French Open 2012 Scores: Shocking Results from Roland Garros' First 2 Days

Ian Hanford@Ian_HanfordFeatured ColumnistMay 29, 2012

PARIS, FRANCE - MAY 27:  Nicolas Mahut of France plays a forehand in his men's singles first round match against Andy Roddick of USA during day one of the French Open at Roland Garros on May 27, 2012 in Paris, France.  (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)
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The 2012 French Open is two days deep, and plenty of exciting action has already ensued.

Andy Roddick and Jurgen Melzer were both eliminated, Venus Williams prevailed and Juan Martin Del Potro won his first match. These were just some of the storylines from the tournament's opening days.

Let's take a look at most shocking results of the first two days.

Andy Roddick Eliminated

Roddick was defeated by Nicolas Mahut on the tournament's first day. This is not particularly surprising to fans of American tennis, but Roddick is still a prominent tennis name.

It took Mahut four sets to eliminate Roddick from French Open contention. He neutralized Roddick's serve and took advantage of his otherwise-inconsistent game.

Roddick is notorious for choking on the Grand Slam stage, but this upset is a surprise nonetheless.

This upset came on the tournament's first day, but it could be one of the tournament's biggest surprises when all is said and done.

Radek Stepanek Upset

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KEY BISCAYNE, FL - MARCH 29:  Bob Bryan of the USA plays a shot in his match with doubles partner Mike Bryan against Leander Paes of India and Radek Stepanek of the Czech Republic on day 11 of the Sony Ericsson Open at Crandon Park Tennis Center on March
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Stepanek was defeated in five sets by David Goffin on Sunday. Stepanek was the No. 23 seed for men's singles.

Stepanek's loss to Goffin is definitely surprising, but not more shocking than Roddick's devastating defeat. He lost in five sets to an above-average defender, but Roddick lost to a lesser talent.

Goffin is not expected to advance past the second round, but his first-round victory is a pleasant surprise for the Belgian player.

Bethanie Mattek-Sands Advances

Mattek-Sands gave American tennis fans something to cheer about with her first-round upset over Sabine Lisicki.

PARIS, FRANCE - MAY 28:  Bethanie Mattek-Sands of USA plays a forehand in the women's singles first round match between Sabine Lisicki of Germany and Bethanie Mattek-Sands of USA during day two of the French Open at Roland Garros on May 28, 2012 in Paris,
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Mattek-Sands won the match in straight sets.

She has never advanced further than the third round in the French Open, so this first-round match is a big boost to her confidence.

Lisicki was a not one of the tournament's top seeds, but she was expected to win this first match. Mattek-Sandds surprised everyone by sending her packing.


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