French Open Results 2012: Novak Djokovic, Victoria Azarenka Advance On Friday; Sloane Stephens Continues Winning Ways

Friday action at Roland Garros' famous clay courts saw the top seeds in both the men's and women's draw advance at the 2012 French Open, with both Novak Djokovic and Victoria Azarenka emerging from their matches victorious.

Djokovic extended his 24-match Grand Slam winning streak to 24 games with a 6-1, 6-2, 6-2 takedown of France's Nicolas Devilder. Azarenka defeated Canadian Aleksandra Wozniak 6-4, 6-4 in a meeting of former junior rivals.

In other Friday action on the men's side of the draw, 2009 French Open champion Roger Federer needed four sets to defeat France's Nicolas Mahut, 6-3, 4-6, 6-2, 7-5. Federer's victory improved his record number of Grand Slam match wins to 235. The lone upset of the day in the men's bracket came with No. 22 Andreas Seppi beating No. 14 Fernando Verdasco in five sets, 7-5, 3-6, 6-3, 4-6, 6-2.

The women's side of the tournament saw No. 2 seed Maria Sharapova easily dispatch Ayumi Morita of Japan 6-1, 6-1 on Friday. No. 13 seed Ana Ivanovic fell 1-6, 7-5, 6-3 to Italian Sara Errani. 19-year-old American Sloane Stephens, from Coral Springs, Florida, continued her winning ways, dispatching Mathilde Johansson of France 6-3, 6-2 on Friday.

A full scoreboard of all the all the action at Roland Garros can be found here.

For more on the 2012 French Open, stay tuned to this StoryStream on SB Nation Tampa. Still not enough tennis for you? Make sure to stop by the SB Nation Tennis Hub Page.

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