Murray headlining field at French Open Day 3

After parting ways with his entire training staff earlier this month and announcing that the 47-year-old Agassi would coach him at the French Open, Djokovic began his title defense at Roland Garros with a straight-set win over Marcel Granollers on Monday.

Fifth-seeded Elina Svitolina hit a crosscourt forehand victor on match point to win the first match on Court Suzanne Lenglen and seal her spot in the second round of the French Open.

PARIS Returning to the stage of her greatest triumph inspired defending champion Garbine Muguruza to down 2010 victor Francesca Schiavone 6-2 6-4 in the first round of the French Open on Monday. Playing almost two-and-a-half hours, he was tested but also went through in straight sets on a hot, blustery day in southwest Paris.

With Agassi making a fast exit from the stands at the conclusion of the match, Djokovic heaped praise on his new coach.

'I have certain people and methods that I have been trying out lately.

He beat France's Benoit Paire 6-1, 6-4, 6-1 with consummate ease. "It was not the best thing obviously but I promise you I will come back and will fight until the end".

The Spaniard could win an historic tenth title at Roland Garros in the coming weeks and is tipped to do so given a superb run of form on clay ahead of the grand slam.

Djokovic in his post-match conference was asked about Agassi at length, prompting him to ask whether he should bring his coach in to the press room next time.

"I have to say I don't know much about him", said Wawrinka, who has made at least the quarter-finals in three of his last four trips to the French Open.

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"I will try to use the time with him as best as I can".

Sloppy mistakes blighted the Serbian's first game under the tutelage of Andre Agassi, Djokovic racking up 29 unforced errors while only converting eight of his 20 break chances. I'm really enjoying it so far'.

Vandeweghe was a semifinalist at the Australian Open in January, but she never has been past the second round in six appearances at Roland Garros.

Spare a thought for top men's doubles seed John Peers as he prepares to begin his tournament on Tuesday, the Australian - who will play with Henri Kontinen - still has not got his rackets with him.

Defending women's champion Garbine Muguruza and former No. 1 Caroline Wozniacki won in straight sets, but two seeded American women joined Sock on the way out: No. 19 CoCo Vandeweghe and No. 25 Lauren Davis. Trading baseline rallies, they exchanged breaks to leave the Frenchman leading 4-3.

The 13th seed, hoping to become the first Frenchwoman to lift the Suzanne Lenglen Cup since Mary Pierce in 2000, said she hurt her back on Sunday and was not even sure she could make it on to Court Philippe Chatrier.

"Last year, I started to feel I had to change something", Djokovic told French sports daily L'Equipe.

In other men's first-round results, fifth-seeded Milos Raonic of Canada swept past Steve Darcis of Belgium 6-3, 6-4, 6-2 in 92 minutes.

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