2011 French Open: day one recap

I was in Paris this week end for the Roland Garros charity day and the Sunday Start. Here’s a photo recap of Sunday’s matches on the court Philippe Chatrier.

Stosur-Benesova

Solid first match by Stosur, semifinalist in 2009 and finalist here last year. She beat Iveta Benesova, ranked 52, in straight sets 6-2 6-3. Next opponent for the Australian: Simona Halep.

Sam Stosur

Sam Stosur

Sam Stosur

Sam Stosur

Sam Stosur

David Taylor, Sam’s coach:

David Taylor

Sam Stosur

Sam Stosur

Ferrer-Nieminen

World No. 7 and two-time quarter-finalist at Roland Garros David Ferrer needed just 85 minutes to pass through Jarkko Nieminen.

David Ferrer

David Ferrer

David Ferrer

David Ferrer

Tough match for Nieminen whose game is much more suited to hard courts.

Jarko Nieminen

Jarko Nieminen

Jarko Nieminen

In the stands: Mats Wilander

Mats Wilander

Mats Wilander

and Xavier Malisse:

Xavier Malisse

Xavier Malisse

Commentators: John McEnroe

John McEnroe

John McEnroe

and Brad Gilbert

Brad Gilbert

Tsonga-Hajek

Empty seats on the court Philippe Chatrier:

Court Philippe Chatrier

Court Philippe Chatrier

Tsonga in one word: nonchalant. Easy win over low-ranked Hajek, but he really needs to wake up he wants to reach the second week of this French Open.

Tsonga-Hajek

Jan Hajek

Jo Wilfried Tsonga

Jo Wilfried Tsonga

Jo Wilfried Tsonga

Jo Wilfried Tsonga

Guy Forget:

Guy Forget

Jo Wilfried Tsonga

Jo Wilfried Tsonga

Jo Wilfried Tsonga

Jo Wilfried Tsonga

Last match on the Chatrier Court was Goerges-Johansson, but I chose to watch players practice on other courts.

Court Suzanne Lenglen:

Court Suzanne Lenglen

Court 7:

Court 7

Next: pics of players at practice (Oudin, Kirilenko, Bhupathi-Paes..)

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