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Photos Du Jour: The French Open Begins...

The second Grand Slam tournament of the year is underway. See some of the best pics so far.

Published May 28, 2012 12:00

The groundscrews worked very hard preparing the terre battue before the French Open kicked off.
The groundscrews worked very hard preparing the terre battue before the French Open kicked off.
Once it was all settled, Canada's Stephanie Dubois was among the players getting ready to play...
Once it was all settled, Canada's Stephanie Dubois was among the players getting ready to play...
And Chinese Taipei's Chang Kai-Chen was among the players getting ready to serve up some tennis.
And Chinese Taipei's Chang Kai-Chen was among the players getting ready to serve up some tennis.
The French Open - also known as Roland Garros - is the only Grand Slam played on clay courts.
The French Open - also known as Roland Garros - is the only Grand Slam played on clay courts.
Sam Stosur, a finalist at Roland Garros two years ago, made quick work of Elena Baltacha, 64 60.
Sam Stosur, a finalist at Roland Garros two years ago, made quick work of Elena Baltacha, 64 60.
Ana Ivanovic made even quicker work of Spanish qualifier Lara Arruabarrena-Vecino, winning, 61 61.
Ana Ivanovic made even quicker work of Spanish qualifier Lara Arruabarrena-Vecino, winning, 61 61.
Canadian qualifier Heidi El Tabakh lost out to fellow Canadian Aleksandra Wozniak in two, 75 62.
Canadian qualifier Heidi El Tabakh lost out to fellow Canadian Aleksandra Wozniak in two, 75 62.
Argentine teenager Paula Ormaechea was too solid for Venus Williams to win the opening set, 6-4.
Argentine teenager Paula Ormaechea was too solid for Venus Williams to win the opening set, 6-4.
But Venus Williams clawed back with a flurry of winners from all wings and scored a 46 61 63 win.
But Venus Williams clawed back with a flurry of winners from all wings and scored a 46 61 63 win.
Frenchwomen went 2-1 on Day 1: Mathilde Johansson and Irena Pavlovic won, Caroline Garcia lost.
Frenchwomen went 2-1 on Day 1: Mathilde Johansson and Irena Pavlovic won, Caroline Garcia lost.
  • The groundscrews worked very hard preparing the terre battue before the French Open kicked off.
  • Once it was all settled, Canada's Stephanie Dubois was among the players getting ready to play...
  • And Chinese Taipei's Chang Kai-Chen was among the players getting ready to serve up some tennis.
  • The French Open - also known as Roland Garros - is the only Grand Slam played on clay courts.
  • Sam Stosur, a finalist at Roland Garros two years ago, made quick work of Elena Baltacha, 64 60.
  • Ana Ivanovic made even quicker work of Spanish qualifier Lara Arruabarrena-Vecino, winning, 61 61.
  • Canadian qualifier Heidi El Tabakh lost out to fellow Canadian Aleksandra Wozniak in two, 75 62.
  • Argentine teenager Paula Ormaechea was too solid for Venus Williams to win the opening set, 6-4.
  • But Venus Williams clawed back with a flurry of winners from all wings and scored a 46 61 63 win.
  • Frenchwomen went 2-1 on Day 1: Mathilde Johansson and Irena Pavlovic won, Caroline Garcia lost.
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