French Open: Kerber, Prajnesh out; Cilic, Tsitsipas through to second round

Garbine Muguruza beat USA's Taylor Townsend, while Angelique Kerber suffered a shock defeat against Russian teenager Anastasia Potapova in the first round of the French Open on Sunday.

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Spain's Garbine Muguruza celebrates after her first round victory over USA's Taylor Townsend.   -  Getty Images

Hello and welcome to Sportstar's LIVE updates of the 2019 French Open. The first round of the men's and women's singles gets underway today.

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  • A straightforward win for David Goffin as he beats Ricardas Berankis 6-0, 6-2, 6-2.
  • Argentine Diego Schwartzman survives a marathon five-setter against Hungary's Marton Fucsovics. The 26-year-old is through to the second round with a 6-3, 3-6, 7-6 (9-7), 2-6, 6-2.
  • Seventh seed Sloane Stephens is into the second round with a 6-3, 7-6 (4) win over Misaki Doi.
  • Leonardo Mayer beats Jiri Vesely 7-6 (7-3), 6-3, 6-0.
  • Elina Svitolina knocks out Venus Williams 6-3, 6-3 to set up a second round clash with Ukraine's Kateryna Kozlova who beat Bernarda Pera earlier.
  • Ninth seed Elina Svitolina takes the first set 6-3 against Venus Williams.
  • Karoilna Pliskova beats Madison Brengle 6-2, 6-3 to advance to the second round.
  • France's Fiona Ferro beats compatriot Kristina Mladenovic 6-3, 7-6 (7-3) to reach the second round.
  • Second seed Karolina Pliskova wins the first set 6-2 against Madison Brengle.
  • Diego Schwartzman loses the second set to Marton Fuscsovics 3-6.
  • Ukraine's Kateryna Kozlova beats USA's Bernarda Pera 6-2, 7-6(7-5) to move to the next round.
  • Switzerland's 15th seed Belinda Bencic beats France's Jessica Ponchet 6-1, 6-4.
  • Prajnesh Gunneswaran loses to 1-6,  3-6, 1-6 to Hugo Dellien in the first round.
  • Roger Federer enters the second round of French Open after beating Lorenzo Sonego 6-2, 6-4, 6-4 and will face Germany's Oscar Otte in the second round.
  • Nicolas Mahut stages a superb comeback by winning the fourth set 6-2 against Marco Cecchinato.
  • Diego Schwartzmann, seeded 17th, wins the first set 6-3 against Hungary's Marton Fucsovics.
  • Germany's Laura Siegemund beats Russia's Sofya Zhuk 6-3, 6-3 to enter the second round.
  • Hugo Dellien fights back from 3-1 down in the second set to win 6-3 against India's Prajnesh Gunneswaran.
  • Fifteenth seeded Belinda Bencic takes the first set 6-1 against France's Jessika Ponchet.
  • Nicolas Mahut pegs back Cecchinato by winning the third set 6-4.
  • Roger Federer wins the second set 6-4 against Lorenzo Sonego.
  • Kei Nishikori powers through to win the third set to record a straight-set 6-2,6-3, 6-4 win against France's Quentin Halys.
  • Hugo Dellien wins the first set against Prajnesh Gunneswaran, lone Indian in the French Open singles main draw, 6-1.
  • Grigor Dimitrov wins the final set 6-4 against  Janko Tipsarevic to win the match 6-3, 6-0, 3-6, 6-7(4-7), 6-4.
  • Croatia's 189th-ranked Kristina Kucova beats veteran Svetlana Kuznetsova 6-4, 6-2 to enter the second round.
  • Croatia's Marco Vondrousova beats China's Wang Yafan 6-4, 6-3 to enter the second round.
  • Marco Cecchinato takes the second set 7-6(8-6) against Nicolas Mahut.
  • Federer takes the first set 6-2 against Lorenzo Sonego.
  • Germany's Oscar Otte beats Tunisia's Malek Jaziri 6-3, 6-1, 4-6,  6-0 to enter the second round.
  • Nishikori storms through the second set to win 6-3 against France's World No. 153 Quentin Halys.
  • China's Wang Yafan wins the first set 6-4 against Czech Republic's Marketa Vondrousova.
  • Grigor Dimitrov lets Tipsarevic make a comeback to force the match into the final set as the Croatian wins the fourth set 7-6(7-4).
  • Roger Federer gears up for his French Open comeback after three years against Italy's Lorenzo Sonego.
  • Italy's 29th seed Matteo Berrettini beats Spain's Pablo Andujar 6-7(3-7), 6-4, 6-4, 6-2.
  • Marco Cecchinato takes the first set 6-2 against France's Nicolas Mahut.
  • Kei Nishikori, seeded seventh, wins the first set 6-2 against local boy Quentin Halys.
  • Stefanos Tsitsipas takes a closely-contested third set 7-6(7-4) to enter the second round with a 6-2, 6-2, 7-6(7-4) win against Maximilian Marterer.
  • Australia's 19-year old Alexei Popyrin comes back from being one set down to beat France's Ugo Humbert 3-6, 6-3, 7-6(12-10), 6-3.
  • Tipsarevic fights back as he takes the takes the third set 6-3 against Grigor Dimitrov.
  • Identical result in the second set for Stefanos Tsitsipas -- a 6-2 win against German Maximilian Marterer.
  • Norway's Casper Ruud enters the second round with a 6-2, 7-6(7-2), 6-0 win against Latvia's Ernests Gulbis.
  • Grigor Dimitrov dominates to win the second set 6-0 against Janko Tipsarevic.
  • Marin Cilic eases into the second round with a 6-3, 7-5, 6-1 win over Italian Thomas Fabbiano.
  • Garbine Muguruza beats USA's Taylor Townsend 5-7, 6-2, 6-2 to enter the second round.
  • Sixth seed Stefanos Tsitsipas wins the first set 6-2 against Germany's Maximilian Marterer.
  • Bulgaria's Grigor Dimitrov wins the first set 6-3 against Croatia's Janko Tipsarevic.
  • Cilic wins the second set against Italian Thomas Fabbiano 7-5.
  • Croatia's Magdalena Rybarikova loses to Sweden's Johanna Larsson 6-3, 6-4 to reach the second round.
  • Eleventh-seed Marin Cilic wins the first set 6-3 against Italy's Thomas Fabbiano.
  • Garbine Muguruza pulls one back as she takes the second set 6-2 to force the match into the final set against USA's Taylor Townsend.
  • Russia's 18-year old Anastasia Potapova, playing only her third main draw Grand Slam match, eliminates former Wimbledon champion Angelique Kerber with a 6-4, 6-2 win.
  • Croatia's World No. 28 Petra Martic storms into the second round with a straight set 6-1, 6-2 victory over Tunisian Ons Jabeur.
  • Spain star Garbine Muguruza loses the first set to USA's Taylor Townsend 7-5.
  • Anastasia Potapova takes the first set against fifth seeded Angelique Kerber 6-4.

‣ Here are the current matches:

  • Thomas Fabbiano vs Marin Cilic

  • Alexei Popyrin vs Ugo Humbert

  • Casper Ruud vs Ernests Gulbis

  • Matteo Berrettini vs Pablo Andujar

  • Angelique Kerber vs Anastasia Potapova

  • Garbine Muguruza vs Taylor Townsend

  • Petra Martic vs Ons Jabeur

  • Magdalena Rybarikova vs Johanna Larsson