French Open 2015 Results: Winners, Scores, Stats from Tuesday's Singles Bracket

Steven Cook@@stevencookinFeatured Columnist IVMay 26, 2015

PARIS, FRANCE - MAY 26:  Serena Williams of the United States returns a shot in her Women's Singles match against Andrea Hlavackova of Czech Republic on day three of the 2015 French Open at Roland Garros on May 26, 2015 in Paris, France.  (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)
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Big first-round upsets at the 2015 French Open were saved for Tuesday's final day of Round 1.

While top-seeded names such as Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams had no trouble escaping their early opposition, the same couldn't be said across the board. At least one top-10 seed was bounced in both the men's and women's brackets, headlined by 2014 semifinalist Eugenie Bouchard's shocking straight-set loss to one of France's own up-and-comers, Kristina Mladenovic.

As if Tuesday's action needed any more sizzle, nine-time champion and No. 6 seed Rafael Nadal took to the courts and began showing both signs of formidability and rust. His quest for a Grand Slam-record, sixth-straight French Open commenced in convincing fashion.

Let's take a peek at all of the notable scores from Day 3 and break down the other big matches.

2015 French Open Scores: Tuesday, May 26

Men's SinglesScore
No. 1 Novak Djokovic def. Jarkko Nieminen6-2, 7-5, 6-2
No. 6 Rafael Nadal def. Quentin Halys6-3, 6-3, 6-4
No. 7 David Ferrer def. Lukas Lacko6-1, 6-3, 6-1
Jack Sock def. No. 10 Grigor Dimitrov7-6 (9-7), 6-2, 6-3
No. 9 Marin Cilic def. Robin Haase6-2, 6-4, 6-2
No. 16 John Isner def. Andreas Seppi7-5, 6-2, 6-3
No. 15 Kevin Anderson def. Tim Smyczek6-4, 6-4, 6-2
No. 23 Leonardo Mayer def. Jiri Vesely3-6, 7-6 (8-6), 6-3, 5-7, 6-2
Women's SinglesScore
No. 1 Serena Williams def. Andrea Hlavackova6-2, 6-3
No. 4 Petra Kvitova def. Marina Erakovic6-4, 3-6, 6-4
No. 5 Caroline Wozniacki def. Karin Knapp6-3, 6-0
Kristina Mladenovic def. No. 6 Eugenie Bouchard6-4, 6-4
No. 10 Andrea Petkovic def. Shelby Rogers6-2, 6-1
No. 18 Svetlana Kuznetsova def. Kiki Bertens6-1, 4-6, 6-2
No. 16 Madison Keys def. Varvara Lepchenko7-6 (7-3), 6-3

Complete scores available at RolandGarros.com


No. 1 Novak Djokovic def. Jarkko Nieminen

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If drawing Nadal in the quarterfinals had Novak Djokovic looking ahead, it certainly didn't show in his Tuesday opener.

Djokovic cruised to a straight-sets victory over 33-year-old Jarkko Nieminen, 6-2, 7-5, 6-2, extending his winning streak to 23 matches and displaying constant dominance over his opposition in his pursuit of the career Grand Slam.

The biggest concern for Djokovic arose in the second set, where Nieminen came within two points of winning the set. But the Serbian battled back to win a tiebreaker, and his 40 winners helped to secure the third set with ease.

He shared his thoughts on the match with Roland Garros:

Roland-Garros @rolandgarros

"I stayed patient, I stayed calm. Overall it was a very solid performance." #Djokovic #RG15 http://t.co/1E38JHDhhJ

The top seed's win was never really in jeopardy, but he did commit 31 unforced errors to Nieminen's 18. However, his 75 percent dominance on first serves and six aces were too much to overcome.

Djokovic has come drastically close to winning the French Open over the last handful of years, only to be bested by Nadal in the last three tournaments there—twice in the final. But with only two losses on his record so far in 2015, he looks intent on breaking through this year.

Jack Sock def. No. 10 Grigor Dimitrov

PARIS, FRANCE - MAY 26:  Jack Sock of the United States serves in his Men's Singles match against Grigor Dimitrov of Bulgaria on day three of the 2015 French Open at Roland Garros on May 26, 2015 in Paris, France.  (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)
Clive Brunskill/Getty Images

The first sizable upset in the men's draw took three days to surface but indeed came before the end of Round 1 as American Jack Sock emerged past 10th-seeded Grigor Dimitrov in three impressive sets.

The opening set came toughest for Sock as the Bulgarian pushed him to a tiebreaker that spanned 16 total points. From then on, Dimitrov couldn't muster up any momentum, going 0-for-6 on break points.

As for Sock, he played magnificently as told by Matt Cronin of TennisReporters.net:

Matt Cronin @TennisReporters

Gigantic win by Jack Sock nails another big forehand 2 win it, d Dimitrov 76 62 63. Played nearly perfect. Has improved a lot this year

Dimitrov wasn't overpowered by his opponent but simply couldn't take advantage of his opportunities to give Sock any real adversity. The two tied with 30 winners apiece, but Dimitrov committed 28 unforced errors to Sock's 18 and won just 28 percent of his receiving points.

Andy Roddick, the USA's last great tennis player, couldn't help but give Sock props along with fellow first-round winner John Isner:

andyroddick @andyroddick

Really impressive stuff from @JohnIsner and @JackSock ! Keep it rolling boys!

After a fourth-round defeat to Andy Murray in the Australian Open and a second-round loss at the Rome Masters, Dimitrov entered Roland Garros needing to change things up in order to contend. That didn't happen, and he fell victim to a confident American up-and-comer.

Sock will move on to face Pablo Carreno Busta in Round 2 after the Spaniard's straight-set victory, but the American should enter that matchup even more confident after dispatching a top-10 seed.

No. 1 Serena Williams def. Andrea Hlavackova

PARIS, FRANCE - MAY 26:  Serena Williams of the United States serves during her Women's Singles match against Andrea Hlavackova of Czech Republic on day three of the 2015 French Open at Roland Garros on May 26, 2015 in Paris, France.  (Photo by Clive Brun
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Top-seeded women's singles star Serena Williams began her quest for a third French Open in style, dispatching Andrea Hlavackova in two quick sets.

The American's win came somewhat easily, as she only dropped five games throughout the two sets to move along into Round 2. Five double-faults and 17 unforced errors couldn't keep Williams from winning 79 percent of her first serves and taking more than half of her receiving points.

One of the only non-dominating moments for Williams in the match came when she misjudged a lob and it hit her in the face, prompting a laugh, as shown by tennis journalist Stephanie Neppl:

Steph @StephintheUS

No drama from Serena, except when she got hit by a lob. Highlight of the match: http://t.co/TWUk4tJUsK

Williams played far from a perfect match, as told by the stats, but her place in the second round was never really in question. Frustration came as it usually does for Williams in the second set with a couple of uncharacteristic errors, but she righted the ship rather quickly.

While she's a 19-time Grand Slam champion and is inching closer to the all-time record, Williams has fallen victim to plenty of early upsets at Roland Garros. Those upsets usually come when Williams isn't feeling confident in her game, and that's certainly not showing up thus far.

She moves on to face Anna-Lena Friedsam in the second round, but it's hard to see anyone seriously threatening Williams until the second week of play if she continues to perform like she did Tuesday.


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