just trying to be tough mentally ,and tougher and tougher in my mind when things get down."

Serena Williams (USA) [1] beat Caroline Garcia (Fra) 6-1 6-2

The favourite extended her winning run to 26 matches and has now won 68 of 72 matches since her first-round exit at Roland Garros last year.

"It's important for me to win easily," said Williams. "It's also important for me to play well. If I play well, it will bode well for me at Roland Garros."

Court Suzanne Lenglen

Petra Kvitova (Cze) [7] beat Aravane Rezai (Fra) 6-3 4-6 6-2

Gael Monfils
Monfils once again delighted the crowd on Court Philippe Chatrier with a gruelling victory

The 2011 Wimbledon champion overcame a slight wobble in her first-round match to see off wildcard Rezai in one hour and 49 minutes.

Benoit Paire (Fra) [24] beat Marcos Baghdatis (Cyp) 3-6 7-6 (7-1) 6-4 6-4

Milos Raonic (Can) [14] beat Michael Llodra 7-5 3-6 7-6 (7-3) 6-2

Canadian Raonic hit 24 aces to take his tally for the tournament to 40 - nine more than his closest challenger, Llodra.

Roger Federer (Sui) [2] beat Somdev Devvarman (Ind) 6-2 6-1 6-1

Chasing a second French Open title, the Swiss did not lose a point against 188th-ranked Devvarman until game three and took the first set in just 23 minutes with two breaks of serve.

The 17-times Grand Slam champion broke a further three times in sets two and three to book a meeting with Julien Benneteau of France.

Ana Ivanovic (Srb) [14] beat Mathilde Johansson (Fra) 6-2 6-2

Outside courts

David Ferrer (Esp) [4] beat Albert Montanes (Esp) 6-2 6-1 6-3

Fourth seed Ferrer has never lost a Tour match to his compatriot and the Spaniard looked confident throughout this 101-minute win.

Agnieszka Radwanska (Pol) [4] beat Mallory Burdette (USA) 6-3 6-2

Stefanie Voegele (Sui) beat Heather Watson (GB) 6-4 2-6 6-4

Match report


Bojana Jovanovski (Srb) beat Caroline Wozniacki (Den) [10] 7-6 (7-2) 6-3

Former world number one Wozniacki put a run of five consecutive defeats behind her with on Monday, but her disappointing year continued against Jovanovski.

The unseeded Serb hit 33 winners compared to 13 for the 2010 quarter-finalist.

Belated Brit joy

Jamie Murray (GB) and John Peers (Aus) beat Julian Knowle (Aut) [15] and Filip Polasek (Svk) [15] 7-6 (7-5) 7-6 (7-5)

Following singles defeats for Laura Robson, Elena Baltacha and Heather Watson, and a doubles loss for Ken Skupski, Britain can finally lay claim to a victory at this year's French Open.

His brother but Jamie is is fit and through to the second round of the men's doubles.

Quotes of the day

"La monf to win rolly g? #allezlamonf" - Andy Murray uses Twitter to show his support for Gael Monfils.

Victoria Azarenka attempts to follow the example of Serena Williams by addressing the Court Philippe Chatrier spectators in French: "I know 'Je t'aime, Paris', I know 'Allez' and 'Merci beaucoup'."

"Mum and dad are back home - my phone's been going a bit crazy, but I haven't had time to look at it yet!" The attention surrounding Australian 17-year-old Ashleigh Barty - who is through to the second round after beating the Czech Republic's Lucie Hradecka - is only likely to grow from here.

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