French Open roundup from day one's action

Kerber is the first top-seeded woman to fall in the French Open first round in Open Era history.

It was not a good day, though, for Ekaterina Makarova, conqueror of top seed Angelique Kerber in round one but knocked out 6-2 6-2 by Lesia Tsurenko in round two.

It was the second successive first round exit at Roland Garros for Kerber - last year, she fell to unseeded Kiki Bertens before recovering to make the Wimbledon final.

"I'm happy with the game, of course, but I mean, it wasn't really about the game today". "Right now, I think that I have to find to myself again and just trying to forgot the clay-court season as soon as possible, and then reset and starting from the grass courts again".

Petra Kvitova said Sunday's first- round victory at the French Open felt like winning twice as the Czech star made an emotional return from a harrowing knife attack at her home in December. After that, she was looking back in form.

“Well, ” she said, “thats unbelievable.”.

“If you are losing, its always tough to (enjoy) the game, ” Kerber said. Kerber spoke of her confidence issues during the clay tune-up season, and that was never more manifest than Sunday, when the German, who won two Grand Slam titles a season ago, fell in just 1 hour, 22 minutes.

"I'm glad with the way I played". Its kind of — I dont want to say ‘open, because everyones really good, but — very competitive, ” Rogers said, “and theres not like that dominating force.”.

The American then came from 3-0 down to win the breaker, a thumping backhand return victor earning a set point that was converted with an unreturned serve, but left the court for treatment after moving ahead. She roared into a 3-0 lead and although Julia Boserup finally got on the board, the first set was pretty much in the bag, albeit with five set points to seal the deal. But that was about it. Makarova broke again for 4-1 when Kerber scattered her normally reliable forehand wide.

Kvitova's eyes welled with tears at the end of her 6-3, 6-2 win against 86th-ranked Julia Boserup of the United States.

Commenting on her thoughts before the match, Kvitova added: 'Yesterday I was thinking how everything will be, and I couldn't really imagine how that's going to be.

After the attack, Kvitova needed surgery on her left hand, which she uses to hold her racket, and was undecided until late last week whether she would attempt to play in the French Open.

But the two-time Wimbledon champion suffered disappointment in her comeback as she lost 7-6 (7-5) 7-6 (7-5) in the second round of the French Open to American qualifier Bethanie Mattek-Sands. She's just had the biggest smile on her face the whole week. She will gain maybe an extra day of rest as the rest of the first round matches will complete by Tuesday - something that will be a relief as it is now back to business.

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