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Christina McHale - Svetlana Kuznetsova
French Open women - 28 May 2017

French Open – Follow the Tennis match between Christina McHale and Svetlana Kuznetsova live with Eurosport. The match starts at 10:00 on 28 May 2017. Our live coverage lets you follow all the key moments as they happen.
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14:48

GAME, SET AND MATCH KUZNETSOVA 5-7 6-4.

McHale valiantly saves two match points, but her resistance ends at the third attempt. The eighth seed is through after an enthralling back-and-forth encounter!

14:44

COMEBACK… OVER! MCHALE 5-7 4-5 KUZNETSOVA.

What did we say about holding serve? Yeah, it happened again.

14:38

COMEBACK! MCHALE 5-7 4-4 KUZNETSOVA.

McHale is level in the second set! The American spurns two break points, saves two game points, then gets across the line. It’s a real tussle on Suzanne-Lenglen!

Sing it loud, Matthieu!

14:27 

MCHALE 5-7 3-4 KUZNETSOVA.

How’s your bottle? McHale saves three break points in a tense seventh game, sneaking over the line to cut the deficit.

14:16 

MCHALE 5-7 2-4 KUZNETSOVA.

That’s more like it, serve fans. Three straight holds answer my plea as the Russian eighth seed moves to within two games of the second round.

Russia's Svetlana Kuznetsova returns the ball
13:59

CAN ANYONE HOLD SERVE IN THE WOMEN’S DRAW?! MCHALE 5-7 1-2 KUZNETSOVA

The serve allergies in Kerber v Makarova have wafted onto Suzanne-Lenglen, with three straight breaks at the start of the second set.

13:41

FIRST SET TO KUZNETSOVA 7-5.

Well, that didn't take long. The eighth seed holds to love - perhaps we will have some seeds left in the draw post-Sunday.

Which is lucky for this fan...

13:39

BREAK! MCHALE 5-6 KUZNETSOVA.

The Russian breaks through and will have another chance to serve for the first set.

13:34 

MCHALE 5-5 KUZNETSOVA.

Right then, let's dive into the action elsewhere. Christina McHale and eighth seed Svetlana Kuznetsova are locked in a first set tussle on Suzanne-Lenglen. Surely another top seed won't fall this early?

(Also, side-note, should it be McHALE or MCHALE when capitalised?! Both seem so, so wrong. Apologies to grammar fans out there)