Defending champions Rafael Nadal and Maria Sharapova are both through to the third round of the Roland Garros tournament. The tennis stars played through dull weather to keep their sights on the respective French Open singles titles.
Sharapova has had the smoothest journey, beating Canadian Eugenie Bouchard 6-2, 6-4. Rafa, on the other hand, has started both matches with a set down. He finally saw off Martin Klizan in the fourth set with the final score at: 4-6, 6-3, 6-3, 6-3.
In third round Sharapova will face Jie Zheng of China and Rafa will play Fabio Fognini of Italy.
Roger Federer, David Ferrer and Serena Williams are already confirmed for round 4 at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris. The tournament concludes with the men’s final on Sunday 9th June 2013.