June 1, 2012; Paris, France: Juan Martin Del Potro (ARG) during his third round match against Marin Cilic (CRO) on day six of the 2012 French Open. Del Potro won 6-3 7-6 6-1. Mandatory Credit: Susan Mullane-US PRESSWIRE
Djok of the day
Serbia's Novak Djokovic is looking to complete the last piece of his grand slam puzzle and capture his first French Open. He has never advanced past the semis. His next obstacle will be Italy's Andreas Seppi.
Day 6: On to Victory
Belarus' Victoria Azarenka returns the ball to Canada's Aleksandra Wozniak during their third-round match. Azarenka won 6-4, 6-4.
Day 6: Like an Angel
Germany's Angelique Kerber returns the ball to Italy's Flavia Pennetta during their third-round match. Kerber got a scare dropping the first set, but rallied to win the last two.
Day 6: Mixing it up
USA's Serena Williams and Bob Bryan play Argentina's Gisela Dulko and Eduardo Schwank during their first-round mixed doubles match. Serena will have plenty of time to focus on her mixed doubles after a shocking early exit from singles competition.
Day 6: Cilic gets clinic
Argentina's Juan Martin del Potro (pictured) used his trademark powerful strokes to ease past Croatia's Marin Cilic in straight sets during their third-round match. Next up for Del Porto is a tricky test against Czech Tomas Berdych.
Day 6: Sing that tsong
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga of France celebrates scoring a point in his third-round match against Fabio Fognini of Italy. Tsonga had little trouble winning in three sets 7-5, 6-4, 6-4.
Day 6: Gone digging
Australia's Samantha Stosur returns the ball to Russia's Nadia Petrova during their third-round match. Stosur won 6-3, 6-3.
Day 6: Another day at the office
Tomas Berdych throws his hands up after a thrilling five-set win over Kevin Anderson of South Africa to reach the French Open fourth round. Berdych won 4-6, 6-3, 7-6, 4-6, 6-4.
Day 6: Fighting spirit
Russia's Svetlana Kuznetsova shouts as she plays Poland's No. 3 seed Agnieszka Radwanska during the third round. Kuznetsova, the 2009 French Open champion, looks like a solid contender this year as well.
Day 6: Get to the ball
Serbia's Ana Ivanovic returns the ball to Italy's Sara Errani during their third-round match Friday at Roland Garros stadium in Paris. Errani won 1-6, 7-5, 6-3.
Day 6: Here I am
Italy's Sara Errani celebrates her win over Serbia's Ana Ivanovic after their third-round match. The No. 21 seed Errani won 1-6, 7-5, 6-3 and will face the No. 26 seed Svetlana Kuznetsova in the fourth round.
Day 6: Signature smile
American Sloane Stephens flashes her signature smile as she cruises into the fourth round at Roland Garros. Getty ImagesMike Hewitt
Day 6: Fan favorite
No. 2 seed Maria Sharapova celebrates her second-round win over Ayumi Morita of Japan on Day 6 at Roland Garros. Sharapova has dropped just two games in her first two matches. Getty ImagesClive Brunskill
Day 5: Some stamina
France's Paul-Henri Mathieu blows a kiss to the public after defeating American John Isner on Thursday in the second round of the French Open. Mathieu won 6-7, 6-4,6-4, 3-6, 18-16 in a match that took 5 hours, 35 minutes.
Day 5: Net gain
Varvara Lepchenko kisses the net after defeating former top-ranked player Jelena Jankovic 7-6, 4-6, 6-4.
Day 5: Need a hand?
Andy Murray grimaces as a doctor tends to his back injury in his second-round match against Jarkko Nieminen. Murray persevered to win in four sets.
Day 5: Friendly bounce
Rafael Nadal of Spain watches the ball after tipping it over the net in his second-round victory over Denis Istomin of Uzbekistan. Nadal is seeking his seventh French Open title.
Day 5: On watch
Lauren Davis eyes the ball as she plays Christina McHale in an all-American matchup. Davis, only 18, was eliminted 6-1, 6-3.
