Wawrinka, who lost to Nadal in last year's final, showed little positive sign of coming back from his knee injury, as he lost to Spain's Guillermo Garcia-Lopez 6-2, 3-6, 4-6, 7-6 (5), 6-3.
Rafael Nadal is aiming for title No 11 at Roland Garros - will anyone stop the King of Clay? The question and real concern for Zverev has been being able to bottle that sort of form at Masters level and bring it into a Grand Slam as he is yet to make it past the fourth round of the four biggest tournaments on the tennis calendar.
"There is no frustration (at rankings slip). It's just tough", said Wawrinka, who was beaten in last year's French Open final by world number one Rafael Nadal.
"I'm not trying to think that, you know, I'm going to play Rafa in the final".
Then he was trying to learn mentally what it means and what it takes to go the best of five sets. The same Grand Slam tournament, the same opening round, the same opponent as last year, but at Roland Garros this year the American slumped 4-6, 5-7 to China's Wang Qiang.
"It was good to start this year with a win".
It's a poor return for a player of such pedigree, but expect all of that to change very soon, starting at Roland Garros.
Halep remains the obvious favourite and her draw isn't bad, while I do expect Svitolina to make the breakthrough at a Slam sooner rather than later so wouldn't be surprised for her to go all the way.
As Monday's match stretched to 3½ hours, Wawrinka was hindered by the physical strain of playing a fifth set for the first time since his French Open semifinal victory over Andy Murray a year ago.
GETTYRafael Nadal is the overwhelming favourite for the 2018 French Open
The tournament favourite did have his break chances but couldn't covert a single look until the 10th game (at 5-4), when he pushed the pace and grabbed his first break to win the set. After returning to the tour following the birth of her daughter, the 36-year-old suffered early defeats to sister Venus and Naomi Osaka in Indian Wells and Miami respectively.
As the year's second Grand Slam kicks off, we take a look at the contenders, what is at stake and what they have going for them. She was No. 1 when she left the tour to give birth, but is now ranked No. 451.
The 2018 French Open will feel like old times.
Former top-ranked player Victoria Azarenka has bowed out of the French Open in the first round, beaten 7-5, 7-5 by Katerina Siniakova.
"It's very easy to say, 'Oh, you know, they are not seeded, it's awful, bad rules.' But there are a lot of things that are going into this rule and into the thought process".
Second-seeded Caroline Wozniacki withstood challenge from Danielle Collins of the United States to move past the women's singles first round 7-6 (2), 6-1.
Federer, who took his major haul to 20 by winning this year's Australian Open, has opted to skip Roland Garros for the second year running to concentrate on retaining his Wimbledon title.
Argentinian Marco Trungelliti had embarked on a nine-hour drive from Barcelona to Paris on Sunday - and it proved well worth it.
Day 2 is underway at Roland Garros, with Petra Kvitova taking on V. Cepede Royg in her round-one match.
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The Warriors are one win away from a fourth straight NBA Finals, while the Rockets seek their first Finals trip since 1995. This isn't the Klay Thompson who tries to sneak out before the Warriors PR staff insists that he talk to media.
From Wonsan , they will travel to the test site by bus. "They must know what price they will be made to pay". Chinese state broadcaster CCTV said the group had arrived at the airport in the east coast city of Wonsan .
The Rotondo's even offered their son money to find another place to live and fix his broken auto that sits in front of the home. Despite that, Michael Rotondo insisted he should have been given six month's notice to move out, as per Kosa v.
Tucker and Trevor Ariza , and Clint Capela's presence at the rim. "I lost the ball. not much more to it than that". The Rockets hold a 3-2 series lead against the defending National Basketball Association champions.
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The company doesn't take a cut out of these sales and you could be doing such things on any other remote desktop client as well. What business conflict could possibly block an app that streams PC games? The firm appealed, but Apple did not relent.
Ostapenko was the first woman in almost four decades to make a Grand Slam title the first tour-level triumph of her career. According to fourth-ranked Elina Svitolina, Williams is still number one, so she deserves seeding. 3rd Round. a.
AAA says that fifteen states, including New York, New Jersey and IL , are already facing $3 average gas prices or higher. We are only a few days away from Memorial Day and many people are wondering what the worst times to travel are.
Asked Friday if the North Koreans were playing games with their communications, Trump responded: " Everybody plays games ". The meeting comes after President Trump cancelled the upcoming June 12th meeting amid renewed tensions with the North.
Symptoms of Nipah virus are trouble in breathing, brain swelling, headache, fever, drowsiness, disorientation and delirium. The anganwadis in these regions too, have been asked to close down to avoid the spread of the virus among children.
LeBron takes charge once more, tows Cavs to Finals
Before picking either side in the 2018 NBA Playoffs, you need to read what SportsLine senior analyst Larry Hartstein has to say. With the rookie Tatum and second-year Jaylen Brown, Boston established itself as the team of the future in the East.
LeBron James Forces G7 With HISTORIC Performance
No foul was called on the play on Tatum , who ran straight into Love. "I have a knot on the back of my head and he didn't return. The former Celtic finished 4-of-10 from the floor and 5-of-5 from the stripe, adding three boards and a pair of blocked shots.
NBA PLAYOFFS Rockets edge Warriors, lead 3-2
Houston won despite James Harden missing all 11 of his three-point attempts while finishing with 19 points on 5-of-21 shooting. After Kevin Durant signed with the Warriors in 2016, Golden State was slated to be a lock for the Finals as long as he stayed.
NFL Requires Players To Stand For National Anthem
The owners spent several hours addressing the contentious issue - which has reached all the way to the White House. Goodell's statement echoes this misinterpretation, saying kneeling is disrespectful to "the flag".
Student says science teacher tackled Indiana school shooter
FOX 59 shared the following email a student sent to his parents while he was on lockdown at Noblesville West Middle School . The adult patient was transported to IU Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis, according to an IU Health spokesman.