Live Stream: fuboTV watch for free World number 2 Nadal received an accommodating path through the early rounds of the competition and dispatched qualifiers in each of the first two rounds, before taking down 27 David Goffin in the Round of 32 and Juan Ignacio Londero in the Round of Djokovic cruised in the first four rounds as well, and will play in the Quarterfinals against a to-be-determined opponent. Nevertheless, he has acquitted himself nicely thus far, winning on straight sets in the opening four rounds. His Quarterfinal will be against fellow countryman Stan Wawrinka, who won a battle of attrition against Stefano Tsitsipas in a 5-hour epic. Naomi Osaka has continued her strides since winning her maiden major at the U.
Find out what's happening in the world as it unfolds. She is bidding for a record-tying 24th grand slam title.
Hide Caption 4 of 10 Photos: Nadal, Djokovic, Serena at Roland Garros He slipped at one stage but picked himself up and looked in commanding form in the straight-set victory.
Hide Caption 10 of 10 CNN For all her singles titles on the grass at Wimbledon -- seven of them -- Serena Williams can still thrive on clay, despite its challenges.
The surface known as "terre battue" in French softens power games and has a way of extending battles, which can create problems, especially at late stages of careers. On a blustery day in Paris on Monday, Williams looked in danger of losing in the opening round at the tournament for a second time, before defeating 83rd-ranked Vitalia Diatchenko of Russia for her th main-draw professional win.
Such comebacks have been a hallmark of Williams' unprecedented career. But showing rust in just her 10th match of -- against the same opponent who stunned Maria Sharapova at Wimbledon last year -- Williams appeared more vulnerable than usual.
Ultimately she came through it during a stretch of the campaign Williams usually enjoys.
Read More The French Open buildup tournament of Rome, for example, holds special memories -- husband Alexis Ohanian first met and proposed to her in the Italian capital -- and Williams has long owned an apartment in Paris.
She likes competing on clay, too.
But that's not to say things have gone entirely smoothly for Williams at Roland Garros. And the only time in three decades Williams ever lost a first-round grand slam match came at the same venue in against France's Virginie Razzano.