ROLAND GARROS, FRANCE
 Serena Williams (USA) vs.  Kristina Mladenovic (FRA)
This was a tougher match than Williams and her team anticipated; however, Mladenovic and her team were not surprised by her performance. They have watched her game mature over the years and she is well-recognized for her excellence on the doubles tour. Mladenovic has won the Australian and Wimbledon titles in mixed doubles with Daniel Nestor and has been a doubles finalist at Wimbledon with Timea Babos. Thus, she is quite comfortable with being in the spotlight and under pressure. Williams had to work really hard to win this match; I am still trying to understand why. Williams served at 59% and surprisingly she did not serve many aces. Her break point conversion in the match may be the reason this match almost went the distance, she was 1/12. Williams won 6-4, 7-6(10) and she plays Elina Svitolina in the round of sixteen. Williams leads their head-to-head 3-0 but Svitolina took a set from her in the 2015 Australian Open.
TODAY’S FALLEN SEEDS
 Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (FRA)** was forced to retire despite leading  Ernests Gulbis (LAT) 5-2(RET)
 Kristina Mladenovic (FRA) lost to  Serena Williams (USA) 4-6, 6-7(10)
 Ana Ivanovic (SRB) lost to  Elina Svitolina (UKR) 4-6, 4-6
 David Ferrer (ESP) defeated fellow countryman  Feliciano Lopez 6-4, 7-6(6), 6-1
 Tomas Berdych (CZE) defeated  Pablo Cuevas (URU) 4-6, 6-3, 6-2, 7-5
 Carla Suarez Navarro (ESP) defeated  Dominika Cibulkova (SVK) 6-4, 3-6, 6-1
 Daria Kasatkina (RUS) lost to  Kiki Bertens (NED) 2-6, 6-3, 8-10
**Left thigh injury caused Tsonga to retire, the same thigh which caused him to withdraw from Rome earlier this month.
SPECIAL MENTION:  Alexander Zverev (GER) lost to  Dominic Thiem (AUT) 7-6(4), 3-6, 3-6, 3-6. Zverev has lost all three encounters.
HOW AMERICANS FARED ON DAY 7
 Venus Williams defeated  Alize Cornet (FRA) 7-6(5), 1-6, 6-0
Butorac/Lipsky lost to  Kubot (POL)/Peya (AUT) 7-5, 2-6, 6-7(4)
 Sock (USA)/Pospisil (CAN) lost to the French team of Benneteau/Roger-Vasselin 7-6(3), 4-6, 5-7
 Madison Keys defeated  Monica Puig (PUR) 7-6(3), 6-3