May 28, 2017 / 6:27 PM / 4 months ago

Tennis-Best of social media from French Open day one

May 28 (Reuters) - Top tweets from first day’s play at the French Open featuring Petra Kvitova, Venus Williams, Kristina Mladenovic and Angelique Kerber:

"Congratulations to @Venuseswilliams who now makes her 20th appearance at Roland-Garros, more than any other female player! " - @rolandgarros ahead of Venus Williams' first-round match against Wang Qiang of China. The American won 6-4 7-6(3). (bit.ly/2ruGstF)

"All set for Roland Garros. Can’t wait to be on the court." - Home-favourite Kristina Mladenovic, who will face American Jennifer Brady in the first round at Paris on Monday. (bit.ly/2s3Qu2f)

"Kvitova: 31 winners including 9 (!) aces, winning in 74 minutes. Welcome back, hit-as-hard-as-you-can tennis #RG17." - @NickMcCarvel following Petra Kvitova's first round victory over American Julia Boserup. (bit.ly/2s4gtGE)

"With Kerber's exit, only two of the last 21 women's Grand Slam tournament winners remain in #RG17 (Muguruza—2016 FO, Kvitova—2014 W)" - @EdMcGrogan after Angelique Kerber lost 6-2 6-2 to Russia's Ekaterina Makarova. (bit.ly/2saExXE)

"Halep becomes No 1 if she wins Roland Garros title. Pliskova becomes No 1 if she wins title OR reaches final and Halep doesn't win title." - @stu_fraser on Simona Halep and Karolina Pliskova's chances of topping the rankings after Kerber lost in the first-round. (bit.ly/2rae5hI) (Compiled by Hardik Vyas in Bengaluru, editing by Pritha Sarkar)

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