Martic Gets The Upset Of The French Open

Upset Martic


The biggest upset of the tournament to date was created by [31] Petra Martic (CRO). She calmly disposed of the number two seed, Karolina Pliskova, in straight sets. It was a bit surprising given Pliskova’s recent form on clay; however, Martic led their head-to-head 3:1, so perhaps not really an upset. Yet, the Czech won their recent encounter, but it was not enough against the in-form Croatian who won 6-3, 6-3. Pliskova lost the opportunity to become number one at the end of this tournament with her loss today.

[19] Garbine Muguruza (ESP) upset the ninth seed, Elina Svitolina. It was a match filled with service breaks until the Spaniard took control and won 6-3, 6-3.

[23] Donna Vekic (CRO) upset [15] Belinda Bencic (SUI) 6-4, 6-1.

[55] Martin Klizan (SVK) upset [22] Lucas Pouille (FRA) 7-6(4), 2-6, 6-3, 3-6, 9-7.

Nineteen-year-old Marketa Vondrousova upset the twenty-eighth seed, Carla Suarez Navarro, in straight sets: 6-4, 6-4.


[7] Sloane Stephens served for the match; however, [71] Polona Hercog (SLO) was not ready to say goodbye to Paris. She broke back and then broke again to force a deciding set. Stephens had to use her wits to secure the 6-3, 5-7, 6-4 victory.

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[14] Madison Keys completed her second-round match with a victory over [132] Priscilla Hon (AUS); she won 7-5, 5-7, 6-3.

The bottom half of the draw has opened up nicely for Stephens, will she take advantage of the opportunity to get back to the final again?



Thirty-three-year-old Kaia Kanepi is quietly making her way through the draw. The eighty-eighth ranked Estonian continues to dispatch of her younger opponents and today was no different as she defeated the twenty-two-year-old Russian, [68] Veronika Kudermetova, 4-6, 6-3, 6-0. Kanepi took out the eighteenth seed in the first round, Julia Goerges.

Getty Images/Europe: Rafael Nadal

[2] Rafael Nadal (ESP) dropped the third set before righting the ship. [27] David Goffin (BEL) did everything he could to rattle the Spaniard; yet, it still was not enough and Nadal won 6-1, 6-3, 4-6, 6-3.

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