Jamie Murray & Bruno Soares kicked off their French Open campaign. The fourth seeds were playing against Evgeny Donskoy & Andrey Kuznetsov. The Russians struggled from the start against the Australian Open champions, and were not able to make any in roads into the service games of the Brit/Brazilian.
The fourth seeds were barely troubled in both sets and obtained the break of serve needed to take them comfortably. The Brit/Brazilian pair were far too strong for the Russian opponents, and won in straight sets 6-3, 6-3.
Later on, Murray was back on court to start his campaign in the mixed doubles. Playing with Hao-Ching Chan of Taipei, Murray is top seed in the mixed. The first round saw Murray & Chan play the Australian team of John Peers & Daria Garilova. The Brit/Taipei pair were far too strong for the Australians, with Murray against his former partner Peers it proved to be a very one sided match.
Murray & Chan dominated the match, taking the first set with a breadstick set 6-1. The second set was still very comfortable for the top seeds, as they took the match in straight sets, the score in the second was 6-2.
After defeating Nicole Gibbs in the first round of the singles, the pair teamed up together for the ladies doubles. Their opponents in the first round were Germans Sabine Lisicki & Andrea Petkovic which was going to be tricky. So it proved for the Brit/American pairing, although keeping the match close Watson & Gibbs unfortunately dropped serve in each set, meaning they lost in straight sets to the Germans 6-4 6-4
Jocelyn Rae & Anna Smith
The Brits are not seeded, but are ranked number 79 in the world, and took on the Japanese pair of Miyu Kato & Kurumi Nara. The lower ranked opponents suprised Rae & Smith by breaking to take a set lead.
It didn't take long for the Brits to sort themselves out, and forcing a tiebreak in the second set, Rae & Smith sealed the set and levelled up taking the breaker 7-5. There would be a one set shoot out to decide the winners. The Brits were now on top form and the final set was soon in the bag and Rae & Smith into the next round .
In the singles and Aljaz Bedene was playing Pablo Carreno Busta. The Brit was the underdog in the match as the Spaniard is ranked higher. Bedene had a two set lead, before surrending the next two sets. This meant there would be a one set shoot out to decide who would get the honour of playing Novak Djokovic in the next round. Bedene eventually came out on top 7-6 (7-4) 6-3 4-6 5-7 6-2 to secure the match against the world number one.