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Spain's Garbine Muguruza serves the ball to Italy's Francesca Schiavone during their tennis match at the Roland Garros 2017 French Open yesterday in Paris.

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.

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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.

Also Monday, Kiki Bertens of the Netherlands recovered from a set down to beat Australian Ajla Tomljanovic 4-6, 6-1, 6-1.

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.

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