Reigning champion Krejsikova defeated, Tomljanovich fifth pick

Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic and Iga Svetek all got off to a winning start at Roland Garros, but the tournament lost its first big drawcard to women’s defending champion Barbora Krejsikova.

Starting the game on a rain-interrupted 2nd day, Sweettech took just 54 minutes to knock out Lesia Surenko, who faced a short straw to draw the first round in the first round as the second major in a row after losing to Ashley Bertie at the Australian Open. .

At the moment the game was only possible inside Court Philippe Chatterjee, with most of the matches on the outside court being postponed due to bad weather.

Krejsikova competed in her first match in three months after an elbow injury kept her out of the swing of North American and European clay-courts, taking her first set in her match against Diane Parry just 6-1 and Cruz seemed to be in control.

However, the French women will be forced to make a decision in the second set 6-2 to turn the match around, before which Krejskova briefly disappears to take a medical time-out.

The Czech doubles specialist went 2-0 up early, but Parry, riding on home crowd support, claimed six of the last seven games to complete a stunning defeat on Central Court, his second-match winning record. Proceed to the main and second round.

The results show that Krejsikova has joined Anastasia Myskina (2005) and Jelena Ostapenko (2018) as the defending champions in the first hurdle, meaning that if she is updated at the end of the rankings, she will almost certainly be dropped from the top ten in the world. Tournament

He is not the only major name to bid farewell on the second day, losing in straight sets to fifth-seeded Annette Contavit top-seeded Australian Azla Tomljanovich, who took over the post after Ashley Barty retired in March.

Tomljanovic faced Varvara Gratchever, who defeated another Australian, Astra Sharma, in three sets, the final set lasting 7-5.

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Former main champion Angelique Karbar, Victoria Azarenka, Sloane Stephens, Bianca Andrescu, Emma Radukanu and Petra Kevitova were also winners; Everyone except Kvitova had to come from the set down to win their respective matches.

Kerber was forced to save two match points to beat Poland’s Magdalena Frech to advance to the second round, saving her chances of completing her Grand Slam title set.

Belinda Bensic faced Bianca Andrescu in the second round, where four-time major champion Naomi Osaka lost to Amanda Anisimova in a straight set, which was not as close as their fight at the Australian Open.

In the men’s draw, Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal both won their first-round clash with minimal noise as they faced off against each other in a potential quarter-final.

After Nadal bulldozed Jordan Thompson in just six games, Djokovic dropped just four, knocking out Japan’s Yoshihito Nishioka in straight sets.

Ninth-seeded Felix Agar-Aliasime had to come down from two sets to defeat Juan Pablo Varelias of Austria, where Stan Warinka lost in four sets to Corinthian Moutet after his first win and lost to fifth-seeded Nadal.

Camilo Ugo Carabelli made history by becoming the first player to win a tiebreaker in the first set of the French Open, beating former Australian Open semifinalist Aslan Karatsev 6-6 (10-5) in the final set tiebreaker.

The decision to implement a ten-point-fifth-set tiebreak at the French Open makes it consistent with the other three majors and ensures that as long as these rules remain in place we will not see a fifth-set scoreline of more than 8-6 in a Grand Slam game. Place

The rest of the first round matches were to be played overnight, with last year’s runner-up, Stefanos Sitcipas, Italian Lorenzo Musetti and Australian Open finalist Daniel Medvedev recovering from two sets to beat Fakundo Bagnis in straight sets.

The tie between Sebastian Corda and John Millman of Australia was decided in three for the Americans, with Alex de Minaur falling to five in favor of local hero Hugo Gaston.

It was an emotional career match for Joe-Wilfried Tsonga, who went one set ahead of Norwegian eighth seed Caspar Rudd in four sets before finishing his career.

On the women’s side, Arena defeated Sabalenka Chloe Pauquet, and Paula Badosa had no problem in their first-round match against Fiona Ferro, potentially facing off in the quarter-finals.

In the 22nd pick, Madison Keys was led by Anna Kalinskaya in three sets but won after a rain suspension.

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