The second round of play continues from Roland Garros in the 2012 French Open. Wednesday's surprise was the elimination of Venus Williams, whose sister Serena lost in the first round for the first time in her career. Thursday's action has, so far, provided little in the way of upsets.
No. 4 Andy Murray lost the first set against Jarkko Nieminen, but came back to win the next three and stave off elimination. No. 2 Rafael Nadal is playing Denis Istomin, and won the first two sets of the match which is still in progress.
On the women's side, things have been quiet as well. No. 4 Petra Kvitova won her match against Urszula Radwanska. Maria Sharapova, No. 2, plays Ayumi Morita later on Thursday.