In Paris, completed the first day of the Open championship of France.
After the first day of Roland Garros left two tennis players from the top 10 last year’s champion of the tournament Jelena Ostapenko lost to Ukrainian Ekaterina Kozlova, and American Venus Williams sheathed the racket after the match against Wang Qiang. Williams, the eldest more than two years was eliminated in the first round of the Grand slam tournament in Paris two consecutive years, reached the fourth round.
For a Brit, Johanna konta, more recently, firmly standing in the top 10 of the WTA rankings, a trip to Roland Garros is traditionally brought nothing but disappointment. The Briton lost to Yulia Putintseva and extended his unlucky streak on clay Helmet to four games. At the age of 27 conta in the main draw of the Open championship of France have not won a single match, but reached the semifinals at the Australian Open and Wimbledon.
The tenth racket of the world Sloane Stephens without problems came in the second round. American in the match against Arantxa Rus made five breaks, and on his serve and did not allow a single break point. The next victory will be the champion of the US Open in 2017 50th at the Grand slam tournaments.
The results of matches of seeded players:
Madison Brengle (USA) – Anette Kontaveit (Estonia, 25) – 1:6, 6:4, 2:6
Kurumi Nara (Japan) – Barbora Strycova (Czech Republic, 26) – 6:1, 3:6, 4:6
Alize Cornet (France, 32) – Sara Errani (Italy) – 2:6, 6:2, 6:3
Arantxa Rus (Netherlands) – Sloane Stephens (USA, 10) – 2:6, 0:6
Wang Qiang (China) – Venus Williams (USA, 9) — 6:4, 7:5
Johanna Konta (Britain, 22) – Yulia Putintseva (Kazakhstan) Is 4:6, 3:6
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