Serena Williams to have baby girl, says Venus

Serena Williams to have baby girl, says Venus

"And today, I lost at the French Open".

The 11th-seeded Dane will next face American teenager CiCi Bellis.

The 36-year-old American will play Kurumi Nara in the next round after the Japanese prevailed 3-6 7-5 6-4 over American wildcard Amanda Anisimova - the 15-year-old making her Grand Slam debut.

Footnote: Kuznetsova advanced to the third round, where she will play No32 seed Shuai Zhang after a 7-6 (5), 5-7, 6-3 win over Dodin.

This is a match between two talented players but with a vast difference in terms of form and application.

Williams plans on resuming her career in 2018.

A big crowd roared with laughter after the chair umpire jumped down to check a mark in the clay at a key moment in the second set of Garbine Muguruza's win over Anett Kontaveit and went sprawling on the red stuff.

Mattek-Sands beat Evgeniya Rodina of Russian Federation 7-5 6-2, Rogers defeated Marina Erakovic of New Zealand 7-6 (7-4) 6-4 and Brengle survived a tough encounter against German Julia Goerges 1-6 6-3 13-11.

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But with Serena out and after reaching the final at the Australian Open, she might just fancy her chances, especially in the warm conditions.

The two-time Wimbledon champion hit 31 winners and nine aces as she became the first woman through to the second round.

Serena has won the French Open three times, in 2002 (Venus was her opponent in the final), 2013 and 2015.

Petra Kvitova celebrated her comeback from being sidelined for five months with a hand injury, beating Julia Boserup of the United States 6-3, 6-2. Kvitova threw her racket in frustration after she double-faulted on match point, but the players warmly embraced at the net.

Kvitova returned to tennis in Paris after being attacked in the Czech Republic in December.

Olivo had the advantage and did not let it slip away when he returned to the court.

The 12th-seeded Frenchman Jo-Wilfried Tsonga left meekly, eliminated 7-5, 6-4, 6-7 (6), 6-4 by 91st-ranked Renzo Olivo of Argentina after only one game Wednesday in a match suspended a night earlier because of darkness.

The French 12th seed, who had just won the Lyon Open on clay, bowed out after saving three match points in the only game played on Wednesday after the match was interrupted by dusk on Tuesday. Olivo converted the next one with a forehand crosscourt victor and to win 6-4.

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