Day 5: Power up
Arantxa Rus of the Netherlands returns a ball against Virginie Razzano of France. Rus won 6-3, 7-6 as Razzano could not replicate the form that saw her eliminate Serena Williams in the first round.
Day 5: France dance
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga of France celebrates in front of the friendly Roland Garros crowd after recording match point against Cedrik-Marcel Stebe of Germany.
Day 5: Sharp cut
Mikhail Youzhny of Russia slices a return to Robin Haase of The Netherlands during their second-round match.
Day 5: Split screen
Russia's Maria Kirilenko falls during her second-round match against Czech Republic's Klara Zakopalova. The No. 16 seed Kirilenko lost in three sets to Zakopalova.
Day 5: Hair-raising experience
No. 6 seed David Ferrer of Spain returns to France's Benoit Paire during their second-round match.
Day 5: Take a seat
Cedrik-Marcel Stebe of Germany slips as he returns to France's Jo-Wilfried Tsonga. Stebe had a tough time recovering and lost to Tsonga in four sets.
Day 5: Shout it out
No. 2 seed Rafael Nadal of Spain celebrates a point during his second-round match against Denis Istomin of of Uzbekistan. Getty ImagesClive Brunskill
Day 5: Hometown hero
France's top-ranked player Jo-Wilfried Tsonga plays a backhand during Thursday's continuation of his second-round match against Germany's Cedrik-Marcel Stebe. Their match was stopped Wednesday due to rain. The overnight break served Tsonga well as he won to reach the third round. Getty ImagesClive Brunskill
Day 5: Once a champion ...
2011 Wimbledon winner Petra Kvitova reminds everyone that she is, indeed, a Grand Slam winner with a convincing 6-1, 6-3 win over Poland's Urszula Radwanska to reach the third round. Getty ImagesClive Brunskill
Day 5: Back to basics
Andy Murray of Great Britain receives assistance for a back problem during a break in his second-round match against Jarkko Nieminen of Finland. Getty ImagesMatthew Stockman
Day 5: Hard to watch
Tennis legend Ivan Lendl, who coaches No. 4 seed Andy Murray, looks on during Murray's second-round match against Finland's Jarkko Nieminen. Murray struggled with back pain during the first set and looked to be on the brink of retiring, but somehow rallied to win in four sets and reach the third round. Getty ImagesMatthew Stockman
Day 4: Standing tall
Novak Djokovic of Serbia serves to Blaz Kavcic of Slovenia in his second-round match. Djokovic easily advanced to the third round.
Day 4: Glee club
France's Nicolas Devilder celebrates match point in his second-round win over Germany's Michael Berrer.
Day 4: It's a pattern
Australian doubles pair Ashley Fisher (right) and Marinko Matosevic share a laugh during their first-round match against Scott Lipsky and Rajeev Ram of the US. The Aussies lost 5-7, 2-6.
Day 4: Smooth moves
No. 3 seed Roger Federer keeps his cool against Romania's Adrian Ungur. Federer lost the third set but recovered in the fourth to win the match 6-3, 6-2, 6-7(3), 6-3.
Day 4: Simon says ...
Gilles Simon of France clenches his fist after winning his second-round match against Brian Baker of the United States. Baker surprised Simon by taking the third and fourth sets, but the No. 11 seed Simon dominated the fifth to reach the third round.
Day 4: Dark horse?
2008 French Open champion Ana Ivanovic has shown no signs of struggle in reaching the third round this year. How far can she go?
Day 4: Martic marches
Croatia's Petra Martic pulled off the upset against France's No. 8 seed Marion Bartoli in the French Open second round. Martic will face Spain's Anabel Medina Garrigues in the third round.
Day 4: Air up there
Spain's Pablo Andujar serves to Switzerland's Stanislas Wawrinka during their second-round match. The 18th-seeded Swiss took the match to reach the third round.
Day 4: Sigh of grief
USA's Irina Falconi reacts during her second-round match against US Open champion Samantha Stosur of Australia. Falconi could not answer Stosur's toughness and fell in straight sets.
Day 4: A leg up
Australia's Samantha Stosur serves the ball to USA's Irina Falconi during their second-round match. The 2011 US Open champion had little trouble in her 6-1, 6-4 win over Falconi.
