French Open Already Has Upsets

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With Round Two still going on, there have already been some major upsets. No. 13 Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark didn’t even make it to the second round after losing in three sets to Yanina Wickmayer of Belgium, according to The New York Times. Many people encouraged her to not even enter the tournament after her recent breakup with golfer Rory McIlroy, who called off their wedding.

Both Williams sisters are out after the second round. No. 1 Serena Williams was last year’s French Open winner and lost to Garbine Muguruza of Spain in only two sets 6-2, 6-2. She hasn’t lost before the fourth round of any grand slam tournament since the 2012 French Open, the Times reports.

Her big sister Venus, lost to lost to Anna Schmiedlova of Slovakia 2-6, 6-3, 6-4. If both sisters had won, they would have faced each other in the third round, according to USA Today.

For the men, the biggest upset so far has been No. 3 Stan Wawrinka of Switzerland losing to Guillermo Garcia-Lopez of Spain 6-4, 5-7, 6-2, 6-0. Wawrinka won the Australian Open in January and surprised fans when he bageled in the fourth set after being a quarter-finalist in the French Open last year. American Sam Querrey also lost in the second round 6-4, 7-5, 6-1 to Dmitry Tursunov of Russia.

Other winners for Round Two so far are Roger Federer of Switzerland, Novak Djovokic of Serbia, Gilles Simon of France, Roberto Bautista Agut of Spain, Ernests Gulbis of Latvia, Radek Stepanek of the Czech Republic, Johanna Larsson of Sweden and Eugenie Bouchard of Canada.

Schedules and live scores can be found on the Roland Garros website.


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