Petra Kvitova knocked out by Bethanie Mattek-Sands

Solenn Plantier
Juin 10, 2017

As a result, Kerber retains the unwanted record of having won just one match against an opponent in the top 30 all season and her position at the summit of the rankings is increasingly vulnerable. However, she fell behind early to Ekaterina Makarova and wound up losing to her in straight sets (6-2 6-2).

Kvitova had initially targeted Wimbledon, where she won the title twice in 2011 and 2014, for her comeback but she progressed faster and, therefore, chose to head to Paris.

Mixing winners and unforced errors in nearly equal measure, Kvitova had three break points to go 4-0 up but Boserup saw them off, although she could not overturn all the advantage.

Biggest talking point: Whether Nick Kyrgios's hip and shoulder injuries can withstand a searching first-round examination on Tuesday against tough German Philipp Kohlschreiber.

Quote of the day: "He killed me from the start".

This marked Kerber's 11th consecutive trip to the French Open with her best showing when she journeyed to the 2012 quarterfinals. I have the best memories which I can have. "I will always be appreciative".

"I thought maybe I'd cry when I'd step on the court, but I didn't today".

The expectations are much bigger, especially in the big tournaments and the grand slams. "There are a few things to improve but what can I expect after such a long time", she added.

Makarova converted on six of 14 break point attempts and had 19 unforced errors to Kerber's 25.

"It's a special day and total different emotions", the Russian player commented on beating the world's top player.

"That's the beauty of our sport right now: Anybody can win and everybody's really good", said Shelby Rogers, an American who beat Marina Erakovic of New Zealand 7-6 (4), 6-4 on a steamy Sunday when the temperature touched 90 degrees (32 Celsius).

"It was very hot (temperatures around 30 degrees) but I live in Florida, so I was prepared", said Williams.

Kvitova won the match's first 10 winners and took 15 of the first 20 points to jump out to a 3-0 lead.

Petra Kvitova said she is eagerly looking ahead to returning to Wimbledon after her "fairytale" French Open comeback ended in the second round.

Puerto Rican Monica Puig defeated Italian Roberta Vinci while Argentinian tennis player Horacio Zeballos stunned French Adrian Mannarino to advance to the second round. Kuznetsova ousted American Christina McHale 7-5, 6-4, while Williams posted a 6-5, 7-6 (3) victory over China's Qiang Wang.

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