Easy French Open wins for Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic

Venezuelan-born Spaniard Muguruza was similarly comfortable despite facing another former French Open victor in 2010 champion Francesca Schiavone of Italy.

Nick Kyrgios has claimed that the French Open is Rafael Nadal's to lose as he goes in search of his 10th title at Roland Garros.

Rafael Nadal (pic) will face big-serving Dutchman Robin Haase in the French Open today.

Relegated to Court Suzanne Lenglen while defending champion Novak Djokovic was swatting aside Spain's Marcel Granollers on the main Philippe Chatrier show court, Nadal was imperious as he steamed through the first set in under half an hour.

It was his first game under new coach and 1999 French Open champion Agassi as the Serb world no 2, broken four times by the world no 77, looks to halt a wretched run of form since lifting the trophy in Paris previous year.

Two of the four seeded USA women in the French Open have lost their first-round matches.

Canadian fifth seed Milos Raonic fired 15 aces and 44 winners in a routine 6-3, 6-4, 6-2 victory over Steve Darcis of Belgium to set up a second round tie against Brazil's Rogerio Dutra Silva.

The fourth seed will meet Estonia's Anett Kontaveit for a place in round three as Schiavone, who turns 37 in June, bid farewell to the tournament for possibly the final time. Was not an easy opponent in the first round, obviously.

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"The match I played was good".

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Muguruza, who claimed the women's title past year by upsetting Serena Williams in the final, plays first on Court Philippe Chatrier.

Roberto Bautista, seeded 17th, also moved to the second round after beating Australian John Millman 6-2, 6-2, 0-6, 6-1.

SPAIN'S Garbine Muguruza hits a return against Francesca Schiavone of Italy during their first-round match at the Roland Garros stadium on Monday.

The pair have won the Roland Garros title on 10 occasions between them and are expected to go deep into the tournament this year, with a potential semi-final meeting in the pipeline.

First round: Thomaz Bellucci (Brazil) bt Dusan Lajovic (Serbia) 4-6, 7-5, 6-4, 6-4; 16-Lucas Pouille (France) bt Julien Benneteau (France) 7-6 (8-6), 3-6, 4-6, 6-3, 6-4.

Djokovic kept his cool to earn the second set and pounced on the Spaniard's accumulating mistakes in the third set to seal victory on his first match-point.

Pliskova, who is the highest-ranked player at Roland Garros after world No. 1 Angelique Kerber lost on Sunday, triumphed 7-5, 6-2.

Svitolina is coming off the Rome title two weeks ago and is an outside favorite in Paris, where she made it to the quarterfinals two years ago.

"I can not believe in the first round we have two ex-champions".

Former finalist Ferrer - seeded 30th for the tournament - had a long day on court as he got his campaign underway against Young, the pair in action for almost four and a half hours.

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