French Open Day 3 - Serena Wins on Return; Edmund Impresses; Outfits Analysed; Sock's Shocking Behaviour; Briggs Backs Norrie To Spring Upset
The story on everyone’s lips on Day 3 at Roland Garros was the return of Serena Williams. The American beat Kristyna Pliskova 7-6, 6-4 to win her first Grand Slam match since giving birth. Catherine is joined by Simon Briggs, tennis correspondent for The Telegraph, to talk all about it.
How well did Serena play? How will she cope with the tactical nous of Ashleigh Barty in the next round? And what was the story behind the catsuit she wore on court?
Speaking of fashion, Simon thinks Kyle Edmund’s latest outfit might be inspired by Liquorice Allsorts. There’s plenty of chat about that, as well as Edmund’s tennis, which was mightily impressive. Tougher tests await the in-form Brit.
Rafael Nadal was also a winner on Day 3 after overcoming the stern challenge posed by Simone Bolelli in their rain-interrupted match. How convincing was the 10-time champion? And has the cavalier Italian provided the blueprint for threatening Nadal?
There’s also condemnation of Jack Sock’s behaviour. The American caused a stir during his first-round loss with a series of outbursts towards the umpire. Simon gives all the details and says it’s time for Sock to improve his “disrespectful attitude”.
On Wednesday, Cameron Norrie will play his first ever match on the Philippe Chatrier court. Catherine has a sneaky feeling that he might cause an upset against Lucas Pouille…
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