Venus Williams
2 4

Timea Bacsinszky
6 6



What's that? Is that some dry skies in Paris that I see? It is! It's not expected to be like this all day with showers forecast but hopefully they won't interrupt this match as the 9th seed Venus Williams plays 8th seed Timea Bacsinszky

The players out onto Suzanne-Lenglen, it's cold and grey but dry for now, we'll be underway pretty shortly and myself Joe Love (@joelove_25) will follow it all for you.

Venus Williams to serve first, starts positively, a good serve backed up by a good backhand and Bacsinszky can't get it back in play, as she then can't do with a second serve return, 30-0

Bacsinszky nets again before her return goes long and Williams holds very easily to love

Bacsinszky positive to start her first service game and Williams goes long before a drop shot by Venus is too good for Bacsinszky but Venus again goes long badly, 30-15

Venus pushes Bacsinszky deep and she can only net but the Swiss woman responds with a driven backhand winner but Williams has too much power and Bacsinszky nets, deuce

A lob from Bacsinszky goes long and it's advantage break point and the first break point of the match...

VENUS WILLIAMS BREAKS! Bacsinszky nets a forehand and it's a early break for the American!

Williams nets after a superb Bacsinszky return and than a fabulous sliced lob thing lands in and she's into this service game, 0-30

Bacsinszky frustrated as she puts a Williams second serve into the next but Williams nets and there's two break points...