PARIS, FRANCE - MAY 23: Jordan Thompson of Australia plays a backhand during the Men's Singles first round match against Laslo Djere of Serbia on day two of the 2016 French Open at Roland Garros on May 23, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

Jordan Thompson has won his way through to the second round of the French Open with a hugely impressive win over Serbian Laslo Djere.

Thompson defeated the qualifier in straight sets, 6-3, 6-4, 7-5, to reach the second round of a Grand Slam for the first time.

The 22-year-old will now face big serving Croatian Ivo Karlovic in the second round, after the 27th seed defeated Spaniard Alberto Montanes 6-2, 7-6, 7-6.

“Having Lleyton Hewitt, one of my tennis heroes, on the sidelines was unbelievable,” Thompson said post match.

Fellow Aussie John Millman is currently locked in a tense battle with big serving American John Isner. Millman took the first set in a tiebreak, before losing the second, also in a tiebreak. However, bad light halted play at a set all.

Meanwhile, Sam Stosur's first round match was also halted due to bad light. Stosur took the first set 6-3, before her opponent Misaki Doi, fought back to lead 3-1 when play was stopped.