Venus reveals Serena's expecting a baby girl

She, however, has not advanced to the third round since 2006.

She struggled to hold back the tears and ran over to her team to grab a Tunisian flag which she held over her head.

"I don't think I have played either in singles, so it will be interesting to, like, see how that ball is coming at me", she mused. "I may not be the best tennis player". Incidentally, the umpire Arnaud Gabas, the same guy that Canada's Denis Shapovalov had hit back in February during a Davis Cup game that was eventually forfeited. "And today, I lost at the French Open".

The 2010 runner-up has not dropped a set advancing to the Roland Garros third round for the ninth consecutive year.

The French Open 2017 will end on June 11. "Just to get through it was something that I know I'll be very proud of". I wish he was following along.

Coric said afterward he knew about the personal difficulty his foe was dealing with. Olivo made 39 through the four-set match, while Tsonga had 73, and that was just too big of a number for him to overcome. He raised me to be a competitor and a fighter to the last point. "And gave me the strength to finish it off". "I was not really scared". The mission is completed and I am happy.

However, fourth seeded pair of Sania and Yaroslava Shvedova of Kazakhstan were stunned by unseeded Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova of Russian Federation and Australia's Daria Gavrilova in a hard-fought match.

The second-seeded Serb will next face Diego Schwartzman. Kvitova threw her racket in frustration after double-faulting on match point, but the players warmly embraced at the net.

Venus is now the highest-ranked US player on the women's side in the French Open.

Serena Williams sporting a ditsy floral jacket at the French Open.

Carrying over the momentum from the first set, Williams had the ideal start to the second set as she sealed her opening service game with an ace. While it won't be her first time becoming an auntie, it will be her first as a full-fledged, hands-on adult auntie.

Kvitova returned to tennis in Paris after being attacked in the Czech Republic in December.

The 20-year-old Russian, seeded 26th, beat 17-year-old qualifier Marketa Vondrousova 7-6 (1), 6-4. One game away from elimination when play resumed yesterday, Tsonga lasted less than eight minutes before losing to Renzo Olivo 7-5 6-4 6-7 (6) 6-4.

"I'm sorry for Tsonga". Nara finally got herself on the scoreboard in the set when Williams missed a break point after hitting a backhand unforced error, allowing the Japanese to regain some confidence. "I had a massage, it wasn't easy", Olivo said.

It was not a good day for Ekaterina Makarova, conqueror of top seed Angelique Kerber in round one but knocked out 6-2 6-2 by Lesia Tsurenko in round two.

When the reporter asked what Serena's baby will call her, Venus' answer was quite interesting. I just know he's with me. With sister Serena Williams watching from the stands, Williams did move pretty well.

Serena Williams' baby is due in the fall. "So if she says Australian Open, it's going to be the Australian Open". EPA/ETIENNE LAURENTVenus Williams of the US in action against Kurumi Nara of Japan during their women's single 2nd round match during the French Open tennis tournament at Roland Garros in Paris, France, 31 May 2017.

Warm conditions through the first few days of this Roland Garros have created quicker court conditions.

During his second round match with Nadal, Haase accidentally hit the chair umpire with his backhand.

Defending champion Novak Djokovic is also on the bill, facing Joao Sousa on Court Suzanne Lenglen.

  • Julie Sanders