French Open Day 2 - Serena sends Diatchenko packing, eventually; Djokovic, Nadal cruise; Edmund’s epic

On our 7th birthday, we are back with our Day 2 Tennis Podcast from Roland Garros!

Serena Williams has rarely been seen on a tennis court in recent months, but her return to Roland Garros was a welcome one, and she got going eventually. Not before swallowing a 2-6 first set against Vitalia Diatchenko though. So what happened? Catherine Whitaker and Matt Roberts talk us through from the media restaurant. 

Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic jumped out of the blocks looking every bit the likely finalists in the men’s draw, but Dominic Thiem had a right old scrap on his hands against Tommy Paul. So how did they all look? Catherine and Matt give us the lo-down, with a little bit of assistance from David Law in Solihull. 

Jo Konta got her first win in the main draw, Pierre-Hugues Herbert followed his old mate Nicolas Mahut in nailing a stunning 5-set comeback and the pod team pay tribute to 19-year-old Paul Jubb, who did something no British player has done before.  

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