French Open, Day 2: Nadal survives scare, Venus ousted
Rafael Nadal survived an early scare and successfully began his bid for an eighth title at Roland Garros. Agnieszka Radwanska, Li Na eased into second round, while Venus Williams suffered a shock defeat.
Venus Williams was stunned by 40th-ranked Urszula Radwanska of Poland, who never has been past the second round of a major tournament
Agnieszka Radwanska needed only 57 minutes to win her opening match at French Open, beating Shahar Peer 6-1, 6-1.
The 2011 champion Li Na of China advanced to the second round by beating Anabel Medina Garrigues 6-3, 6-4.
Rafael Nadal's bid for an unprecedented eighth French Open title was given a huge scare by unheralded German Daniel Brands on Monday before the Spanish superstar prevailed 4-6, 7-6 (7/4), 6-4, 6-3.
Sixth seed Jo-Wilfried Tsonga brushed aside Aljaz Bedene 6-2 6-2 6-3 to advance to next round at the Roland Garros
Defending champion Maria Sharapova dropped just eight points on serve to ease into the French Open second round on Monday with a 6-2, 6-1 win over Taiwan's Hsieh Su-Wei.