Murray wins another five-setter, Wawrinka advances

Andy Murray survived a fight-back from French wildcard Mathias Bourgue to win his second successive five-setter to advance to the third round of the French Open.

Andy Murray of Britain returns a shot to Mathias Bourgue of France.   -  REUTERS

Britain's Andy Murray survived a monumental second-round upset at the French Open on Wednesday as he battled back to beat 164th-ranked local wildcard Mathias Bourgue 6-2, 2-6, 4-6, 6-2, 6-3.

Second seed Murray looked poised for a routine victory after sweeping to the opening set against Bourgue, but the Frenchman stunned the world number two by claiming the next two sets to leave Murray facing his earliest Grand Slam exit since 2008. However, the two-time major champion responded in the fourth to force a decider, and Murray completed a second straight nervy five-set win having been taken the distance by Radek Stepanek in the opening round.

Murray, a three-time Roland Garros semi-finalist, will play veteran big-serving Croat Ivo Karlovic for a place in the last 16.

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Defending French Open champion Stan Wawrinka reached the third round on Wednesday after labouring to a 7-6 (9/7), 6-3, 6-4 win over Japan's Taro Daniel.

The third-seeded Swiss fended off two set points against world number 93 Daniel in an opening tie-break, and Wawrinka was also forced to rally from a break down in the third set before wrapping up a straight-sets victory.

Wawrinka will face 32nd-ranked Frenchman Jeremy Chardy for a place in the last 16.



Radwanska, Halep through to next round



In the women's singles, second seed Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland reached the last 32 on Wednesday with a 6-2, 6-4 win over France's Caroline Garcia.

Radwanska, a quarter-finalist in 2013, will face Barbora Strycova of the Czech Republic for a place in the last 16.

Sixth seed Simona Halep, the losing finalist to Maria Sharapova in 2014, endured a rollercoaster tie on Court Philippe Chatrier against Zarina Diyas of Kazakhstan before securing a 7-6 (7/5), 6-2 win. Halep, 24, was 1-4 down in the first set to the world number 90 before rallying and grabbing the tie-break.

The opening set featured six breaks of serve before the Romanian coasted through the second. Halep will next face Japan's Naomi Osaka, the world 101 who has reached the third round at a major for the second successive time having also enjoyed a run to the last 32 in Australia.

Petra Kvitova, the 10th seed, saw off Taiwan's Su-Wei Hsieh 6-4, 6-1 in a much more comfortable outing than her opener against Danka Kovinic where she had been just two points away from defeat at one stage. Kvitova, a semifinalist in 2012, next faces Shelby Rogers of the United States.



Results

Men - 2nd round

Milos Raonic (CAN x8) bt Adrian Mannarino (FRA) 6-1, 7-6 (7/0), 6-1; Andrej Martin (SVK) bt Lucas Pouille (FRA x29) 6-3, 7-5, 6-3; Jack Sock (USA x23) bt Dustin Brown (GER) 6-3, 7-6 (7/5), 6-2; Albert Ramos (ESP) bt Marco Trungelliti (ARG) 6-3, 6-4, 7-5; Gilles Simon (FRA x16) bt Guido Pella (ARG) 4-6, 1-6, 7-5, 7-6 (7/4), 6-4; Viktor Troicki (SRB x22) bt Dusan Lajovic (SRB) 6-7 (4/7), 6-3, 6-0 - retired; Jeremy Chardy (FRA x30) bt Adam Pavlŕsek (CZE) 6-4, 6-2, 6-4; Stan Wawrinka (SUI x3) bt Taro Daniel (JPN) 7-6 (9/7), 6-3, 6-4; Kei Nishikori (JPN x5) bt Andrey Kuznetsov (RUS) 6-3, 6-3, 6-3; Fernando Verdasco (ESP) bt Ivan Dodig (CRO) 6-2, 6-1, 6-3; Nick Kyrgios (AUS x17) bt Igor Sijsling (NED) 6-3, 6-2, 6-1; Richard Gasquet (FRA x9) bt Bjorn Fratangelo (USA) 6-1, 7-6 (7/3), 6-3; John Isner (USA x15) bt Kyle Edmund (GBR) 6-4, 6-4, 6-4; Teimuraz Gabashvili (RUS) bt BenoŤt Paire (FRA x19) 6-3, 6-2, 3-6, 6-2; Ivo Karlovic (CRO x27) bt Jordan Thompson (AUS) 6-7 (2/7), 6-3, 7-6 (7/3), 6-7 (4/7), 12-10; Andy Murray (GBR x2) bt Mathias Bourgue (FRA) 6-2, 2-6, 4-6, 6-2, 6-3.



Women - 2nd round

Annika Beck (GER) bt Kateryna Bondarenko (UKR) 4-6, 6-3, 7-5; Shelby Rogers (USA) bt Elena Vesnina (RUS) 6-4, 6-2; Petra Kvitova (CZE x10) bt Su-Wei Hsieh (TPE) 6-4, 6-1; Svetlana Kuznetsova (RUS x13) bt Heather Watson (GBR) 6-1, 6-3; Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (RUS x24) bt Cagla Buyukakcay (TUR) 6-3, 4-6, 6-1; Yanina Wickmayer (BEL) bt Ekaterina Makarova (RUS x27) 2-6, 6-2, 6-2; Garbine Muguruza (ESP x4) bt Myrtille Georges (FRA) 6-2, 6-0; Simona Halep (ROM x6) bt Zarina Diyas (KAZ) 7-6 (7/5), 6-2; Naomi Osaka (JPN) bt Mirjana Lucic-Baroni (CRO) 6-3, 6-3; Samantha Stosur (AUS x21) bt Zhang Shuai (CHN) 6-3, 6-4; Lucie Safarova (CZE x11) bt Viktorija Golubic (SUI) 6-2, 6-2; Tsvetana Pironkova (BUL) bt Johanna Larsson (SWE) 7-5, 7-6 (8/6); Barbora Strycova (CZE x30) bt Polona Hercog (SLO) 6-4, 6-4; Agnieszka Radwanska (POL x2) bt Caroline Garcia (FRA) 6-2, 6-4.