Day 1 of main-draw action at the 2016 French Open was greatly disturbed by several rain showers, so the majority of scheduled matches had to be cancelled. Still, our photographer Jimmie48 managed to take some nice action pics of Petra Kvitova, Danka Kovinic, Heather Watson, Nicole Gibbs, Cagla Buyukakcay, as well as three photos from Lucie Safarova‘s press conference.
OUR PHOTOS FROM PREVIOUS DAYS AT ROLAND GARROS 2016:
- Kids Day Saturday
- Final stage of qualifying, draw ceremony, practice sessions
- Glamorous players’ party at Petit Palais, second round of qualifying and practice sesssions
- Day 2 of WTA qualifying + Victoria Azarenka’s and Simona Halep’s practice session
- Day 1 of WTA qualifying + practices of Azarenka and Gavrilova
Nice first round win for Çağla Büyükakçay. She came back to finish the match against Sasnovich the next day and won 5 straight games. First Female Turkish player to ever win a Grand Slam match.
Jim, yes, Cagla has been impressive. She’s made so many accomplishments recently. Even her R2 loss was a three-setter.