Spectators pass security gates when entering the Roland Garros stadium prior to the start of the second round matches of the French Open tennis tournament in Paris, France, Wednesday, May 25, 2016. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)
Christophe Ena
May 25, 2016

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

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9:40 p.m.

Sloane Stephens wrapped up play for the day at the French Open with a 7-6 (0), 6-1 win over qualifier Veronica Cepede Royg in the second round.

Stephens, who has reached the round of 16 at Roland Garros in each of the past four years, made a slow start but won 17 consecutive points after trailing 6-5, 15-30 on her serve in the first set.

She also saved five of the six break points she faced.

Next up for the 19th-seeded American is Tsvetana Pironkova.

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8:56 p.m.

Another marathon match has just ended on Court 2 at the French Open, where 25th-seeded Irina-Camelia Begu needed 3 hours and 38 minutes to rally past American Coco Vandeweghe.

Begu prevailed 6-7, (4), 7-6 (4), 10-8 and will be up against Annika Beck in the third round.

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8:15 p.m.

A video of Muhammad Ali fired up French wild-card entry Mathias Bourgue before he took on Andy Murray at the French Open.

The 22-year-old French player ranked 164th led 2-1 in sets before bowing out 6-2, 2-6, 4-6, 6-2, 6-3 on Wednesday.

He said his coach Olivier Malcor made him watch footage featuring Ali just before entering the Philippe Chatrier court.

''And he said, ''When I box, I want to box in front of a big crowd','' Bourgue told a press conference. ''It was very emotional. I think I entered the court with the right mindset. Even if I was a bit tense in the first set. I felt good.''

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8:00 p.m.

Milos Raonic faced little resistance as he posted a 50th Grand Slam match win on Wednesday at the French Open.

The eighth-seeded Canadian advanced to the third round for the fourth time on the Parisian red clay with a clinical 6-1, 7-6 (0), 6-1 win over 58th-ranked Frenchman Adrian Mannarino.

Raonic did not face a single break point and made only 17 unforced errors.

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7:25 p.m.

Agnieszka Radwanska made the most of Caroline Garcia's struggles with her serve to reach the third round at the French Open.

The second-seeded Polish player had 13 break chances on Court Suzanne Lenglen and converted six in 6-2, 6-4 victory.

Garcia cheered herself up and encouraged the crowd to support her after breaking back in the seventh game of the second set. But the Frenchwoman dropped her next service game at love.

Radwanska, whose best result at Roland Garros is a quarterfinal spot three years ago, failed to serve out the match in the next game as Garcia saved a match point and then hit a forehand down the line for the break.

Garcia did not surrender without a fight, saving one more match point before bowing out.

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6:50 p.m.

Serena Williams needed treatment on her right foot while playing doubles Wednesday with sister Venus at the French Open, but the defending singles champion at Roland Garros didn't seem to be in pain or hampered in her movement.

The Williams sisters were on their way to a 6-2, 6-2 first-round win against Jelena Ostapenko and Yulia Putintseva when Serena took a medical timeout in the second set. The trainer taped up her foot and ankle.

The sisters broke serve the next game, with Serena hitting a smash to earn three break points, the first of which she converted with a winner from the net.

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6:30 p.m.

No. 15 John Isner and No. 23 Jack Sock both won in straight sets at the French Open, leaving two of the 10 American men who entered the tournament still in the field.

Now they'll try to give the United States a pair of men in the fourth round for the first time in 15 years.

Andre Agassi and Michael Russell both made it that far in 2001.

Isner got to the third round by beating Kyle Edmund of Britain 6-4, 6-4, 6-4 on Wednesday, while Sock eliminated Dustin Brown of Germany 6-3, 7-6 (5), 6-2.

The only other American man in singles action Wednesday, wild-card entry Bjorn Fratangelo, lost to No. 9 Richard Gasquet of France, 6-1, 7-6 (3), 6-3.

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5:45 p.m.

Andy Murray rallied past French wild-card entry Mathias Bourgue to reach the third round of the French Open, winning 6-2, 2-6, 4-6, 6-2, 6-3.

The second-seeded Murray made the most of Bourgue's drop of energy to claw his way back into the match and set up a contest with big-serving Ivo Karlovic in the next round.

After playing superb tennis to lead 2-1 in sets on Court Philippe Chatrier, the 22-year-old Bourgue ran out of gas while Murray limited his mistakes to 10 unforced errors in the last two sets.

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4:40 p.m.

Andy Murray needs to win a second consecutive five-set match to continue his run at the French Open.

