Nadal and Sharapova advance to second-round of French Open
May 28 , 2013
Seven-time champion Rafael Nadal of Spain beat Germany’s Daniel Brands 4-6, 7-6 (7-4), 6-4, 6-3 in his first-round match at the French Open on Monday.
Meanwhile, France’s Gael Monfils defeated fifth seed Tomas Berdych of the Czech Republic in five sets.
In the women’s matches, reigning champion Maria Sharapova, fourth seed Agnieszka Radwanska and 2011 French Open winner Li Na posted first-round wins.
Sharapova beat Taiwan's Su-Wei Hsieh 6-2, 6-1 in just 54 minutes.
Sharapova completed a career Grand Slam last year by capturing Roland Garros after beating Sara Errani in the final.
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