French Open 2014 Scores: Round 2 Results for Top Contenders at Roland Garros

Sean ODonnellContributor IIIMay 28, 2014

Serbia's Novak Djokovic returns the ball to France's Jeremy Chardy during their second round match of  the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium, in Paris, France, Wednesday, May 28, 2014. (AP Photo/David Vincent)
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The 2014 French Open brought about some intriguing second-round results on Wednesday, to say the least.

This year's field is jam-packed with the world's top players, each of whom are looking to make deep tournament runs.

While some of the top contenders at Roland Garros came away with more impressive victories in Round 2, others suffered a great deal of heartbreak.

Let's take a look at a few scores and match overviews from Round 2 and determine how they'll affect the French Open going forward.


(2) Novak Djokovic def. Jeremy Chardy 6-1, 6-4, 6-2

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Novak Djokovic took to the court on Wednesday for the first time after his rainy opening-round outing in which he shared a mid-match beverage with a lucky ball boy.

Although, this time around, the popular Djokovic wasn't the crowd favorite, as he defeated France's Jeremy Chardy in consecutive sets.

ATP World Tour tweeted Djokovic's all-time record against Chardy following the match:

The Serb has been playing some inspiring tennis so far in Paris. He's clearly in top form, and his win on Wednesday only furthers the notion he'll remain in contention deep into the tournament.

Djokovic only recorded 16 errors in Round 2, and compared to Chardy's 35, it's easy to see why he was able to take the match in just 91 minutes.

This marks Djokovic's seventh-straight win on clay, and he has yet to drop a set so far at Roland Garros.

Expect Djokovic's momentum to carry him past No. 25 Marin Cilic in Round 3.


Garbine Muguruza def. (1) Serena Williams 6-2, 6-2

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Upon looking at the result, one word comes to mind: Wow.

Defending champion Serena Williams was ousted from the tournament after falling to Garbine Muguruza in consecutive sets.

This loss marks the first time Williams has failed to reach the second week of competition as the top seed.

After the match, a visibly disappointed Williams addressed the media in a press conference, via Dan Imhoff of

It was one of those days. You know, you can't be on every day, and, gosh, I hate to be off during a Grand Slam. It happens, you know. It's not the end of the world. I'm going to go home and work five times as hard to make sure I never lose again. Obviously I'm super disappointed and it's hard. I worked really hard. I know for a fact I can work harder.

If I couldn't play better I would be even more disappointed. But I know I can, so I know I have something to look forward to.

What she's looking forward to is Wimbledon.

Having failed to get past the fourth round in any major tournament in 2014, Williams may not feel like she has anything left to prove; however, that fact must be lingering in the back of her mind.

According to a tweet from theScore, Williams had this to say to Muguruza following their match:

Muguruza's dazzling performance advances her to the third round. She's slated to play Anna Schmiedlova, who defeated Williams' sister Venus on Wednesday.

Should Muguruza keep up this kind of play, she could make an unexpected run deep into the tournament.


(4) Roger Federer def. Diego Sebastian Schwartzman 6-3, 6-4, 6-4

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After a swift Round 1 victory, Roger Federer was given a bit of a scare from Diego Sebastian Schwartzman on Wednesday.

Yes, the former world No. 1 emerged victorious in consecutive sets; however, the win didn't come easy.

Schwartzman earned a break to start the first set, but he was unable to capitalize, as Federer recovered nicely. That gave Federer momentum, as he won 81 percent of his first-serve points en route to a 6-3 set.

The second set began in a back-and-forth duel on its way to 4-4. Although, it was Federer who forced a break and earned the set at 6-4.

Schwartzman kept fighting throughout the match; however, Federer was too strong and earned another 6-4 set win.

This victory marked a career milestone for Federer, according to a tweet from ESPN Stats & Info:

Federer now moves on to face No. 31 Dmitry Tursunov in the third round. Tursunov figures to be a formidable opponent for Federer, having defeated Sam Querrey 6-4, 7-5, 6-1 in Round 2.