The second-seeded Briton is trailing 2-1 in sets against French wild-card entry Mathias Bourgue, who is showing his vast array of shots on Court Philippe Chatrier with some superb drop shots and volleys.

The 22-year-old Bourgue is making his Grand Slam debut at Roland Garros.

Murray advanced to the second round after rallying from two sets down against qualifier Radek Stepanek.

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4:20 p.m.

When it comes to hitting aces, big-serving Ivo Karlovic has no rival.

At 37, the lanky Croatian player proved it again to drag himself out of a tough battle with Jordan Thompson and become the oldest male player to reach the third round at a Grand Slam since Jimmy Connors at the 1991 U.S. Open. Connors was 39 when he progressed to the semifinals at Flushing Meadows that year.

The 27th-seeded Karlovic produced 41 aces in his 6-7 (2), 6-3, 7-6 (3), 6-7 (4), 12-10 win over the Australian wild-card entry, including three in the final game.

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3:10 p.m.

There still were some hiccups for Stan Wawrinka in the second round of the French Open. All in all, though, things went a lot more smoothly than in his opening match.

After needing to come back and win in five sets to barely avoid becoming the first defending champion in tournament history to lose in the first round, Wawrinka moved into the third with a 7-6 (7), 6-3, 6-4 victory over 93rd-ranked Taro Daniel of Japan on Wednesday.

In the tiebreaker, the third-seeded Wawrinka found himself facing two set points while trailing 6-4. But he erased both of those and eventually pulled out the set, then quickly went up a break in the second and was on his way.

Wawrinka said his play against Daniel had ''many ups and downs,'' but that he's ''ready to step it up.''

Wawrinka compiled a 62-21 advantage in winners and will now face No. 30 Jeremy Chardy of France for a spot in the round of 16.

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2:45 p.m.

Teenager Alexander Zverev has completed his first career win in the main draw of the French Open.

The 19-year-old German, who is regarded as one of the most talented youngsters on the circuit, advanced to the second round of the clay-court Grand Slam with a 5-7, 6-2, 7-6 (6), 7-5 win over Pierre-Hugues Herbert. Their match was suspended at the start of the fourth set on Tuesday because of darkness.

The 41st-ranked Zverev is playing for the second time at the Roland Garros after losing in the qualifying stages last year. He will be up against another Frenchman, Stephane Robert, in the second round.

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2:00 p.m.

Fourth-seeded Garbine Muguruza is through to the third round of the French Open, beating wild-card entry Myrtille Georges 6-2, 6-0.

A two-time quarterfinalist in Paris, the 2015 finalist at Wimbledon says ''I really want to win here.''

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1:30 p.m.

Fifth-seeded Kei Nishikori advanced to the second round at the French Open by beating Andrey Kuznetsov 6-3, 6-3, 6-3.

Nishikori, a U.S. Open finalist in 2014, reached the quarterfinals in Paris last year.

There was also a second-round win for a Japanese player in the women's draw, with Naomi Osaka beating Mirjana Lucic-Baroni 6-3, 6-3.

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12:45 p.m.

Two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova, 2009 French Open winner Svetlana Kuznetsova and 2014 finalist Simona Halep have all advanced to the third round at Roland Garros.

The 10th-seeded Kvitova beat Hsieh Su-Wei 6-4, 6-1. Kvitova, who reached the semifinals at Roland Garros in 2012, looked more comfortable than in her first-round match.

Kvitova says ''I'm feeling good. I'm healthy, and that's important.''

The sixth-seeded Halep had to rally from 4-1 down in the first set to beat Zarina Diyas 7-6 (5), 6-2, while Kuznetsova defeated Heather Watson 6-1, 6-3.

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12:30 p.m.

Tightened security measures at the French Open, with multiple pat-downs and bag checks, are making getting into Roland Garros a bit of a chore.

There were long lines on Wednesday morning as spectators waited - mostly patiently - to be cleared for entry into the smallest of the four Grand Slam tournaments.

Extra precautions introduced following deadly attacks in Paris in November include an initial pat-down, bag check and scan with a metal detector before reaching Roland Garros, followed by another more thorough search at the gates.

Security has also been stepped up for soccer's European Championship in 10 French cities starting next month.

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12:00 p.m.

The French Open is finally basking under blue skies after three opening days of damp, cold weather.

Those already out on court Wednesday include fifth-seeded Kei Nishikori, former French Open champion Svetlana Kuznetsova and 2014 finalist Simona Halep.

Halep is on Court Philippe Chatrier against Zarina Diyas. On Court 2, Kuznetsova is facing Heather Watson, while Nishikori is playing Andrey Kuznetsov Court 1.

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