Some early results are in from Roland Garros on Monday, Day 2 from the 2017 french open. In the women's draw, a couple of former champions met in the first round with Garbine Muguruza, the defending champion, defeating the 2010 champion Francesca Schiavone. The final line score in that match was 6-2, 6-4 as the Spaniard looks to rediscover the form that has largely abandoned her in the last year since winning the 2016 French Open.

May have been Schiavone's swan song

For Schiavone, we may have seen the last of her at the venue where she has enjoyed the most of her success in Grand Slams. Besides her title from 2010 where she defeated Sam Stosur in the final, Schiavone also made the 2011 final in what was a loss to Na Li of China.

Next up for Muguruza is Annett Kontaveit of Estonia. Kontaveit is still a fairly new player when it comes to the majors. The 2017 French Open represents the 2nd time in which she has advanced outside of the first round. However, she seems to be an improving player on the WTA Tour and could give Muguruza some problems given that the Spaniard has coughed up plenty of surprise losses over the last 12 months.

Milos Raonic advanced on Monday

In the men's draw, early results saw Milos Raonic defeat Steve Darcis. The line score in that match was 6-3, 6-4, 6-2 for the Canadian. Raonic has suffered through some injuries this season, problems that are not uncommon for last year's Wimbledon runner-up. A decisive first-round victory is certainly a great result for him as he looks to stay fresh for future rounds.

However, clay certainly is not his best surface given his booming serve which has proven to be more effective on the hard-court and grass-court surfaces.

Raonic is the No. 5 seed at this year's French Open. He now awaits the winner of Rogerio Dutra-Silva and Mikhail Youzhny. It's the latter that is definitely the more proven player, so perhaps Raonic will have to stare down a challenge from Youzhny in the next round.

The Russian himself has done well in some Grand Slams in the past; however, he too seems to fair better on grass and cement.

Other early results from Roland Garros on Monday saw Jelena Jankovic fall to Richel Hogenkamp. Another former World No. 1, Caroline Wozniacki, was more fortunate. She was made to work however she survived her first-round match with a win over Jaimee Flourliss.

The line score in that match was 6-4, 3-6, 6-2 as Wozniacki looks to redeem what has been a poor clay-court season thus far due to injuries.

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