French Open: Novak Djokovic drops just 5 games in win over Mikael Ymer

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Novak Djokovic’s first Grand Slam motion since his disqualification on the U.S. Open went as easily as might be.

The French Open’s No. 1 seed was hardly pushed in any respect in a 6-0, 6-2, 6-Three victory over 80th-ranked Mikael Ymer of Sweden below a closed roof at Court Philippe Chatrier.

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Djokovic broke Ymer 9 occasions and ended up with a 32-12 edge in complete winners.

Djokovic was defaulted from his fourth-round match on the U.S. Open this month for unintentionally hitting a line decide within the throat with a ball hit in anger after dropping a game.

There was little motive to indicate a lot frustration in opposition to Ymer.

Australian Open champion Sofia Kenin received via a three-set take a look at in her first-round match at Roland Garros.

The fourth-seeded Kenin struggled a bit after a rain delay earlier than the second set however emerged with a 6-4, 3-6, 6-Three victory in practically two hours in opposition to 125th-ranked Liudmila Samsonova.

Liudmila is 0-Three in Grand Slam matches for her career.

Kenin made her first huge breakthrough at a significant match a yr in the past in Paris. She beat Serena Williams alongside the technique to her fourth-round debut.

The 21-year-old Kenin this yr grew to become the youngest champion in Melbourne since Maria Sharapova was 20 in 2008.Danish teenager Clara Tauson earned her first tour-level victory by beating U.S. Open semifinalist Jennifer Brady 6-4, 3-6, 9-7 within the opening round.

The 17-year-old Tauson arrive back from a 4-2 deficit within the finishing set and saved two match factors.

Tauson received the Australian Open junior title last yr.

Matteo Berrettini additionally received earlier than rain suspended play on the skin courts. The 2019 U.S. Open semifinalist defeated Vasek Pospisil 6-3, 6-1, 6-3.Second-seeded Karolina Pliskova superior to the second round by beating Mayar Sherif 6-7 (9), 6-2, 6-4.

Sherif was the primary Egyptian player to qualify for the primary draw at Roland Garros.

She saved 5 break factors within the seventh game of the third set. Pliskova lastly broke after which held to like for a 5-Three lead on Court Philippe Chatrier.

Pliskova clinched victory with an ace on her first match level.

The former top-ranked player reached the semifinals at Roland Garros in 2017 and subsequent faces Jelena Ostapenko. The big-hitting Latvian player received the French Open that yr.

[Attribution HT.]

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