Stunning upset on first day at Roland Garros

30 May, 2017, 06:38 | Author: Felix Jensen
  • Petra Kvitova to play at French Open

Here's a look at the Open era history of the top-ranked women who have fallen in the first round of a Grand Slam: 2017 French Open: Ekaterina Makarova def. Angelique Kerber, 6-2, .

Kerber failed to withstand the strong forehand and backhand attack from her opponent as she lost the first set 6-2 in 38 minutes.

Germany's Angelique Kerber reacts during her first-round loss against Russia's Ekaterina Makarova at the French Open on Sunday.

Meanwhile, Czech Petra Kvitova advanced to French Open second round, winning her first match against American player Julia Boserups in her comeback match after a left-hand surgery.

The 25-year-old Wang built a 4-2 lead in the first set, before the seven-time Grand Slam singles victor used her experience to seal the set at 6-4.

Makarova nailed three games in a row in the second set, before Kerber broke in the fourth game in an unfamiliar manner. "I mean, the pressure is always there", she told a news conference. "It was my best year, but. when I played tournaments on clay, I was not playing so well".

The 38-year-old Ivo Karlovic, who is also known for his big serve and 6-foot-11 (2.11-meter) stature, advanced to the second round with a 7-6 (5), 7-5, 6-4 win over teenager Stefanos Tsitsipas.

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The only seed she may have to face is recent Strasbourg champion Samantha Stosur, who will face Kristina Kucova in her first match tonight. However, her recovery took quicker than anticipated and last Friday the 27-year-old confirmed that she would contest the French Open.

Kerber, a first-round loser previous year as well, barely figured among the favourites on the eve of the tournament.

That picture offers the starkest of contrasts with a spectacular 2016 that also brought her major wins in the Australian and U.S. Opens.

'My game is that I have to be moving good, that I have to be fighting for every single ball, ' she said.

She showed the weight of the occasion only at the end, dropping her racket to the clay and turning to her support camp with hand over mouth in disbelief. Yesterday started the French Open in the first round of the top of the selection of girls category.

There were contrasting fortunes for the favorites on the opening day of the second grand slam of the year Sunday.

The opening match in the main stadium is Kvitova against 86th-ranked Julie Boserup of the United States.

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