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Tennis-French Open roundup from day one's action
May 28, 2017 / 6:37 PM / 6 months ago

Tennis-French Open roundup from day one's action

May 28 (Reuters) - Here is a roundup of day one at the French Open on Sunday:

QUOTE OF THE DAY: ”The expectations are much bigger, especially in the big tournaments and the grand slams. But right now I think that I have to find myself again and just try to forget the claycourt season as soon as possible and then reset and start from the grass courts again.” - World number one Angelique Kerber after her first round loss.

FACT OF THE DAY: World number one Angelique Kerber became the first top-seeded woman to lose in the first round at the French Open since the sport went professional in 1968. The 29-year-old German lost 6-2 6-2 to Russia’s Ekaterina Makarova.

STAT OF THE DAY: Petra Kvitova hit 31 winners including 9 aces, during her 6-3 6-2 victory over American Julia Boserup on her return to competition five months after being stabbed during a burglary.

PERFORMANCE OF THE DAY: Ekaterina Makarova was playing on Court Philippe Chatrier for the first time in nine years and she produced a performance fitting to the occasion - a 6-2 6-2 victory over top-seed Angelique Kerber. Makarova attacked with some ferocious groundstrokes to record a prized victory over the world number one. (Compiled by Hardik Vyas in Bengaluru, editing by Pritha Sarkar)

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