In Paris started the matches of the 116th version of the Open championship of France on tennis.
From the start of the tournament less than three hours, and Roland Garros-2017 has lost the first racket of the world – Angelique Kerber entered the history of the tournament, as the first leader of sowing, losing in the opening round. In two sets the German is in deep crisis, lost to Ekaterina Makarova (2:6, 2:6), which will be the next opponent for Lesia Tsurenko.
Another significant event of the day was a return to Petra Kvitova – champion of Wimbledon at the end of December last year, suffered an armed attack and received serious injuries, his working left hand. The Czech is back like never missed six months. In the match against Julia Boserup Kvitova made 31 vinners and filed nine aces.
Ex-first racket of the world Vinus Williams in a record 20th time started at Roland Garros. The American scored a difficult victory over Wang Qiang, and in the next round, the 10th seeded waiting for the Japanese Kurumi Nara, who won a hard-fought win over 15-year-old Amanda Anisimova.
The main Russian hope at Roland Garros-2017 Svetlana Kuznetsova in a match with Christina McHale scored the 50th victory on the clay courts of Paris. Along the way 31-year-old tennis player for the 14th time in a row, overcame the starting round in the Open championship of France.
The results of matches of seeded players:
Julia Boserup (USA) – Petra Kvitova (Czech Republic, 15) — 3:6, 2:6
Angelique Kerber (Germany, 1) – Ekaterina Makarova (Russia) — 2:6, 2:6
Christina McHale (USA) – Svetlana Kuznetsova (Russia, 8) — 5:7, 4:6
Venus Williams (USA, 10) — Wang Qiang (China) — 6:4, 7:6
Lara Arruabarrena (Spain) – Dominika Cibulkova (Slovakia, 6) — 2:6, 1:6
Monica Puig (Puerto Rico) – Roberta Vinci (Italy, 31) — 6:3, 3:6, 6:2
Mirjana Lucic-Baroni (Croatia, 22) – Buyukakcay Chagla (Turkey) — 3:6, 3:6
Timea Bachinski (Switzerland, 30) – Sarah Sorribes-Tormo (Spain) — 6:1, 6:2
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