The Croat Marin Cilic (ATP 4) and the Spanish Garbine Muguruza (WTA 3) have on Tuesday secured a place in the second round of Roland Garros.
Third seed Cilic beat the Australian James Duckworth, watch 1072e on the ATP-ranking in three sets with a 6-3, 7-5, and 7-6 (7/4). The match was little more than an hour stopped by the rain at 5-4 in the second set to Cilic. The Croat, at the beginning of this year finalist at the Australian Open and the 2014 winner of the US Open, will meet in the next round either the Polish kwalificatiespeler Hubert Hurkacz (ATP 188) or the American Tennys Sandgren (ATP 54).
When the women pushed the world’s number three Garbine Muguruza through to the second round. They put off in the opening round in two sets by Russian Svetlana Kuznetsova (WTA 43): 7-6 (7/0) 6-2 after a party that also by the rain was interrupted. The duel between Muguruza and Kuznetsova was one of two players that Roland Garros is already on their list of achievements. The Spanish took the gold in 2016, the Russian in 2009. In the next round hitting Muguruza in the French Fiona Ferro (WTA) 257), that the German Carina Witthöft (WTA 61) with 6-4 and 6-2 and knocked.