The top seeds in the men's singles and women's singles draws, as well as the nine-time champion, will look to seal their fourth round spots in Saturday's action.
The Frenchman Gael Monfils pulled off a stunning comeback to recover from a two sets to one deficit and down a double break in the fourth set.
Indian tennis aces Leander Paes and Sania Mirza won their respective matches to advance to the third round of the French Open in Paris on Friday.
Paes-Hingis progressed to the second round, while Bopanna-Shvedova lost a tight match and top seeds Mirza-Soares were upset.
Paes achieved the milestone after winning first round match with his 99th career partner Daniel Nestor at the French Open on Wednesday. Paes has become the eight player in ATP tour history to achieve the feat, joining the Bryon brothers, Todd Woodbridge and Mark Knowles among others.
A host of French players, including Alize Cornet, Gael Monfils, and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga will play their third-round matches on Friday.
The nine-time defending champion and the men and women's top seeds feature in second-round action today.
Roger Federer advanced to the third round of the French Open on Wednesday as Maria Sharapova brushed aside fellow Russian Vitalia Diatchenko but Simona Halep became the day's biggest casualty.
Leander Paes and Rohan Bopanna along with their respective partners crossed the opening hurdle of the men's doubles event with hard-fought victories, even as Sania Mirza posted an easy win in the women's doubles of the French Open tennis tournament on Wednesday.
A loss by Venus Williams in the first round at a Grand Slam is no longer the rarity it once was.
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.
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.
Roger Federer, the 2009 winner, and defending women's champion Maria Sharapova target places in the French Open third round on Wednesday.
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.