French Open: Li Na, Dimitrov sufer shock losses, Djokovic unhappy with organisers - Sportzwiki
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French Open: Li Na, Dimitrov sufer shock losses, Djokovic unhappy with organisers

  • What a day at Paris. After Stanislas Wawrinka was knocked out yesterday, Australian open Women’s Champion Li Na was also shown the exit door as the Chinese lost 7-5 3-6 6-1 to France’s Kristina Mladenovic. Li made a whopping 35 unforced errors in the match.

    World number 103 Mladenovic, who won the juniors’ title in Paris in 2009, will next play American Alison Riske.

    Li later said, “Nobody says if you’re number two in the world you have to win all the matches. I mean, this is tennis, everyone comes to the court, everyone has a chance to win the match. It didn’t matter who played against me today, I’d always lose because I don’t think she had a lot of pressure from me. I think I just gave away the match.”

    In another upset big serving Ivo Karlovic knocked out Grigor Dimitrov in staright sets by a 6-4 7-5 7-6 (7-4) margin. David Ferrer however cruised to the second round after a 6-4 6-3 6-1 win over I Sisjling of Holland.

    Andy Murray overcame a minor shock to beat A Golubev (Kaz) by 6-1 6-4 3-6 6-3

    However men’s second seed Novak Djokovic criticised the Roland Garros organizers after his first round match was interrupted by rain for an hour and a half. The Serb complained about the court not being covered in order that the ground did not get wet due to the rain here Monday.

    Djokovic, who beat Portuguese Joao Sousa  will play against Jeremy Chardy in the second round, the latter who beat Spaniard Daniel Gimeno-Traver.

    Men’s results:

    Matchup Score
    No. 5 David Ferrer def. Igor Sijsling 6-4, 6-3, 6-1
    No. 7 Andy Murray def. Andrey Golubev 6-1, 6-4, 3-6, 6-3
    Ivo Karlovic def. No. 11 Grigor Dimitrov 6-4, 7-5, 7-6
    No. 12 Richard Gasquet def. Bernard Tomic 6-2, 6-1, 7-5
    No. 19 Kevin Anderson def. Stephane Robert 7-5, 6-3, 6-4
    No. 23 Gael Monfils def. Victor Hanescu 6-2, 4-6, 6-4, 6-2
    No. 24 Fernando Verdasco def. Michael Llodra 6-2, 7-6, 7-6
    No. 28 Philipp Kohlschreiber def. Pere Riba 7-5, 6-4, 6-1
    No. 32 Andreas Seppi def. Santiago Giraldo 6-3, 7-5, 6-3
    Carlos Berlocq def. Lleyton Hewitt 3-6, 6-2, 6-1, 6-4
    No. 16 Tommy Haas def. Jurgen Zopp 5-2 (ret.)
    Jack Sock def. No. 21 Nicolas Almagro 5-0 (ret.)

    Women’s results:

    Kristina Mladenovic def. No. 2 Li Na 7-5, 3-6, 6-1
    No. 4 Simona Halep def. Alisa Kleybanova 6-0, 6-2
    No. 11 Ana Ivanovic def. Caroline Garcia 6-1, 6-3
    Yanina Wickmayer def. No. 13 Caroline Wozniacki 7-6, 4-6, 6-2
    No. 15 Sloane Stephens def. Peng Shuai 6-4, 7-6
    No. 21 Kirsten Flipkens def. Danka Kovinic 7-6, 6-2
    No. 22 Ekaterina Makarova def. Shelby Rogers 6-2, 6-3
    No. 24 Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova def. Kimiko Date-Krumm 6-3, 0-6, 6-2
    No. 26 Sorana Cirstea def. Aleksandra Wozniak 6-7, 7-5, 6-2
    No. 27 Svetlana Kuznetsova def. Sofia Shapatava 6-3, 6-1
    Maria-Teresa Torro-Flor def. No. 30 Klara Koukalova 7-6, 6-2
    No. 10 Dinah Pfizenmaier def. Estrella Cabeza Candela 4-6, 6-3, 6-3

    Scores courtesy: Bleacher report


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