2012 French Open day 2 recap part 2

After watching Haas, Malisse and co at practice, it was time for me to watch some matches!

First, on Court 14: Varvara Lepchenko against Ksenia Pervak. I gave up after 3 games: to hear those two grunting like crazy after a few points, not for me, thanks.

Ksenia Pervak

Ksenia Pervak

Ksenia Pervak

Vavara Lepchenko

For the record, Lepchenko won in 3 disputed sets.

On Court 17, Flavia Pennetta battled to pass through Su-Wei Hsieh of Taipei, who was playing her first Slam since the 2009 Australian Open!
Even though she managed to qualify for the second round, it was a poor display by Pennetta and not really a deserved victory.

Su-Wei Hsieh

Su-Wei Hsieh

Su-Wei Hsieh

Flavia Pennetta

Flavia Pennetta

Next, on Court 16, Bernard Tomic against Andreas Haider-Maurer.

Bernard Tomic

Bernard Tomic

At times it seemed like they were playing at slow motion. Weird.
Tomic plays when he wants to, and wins in 3 sets.

Andreas Haider-Maurer

Bernard Tomic

And finally, on Court 17, future star Milos Raonic defeats Ruben Ramirez Hidalgo (who practised with Philipp Kohlschreiber earlier in the day).

Milos Raonic

Ruben Ramirez Hidalgo

Ruben Ramirez Hidalgo

Milos Raonic

Milos Raonic

Milos Raonic

Raonic’ massive serve:

Milos Raonic

and forehand:

Milos Raonic

A last look at doubles players practices:

Leander Paes:

Leander Paes

Leander Paes

Nenad Zimonjic:

Nenad Zimonjic

Jamie Murray:

Jamie Murray

Jamie Murray

Jamie Murray

And that’s it for my first day at Roland Garros 2012.

Oh, and the adidas bus in front of the stadium:

adidas bus

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