Paris, France (Sporting Alert) – The Second-seeded Li Na has stunningly crashed out of the 2014 French Open at the French Open on Tuesday.
Li Na, who started the tournament on good form and was one of the favorites to win the title, surprisingly lost her opening round match in three sets.
The Chinese, who lifted the title at Roland Garros in 2011, and is reigning Australian Open champion, fell 7-5, 3-6, 6-1 to Kristina Mladenovic of France.
Her defeated comes a day after Stan Wawrinka, the Australian Open men’s champion and third-seed on the male side was also eliminated in the first round.
Meanwhile, there was no problem for the fourth-seeded Simona Halep, who moved past Alisa Kleybanova, 6-0, 6-2.
Still to come on the day are No.10 Sara Errani, who will face Madison Keys, No. 11 Ana Ivanovic against Caroline Garcia and the 23rd-seeded Lucie Safarova vs. Mandy Minella.
On the men’s side, No. 5 David Ferrer and the seventh-seeded Andy Murray are both in action on Tuesday.
WOMEN’S FIRST ROUND GAMES ON TUESDAY
Li Na (2) vs. Kristina Mladenovic
Simona Halep (4) vs. Alisa Kleybanova
Sara Errani (10) vs. Madison Keys
Ana Ivanovic (11) vs. Caroline Garcia
Caroline Wozniacki (13) vs. Yanina Wickmayer
Sloane Stephens (15) vs. Peng Shuai
Kirsten Flipkens (21) vs. Danka Kovinic
Ekaterina Makarova (22) vs. Shelby Rogers
Lucie Safarova (23) vs. Mandy Minella
Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (24) vs. Kimiko Date-Krumm
Sorana Cirstea (26) vs. Aleksandra Wozniak
Svetlana Kuznetsova (27) vs. Sofia Shapatava
Klara Koukalova (30) vs. Maria-Teresa Torro-Flor
Polona Hercog vs. Jana Cepelova
Alexandra Cadantu vs. Kiki Bertens
Magdalena Rybarikova vs. Urszula Radwanska
Heather Watson vs. Barbora Zahlavova Strycova
Estrella Cabeza Candela vs. Dinah Pfizenmaier
Iveta Melzer vs. Coco Vandeweghe
Elina Svitolina vs. Petra Martic
Alison Riske vs. Mirjana Lucic-Baroni
Donna Vekic vs. Julia Glushko
Casey Dellacqua vs. Lourdes Dominguez Lino
Teliana Pereira vs. Luksika Kumkhum
Bojana Jovanovski vs. Camila Giorgi
Silvia Soler-Espinosa vs. Chanelle Scheepers
MEN’S FIRST ROUND GAMES ON TUESDAY
David Ferrer (5) vs. Igor Sijsling
Andy Murray (7) vs. Andrey Golubev
Grigor Dimitrov (11) vs. Ivo Karlovic
Richard Gasquet (12) vs. Bernard Tomic
Tommy Haas (16) vs. Jurgen Zopp
Kevin Anderson (19) vs. Stephane Robert
Nicolas Almagro (21) vs. Jack Sock
Gael Monfils (23) vs. Victor Hanescu
Fernando Verdasco (24) vs. Michael Llodra
Philipp Kohlschreiber (28) vs. Pere Riba
Andreas Seppi (32) vs. Santiago Giraldo
Albano Olivetti vs. Jan-Lennard Struff
Andreas Haider-Maurer vs. Daniel Brands
Axel Michon vs. Bradley Klahn
Dusan Lajovic vs. Federico Delbonis
Juan Monaco vs. Lucas Pouille
Lleyton Hewitt vs. Carlos Berlocq
Simone Bolelli vs. Andrea Arnaboldi
Steve Johnson vs. Laurent Lokoli
Marinko Matosevic vs. Dustin Brown
Matthew Ebden vs. Pablo Cuevas
Sergiy Stakhovsky vs. Denis Istomin