French Open 2015: Monday Results, Highlights, Scores, Recap from Roland Garros

Timothy Rapp@@TRappaRTFeatured ColumnistMay 25, 2015

PARIS, FRANCE - MAY 25:  Andy Murray of Great Britain plays a backhand in his Men's Singles match against  Facundo Arguello of Argentina on day two of the 2015 French Open at Roland Garros on May 25, 2015 in Paris, France.  (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)
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First-round action continued on Monday at the French Open, with plenty of big names hitting the court and a few upsets sprinkled throughout the day to keep things interesting.

Below we'll take a look at the results, highlights and break down the day's action. 

Men's Results

Monday's 1st-Round French Open Scores
PlayerSet 1Set 2Set 3Set 4Set 5
D Thiem6666-
A Bedene3473-
P Cuevas6666-
S Groth7333-
D Schwartzman6567-
A Haider-Maurer3736-
G Monfils6667-
E Roger-Vasselin2715-
M Klizan666--
F Tiafoe214--
G Simon3666-
L Pouille6124-
T Kokkinakis3676-
N Basilashvili6462-
B Tomic6366-
L Vanni3634-
A Kuznetsov666--
M Jaziri324--
A Murray666--
F Arguello331--
J Melzer767--
A Mannarino636--
T Robredo3676-
A Golubev6153-
B Coric7606-
S Querrey6363-
S Stakhovsky676--
R Berankis251--
T Berdych676--
Y Nishioka053--
S Bolelli666--
S Darcis343--
T Bellucci666--
M Matosevic124--
V Troicki6666-
J Struff2171-
S Giraldo676--
D Young453--
D Goffin3676-
F Krajinovic6261-
B Becker66276
R Bemelmans37662
F Verdasco666--
T Daniel342--
B Paire56466
G Elias73642
R Stepanek5666-
I Dodig7341-
F Fognini666--
T Ito322--
T Gabashvili676--
F Lopez363--
J Monaco66666
F Delbonis72172
N Kyrgios666--
D Istomin343--
K Edmund26656
S Robert64372
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Women's Results

Monday's 1st-Round French Open Scores
PlayerSet 1Set 2Set 3
L Hradecka66-
S Zheng30-
V Azarenka66-
M Torro21-
M Sharapova66-
K Kanepi24-
V Diatchenko466
S Vogele632
S Stosur66-
M Brengle13-
A Hesse266
J Gajdosova632
T Pironkova76-
B Strycova62-
D Allertova746
J Konta662
S Errani726
A Riske 660
A Konjuh66-
M Gasparyan14-
C Witthoft67-
K Siniakova35-
S Stephens76-
V Williams61-
H Watson67-
M Johansson45-
S Lisicki66-
M Puig32-
D Gavrilova67-
J Larsson16-
P Kania566
M Barthel724
Y Putintseva366
A Krunic633
A Beck636
A Radwanska261
A Mitu66-
A Lim32-
K Pliskova76-
S Zhang64-
E Svitolina66-
Y Wickmayer22-
A Cornet466
R Vinci641
A Tomljanovic66-
C Dellacqua22-
A Kerber66-
T Babos01-
V Razzano266
V Cepede642
C Suarez66-
M Niculescu22-
A Dulgheru66-
N Gibbs31-
I Begu67-
B Mattek-Sands46-
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No. 3 seed Andy Murray was the top draw on Monday and didn't disappoint, cruising to an easy straight-sets victory over Facundo Arguello. Despite a relatively difficult draw—he'll likely either have to beat Novak Djokovic or Rafael Nadal in the semifinals, if he gets that far—this year looks like the best shot Murray has at winning the French Open.

Here are the highlights from that match.

That's in large part because the star player is now 11-0 on clay courts this season. While Nadal is always the prohibitive favorite in this tournament given his dominance at Roland Garros and Novak Djokovic is the best player in the world at the moment, Murray certainly looks the part of a French Open champion right now. 

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The road will only get more difficult for him, however. 

There weren't too many surprises on the men's side, as No. 4 Tomas Berdych, No. 12 Gilles Simon and No. 13 Gael Monfils all advanced. The only seeded player who failed to move on was No. 11 Feliciano Lopez, who fell to Teymuraz Gabashvili 6-3, 7-6, 6-3. 

The women's draw was highlighted by an upset on the day, however, as Sloane Stephens eliminated No. 15 Venus Williams, 7-6, 6-1. Here are the highlights.

That victory left Stephens in some fairly rarefied air, per the WTA on Twitter:


.@Sloanetweets becomes ONLY 2nd American (Davenport) to def BOTH Serena & Venus Williams--> http://t.co/gvBVTnMZYV http://t.co/HrQxDEYIr6

Howard Bryant of ESPN put the loss into some perspective for Williams:

Full Dissident @hbryant42

Venus has never been great on clay but is still 15th in the world. Turns 35, but if she goes out in the first round at Wimbledon, let's talk

After Williams spoke about the match and her opponent, via SI Tennis on Instagram:

Meanwhile, No. 2 Maria Sharapova, No. 8 Carla Suarez Navarro, No. 11 Angelique Kerber, No. 27 Victoria Azarenka, No. 12 Karolina Pliskova, No. 17 Sara Errani and No. 20 Sabine Lisicki, among others, all advanced.

Joining Williams in the upset department was No. 14 Agnieszka Radwanska, who fell to Annika Beck, 6-2, 3-6, 6-1.

Tuesday's action promises to be fun, as No. 1 Djokovic, No. 1 Serena Williams, No. 6 Nadal, No. 4 Petra Kvitova, No. 5 Caroline Wozniacki, No. 6 Eugenie Bouchard, No. 7 David Ferrer, No. 9 Marin Cilic, No. 16 John Isner and No. 16 Madison Keys, among others, will all be in action.

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