Title favourite Novak Djokovic dropped just six games in making his way through to the second round of the French Open.
Andy Murray's hopes of a first French Open title remain intact after he pulled off another great escape against Radek Stepanek.
Rafael Nadal kick-started his drive for a 10th French Open title by demolishing big-serving Australian Sam Groth in straight sets at Roland Garros.
Heather Watson saw off Nicole Gibbs and the Paris weather to reach the second round of the French Open and all but secure her place at the Rio Olympics.
Stan Wawrinka narrowly avoided becoming the first men's defending champion ever to lose in the first round of the French Open.
Patience has been the key to Andy Murray's new-found prowess on clay, according to his French Open opponent Radek Stepanek.
Heather Watson has plenty of work to do to reach the second round of the French Open after rain interrupted her match against Nicole Gibbs at Roland Garros.