Jelena Ostapenko won for the first time in Paris since 2017 when she beat Madison Brengle in a 6-2, 6-1 defeat on the third day of the French Open 2020.

The day that was cloudy mostly didn’t see much of a break in between as all the courts saw simultaneous play. 

In another Roland Garros upset, Danish teen Clara Tauson beat USA’s Jennifer Brady 6-4, 3-6, 9-7 in a 165 minute first-round clash, the third-longest of the tournament so far. The former Junior World No 1 saved two match points to stun Brady.

Karolina Pliskova worked hard to advance into the second round, where she will play Latvia’s Jeļena Ostapenko. The Czech’s experience helped her get past Mayar Sherif as she recovered from a set down to progress 6-7 (9/11), 6-2, 6-4.

The men’s round saw Christian Garin, Marc Polmans, Lloyd Harris and Matteo Berrettini advance into the next round.

World No 1 Novak Djokovic will be seen locking horns with Sweden’s Mikael Ymer. The 2016 French Open champion stands as a favourite this season too. However, Rafael Nadal and his love for red is still a hurdle for the Serbian.

Wednesday will bring Victoria Azarenka going against Anna Karolína Schmiedlová in the second round.