Muguruza begins her title defence against 2010 champion Francesca Schiavone, the wily veteran making her final French Open appearance before retiring at the end of the year.
She added: "Do I think I had a chance [to have won at Roland Garros]?"
And then, crossing her arms and leaning back in her chair, Schiavone got around to offering an answer: "The love and the passion that I feel for this sport".
Men:Grigor Dimitrov (BUL x11) bt Stephane Robert (FRA) 6-2, 6-3, 6-4; Guillermo Garcia Lopez (ESP) bt Giles Muller (LUXx26) 7-6 (7-4), 6-7 (7-2), 6-2, 6-2. "I don't know how old", the 23-year-old Muguruza said. Serving for the set, she slid an ace for 30-0, rapped a forehand victor for triple-set point and snatched the 33-minute opener on a Schiavone error.
After taking a 3-2 lead in the first set, Muguruza won 15 points in a row and broke Schiavone five times.
Despite her status as reigning champion, though, Muguruza believes she will have to grow into the event again, rather than reflecting on her 2016 triumph.
Meet Scott Disick's Rekindled Flame, Chloe Bartoli She and Younes had first been linked in October past year , following the male model's split with his ex Jourdan Dunn. Disick and Thorne have been spotted groping each other in Cannes this week and it's pretty unpleasant to look at.
Petra Kvitova was also triumphant in her first match for six months, after she was stabbed during an attack at her home back in December.
"Like today - going out there, trying to deal with things - that's what brings me confidence, not remembering how I played a year ago". The 17-year-old Fourlis is ranked 337th in the world and was appearing in only her second Grand Slam.
Czech second seed Karolina Pliskova reached the French Open second round on Monday with a 7-5, 6-2 win overn China's Zheng Saisai. He lost in the third round at Wimbledon, his earliest defeat in a Grand Slam in seven years, was beaten in the first round at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics, reached the final of the U.S. Open, and lost early again at the Australian Open.
But Sunday's setback - albeit on a surface for which she has no great affection, having made an opening-round exit in Paris previous year - threatens to leave her season in tatters.
The 29-year-old German went down 6-2 6-2 to Russia's Ekaterina Makarova on the Philippe Chatrier Court, in a match which lasted one hour and 22 minutes.
KEY STATISTIC I: 9 - Record number of French Open titles for Rafael Nadal, who is favored by many to collect No. 10 this year. The Spaniard comes into Roland Garros after injury complaints in Rome but she didn't look perturbed by it in the opening round producing dazzling tennis on both sides to dispatch the 2010 French Open victor.
Daniel Ricciardo brought his Red Bull across in a distant third place to complete the podium, his best result of the season. Pulling out a small lead, Hamilton eventually began chipping away at the Ferrari's advantage.
With their loss to Boston in Game 3, the Cavaliers saw a 13-game SU win streak during the playoffs come to a close . "No blame. James was eager to break down film of the game on Monday, but he was able to recall much of what Boston did right.
The newspaper cited anonymous USA officials who were briefed on intelligence reports on intercepted Russian communications. Adam Schiff, Calif., suggested that Kushner's security clearance should be reviewed.
Malvo, now 32 years old, is currently being held at Red Onion State Prison, a super-maximum security prison in Virginia. The Virginia attorney general responded that Roush could have suspended some of Malvo's life term.
The Israeli part of his visit then resumes with a 1 p.m. wreath-laying ceremony at the Yad Vashem Holocaust museum. The president will discuss bilateral relations and Israeli-Palestinian conflict with both leaders separately.
President Abbas assures me he is ready to work toward that goal in good faith, and Prime Minister Netanyahu has promised the same. The U.S. has never recognized Israeli sovereignty over parts of the Old City seized in the 1967 war.
Sampaoli has said that he wants to coach his country's national team after leading Sevilla to a fourth-place finish in Spain. Argentina are now fifth in the 10-team South America zone World Cup qualifying standings with four games remaining.
China claims nearly the entire South China Sea , a key shipping lane that is believed to be rich in marine and mineral resources. The reef is one of the several Chinese-controlled features in the South China Sea where China has carried out reclamation work.
The forecast may look a bit unnerving with rain chances almost every day, but no wash-outs or all day long rains are expected. In the afternoon we'll see cloud cover return, but not before we warm the air into the mid to upper 60s through the area.
BJP says it will give right position to Rajinikanth
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