French Open 2019: Seeds tumble but Johanna Konta makes it through
Day Two of the French Open delivered its first shock as Denmark’s Caroline Wozniacki was sent tumbling out by Veronika Kudermetova on Court Philippe-Chatrier.
The 2018 Australian Open champion, having won the first set convincingly 6-0, then capitulated losing sets two and three 6-3, 6-3.
Having suffered with chronic arthritis, this defeat is another setback for the former world number one.
Germany’s 18th seed, Julia Goerges was also left stunned by Estonia’s highly rated Kaia Kanepi losing in straight sets 7-5, 6-1.
Another women’s seed fell as Slovakia’s world number 71 Polona Hercog upset Belarus’ Aliaksandra Sasnovich beating the 32nd seed 4-6, 6-2, 8-6.
Some normality was restored though however as Britain’s Johanna Konta got her first ever win at the French Open soaring past German qualifier Antonia Lottner 6-4, 6-4.
Meanwhile, Netherlands’ fourth seed Kiki Bertens won comfortably downing France’s Pauline Parmentier in straight sets 6-3, 6-4.
In the men’s, Serbia’s Filip Krajinović overcame Next Gen star Frances Tiafoe in a five-set thriller to win 6-2, 4-6, 6-3, 3-6, 6-0 including a bagel final set.
World number 78 Juan Ignacio Londero from Argentina caused a minor upset in defeating 15th seed Nikoloz Basilashvili from Georgia 6-4, 6-1, 6-3 to move into the second round.
And Spain’s Pablo Carreno Busta defeated Portugal’s Joao Sousa 6-3, 6-1, 6-2 to ease into round two.
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