Tuesday, May 27, 2014

2014 FRENCH OPEN: Li Na Loses 1st Round, Dimitrov Also Upset

For the first time in Grand Slam history the male and female winners of the first Grand Slam tournament of the year have both lost in the 1st round of the second Grand Slam tournament, the French Open.

Li Na lost to hometown player Kristina "Kiki" Mladenovic a 7-5 3-6 6-1.  The 2-time major champion and World #2 was considered a favorite to win the title if defending champion Serena Williams falters.

Another surprising loss today was Grigor Dimitrov losing to Ivo Karlovic 6-4 7-5 7-6(4).
Andy Murray and Gael Monfils won 4-set matches. Othe MadProfessah faves that survived the first round were Ana Ivanovic, Svetlana Kuznetsova and Fernando Verdasco.

1 comment:

carter said...

Dimitrov had the misfortune of playing the dreaded Ivo in the first round.
Any quality player looking at his draw before the tournament begins immediately notices where Ivo and Radek Stepanek are in the draw. Not seeded in many years, yet dangerous beyond their seedings.
They come up with matches periodically that raise eyebrows!


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