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Summary

  1. GB's Dan Evans loses to Tommy Robredo in four sets
  2. Spaniard won 5-7 6-4 6-3 6-1 in hot conditions in Paris
  3. Angelique Kerber loses 6-2 6-2 to Ekaterina Makarova
  4. Kerber first women's top seed to lose in French Open first round
  5. Petra Kvitova wins 6-3 6-2 against American Julia Boserup
  6. Kvitova's first match since being stabbed during a burglary in December

Live Reporting

By Matthew Henry

All times stated are UK

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  1. Post update

    That's all from us today.

    The day started with a comeback victory for Petra Kvitova and ended with a defeat for Dan Evans while sandwiched in the middle was a shock loss for world number one Angelique Kerber.

    We'll be back tomorrow from 10:00 BST when British number three Alijaz Bedene will be in action.

    Defending champions Garbine Muguruza and Novak Djokovic also start their 2017 campaigns on Monday - the latter playing his first match under the watchful eye of Andre Agassi - while Rafael Nadal begins has quest for La Decima.

    See you then.

  2. Post update

    Robredo 5-7 6-4 6-3 6-1 Evans

    In the end the heat, that pesky clay and an ageless Tommy Robredo proved too much for British number four Dan Evans.

    The British challenge in Paris goes from five to four.

  3. 'Torture' over for Evans

    Piers Newbery

    BBC Sport in Paris

    He described it as "like torture" and right now Evans will just be pleased to get back into the air-conditioned (presumably) locker room. An ice bath might actually feel like a treat for once. Robredo is something of a marvel at 35 years old, clearly still a class act on the clay, while Evans can look forward to more success - and less punishing matches - on the grass courts next month.

  4. Game, set and match

    Robredo 5-7 6-4 6-3 6-1 Evans

    All over.

    Tommy Robredo knocks Britain's Dan Evans out of the first round of the French Open.

    Tommy Robredo of Spain plays a backhand
  5. Post update

    Robredo 5-7 6-4 6-3 5-1 Evans*

    Evans tries a couple more drop shots for good measure, one successful, one not so much. 30-30.

    Another drop shot goes wide from the Evans racquet. Match point Robredo.

  6. Post update

    Robredo 5-7 6-4 6-3 5-1 Evans*

    And Robredo seals the game.

    From a set and a break behind Tommy Robredo is a game away from the second round.

  7. Post update

    *Robredo 5-7 6-4 6-3 4-1 Evans

    I doubt this match will do much to increase Dan Evans' love for a clay court but he shouldn't forget he played well in the early stages of this match. He shows a glimpse of that form as another forehand winner whizzes beyond Robredo.

    The scoreline looks to have freed Evans up a little. He slices a backhand winner down the line now but true to type Robredo refuses to give in and takes us to deuce.

  8. Post update

    *Robredo 5-7 6-4 6-3 4-1 Evans

    That won't improve Dan Evans' mood. Robredo guesses right and stands still, allowing him to return the Briton's smash before Evans puts the follow-up in the net.

    This shot is a little bit special though. Evans legs may be failing him but he shows great hands to put away a half volley.

    More brutal stuff from Robredo. He's doing what he does best, taking his opponent's energy away. He breaks Evans again and the Briton's race looks run.

  9. Evans on the brink

    Piers Newbery

    BBC Sport in Paris

    Heather Watson is the latest player to drop by the reserved seats and her compatriot needs all the help he can get. "Keep your head up!" screams one British voice. Easier said than done from the shady seats in between sips on a carbonated drink. Evans has played very well at times but his game, and mentality, aren't suited to a lengthy clay-court grind in searing heat. Robredo, on the other hand...

  10. Post update

    Robredo 5-7 6-4 6-3 3-1 Evans*

    Evans is trudging along the baseline after losing a point, looking very fatigued.

    Robredo is using all of his experience from his 19 years on tour in making his opponent work as he wraps up another game.

    Dan Evans stretches for the ball
  11. Post update

    *Robredo 5-7 6-4 6-3 2-1 Evans

    This could be over very quickly now as Evans falls 15-40 behind. The heat seems to have taken sapped out all of the excellent play of the first set from the British player.

    "Keep your head up. Come on," shouts someone in the crowd in Evans direction as he pulls it back to deuce.

    A second ace of the match and Evans just about keeps himself in it.

  12. Post update

    Robredo 5-7 6-4 6-3 2-0 Evans*

    Robredo wraps up another service game in a blink of an eye. A bit of sweat on the t-shirt aside the Spaniard is looking fresh.

  13. Robredo breaks serve

    *Robredo 5-7 6-4 6-3 1-0 Evans

    Evans has it all to do now against his vastly experienced opponent.

    Remember Robredo reached the quarter-finals at the French Open five times between 2003 and 2013 while Evans is in the main draw for the first time.

    The Briton is persisting with the serve and volley tactic but Robredo is putting every ball at his shoe laces. Clay court experience counts again as the Spaniard breaks serve right at the start of this fourth set.

    Dan Evans plays a forehand
  14. Post update

    Robredo 5-7 6-4 6-3 Evans

    If you're late joining this match, Evans started strongly but the unforced error count is creeping up and has now overtaken the number of winners the Briton has hit.

    The Brummie has nipped off the court again for some respite from the heat.

  15. Game and third set

    Robredo 5-7 6-4 6-3 Evans

    I had given up predicting what would happen at the end of that set. Unforced errors from both players led to a host of service breaks but it is the Spaniard who closes out for a two sets to one lead.

    Tommy Robredo plays a shot
  16. Vika drops by

    Piers Newbery

    BBC Sport in Paris

    The latest courtside update from Evans - "This has got to be like torture."

    Meanwhile, Victoria Azarenka, the two-time Australian Open champion, is now alongside the Robredo support team. Not sure who she's supporting as she's shared a few funnies with Evans on Twitter recently. Azarenka is watching now, but is preparing to return to the grass courts next month following the birth of her first child.

  17. Robredo breaks

    *Robredo 5-7 6-4 5-3 Evans

    That was shaky stuff in the last game from Tommy Robredo. Can Evans put the pressure on by holding serve here.

    He is coming to the net, a tactic that served him well in the early stages, but not so much here. 0-30.

    Backhand winner for Evans. 15-30.

    Robredo misses a great opportunity for a passing shot. 30-30.

    No mistake second time around though as Robredo advances to break point with the help of a net cord. And he takes it. Robredo will serve for the third set.

  18. Another break for Evans

    Robredo 5-7 6-4 4-3 Evans*

    Remarkable!

    Another double fault from Robredo and we have our third break of serve in a row.

    Two to Evans, one to Robredo. Back on serve.

    Tommy Robredo of Spain reacts
  19. Post update

    *Robredo 5-7 6-4 4-2 Evans

    What do I know?!

    A double fault, a forehand winner and an effective chip and charge from Dan Evans and he has three break points...

  20. Robredo breaks again

    *Robredo 5-7 6-4 4-2 Evans

    This will be a big mental blow to the Briton.

    Right after Evans broke serve, Robredo repeats the trick. Evans is bent over, looking out of breath again.