Ana Ivanovic
Ana Ivanovic has progressed into the second round of the Roland Garros.Reuters

The second Grand Slam of the year, the French Open, kick-started on Sunday with some big names such as Roger Federer, Kei Nishikori (men's singles) and Ana Ivanovic (women's singles) in action.

The highlight of the first day in the Roland Garros was not an on-field activity, but an off-field one, when a young fan somehow found his way to the centre court and attempted to click a selfie with the Swiss legend, who was not happy about it.

The incident occurred after Roger Federer defeated Colombia's Alejan-dro Fella in straight sets at centre court. The score read 6-3, 6-3 and 6-4. The former world number one will meet Spain's Marcel Granollers in the second round of the competition.

The fifth seed of the competition, Nishikori, looked in great form as well defeating French player Paul-Henri Mathieu in straight sets, with the score reading 6-3, 7-5 and 6-1. The Japanese has been in good form of late and is one of the strong contenders for the title.

There were some disappointments on Day 1, with some seeded players exiting from the competition.

The big serving 25th seed Ivo Karlovic was the first seeded player to be ousted from the competition after losing 7-6 (5), 6-4, 6-4 to Marcos Baghdatis.

Make no mistake, Baghdatis is no ordinary player, as he was the finalist of the 2006 Australian Open. When on song, Baghdatis can pose a strong challenge to the top seeds of Roland Garros.

In the women's category, Simona Halep struggled, despite winning her first round clash against Russian Evegenia Rodina. The third seed progressed to the second round, with the score reading 7-5 and 6-4. Halep will face Mirjana Lucic-Baroni in the second round of the French Open.

Ana Ivanovic survived a scare as she had to come back from one set down to defeat Yaroslava Shvedova 4-6, 6-2 and 6-0. Ivanovic is the seventh seed in the competition.

The 31st seeded Caroline Garcia was another seeded player to be shown the door in the first round, after losing to Donna Vekić from Croatia. Garcia lost the game 6-3, 3-6 and 2-6. The 24th seed from China, Peng Shuai, retired during the second set to hand over a victory to Slovenia's Polona Hercog.

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