The Latest on the French Open (all times local):

7:30 p.m.

Serena Williams overcame a slow start for a 2-6, 6-1, 6-0 win over 83rd-ranked Vitalia Diatchenko of Russia in her opener.

Serena Williams of the U.S. plays a shot against Vitalia Diatchenko of Russia during their first round match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, Monday, May 27, 2019. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)
Serena Williams of the U.S. plays a shot against Vitalia Diatchenko of Russia during their first round match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, Monday, May 27, 2019. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)

Williams had completed only three matches since her Australian Open ended four months ago, and she cited a bothersome left knee when pulling out of her past two tournaments.

During an error-filled first set, Williams was constantly shaking her head and yelling at herself.

But the 23-time Grand Slam champion quickly changed the momentum by winning the opening three games of the second set.

Vitalia Diatchenko of Russia plays a shot against Serena Williams of the U.S. during their first round match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, Monday, May 27, 2019. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)
Vitalia Diatchenko of Russia plays a shot against Serena Williams of the U.S. during their first round match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, Monday, May 27, 2019. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)

After committing 14 unforced errors in the first set, Williams had a total of 10 in the second and third sets.

Afterward, Williams seemed more relieved than pleased at avoiding what would have been only the second loss of her career in the first round of a Grand Slam tournament — after her defeat to Virginie Razzano at Roland Garros in 2012.

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Serbia's Novak Djokovic flashes a thumbs up as he celebrates winning his first round match of the French Open tennis tournament in three sets 6-4, 6-2, 6-2, against Poland's Hubert Hurkacz at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, Monday, May 27, 2019. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)
Serbia’s Novak Djokovic flashes a thumbs up as he celebrates winning his first round match of the French Open tennis tournament in three sets 6-4, 6-2, 6-2, against Poland’s Hubert Hurkacz at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, Monday, May 27, 2019. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)

5:45 p.m.

Top-ranked Novak Djokovic was in control from the start, beating 44th-ranked Hubert Hurkacz of Poland 6-4, 6-2, 6-2.

It’s the 22nd consecutive victory in Grand Slam tournaments for Djokovic, who is attempting to become only the second man in history to hold all four major titles at the same time on two separate occasions.

Serbia's Novak Djokovic smashes the ball against Poland's Hubert Hurkacz during their first round match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, Monday, May 27, 2019. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)
Serbia’s Novak Djokovic smashes the ball against Poland’s Hubert Hurkacz during their first round match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, Monday, May 27, 2019. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)

Rod Laver was the only player to achieve the feat when he won all four Grand Slams in 1962 and 1969.

Djokovic also won four straight majors in 2015-16.

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Spain's Rafael Nadal celebrates winning against Germany's Yannick Hanfmann in three sets 6-2, 6-1, 6-3, during their first round match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, Monday, May 27, 2019. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)
Spain’s Rafael Nadal celebrates winning against Germany’s Yannick Hanfmann in three sets 6-2, 6-1, 6-3, during their first round match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, Monday, May 27, 2019. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)

4:15 p.m.

Rafael Nadal has made light work of qualifier Yannick Hanfmann, winning 6-2, 6-1, 6-3 to advance to the second round.

The 11-time champion at Roland Garros saved four break points in his first service game on Court Philippe Chatrier but was never troubled again by the 184th-ranked German, who was playing for the first time in the French Open main draw.

Spain's Rafael Nadal serves against Germany's Yannick Hanfmann during their first round match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, Monday, May 27, 2019. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)
Spain’s Rafael Nadal serves against Germany’s Yannick Hanfmann during their first round match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, Monday, May 27, 2019. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)

Nadal later praised the refurbished showcase court where he won his 11 French titles, calling it “very beautiful.”

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3:45 p.m.

Spain's Rafael Nadal plays a shot against Germany's Yannick Hanfmann during their first round match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, Monday, May 27, 2019. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)
Spain’s Rafael Nadal plays a shot against Germany’s Yannick Hanfmann during their first round match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, Monday, May 27, 2019. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)

After throwing up twice on the court, Frances Tiafoe says he was “very depleted” for the fifth set of a 6-2, 4-6, 6-3, 3-6, 6-0 first-round loss to Filip Krajinovic of Serbia.

Tiafoe, at No. 32 the only American seeded in the men’s draw, was coming off his best Grand Slam showing, a quarterfinal run at the Australian Open.

He said he didn’t think he had food poisoning because he felt fine before the match: “Throwing up during the match isn’t something that normally happens to me … I threw up again when I went to the locker room after the third set. The fifth-set result obviously came to that because (I) was obviously very depleted and had nothing really in me. It was tough to end like that.”

Denmark's Caroline Wozniacki plays a shot against Russia's Veronika Kudermetova during their first round match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, Monday, May 27, 2019. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)
Denmark’s Caroline Wozniacki plays a shot against Russia’s Veronika Kudermetova during their first round match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, Monday, May 27, 2019. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)

In another instance of an American losing to a Serbian in five sets, Denis Kudla was beaten 6-0, 6-7 (7), 5-7, 6-3, 6-4 by Miomir Kecmanovic.

