Day Two Drama In Paris



It was a day that begun with drama when a few seeds withdrew because of injury.


[6] Petra Kvitova (CZE) withdrew from her first-round match against Sorana Cirstea because of an arm injury.

[25] Felix Auger-Aliassime withdrew from his first-round match against Jordan Thompson because of a groin injury. One wonders why he played so many tournaments coming into Roland Garros, when he clearly did not need the practice.

American Sam Querrey also withdrew from his first-round match against Pedro Martinez Portero because his lingering abdominal injury has not fully healed.


[13] Caroline Wozniacki (DEN) lost to [68] Veronika Kudermetova (RUS): 6-0, 3-6, 3-6.

[18] Julia Goerges (GER) struggles continue; she lost to [88] Kaia Kanepi (EST): 5-7, 1-6.

[12] Daniil Medvedev (RUS) lost in five sets after taking 2-0 sets lead. Inspired by the crowd, [43] Pierre-Hugues Herbert (FRA) fought back to win 6-4, 6-4, 3-6, 2-6, 5-7.

[20] Denis Shapovalov (CAN) lost to [45] Jan-Lennard Struff (GER) 6-7(1), 3-6, 4-6.

[30] Mihaela Buzarnescu (ROU) lost 4-6, 4-6 to [58] Ekaterina Alexandrova (RUS).

[32] Aliaksandra Sasnovich (BLR) lost 6-4, 2-6, 6-8 to [71] Polona Hercog (SLO).

Danielle Collins


Laura Davis won her match against Kristyna Pliskova in straight sets:6-2, 6-4.

It took two days, but Jennifer Brady won her match against Ivana Jorovic in three sets: 7-6(5), 4-6, 7-5.

Danielle Collins defeated Tatjana Maria 6-0, 6-2.

[10] Serena Williams shrugged off her sluggish start to defeat Vitalia Diatchenko 2-6, 6-1, 6-0.

Shelby Rogers defeated Astra Sharma 6-3, 6-3.

The drama continued when there were some exciting comebacks from deficits.


[32] Frances Tiafoe lost to [60] Filip Krajinovic (SRB) 2-6, 6-4, 3-6, 6-3, 0-6.

[72] Jessica Pegula lost to [8] Ashleigh Barty (AUS) in straight sets: 3-6, 3-6.

[129] Varvara Lepchenko lost to [50] Shuai Zhang (CHN) in straight sets: 1-6, 1-6.

[59] Reilly Opelka lost to [37] Cristian Garin (CHI) in straight sets: 6-7(0), 5-7, 6-7(7).

[81] Denis Kudla lost to [85] Miomir Kecmanovic (SRB) in five sets: 0-6, 7-6(7), 7-5, 3-6, 4-6.

[100] Tennys Sandgren lost to [40] Radu Albot (MDA) in a heartbreaker. The first two sets were lost in tiebreakers 6-7(3), 6-7(1), 6-3, 1-6.

After winning the first set 6-2, Alison Riske lost her way and [69] Andrea Petkovic (GER) fought back to take the last two sets 6-3, 7-5.

Bradley Klahn lost 1-6, 4-6, 4-6 to Alex de Minaur.

The day ended dramatically due to poor visibility and several players will not be too happy that they must come back tomorrow to find out their fate.

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