Victoria Azarenka eased past Danka Kovinic 6-1, 6-2 in round one of French Open 2020 in extreme cold conditions that Azarenka termed as "ridiculous."
Victoria Azarenka led Danka Kovinic 2-1 before play was paused on Court Suzanne Lenglen after just 15 minutes amid gusting winds and temperatures of around 10 degrees (50F).
Simona Halep holds a 20-2 record this season and is unbeaten since January -- her only losses came to Aryna Sabalenka in Adelaide and Muguruza in the Australian Open semi-finals.
Organisers of the French Open, which gets underway four months later than planned in Paris on Sunday, had hoped for a maximum of 5,000.
Naomi Osaka defeated Victoria Azarenka in the US Open final to climb up in the WTA Rankings.
Japan's Naomi Osaka beat Victoria Azarenka 1-6, 6-3, 6-3 in the final to add to winning the 2018 US Open and the 2019 Australian Open.
Victoria Azarenka lost to Japan's Naomi Osaka in three sets at US Open in her first appearance in the final of a tennis major in seven years.
Naomi Osaka wore different masks honoring victims of systemic racism and police brutality in the US in each of the tournament's seven rounds.
Naomi Osaka came from a set down to defeat Victoria Azarenka in the US Open final to claim her third Grand Slam title.
Naomi Osaka and Victoria Azarenka have unfinished business after the Japanese pulled out of the Western and Southern final due to a hamstring injury, handing the title to Azarenka.
Serena Williams crashed out of the US Open after losing to Victoria Azarenka in the semi-finals. She will be aiming to chase a 24th Grand Slam title at Roland Garros.
Victoria Azarenka came back from a set down to beat Serena Williams and set up a US Open final clash against Naomi Osaka.
US Open: Second seed Sofia Kenin, who had not lost a game in her first three rounds, never got her service game together against Elise Mertens.
Former world number one Serena Williams, Victoria Azarenka and Tsvetana Pironkova made up a 'Band of Mothers' who marched into the third round of the US Open.
Australian Ashleigh Barty retains the top spot although neither she nor world number two Simona Halep are taking part in the US Open.
Naomi Osaka, a US Open fourth seed, is set to play Monday night in a first-round match against compatriot Misaki Doi, but was uncertain if it was realistic to expect a recovery in time to play.
Novak Djokovic won his 80th career title, improving to 23-0 in 2020 and 11-0 all-time against Raonic, while capturing his 35th ATP Masters Series crown.
Naomi Osaka held her nerve, despite squandering two match points late in the deciding set, to secure a clash against Katerina Siniakova of the Czech Republic.