French Open Results: Rafael Nadal Begins With A Win, Maria Sharapova Dominates First Round Opponent

Day three of the French Open is well underway at Roland Garros. First round action is still underway on the men's side of the tournament. No. 2 ranked men's player Rafael Nadal won his first round match on Tuesday in straight sets over Italian Simone Bolelli, 6-2, 6-2, 6-1. Other top ranked men's tennis players that won on Tuesday include No. 6 David Ferrer, No. 8 Janko Tipsarevic, No. 12 Nicolas Almagro, No. 17 Richard Gasquet, No. 29 Julien Benneteau, and No. 32 Florian Meyer.

No. 16 ranked Ukrainian Alexandr Dolgopolov dropped a five-set match to fellow countryman Sergiy Stakhovsky, 6-7 (7-4), 6-4, 7-6 (7-4), 3-6, 6-3. Other ranked players in action right now include No. 4 Andy Murray, who took his first two sets against Tatsuma Ito, 6-1, 7-5. No. 13 Argentinian Juan Monaco is currently in the fourth set against Frenchman Guillaume Rufin. Monaco currently leads two sets to one, 6-2, 2-6, 6-2, but is currently trailing Rufin in the fourth set, 4-5.

On the Woman's side of first round action, No. 2 ranked Maria Sharapova was about as dominant as possible, defeating Romanian Alexandra Cadantu, 6-0, 6-0. Other ranked winners include No. 4 Petra Kvitova, No. 14 Francesca Schiavone No. 16 Maria Kirilenko, No. 22 Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova, No. 23 Kaia Kanepy and No. 25 Julia Goerges.

No. 5 ranked Serena Williams' first round match is currently in progress against Frenchwoman Virginie Razzano. Williams won the first set 6-4 and is currently tied to Razzano in the second set at three games a piece.

No. 9 ranked Caroline Wozniacki and No. 28 Shuai Peng both have matches scheduled for Wednesday. Peng's match is currently delayed but should be starting momentarily.

You can see a complete scoreboard from the 2012 French Open here.

For more on the 2012 French Open, stay tuned to this StoryStream on SB Nation Pittsburgh. For all the latest tennis news, make sure to stop by the SB Nation Tennis Hub Page for complete coverage from Roland Garros.

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