Day 4: Standing her ground
Victoria Azarenka of Belarus returns in her second-round match against Dinah Pfizenmaier of Germany. The world No. 1 reminded us why she won the Australian Open earlier this year with a dominating 6-1, 6-1 win to reach the third round.
Day 4: Back(hand) to basics
No. 15 seed Dominika Cibulkova of Slovakia fires a return to USA's Vania King during their second-round match. King was no match for the talented Cibulkova who easily reached the third round with a 6-0, 6-2 rout.
Day 4: Double up
Japanese doubles partners Kimiko Date-Krumm, right, and Rika Fujiwara play Czech Republic's Renata Voracova and Klara Zakopalova during their first-round match. Date-Krumm and Fujiwara lost in three sets.
Out of here
Serena Williams celebrates winning a point against Virginie Razzano, but she was near tears in the third set of her stunning first-round loss. It marked the first time she exited a Grand Slam event in the first round.
Serena Williams was two points away from winning the match when she led 5-1 in a second-set tiebreaker. Instead, she lost to 111th-ranked Virginie Razzano of France.
In it to win it
Virginie Razzano won a 25-minute final game against Serena Williams to pull off the first-round upset.
Day 3: Goodbye kiss
Maria Sharapova sends her love to the crowd after her victory against Alexandra Cadantu.
Day 3: Happy to be here
Alexandra Cadantu made her French Open debut, but lost to Maria Sharapova. 'For me, to have that big crowd, it was a lot,' she said. 'I enjoyed it a lot.'
Day 3: She'll take it
Arantxa Rus makes a return during her defeat of American Jamie Hampton. Hampton retired from the match with a back injury.
Day 3: End in sight
Unfortunately for American Jamie Hampton, she had to retire early with a back injury against Aranxta Rus in the first round.
Day 3: Some more for No. 4
Fourth-seeded Andy Murray won his first-round match vs. Tatsuma Ito of Japan, winning 6-1, 7-5, 6-0.
Day 3: Going home
Tatsuma Ito makes a return at the line, but he was no match for Andy Murray in the first round.
Day 3: Doing the wave
Rafael Nadal of Spain greets his fans after easily winning his first-round match 6-2, 6-2, 6-1, against Simone Bolelli of Italy.
Day 3: Make it count
Spain's Nicolas Almagro tosses to serve to Italy's Paolo Lorenzi during their first-round match.
Day 3: Electic (blue) slide
Germany's Mischa Zverev returns the ball to France's Julien Benneteau during their first-round match.
Day 3: Getting it done
France's Julien Benneteau reacts as he defeats Germany's Mischa Zverev during their first-round match. The No. 29 seed Benneteau will face Russia's Dmitry Tursunov in the second round.
Day 3: Spectator sport
A look at Court 1 from the stands during the first-round match between Janko Tipsarevic of Serbia and Sam Querrey of USA . Querrey surprised with a first-set win over the No. 8 seed before Tipsarevic took over to win it in four. Getty ImagesMike Hewitt
Day 3: Get a grip
Spain's second-best player, David Ferrer, holds on tight during a backhand return to Lukas Lacko of Slovakia in their first-round match at Roland Garros. No. 5-seeded Ferrer sailed into the second round with a 6-3, 6-4, 6-1 win. Getty ImagesMike Hewitt
Day 3: Cruise control
No. 2 seed Maria Sharapova served up double bagels to Romania's Alexandra Cadantu of Romania in their first-round match at the 2012 French Open. Sharapova barely broke a sweat in her 6-0, 6-0 win. Getty ImagesClive Brunskill
Day 2: Roger the great
Roger Federer of Switzerland serves in the men's singles first-round match vs. Tobias Kamke of Germany on Monday. Federer notched his 233rd win in a Grand Slam match, tying Jimmy Connors' record.
Day 2: Moving forward
Sloane Stephens plays a backhand in the first round vs. Ekaterina Makarova of Russia on Monday. Stephens advanced to the second round and will next face Bethanie Mattek-Sands.
Day 2: Shadow of doubt
Karolina Pliskova of Czech Republic stretches to play a forehand in her first-round match vs. Marion Bartoli of France on Monday. Pliskova proved to be no match for Bartoli, who easily won 6-3, 6-3.
