May 29, 2017 / 6:24 PM / 7 months ago

Tennis-French Open roundup from day two

PARIS, May 29 (Reuters) - Here is a roundup of day two at the French Open on Monday:

QUOTE OF THE DAY: “I hate (tennis) sometimes. It’s a big relationship. It’s a love(r) that you have to love and then hate sometimes. It’s like when you marry someone,” - Italy’s Francesca Schiavone reveals her complicated relationship with the game after her first-round defeat by defending champion Garbine Muguruza.

FACT OF THE DAY: Number four seed Rafa Nadal notched his 73rd win at Roland Garros when he beat France’s Benoit Paire 6-1 6-4 6-1 in the first round on Monday. The Spaniard has lost only twice at the tournament - against Robin Soderling in 2009 and Novak Djokovic in 2015.

STAT OF THE DAY: Feliciano Lopez played in his 61st straight grand slam on Monday, which is the longest active streak in the men’s game. The last major he missed was the 2002 Australian Open. The 35-year-old Spaniard beat American Bjorn Fratangelo 6-4 7-6(4) 6-3 in the first round.

PERFORMANCE OF THE DAY: France’s Kristina Mladenovic fought through the pain of an injury to beat American Jennifer Brady 3-6 6-3 8-6 in the first round. Mladenovic, who is seeded 13th, received treatment on her back, but battled hard to emerge victorious after an epic two-hour 59-minute tussle. (Compiled by Simon Jennings in Bengaluru, editing by Ed Osmond)

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