clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

French Open Results: Victoria Azarenka Survives Scare On Day 2; Americans Produce Mixed Results

The men's matches at the 2012 French Open were straightforward on Monday, with only one ranked man facing a significant challenge. The women's draw was a bit less predictable, with four ranked women losing and another -- top ranked Victoria Azarenka -- barely surviving a scare.

Azarenka lost a first set tiebreak to Alberta Brianti and was pushed in the second set, eventually winning by one break. She finally started to look like the top-ranked player in the world in the third set, which she comfortably won 6-2. Elsewhere in the women's draw, No. 32 Monica Niculescu, No. 30 Mona Barthel, No. 17 Roberta Vinci and No. 12 Sabine Lisicki all suffered upsets.

On the men's side, only No. 15 Feliciano Lopez suffered a major upset. The Spaniard was forced to withdraw due to injury in the first set, giving Frenchman Florent Serra a victory. Big favorites Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer both advanced easily in straight sets. American John Isner advanced, but his compatriot Ryan Harrison fell in four sets to No. 11 Gilles Simon.

You can see a full French Open scoreboard at SI.com.

For more updates on the 2012 French Open, please stay tuned to this StoryStream. For lots more on all things tennis, keep checking SB Nation's dedicated tennis hub.

Check out the SB Nation Channel on YouTube