Day 2: Tough Tomas
Tomas Berdych of Czech Republic plays a forehand in his first-round match vs. Dudi Sela of Israel on Monday. Berdych had little trouble against Sela, easily winning 6-3, 6-4, 6-1 to advance to the second round.
Day 2: Pump up the volume
Vania King celebrates a point in her first-round match against Galina Voskoboeva of Kazakhstan at Roland Garros on Monday. King helped the American women go 10-0 on Monday, beating Voskoboeva 6-4, 6-2.
Day 2: Not enough
Lleyton Hewitt of Australia plays a backhand in his first-round match against Blaz Kavcic of Slovenia on Monday at the French Open. Hewitt, returning to action after toe surgery, fell in four sets to Kavcic.
Day 2: At his best
Novak Djokovic of Serbia serves in his men's singles first-round match against Potito Starace of Italy during Day 2 of the French Open. Djokovic easily defeated Starace and is in the hunt for his fourth consecutive Grand Slam title.
Day 2: Close call
Victoria Azarenka of Belarus serves in her women's singles first-round match against Alberta Brianti of Italy on Monday. It was a surprisingly difficult win for the No. 1-ranked Azarenka, who had to overcome 60 unforced errors vs. Brianti.
Day 2: American pride
Christina McHale plays a forehand in her women's singles first-round match against Kiki Bertens of the Netherlands on Monday. McHale is one of several American players competing well, as she upended Bertens 2-6, 6-4, 6-4.
Day 2: Big-time victory
American Lauren Davis prepares to receive a serve in her women's singles first-round match vs. Mona Barthel of Germany on Monday. Davis was one of Monday's biggest stories, notching the best win of her young career as she demolished the up-and-coming Barthel 6-1, 6-1. “I have so much passion for the game,” Davis said. “I love playing.”
Day 1: Fighting back
Venus Williams volleys the ball to Argentina's Paula Ormaechea during their first-round match at Roland Garros. Venus struggled in the first set, but rallied to win the next two to reach the second round.
Day 1: Bon voyage
Andy Roddick of the US shows disappointment during his first-round match against Nicolas Mahut of France. Roddick lost to Mahut in four sets 6-3, 6-3, 4-6, 6-2.
Day 1: Nic of time
Best known for his stamina in the 2010 Wimbledon thriller against John Isner, Nicolas Mahut of France plays Andy Roddick in the first round of the French Open. Mahut won the match in four sets, 6-3, 6-3, 4-6, 6-2.
Day 1: Take it all in
A fisheye view with a wide-angle lens shows center court Philippe Chatrier as Jo-Wilfried Tsonga of France and Andrey Kuznetsov of Russia play their first-round match at the French Open.
Serbia's Ana Ivanovic serves the ball to Spain's Lara Arruabarrena-Vecino during their first-round match. The 2008 champion at Roland Garros posted a quick 6-1, 6-1 win to reach the second round.
Day 1: Can't catch up
Andy Roddick fell behind quickly to France's Nicolas Mahut during their first-round match.
Day 1: Swede return
Sweden's Johanna Larsson returns the ball to USA's Melanie Oudin during their first-round match at the 2012 French Open in Paris, Sunday, May, 27. Oudin won the match to reach the second round of a major for the first time since the 2012 US Open.
Day 1: So Fab
Fabio Fognini of Italy returns the ball to France's Adrian Mannarino during their first-round match at the French Open. Fognini had little trouble advancing to the second round with a straight-set win over the Frenchman.
Day 1: Back in the mix
USA's Melanie Oudin has struggled since her 2009 US Open performance, but shows she's on the right path with a convincing first-round win over Sweden's Johanna Larsson at the French Open.
Day 1: Hard day's work
Argentina's Juan Martin del Potro struggles early against Spain's Albert Montanes during their first-round match. But the 2009 US Open champion found a way into the second round with a four-set win.
Day 1: There she is
After a slow start to the year, Australia's Samantha Stosur reminds us why she reached the 2010 French Open final and won last year's US Open with a strong first-round win in Paris.