Roger Federer, the 2009 winner, and defending women's champion Maria Sharapova target places in the French Open third round on Wednesday.
A loss by Venus Williams in the first round at a Grand Slam is no longer the rarity it once was.
Roger Federer enlivened a routine day at the office with a violet and pink outfit and a several dabs of brilliance to launch another French Open quest but his mood darkened after a security breach on Sunday.
Rafael Nadal, the nine-time French Open champion, is in the same quarter of the draw as Novak Djokovic, who is the rightful favorite this year to win the only Grand Slam singles title he lacks.
Novak Djokovic can become just the eighth man to complete the career Grand Slam with a maiden French Open victory, but the world number one fears fate may conspire against him in Paris.
Dubai, which boasts of the world's highest tennis court, may also become home to the first underwater tennis centre where spectators can watch games from below or above the sea life through a massive glass dome.
Former Grand Slam doubles tennis champion Bob Hewitt was sentenced to six years in prison by a South African court on Monday after being found guilty of two counts of rape and a charge of sexual assault of minors, local media reported.
World number one Novak Djokovic continued his dominant form when he brushed aside old rival Roger Federer to win the Rome Masters on Sunday, his fifth title of the year.
Serbian Novak Djokovic was among three Italian Open finalists to hit out at organisers after a "dangerous" semi-final win in which he escaped twisting his ankle in holes that appeared on court.
Swiss eighth seed Stan Wawrinka sent seven-time champion Rafael Nadal crashing out of the Italian Open with his maiden clay court win over the Spaniard at the quarter-final stage on Friday.
Serbia's Novak Djokovic moved a step closer to defending his Italian Open title after seven-time champion Rafael Nadal was stunned in the last eight by Stan Wawrinka of Switzerland on Friday.
Andy Murray claimed his first Masters series title on clay with a stunning display to beat home favourite Rafael Nadal 6-3, 6-2 at the Madrid Open on Sunday.
Roger Federer remained on course for a semi-final clash with Spanish rival Rafael Nadal at the Italian Open after cruising past Tomas Berdych 6-3-, 6-3 in just over an hour on Friday.
Top-seeded Roger Federer claimed his 85th title Sunday with a 6-3, 7-6 (11) win over Pablo Cuevas in the final of the Istanbul Open.
Roger Federer cruised into the French Open second round Sunday before having to quickly sidestep a spectator who breached tight security to race towards the Swiss legend on the showpiece Philippe Chatrier Court.