French Open Results 2012: John Isner Falls Short In Marathon Match

Second round of action at the 2012 French Open continued Thursday. No. 10 John Isner provided the highlight of the day with another marathon match against a Frenchman. Unlike his famous 2010 match at Wimbledon against Nicolas Mahut, Isner ultimately lost, 6-7 (2), 6-4, 6-4, 3-6, 18-16, to Paul-Henri Mathieu. The match was the second longest in French Open history, lasting five hours and 41 minutes.

Also on the men's draw, No. 5 Jo-Wilfried Tsonga of France needed four sets to take out Germany's Cedrik-Marcel Stebe, 6-2, 4-6, 6-2, 6-1. Tsonga broke his opponent nine times in 15 chances during the match.

On the women's draw, two Americans advanced. Varvara Lepchenko won a hard-earned upset victory over No. 19 Jelena Jankovic, 7-6 (11), 4-6, 6-4. Christina McHale, meanwhile, had no trouble with fellow American Lauren Davis, winning 6-1, 6-3.

Due to the drawn out battle between Isner and Mathieu, the evening match between No. 2 Maria Sharapova and Ayumi Morita was postponed until Friday.

For full French Open results, click here.

For more on the 2012 French Open stay tuned to this StoryStream, or you can find more tennis coverage at SB Nation's dedicated tennis hub.

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