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Switzerland's Roger Federer prepares to serve against Spain's Pablo Carreno Busto in their first round match of the French Open tennis tournament, at Roland Garros stadium in Paris, Sunday, May 26, 2013. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)

Switzerland’s Roger Federer prepares to serve against Spain’s Pablo Carreno Busto. (Petr David Josek/AP)

Day 1 of the 2013 French Open is in the books. Roger Federer and Serena Williams cruised in their opening matches. But the day belonged to the inspirational performances by Venus Williams and Lleyton Hewitt, both of whom fought but lost to their bodies and opponents, while a teenager from Puerto Rico scored the upset of the day.

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PARIS, FRANCE - MAY 26: Serena Williams of the United States of America plays a forehand in her Women's Singles match against Anna Tatishvili of Georgia during day one of the French Open at Roland Garros on May 26, 2013 in Paris, France. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

(Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

Serena Williams: The WTA No. 1 and prohibitive favorite left no question as to her focus and determination in a 6-0, 6-1 win over Anna Tatishvili.

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Puerto Rico's Monica Puig raises her arms as she defeats Russia's Nadia Petrova during their first round match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium Sunday, May 26, 2013 in Paris. (AP Photo/Michel Spingler)

(Michel Spingler/AP)

Monica Puig: In her Slam main draw debut, the 19-year-old from Puerto Rico upended No. 11 Nadia Petrova 3-6, 7-5, 6-4.

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France's Michael Llodra returns the ball to Belgium's Steve Darcis during their first round match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium Sunday, May 26, 2013 in Paris. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)

(AP Photo/Petr David Josek)

Michael Llodra: It was a good day for the French. Gilles Simon came back to beat Hewitt 3-6, 1-6, 6-4, 6-1, 7-5, and Llodra, Caroline Garcia and Virginie Razzano all won.

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Two women sleep while Spain's David Ferrer plays against Australia's Marinko Matosevic in their first round match of the French Open tennis tournament, at Roland Garros stadium in Paris, Sunday, May 26, 2013. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)

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Long day for fans: Play began at 11 a.m. and ended around 9:30 p.m. These two fans chose sleep over David Ferrer’s predictable win over Marinko Matosevic. Probably wise.

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USA's James Blake hits a return to Serbia's Viktor Troicki during their French Tennis Open first round match at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, on May 26, 2013. AFP PHOTO / THOMAS COEX (Photo credit should read THOMAS COEX/AFP/Getty Images)

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James Blake: Blink and you missed him. The 33-year-old American lost to Victor Troicki 6-4, 6-2, 6-2.

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Venus Williams of the U.S. clenches her fist after winning the second set against Poland's Urszula Radwanska in their first round match of the French Open tennis tournament, at Roland Garros stadium in Paris, Sunday, May 26, 2013. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)

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Venus Williams: There was no performance more dramatic, inspiring and heartbreaking as Venus Williams’ 7-6 (5), 6-7 (4), 6-4 loss to Urszula Radwanska. Exhausted and clearly not at her best, this was her celebration after coming back from 0-4 down in the second-set tiebreaker to win seven straight points and force a third set.

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Oracene Price, bottom, mother of Serena, top, and Venus Williams of the U.S., center, watches her daughter Venus' first round match against Poland's Urszula Radwanska at the French Open tennis tournament in Roland Garros stadium in Paris, Sunday, May 26, 2013. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)

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Serena Williams and Oracene Price: Proudly urging on Venus, but it wasn’t enough.

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PARIS, FRANCE - MAY 26: Feliciano Lopez of Spain plays a backhand during his men's singles match against Marcel Granollers of Spain on day one of the French Open at Roland Garros on May 26, 2013 in Paris, France. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

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Feliciano Lopez: As light faded, Lopez’s match against fellow Spaniard Marcel Granollers was suspended as the two were about to head into a decisive fifth set.

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Venus Williams: Au revoir for now, or au revoir forever?

  • Published On May 27, 2013
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