Serbia's Novak Djokovic celebrateS his three set win, 6-3, 6-4, 6-2, over Spain's Marcel Granollers in the first round match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium, in Paris, France.
Wozniacki, who appeared to be carrying the after-effects of a lower back injury that forced her to retire during last week's Strasbourg tournament, pulled away towards the end of a testy encounter, winning 6-4, 3-6, 6-2 in just over two hours.
"On clay I'm not feeling so good especially on my movement".
Then, addressing her guest box, which included her parents and brother, she said: "Thank you for everything you helped me through (in) this hard time".
Elsewhere on the opening day, Venus Williams battled past China's Wang Qiang with a 6-4 7-6 (7-3) victory. "And the expectations are also, from me, really big, of course, because I know what I can do, what I did previous year", Kerber said.
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Schiavone is now 36 and announced in January this will be her past year on the tour.
She did make it to the final in Monterrey at the start of April before losing to Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova, but that remains her best performance of the season.
Second seed Karolina Pliskova has been under the radar in the build-up because of her relative lack of success on clay but the Czech made a solid start, beating Zheng Saisai 7-5 6-2.
Kiki Bertens of the Netherlands recovered from a set down to beat Australian Ajla Tomljanovic and reach the second round. But Djokovic split with those coaches, as well as other members of his entourage, hoping to regain the groove that made him the first man in almost a half-century to win four consecutive majors.
Mathieu, who reached a career-high ranking of 12th in 2008, felt further aggrieved when he saw he had been scheduled to play on Court 1 rather than on the main Philippe Chatrier or Suzanne Lenglen showcourts. "I feel like there are 10, 15 girls who can win the trophy".
Hot men's singles favourite Rafael Nadal gets his campaign for a 10th Roland Garros crown under way against Frenchman Benoit Paire, a master of the unpredictable who can live with the best - he has won six of his 32 matches against top 10 players - but also lose his way spectacularly.
Other significant results as the year's second Grand Slam included two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova playing - and winning - her first match since being stabbed by an intruder at her home in December.