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Day 13: Reid's run ends in semi-finals

Gordon Reid was denied a spot in the men's final as he fell 6-2, 6-0 to Japan's Shingo Kunieda.

He returned to court shortly afterwards for his doubles semi-final with compatriot Alfie Hewett and faced Frederic Cattaneo and Stefan Olsson. Despite a tight scoreline, the British duo lost 6-4, 6-4. 

Day 12: Reid prevails in all-British clash

On the twelfth day of French Open action, Gordon Reid kickstarted his campaign with a straight sets victory over British compatriot and defending champion Alfie Hewett. 

The two-time Grand Slam singles champion was on brilliant form and triumphed 6-4, 6-4 to reach the semi-finals. He will face Japan's Shingo Kunieda on Friday for a spot in Saturday's final. 

Reid and Hewett will also begin their doubles campaign on Friday and will be up against France's Frederic Cattaneo of France and Stefan Olsson. 

Day 11: McHugh falls in doubles

Aidan McHugh returned for his second round boys' doubles match with Kazakhstan's Tomofei Skatov, but fell to in-form French duo Baptiste Anselmo and Emilien Voisin. The pair were denied a spot in the quarter-final as they fell 6-4, 6-2. 

The wheelchair men's tennis draw was also made, announcing an opening round clash between British compatriots Gordon Reid and Alfie Hewett. They'll battle for a spot in the semi-finals on the twelfth day of action at Roland Garros. Keep up-to-date with the action with the Tennis Foundation's Wheelchair Tennis twitter feed.  

Day 9: McHugh progresses in boys' doubles

Aidan McHugh teamed up with Timofei Skatov of Kazakhstan in the boys' doubles and faced Yshai Oliel and William Woodall in the opening round. The pair sailed to a 6-2, 6-4 victory and will next play French duo Baptiste Anselmo and Emilien Voisin for a spot in the quarter-final. Anselmo and Voisin defeated Britain's George Loffhagen and his American partner Tristan Boyer in their first round clash.

McHugh and Loffhagen were on court twice for singles action, but both suffered first round defeats. McHugh fell in three sets to France's Antoine Cornut-Chauvinc, and Loffhagen lost in three to Dutch opponent Deney Wassermann. Jack Draper also missed out on a spot in the second round after falling 6-2, 7-6(3) to Nicolas Alvarez Varona of Spain. 

In the girls' singles, Emma Raducanu's run came to an end as she was defeated in straight sets by fifth seed Clara Tauson. 

Day 8: Raducanu kickstarts girls' singles campaign 

Emma Raducanu opened her girls' singles campaign with an impressive 6-4, 6-3 victory over Maria Timofeeva. The 15-year-old will next face Denmark's fifth seed Clara Tauson for a spot in the third round.   

Day 7: Edmund falls to Fognini in five-set thriller 

Kyle Edmund took to Suzanne-Longlen for his third round clash against 18th seed Fabio Fognini. After the Italian claimed the opening set, the British No.1 proved resilient to claim the next two. However, Fognini was a force to be reckoned with and went on to win the final two sets to claim a 6-3, 4-6, 6-3, 6-4, 6-4 victory. 

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Jamie Murray and Bruno Soares missed out on making the third round as they fell in a tight three-setter to Nicolas Jarry and Maximo Gonzalez, while Heather Watson and Tatjana Maria also bowed out in the second round after falling to French duo Sherazad Reix. 

Day 5: Edmund secures third round spot

Kyle Edmund reached the third round of Roland Garros for the second time in his career, after he defeated Marton Fucsovics in four sets, 6-0, 1-6, 6-2, 6-3. 

Cameron Norrie returned to Philippe-Chatrier and took 15th seed Pouille to a fourth-set tiebreak before he eventually fell 6-2, 6-4, 5-7, 7-6(3) and British No.2 Heather Watson was denied a spot in the third round as she lost to Belgium's Elise Mertens 6-3, 6-4. 

