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Last Updated: Sunday, 27 May 2007, 12:05 GMT 13:05 UK
Roland Garros day one photos

Serena Williams

Serena Williams is first on Lenglen Court, unveiling a daring pink and purple outfit for the tournament

Serena Williams

But Williams struggles against Tsvetana Pironkova and is 6-5 down when play is brought to a halt by rain

Marat Safin

There is just time for Marat Safin to thrash Fernando Vicente before the rain arrives in Paris

The covers are brought on at a rain-hit French Open

Less than two hours into the first day of the 2007 French Open, the heavens open and the covers come on

Rain falls at Roland Garros

Umbrella sales are up at Roland Garros as heavy rain falls for nearly six hours

Serena Williams

Play eventually gets under way again at 5.30pm Paris time and Williams fights back from a set down to advance

Justine Henin

Like Williams, defending champion Justine Henin is far from her best but sees off Elena Vesnina 6-4 6-3



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