” 1 Britain’s Johanna Konta Aljaz Bedene won a match at the French Open for the first time but Johanna Konta and Laura Robson both suffered opening-round exits. Robson’s 6-2 6-2 loss to 28th seed Andrea Petkovic was no surprise but great things are now expected of Konta at grand slams so her 6-2 6-3 defeat by Julia Goerges was a big disappointment.
Bedene’s progress meant three British men are into the second round for the first time since 1975. The 26-year-old lost the first eight points against Austrian qualifier Gerald Melzer but recovered to win 4-6 6-3 6-4 6-4. Elsewhere, Serena Williams made a supremely confident start to the defence of her French Open title with a 6-2 6-0 win over unseeded Magdalena Rybarikova of Slovakia.
Novak Djokovic eased past Yen-Hsun Lu, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga defeated Jan-Lennard Struff while David Ferrer and Venus Williams also secured victories. Earlier in the day, Andy Murray overcame a very real scare to beat 37-year-old Radek Stepanek in a five set thriller and progress to the second round of the 2016 French Open – click here for the full report. Rafael Nadal kick-started his drive for a tenth French Open title by demolishing big-serving Australian Sam Groth in straight sets.
This week, talkSPORT 2 will broadcast commentary of a Grand Slam tennis tournament on UK commercial radio for the first time. For more information, click here ” ” Manchester United goalkeeper David De Gea is closing in on his first ever Golden Glove award.1xbet.footballresultstoday.org/
The trophy, presented to the goalkeeper who keeps the highest number of clean sheets in a season, was first handed out at the end of the 2004/05 campaign and De Gea, who joined United in 2011, has six games left to clinch it. Man United face West Brom next on 15 April followed by games against Bournemouth, Arsenal, Brighton, West Ham and Watford. Petr Cech, then of Chelsea, was the first recipient of the award and above, talkSPORT.com looks at the best keepers every season since. Race for the 2017/18 Premier League Golden Glove award: 1. David De Gea (Manchester United) has 16 clean sheets 2. Ederson (Manchester City) has 14 clean sheets 3. Thibaut Courtois (Chelsea) has 13 clean sheets 3. Hugo Lloris (Tottenham Hotspur) has 13 clean sheets 14 All stats correct as of 11/04/18 and courtesy of premierleague.com 14 2004/05 Premier League season: Petr Cech (Chelsea) won the Golden Glove with 21 clean sheets 14 2005/06 season: Pepe Reina (Liverpool) won it with 20 clean sheets 14 2006/07 season: Pepe Reina (Liverpool) won it with 19 clean sheets 14 2007/08 season: Pepe Reina (Liverpool) won it with 18 clean sheets 14 2008/09 season: Edwin van der Sar (Man United) won it with 21 clean sheets 14 2009/10 season: Petr Cech (Chelsea) won it with 17 clean sheets 14 2010/11 season: Joe Hart (Man City) won it with 18 clean sheets 14 2011/12 season: Joe Hart (Man City) won it with 17 clean sheets 14 2012/13 season: Joe Hart (Man City) won it with 18 clean sheets 14 2013/14 season: Petr Cech (Chelsea) and Wojciech Szczesny (Arsenal) won it with 16 clean sheets 14 2014/15 season: Joe Hart (Man City) won it with 14 clean sheets 14 2015/16 season: Petr Cech (Arsenal) won it with 16 clean sheets 14 2016/17 season: Thibaut Courtois (Chelsea) won it with 16 clean sheets “