In mixed doubles, Jamie Murray and Bruno Soares kickstarted their campaign with a 6-1, 7-5 win over Florian Mayer and Dusan Lajovic, while Johanna Konta and Dom Inglot teamed up to secure a first-round victory over French duo Evan Furness and Fiona Ferro. Jamie was on court twice to open his campaign with Katerina Sniakova, but the pair lost a three-set battle to Maria Jose Martinez Sanchez and Marcelo Demoliner. 

Anna Smith and Naomi Broady fell in their opening round clashes as Smith partnered Xenia Knoll and Broady teamed up with Magda Linette. Ken and Neal Skupski's run also came to an end as they went down in three sets to Italy's Andreas Seppi and Daniele Bracciali. 

Day 4: Norrie keeps third round hopes alive

Heather Watson was the first Brit in action on the fourth day of the French Open and won her opening round doubles match with her German partner Tatjana Maria. The pair defeated French duo Manon Arcangioli and Sherazad Reix 6-3, 6-4 to secure a spot in the second round. Johanna Konta was also in doubles action with America's Alison Riske, but fell in a three-set battle to Medina Garrigues and Parra Santonja. 

Cameron Norrie returned to action for his second round clash with Frenchman Lucas Pouille and battled back from two sets down to take the third set 7-5. Time was called due to evening light, so he will look to continue his comeback on Day Five. 

Day 3: Edmund cruises through to second round

British No.1 Kyle Edmund reached the second round of the French Open with a convincing straight-sets victory over Australia’s Alex de Minaur.

Edmund, seeded 16th at Roland Garros, came through 6-4 6-2 6-3 against the 19-year-old. He will play Hungary's Marton Fucsovics in the next round.

The Brit is seeded at a grand slam for the first time in his career, but he insisted he is coping with the pressure after overtaking the recuperating Andy Murray as Britain’s leading male hope.

"The way it has gone with Andy obviously not playing very much and me becoming British number one, there is just a bit more attention, media, maybe a bit more expectation from people," he said. "But that's just part of the territory with sport.

"There has been a little bit more buzz around the matches, nothing complicated. It's not like it's my first time at a Grand Slam so you know what to expect."

Neal and Ken Skupski also enjoyed success with an impressive 7-5, 6-4 victory over Mike Bryan and Sam Querrey. Earlier in the day, Dom Inglot and his Croatian partner Franko Skugor fell to the eighth seeds Alexander Peya and Nikola Mektic 6-4, 6-3.  

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Day 2: Opening round wins for Watson and Norrie

Britain enjoyed two stand-out victories on Monday at Roland Garros as Heather Watson and Cameron Norrie progressed to the second round.

Watson was impressive as she breezed to a straight-sets victory over France’s Oceane Dodin, sweeping aside the home hope 6-3, 6-0.

It marks the sixth time Watson has reached the second round at the French Open and will come as an added confidence-booster following her win in Nuremberg last week.

"I came out a bit nervy and once I got that out of me I was on fire and played really well," Watson told BBC Sport. "That's the best I've served in a match for a long time.”

Norrie is through to the second round of a grand slam for the second time in his career after dominating Germany’s Peter Gojowczyk, who was forced to retire at 6-1, 2-0.

The Brit backed up his second round appearance at last year’s US Open with the strong performance in Paris and next faces France’s No.15 seed Lucas Pouille.

"I think that was the best tennis I've played in my life,” Norrie said. "I was in the zone, not making any unforced errors and dictating play.

Day 1: Konta sent out by tough Yulia Putintseva

Britain’s Johanna Konta suffered a first-round defeat on the opening day of Roland Garros as she lost to a determined Yulia Putintseva on Court 1.

Konta, seeded 22nd in Paris, never found her range on the clay, producing too many unforced errors to hand her Kazakh opponent the advantage, going down 6-4, 6-3.

"I never really found my rhythm," Konta said. "I never really found the way I wanted to play. And I think, obviously, there's some of that to do with her. I think she played quite smart."

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