French Open: Has Jack Sock Recovered His Form?

There were some pleasant surprises, upsets and disappointments; however, American Jack Sock is looking good. [6] Serena Williams found her confidence just in time to pull off the straight sets victory.

Americans In The Main Draw

Men (13)Women (19)
[21] John Isner
[27] Taylor Fritz

[36] Reilly Opelka
[47] Sam Querrey
[48] Tennys Sandgren
[59] Tommy Paul

[62] Steve Johnson
[67] Frances Tiafoe
[95] Marcos Giron
[177] Michael Mmoh (Q)
[211] Sebastian Korda (Q)
[234] Mackenzie McDonald
[302] Jack Sock (Q)      
[4] Sofia Kenin
[6] Serena Williams
[12] Madison Keys
[19] Alison Riske
[21] Jennifer Brady
[25] Amanda Anisimova
[29] Sloane Stephens
[53] Cori Gauff
[55] Shelby Rogers
[57] Danielle Collins
[59] Jessica Pegula
[60] Bernarda Pera
[67] Lauren Davis
[70] Venus Williams
[73] Madison Brengle
[79] Christina McHale
[101] Kristie Ahn
[170] Catherine Bellis
[185] Varvara Lepchenko (Q)
Thirty-two Americans started in the main draw
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Non-American Seeded Players

Day two was a day of upsets for many seeded players. [4] Daniil Medvedev lost in four sets to [63] Marton Fucsovics, that was a surprise.  [8] Gael Monfils bowed out in the first round, a bit disappointing.  [14] Fabio Fognini is gone, one less threat for Rafael Nadal. Yet, Fognini was not at his best following bilateral ankle surgery, so credit him for fighting for almost three hours and coming close to winning the match. 

Canadian Hopeful Falters

Shocker, perhaps not; [19] Felix Auger-Aliassime lost in straight sets to [52] Yoshihito Nishioka.  [26] Filip Krajinovic lost to fellow countryman, [144] Nikola Milojevic. [29] Hubert Hurkacz lost a four-and-a-half-hour marathon to American, Tennys Sandgren.

On the women’s side, five seeds lost in the first round: [15] Marketa Vondrousova, [18] Angelique Kerber, [22]Karolina Muchova, [28] Svetlana Kuznetsova, and [31] Magda Linette. Linette lost in three sets to the eighteen-year-old Canadian, Leylah Fernandez.

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Americans At The End Of Day 2

Ten men and twelve women are keeping American hope alive in the 2020 Roland Garros singles draw. Three men and seven women will play their first round matches tomorrow [Table above: those in green won their first round matches yesterday and those in blue won their first round matches today].

PICTURES (top to bottom): Jack Sock, Reilly Opelka & Christina McHale.

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