Also, 12th-seeded Daniil Medvedev wasted a two-set lead in a 4-6, 4-6, 6-3, 6-2, 7-5 loss to Pierre-Hugues Herbert of France.

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Denmark's Caroline Wozniacki plays a shot against Russia's Veronika Kudermetova during their first round match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, Monday, May 27, 2019. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)
Denmark’s Caroline Wozniacki plays a shot against Russia’s Veronika Kudermetova during their first round match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, Monday, May 27, 2019. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)

1:40 p.m.

Former No. 1 Caroline Wozniacki wasted a perfect start when she lost 0-6, 6-3, 6-3 to 68th-ranked Veronika Kudermetova in the opening match of the day on Court Philippe Chatrier.

Wozniacki’s record this year dropped to 9-8 after her fourth straight loss — including first-round defeats in Madrid and Rome — since reaching the final of a clay-court event in Charleston, South Carolina, last month.

Russia's Veronika Kudermetova clenches her fist after scoring a point against Denmark's Caroline Wozniacki during their first round match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, Monday, May 27, 2019. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)
Russia’s Veronika Kudermetova clenches her fist after scoring a point against Denmark’s Caroline Wozniacki during their first round match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, Monday, May 27, 2019. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)

The 13th-ranked Wozniacki announced in October that she has rheumatoid arthritis.

The match marked Kudermetova’s debut in the main draw at Roland Garros and the biggest win of her career in terms of ranking. The Russian player hit a whopping 40 winners to Wozniacki’s 15.

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FILE - In this May 28, 2018, file photo, Petra Kvitova, of the Czech Republic, returns a shot against Paraguay's Veronica Cepede Royg during their first round match at the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, France. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena, File)
FILE – In this May 28, 2018, file photo, Petra Kvitova, of the Czech Republic, returns a shot against Paraguay’s Veronica Cepede Royg during their first round match at the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, France. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena, File)

11:10 a.m.

Two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova has pulled out of the French Open ahead of her first-round match because of an injured left forearm.

The No. 6-seeded Kvitova tweeted Monday that she has been dealing with pain for a few weeks.

FILE - In this June 10, 2018, file photo, Spain's Rafael Nadal reacts while holding the trophy after defeating Austria's Dominic Thiem in the men's finals of the French Open tennis tournament in Paris. Nadal, a French Open champion yet again a week past his 32nd birthday seems to stay forever young. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus, File)
FILE – In this June 10, 2018, file photo, Spain’s Rafael Nadal reacts while holding the trophy after defeating Austria’s Dominic Thiem in the men’s finals of the French Open tennis tournament in Paris. Nadal, a French Open champion yet again a week past his 32nd birthday seems to stay forever young. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus, File)

An MRI on Sunday night confirmed a Grade 2 tear, which she said “could get a lot worse” if she played.

She had been due to face Sorana Cirstea on Court Suzanne Lenglen.

Kvitova was replaced in the draw by Kaja Juvan, an 18-year-old from Slovenia who lost in qualifying and will be making her Grand Slam debut.

FILE - In this June 5, 2016, file photo, Serbia's Novak Djokovic holds the trophy after defeating Britain's Andy Murray in four sets 3-6, 6-1, 6-2, 6-4, in the finals of the French Open tennis tournament the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, France. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena, File)
FILE – In this June 5, 2016, file photo, Serbia’s Novak Djokovic holds the trophy after defeating Britain’s Andy Murray in four sets 3-6, 6-1, 6-2, 6-4, in the finals of the French Open tennis tournament the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, France. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena, File)

Play has started at Roland Garros on Day 2 of the clay-court Grand Slam tournament.

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9 a.m.

FILE - In this June 6, 2015, file photo, Serena Williams holds the trophy after winning the final of the French Open tennis tournament against Lucie Safarova of the Czech Republic, at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, France. Welcome back to Paris, Serena Williams. The tennis world can’t wait to find out exactly how that bothersome left knee is holding up. (AP Photo/Michel Euler, File)
FILE – In this June 6, 2015, file photo, Serena Williams holds the trophy after winning the final of the French Open tennis tournament against Lucie Safarova of the Czech Republic, at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, France. Welcome back to Paris, Serena Williams. The tennis world can’t wait to find out exactly how that bothersome left knee is holding up. (AP Photo/Michel Euler, File)

Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams — owners of a combined 55 Grand Slam singles titles — are all in action on Day 2 at the French Open.

Each is embarking on a bid to achieve a milestone over the next two weeks at Roland Garros.

Nadal begins Monday against Yannick Hanfmann, a German qualifier who played tennis at Southern California and whose career Grand Slam record is 0-1. Nadal seeks his record-extending 12th championship in Paris, the most for any man or woman at any major tournament.

Djokovic, whose first-round opponent is Hubert Hurkacz of Poland, eyes a fourth consecutive Grand Slam trophy, something only one man has managed in the past 45 years: Djokovic himself.

And Williams, who starts against Vitalia Diatchenko, renews her quest for a 24th major title, which would tie Margaret Court for the most in history.

Other past Grand Slam champs in action on a busy day include Stan Wawrinka and Caroline Wozniacki.

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