French Open 2014: Day 5 Results at Roland Garros

Roland Garros 2014
The day five saw numerous stars take on the court with the likes of top seed and four time defending champion Rafael Nadal taking on 20 year old Austrian Dominicc Thiem. World No. 1 played like business as usual on his favourite court, dispatching the young player in three sets 6-2, 6-2, 6-3. He was joined by his fellow countryman Spanish player and fifth seed David Ferrer, who also went through to the third round riding on a clinical performance. He defeated Italian player Simone Bolelli in straight sets as well 6-2, 6-3, 6-2. British hopes were also high with Andy Murray finding feet on the red clay surface as he defeated Australian funnyman Marinko Matosevic in three sets 6-3, 6- 1, 6-3.

The women’s singles after the sudden ouster of defending champion and top seed Serena Williams is suddenly an open draw for all. The notable names making noise were former Wimbledon Champion Petra Kvitova from Czech Republic beating Marina Erakovic from New Zealand, 6-4, 6-4. French Open 2012 finalist Sara Errani also dominated her play against German player Dinah Pfizenmaier beating in straight sets 6-2, 6-4.

The collated results Thursday at the French Open were as follows, according to Xinhua. Results (prefix number denotes seeding):

Men’s Singles Second Round Results

1-Rafael Nadal, Spain, bt Dominic Thiem, Austria, 6-2, 6-2, 6-3
Leonardo Mayer, Argentina, bt Teimuraz Gabashvili, Russia, 6-2, 4-6, 6-4, 6-4
Jack Sock, United States, bt Steve Johnson, United States, 7-5, 6-4, 6-2
Dusan Lajovic, Serbia, bt Jurgen Zopp, Estonia, 6-2, 6-4, 6-4
Ivo Karlovic, Croatia, bt Andreas Haider-Maurer, Austria, 7-5, 6-3, 6-4
19-Kevin Anderson, South Africa, bt Axel Michon, France, 6-2, 6- 3, 6-2
32-Andreas Seppi, Italy, bt Juan Monaco, Argentina, 6-2, 6-4, 6- 4
5-David Ferrer, Spain, bt Simone Bolelli, Italy, 6-2, 6-3, 6-2
Guillermo Garcma-Lspez, Spain, bt Adrian Mannarino, France, 6-4, 6-3, 4-6, 6-0
Donald Young, United States, bt 26-Feliciano Lopez, Spain, 6-3, 7-6 (7-1), 6-3
12-Richard Gasquet, France, bt Carlos Berlocq, Argentina, 7-6 ( 7-5), 6-4, 6-4
28-Philipp Kohlschreiber, Germany, bt Denis Istomin, Uzbekistan, 6-3, 7-6 (7-5), 6-2
7-Andy Murray, Britain, bt Marinko Matosevic, Australia, 6-3, 6- 1, 6-3
24-Fernando Verdasco, Spain, bt Pablo Cuevas, Uruguay, 4-6, 6-7 (6-8), 7-5, 6-4, 6-3
14-Fabio Fognini, Italy, bt Thomaz Bellucci, Brazil, 6-3, 6-4, 7-6 (7-2)
23-Gael Monfils, France, bt Jan-Lennard Struff, Germany, 7-6 (7- 4), 6-4, 6-1

Women’s Singles Second round Result

Paula Ormaechea, Argentina, bt Monica Niculescu, Romania, 2-6, 7-5, 6-2
5-Petra Kvitova, Czech Republic, bt Marina Erakovic, New Zealand, 6-4, 6-4
27-Svetlana Kuznetsova, Russia, bt Camila Giorgi, Italy, 7-6 (7- 5), 6-3
23-Lucie Safarova, Czech Republic, bt Casey Dellacqua, Australia, 6-1, 5-7, 6-3
15-Sloane Stephens, United States, bt Polona Hercog, Slovenia, 6-1, 6-3
22-Ekaterina Makarova, Russia, bt Coco Vandeweghe, United States, 6-4, 6-3
Marma Teresa Torrs Flor, Spain, bt Magdalina Rybarikova, Slovakia, 6-2, 2-6, 6-2
4-Simona Halep, Romania, bt Heather Watson, Britain, 6-2, 6-4
6-Jelena Jankovic, Serbia, bt Kurumi Nara, Japan, 7-5, 6-0
26-Sorana Cirstea, Romania, bt Teliana Pereira, Brazil, 6-2, 7- 5
Julia Glushko, Israel, bt 21-Kirsten Flipkens, Belgium, 6-4, 3- 6, 6-4
10-Sara Errani, Italy, bt Dinah Pfizenmaier, Germany, 6-2, 6-4
Silvia Soler-Espinosa, Spain, bt Yanina Wickmayer, Belgium, 6-2, 6-4
Kiki Bertens, Netherlands, bt 24-Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova, Russia, 5-7, 6-4, 3-0 – retired
28-Andrea Petkovic, Germany, bt Stefanie Vvgele, Switzerland, 6- 2, 4-6, 6-2
Kristina Mladenovic, France, bt Alison Riske, United States, 7- 6 (7-5), 3-6, 6-3

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