Defending French Open champion Garbine Muguruza had to claw her way back from a set down to survive a scare from talented Anett Kontaveit earlier today.
Garbiñe Muguruza - Anett Kontaveit
French Open women - 31 May 2017
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GAME,SET AND MATCH! - MUGURUZA (4)6-7 6-4 6-2 KONTAVEIT. The reigning champion survives a real test, hitting back from a set and a break down, to overcome an inspired Kontaveit. That was a real advert for just how good the women's game can be.
MUGURUZA (4)6-7 6-4 5-2 KONTAVEIT. Garbine battles back from 0-30 to reel off four points in a row. She's a game away from round three.
BREAK! - MUGURUZA (4)6-7 6-4 4-2 KONTAVEIT. Is that the killer blow? Muguruza's explosive display in this deciding set pays off. She has the break and is now favourite to come through this enthralling battle. What has Kontaveit got left in her locker?
MUGURUZA (4)6-7 6-4 3-2 KONTAVEIT. The Estonian tires to up the ante, but Muguruza delivers some thumping serves to stay ahead with a hold to 30. There have been very few easy games in this match. Every point matters to these two.
MUGURUZA (4)6-7 6-4 2-2 KONTAVEIT. Anett knows the momentum is with Muguruza, but she keeps fighting and is still very much in this. She holds to 30 to move level.
Spot on Catherine.
SET! - MUGURUZA (4)6-7 6-4 KONTAVEIT. The champ is alive and kicking! She's had to fight ever so hard, but she drags herself level by breaking on her third set point.
MUGURUZA (4)6-7 5-4 KONTAVEIT. A love hold for Garbine.
MUGURUZA (4)6-7 4-4 KONTAVEIT. Super stuff from the young Estonian. She's not changing her approach or letting any missed chances affect her. She quickly levels to 15 with some lovely hitting. Both players prepared to leave everything they've got out on that court today.
MUGURUZA (4)6-7 4-3 KONTAVEIT. A big hold for the champion. She wins a pulsating rally at 30-40 to make deuce and then has to fend off another. She eventually comes through to snare the scoreboard advantage. It's been a cracking encounter so far.
BREAK! - MUGURUZA (4)6-7 3-3 KONTAVEIT. Muguruza drags herself level. The Spaniard sees a 0-30 lead erode into a 40-30 deficit, but she keeps hitting harder and breaks back from deuce courtesy of a crosscourt forehand that was too hot to handle for her opponent.
MUGURUZA (4)6-7 0-2 KONTAVEIT. It's looking bleak for the reigning champion at this point. Kontaveit is riding the crest of a wave and consolidates an instant break to move within sight of a major upset. Muguruza needs to respond - and fast!
SET! - MUGURUZA (4)6-7 KONTAVEIT. Anett gets the reward for her adventurous play. She dominates from the off and races 6-2 up. Muguruza manages to stave off two set points, but can't deny the Estonian on the third. The champion is on the ropes. How will she respond?
TIE BREAK! - MUGURUZA 6-6 KONTAVEIT. No problems for the Spaniard who forces the TB with little concern.
MUGURUZA 5-6 KONTAVEIT. Strong play from the Estonian hopeful. Muguruza looked to be ge4tting on top, but she finds a solid service game to hold to 15 and guarantee herself the minimum of a TB.
MUGURUZA 5-5 KONTAVEIT. All square. Kontaveit's approach has been impressive, but the errors are now beginning to creep in at just the wrong time from her point of view.
BREAK! - MUGURUZA 4-5 KONTAVEIT. Like all true champions, Muguruza finds the response when she needs it most. Suddenly the shots just missing the line are dropping in and she denies Anett the opener with an important break back. She will now serve for parity.
MUGURUZA 2-4 KONTAVEIT. Garbine survives another scare at 30-30 and avoids the prospect of a double break. The fourth seed has been second best for much of this set, but the Estonian underdog can't afford to give her an opening to fight back.