If you enjoy top seeds coming terrifyingly close to crashing out, you’re gonna love Roland Garros. The second round was almost as hectic as the WTA, and with the main storylines still to come in the second week this is shaping up to be the best tournament of the season so far.

The first round is in the books and after a relatively mundane first day the upsets and 5 setters arrived. All 3 favorites look great so far and are getting their first big test in this round, but so far the French crowd seems like the best player in the draw.

WTA Draw time. A few seasons ago people were lamenting the lack of depth on the women’s tour. Well, that problem is solved and the result of the constant duels to be the “new” Serena on tour are that a number of great players have announced themselves, and Barty’s exit has set the stage for Iga Swiatek to go on an amazing tear. She’s a -150 favorite to win the tournament (this is literally Nadal/Djokovic level odds) and it almost seems fair. I’m FRIGGIN HYPPPPPPPPED. 🐢

PS Don’t forget to join the bracket comps so I can lose to you all again : ) Tournament starts at 4am EST tonight.

ROLAND GARROS. This is really the first time that a tournament has set the stage for a perfect story, and I’m hoping we get one. Leading up to the draw, it was hard to really point a finger at anyone in the mix and say they didn’t have a chance to win. Things got a bit lopsided post-draw, and the top half is a monstrous undertaking for anyone who gets through, but that just makes it even better. This is the most exciting and competitive major in quite some time, and I’m hyped. The ATP writeup for round 1 is below, and the WTA will go up tomorrow. As usual, DC is hosting their bracket competitions. Links are below :

ATP Bracket Comp

WTA Bracket Comp

Roland Garros Odds Comp

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