World No. 2 Daniil Medvedev and World No. 4 Paulo Badosa advanced to the third round. Medvedev won 6-3, 6-4, 6-3 over Laslo Djere. But Badosa had to battle Kaja Juvan in three sets, eventually prevailing 7-5, 3-6, 6-2. Later in the day, World No. 1 Iga Swiatek and Stefanos Tsitsipas both won to advance to the next round.

Scores for the second round matches looked like this:

Casper Ruud vs Emil Ruusuvuori – 6-3, 6-4, 6-2

Paula Badosa vs Kaja Juvan – 7-5, 3-6, 6-2

Daniil Medvedev vs Laslo Djere – 6-3, 6-4, 6-3

Iga Swiatek vs Alison Riske – 6-0, 6-2

Stefanos Tsitsipas vs Zdenek Kolar – 6-3, 7-6, 6-7, 7-6

Casper Ruud vs Emil Ruusuvuori: 

Casper Ruud breezed through the Emil Ruusuvuori challenge. He won the match in straight sets, with scores of 6-3, 6-4, 6-2.

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Daniil Medvedev vs Laslo Djere:

Daniil Medvedev is still struggling with claycourt tennis, but the world number two cruised into the third round of the French Open on Thursday, defeating Serbian Laslo Djere 6-3, 6-4, 6-3.

The Russian, who reached the quarter-finals at Roland Garros last year after four straight first-round losses, struggled at times, but his elasticity gradually compensated for his lack of natural ability to move around on the sluggish surface.

Medvedev was broken in the first set, but his outstanding defence helped him claw his way back both times on Court Philippe Chatrier.

He will next face Serbia’s 28th seed, Miomir Kecmanovic.

Stefanos Tsitsipas vs Zdenek Kolar:

Last year’s finalist Stefanos Tsitsipas will face Czech Zdenek Kolar in the second round, and he will be looking to improve on his performance. The fourth seed dropped the first two sets against Lorenzo Musetti in the first round, but came back to win the next three sets and go to the second round. He will attempt to live up to his hype and return to his best form as one of the title contenders.

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Meanwhile, 25-year-old Kolar, who entered the tournament as a qualifier, overcame Lucas Pouille in four sets in the opening round to advance to his first Grand Slam second round. He will have a difficult test against a player ranked fourth worldwide.

Iga Swiatek vs Alison Riske:

Iga Swiatek defeated American Alison Riske 6-0, 6-2 on Thursday to go to the third round of the French Open for the 30th time in a row. The world number one wasted little time on court Suzanne Lenglen, showing no mercy as she came dangerously near to giving down the tournament’s first ‘double bagel.’

The hot favourite to win a second title in three years was almost unopposed by the world number 43, who only managed seven points in the first set. Riske fought back in the second game, letting out a loud yell, and raised her hand in delight after winning her first game to cut the deficit to 3-1.

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Swiatek didn’t let up, winning in just over an hour when Riske’s backhand went long. She is on the longest winning streak since Serena Williams won 34 straight matches in 2013 but still a long way from Martina Navratilova’s 1984 record of 74.

Paula Badosa vs Kaja Juvan:

Number three Paola Badosa is the first woman seeded in the top ten to reach the third round of the Roland Garros tournament this year. Badosa trailed a break in the third set of her match against 68th-ranked Kaja Juvan before rallying to win four games in a row and cruise to a 7-5, 3-6, 6-2 triumph on Court Suzanne Lenglen in more than two hours.

Badosa’s finest Grand Slam performance was a quarterfinal participation at the 2021 French Open. She will next face No. 29 Veronika Kudermetova.