In Paris, completed the first day of the 123rd draw of the Open championship of France.
Ex-first racket of the world, Angelique Kerber, the sixth time in
career left Roland Garros after the first match. The German did not have time to recover
after an ankle injury and are unable to provide full resistance young
Russian Anastasia Potapova, which account for 6 breaks and 28 winnershow.
Last year’s finalist at Roland Garros, Sloane Stephens in
the match against 108th-ranked Misaki DOI in the second set with the score 4:2 lost
three games in a row. The American woke up in time and did not allow the opponent to submit
on the set, and then finished it in the tiebreak. In the second round, Stephens will play against
Spanish Sarah Sorribes-Brake.
The champion of Roland Garros in 2016 Garbinie of the State already
the first round made nervous their fans. Spanish match with Taylor Townsend
began with the defeat in the first set, but never gave reason to doubt his
superiority. Until the end of the match, Muguruza made 4 breaks and played two
break-point. In the third round, the former first racket of the world can play with Elina
Svitolina or Ekaterina Kozlova, if you beat Swede Johanna Larsson.
The results of matches of seeded players:
Garbine Muguruza (Spain, 19) — Taylor Townsend (USA) –
5:7, 6:2, 6:2
Anastasiya Potapova (Russia) — Angelique Kerber (Germany,
5) – 6:4, 6:2
Petra Martic (Croatia, 31), OCE Of Gills (Tunisia) – 6:1,
Belinda Bencic (Switzerland, 15) — Jessica Ponce (France)
– 6:1, 6:4
Karolina Pliskova (Czechia, 2) — Madison Brengle (USA) – 6:2,
Sloane Stephens (USA, 7) – Misaki DOI – 6:3, 7:6