Former French Open champion Stan Wawrinka and Victoria Azarenka suffered shock exits on Monday.
Australia's Nick Kyrgios is booed off court in a tanking row at the Shanghai Masters as Rafael Nadal crashes out and Andy Murray motors into round three.
Rafael Nadal describes Stan Wawrinka as "super dangerous" after he clinched the US Open to claim his third Grand Slam title
Novak Djokovic scraps his way into the U.S. Open final for a seventh time with a confounding 6-3 6-2 3-6 6-2 win over enigmatic Frenchman Gael Monfils.
Williams, Murray and Wawrinka go through to the second round at Wimbledon while Nick Kyrgios has yet another fallout with the chair umpire.
French Open champion Stan Wawrinka on Wednesday hailed Roland Garros semi-final opponent Andy Murray as being in a different class despite both men having captured two Grand Slam titles each.
The 10th day of the French Open sees just two matches completed and resultant backlog means players, including top seeds Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams, face playing four days in a row.
The sixth day of the French Open was in full flow even as its greatest champion Rafael Nadal, who has only lost twice at Roland Garros since 2005, exited with injury.