Serena Williams passed her first serious test of the French Open with a 6-4 7-6 (12/10) victory over French number one Kristina Mladenovic.
Andy Murray at last took the straightforward route into the fourth round of the French Open - and he is hoping Aljaz Bedene can join him.
Rafael Nadal has pulled out of the French Open with a wrist injury, he has announced.
He said: "I arrived here with a little bit of pain but it was something I was able to manage, but every day it was a little bit worse. We spent a lot of hours here working so hard to try to play.
"Yesterday I played with an injection, with anaesthetic, and I could play but yesterday night I started to feel more and more pain and this morning I felt I couldn't move the wrist.
"I had a scan and the results are not positive. It's not broken but if I keep playing it's going to be broken the next couple of days.
Andy Murray got the quick match he craved as he eased past Ivo Karlovic and into the fourth round of the French Open.
Defending champion Serena Williams goes into the third round of the French Open having lost just five games in two matches.
Novak Djokovic was given a stern test by Steve Darcis but came through it to record his 50th win at the French Open and reach the third round.
Rafael Nadal's pursuit of a 10th French Open title continued on Thursday with a comfortable second-round win.
Agnieszka Radwanska marked herself out as a potential title challenger with a confident victory against Caroline Garcia.