The Latest: Johnson advances to 3rd round at French Open


Steve Johnson of the U.S. gestures after missing a shot against Croatia's Borna Coric during their second round match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium, in Paris, France. Wednesday, May 31, 2017. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)


Croatia's Borna Coric plays a shot against Steve Johnson of the U.S. during their second round match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium, in Paris, France. Wednesday, May 31, 2017. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)


Argentina's Renzo Olivo is congratulated by France's Jo-Wilfried Tsonga after winning his first round match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium, in Paris, France. Wednesday, May 31, 2017. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)


PARIS (AP) — The Latest on the French Open (all times local):

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3:15 p.m.

Steve Johnson advanced to the third round of the French Open by beating Borna Coric 6-2, 7-6 (8), 3-6, 7-6 (6).

The 25th-seeded American, who has never been past the third round at Roland Garros, will next face sixth-seeded and Dominic Thiem.

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2:55 p.m.

Defending champion Garbine Muguruza has forced a third set in her second-round match at the French Open.

After dropping the opening set against 53rd-ranked Anett Kontaveit 7-6 (4), Muguruza was down a break in the second before coming back to take it 6-4 on Court Philippe Chatrier.

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2:15 p.m.

Defending French Open champion Garbine Muguruza has lost the first set of her second-round match against Anett Kontaveit.

Muguruza trailed 5-2 at the outset, fought back to force a tiebreaker, but dropped it 7-6 (4).

The fourth-seeded Muguruza is trying to avoid becoming the first reigning champion at Roland Garros to lose in the second round since 2014, when she upset Serena Williams at that stage.

The 53rd-ranked Kontaveit beat Muguruza the last time they played, in a clay-court tournament in Stuttgart, Germany, in April.

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1:30 p.m.

Petra Kvitova’s first tournament since she was injured in a knife attack at her home is over.

The two-time Wimbledon champion, who was seeded 15th, lost to American qualifier Bethanie Mattek-Sands 7-6 (5), 7-6 (5) at the French Open. Kvitova threw her racket in frustration after she double-faulted on match point, but the players warmly embraced at the net.

Kvitova returned to tennis in Paris after she was attacked in the Czech Republic in December.

Mattek-Sands, a doubles champion at Roland Garros two years ago, received treatment at the end of the first set. She came back on court with a bandage on her left thigh but did not seem hampered in her moves.

Mattek-Sands, who is back in the third round for the first time since 2013, will next face Samantha Stosur.

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1:05 p.m.

Back on Court Philippe Chatrier to resume his first-round match against Renzo Olivo, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga could not overturn the deficit at the French Open.

Their match was suspended because of darkness on Tuesday with the 12th-seeded Frenchman trailing 7-5, 6-4, 6-7 (6), 5-4.

Tsonga lost the first three points on his serve Wednesday but managed to save the three match points. Olivo converted the next one with a forehand crosscourt winner and to win 6-4.

Tsonga had never lost to a player ranked as low as No. 91 at a Grand Slam.

“I’m sorry for Tsonga. I got home at 1 a.m., it was difficult to sleep. I had a massage, it wasn’t easy,” Olivo said. “I slept for a few hours. It was difficult not to think about the restart. I took it one point at a time to stay calm. You have to focus on every point to beat a player like Tsonga.”

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12:55 p.m.

Ekaterina Makarova, who upset top-seeded Angelique Kerber in the first round, could not follow up on her great performance and exited the French Open.

Playing against 42nd-ranked Lesia Tsurenko on the remote Court 16, Makarova lost 6-2, 6-2 after making 27 unforced errors and dropping her serve five times.

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12:40 p.m.

Venus Williams got off to a sluggish start but quickly found her range to beat Kurumi Nara of Japan 6-3, 6-1 and reach the third round of the French Open.

The 10th-seeded Williams, a runner-up in Paris in 2002, trailed 3-1 in the opening set but then won seven consecutive games.

Williams is playing at Roland Garros for the 20th time, a record in the Open era.

“I love being here and I love playing on this court,” Williams said. “You never stop learning and that’s what I love about the game.”

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12:20 p.m.

Serena Williams is at the French Open, after all — but as a spectator, not a competitor.

The owner of 23 Grand Slam singles titles is not playing for the rest of this season because she is pregnant.

Williams found a seat in the shade at Court Philippe Chatrier during her older sister Venus’ second-round match against Kurumi Nara on Wednesday.

Serena Williams’ baby is due in the fall. She has said she will return to the tour in 2018.

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11 a.m.

Under bright sunshine, 10th-seeded Venus Williams will open play on Court Philippe Chatrier against Kurumi Nara of Japan in the second round of the French Open.

The first Wednesday at Roland Garros is traditionally known as kids’ day. Parisian boys and girls will get the chance to see some of the game biggest stars this year, with Rafael Nadal later scheduled to resume his quest for a 10th title in Paris against Robin Haase.

Defending champion Novak Djokovic is also on the bill, facing Joao Sousa on Court Suzanne Lenglen.

The locals will also keep a close eye on 13th-seeded Kristina Mladenovic, a Frenchwoman who dealt with back pain and deficits before winning in the first round. She next takes on 2012 runner-up Sara Errani.

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Steve Johnson of the U.S. gestures after missing a shot against Croatia’s Borna Coric during their second round match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium, in Paris, France. Wednesday, May 31, 2017. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2017/05/web1_116856674-fcbcf65ef9944850b1564cdead2db898.jpgSteve Johnson of the U.S. gestures after missing a shot against Croatia’s Borna Coric during their second round match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium, in Paris, France. Wednesday, May 31, 2017. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)

Croatia’s Borna Coric plays a shot against Steve Johnson of the U.S. during their second round match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium, in Paris, France. Wednesday, May 31, 2017. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2017/05/web1_116856674-71b737a6f22d451397fe1c4b58feb9a5.jpgCroatia’s Borna Coric plays a shot against Steve Johnson of the U.S. during their second round match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium, in Paris, France. Wednesday, May 31, 2017. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)

Argentina’s Renzo Olivo is congratulated by France’s Jo-Wilfried Tsonga after winning his first round match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium, in Paris, France. Wednesday, May 31, 2017. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2017/05/web1_116856674-95255233926d43abbebf08c814977164.jpgArgentina’s Renzo Olivo is congratulated by France’s Jo-Wilfried Tsonga after winning his first round match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium, in Paris, France. Wednesday, May 31, 2017. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)