Stan unhappy with article
World No 9 Stan Wawrinka has voiced his frustration after an article criticising his private life was posted on the official Roland Garros website. The piece, which has subsequently been taken down, appeared on Saturday night and made a number of allegations about Wawrinka's marriage and personal relationships. Wawrinka eased into the French Open second round yesterday with a 6-3, 6-2, 6-3 over Turkey's Marsel Ilhan, but the Swiss expressed his disapproval of the article after the match. "It was a completely stupid article," Wawrinka said. "It's the official website of a Grand Slam, so I hope the guy who did that article is not a journalist. I also hope the guy who is supposed to check all the articles on the website is not working any more for the tournament. Because for me, for a Grand Slam website, it should be an article about the tennis."
Nishikori in Round 2
Japan's fifth seed Kei Nishikori reached the French Open second round yesterday with a 6-3, 7-5, 6-1 win over France's Paul-Henri Mathieu. Nishikori faces either Marinko Matosevic or Thomaz Bellucci for a place in the Last 32.
Essy win for Halep
Simona Halep, the 2014 runner-up, reached the French Open second round yesterday with a 7-5, 6-4 win over World No 91 Evgeniya Rodina. The third seed now faces either Mirjana Lucic-Baroni or Lauren Davis. "It's not easy to start a new tournament but I am happy to be back in Paris where I have so many great memories from last year," said the 23-year-old who was broken three times and committed 26 unforced errors.