PARIS – Two-time Grand Slam champion Garbine Muguruza lost in the first round of the French Open for the second year in a row.
Muguruza, Roland Garros champion in 2016, was the 10th seed this year. Estonia beat Kaia Kanepi 2-6, 6-3, 6-4 on Sunday.
Kanebe, who will celebrate her 37th birthday next month, is the oldest recorded player in Paris. She is ranked 46 in the world and is participating in the French Open for the 15th time.
The meeting ended in a light drizzle. Muguruza missed his match point return, then smashed his racket into the ground.
Earlier today, Austrian Dominic Thiem, a two-time French Open finalist, suffered his 10th straight loss by losing in the first round.
Tim, who is recovering from a tear in his right wrist, lost 6-3, 6-2, 6-4 to Bolivian Hugo Delane, 87th in the world.
Dylan was 2-7 in the Grand Slam before entering the match.
Tim won the 2020 US Open and reached the final of a Grand Slam three more times. He lost to Rafael Nadal in the French Open final in 2018 and 2019, and to Novak Djokovic in the Australian Open final in 2020.
However, Thiem’s last win was at the Roma Masters in May 2021. He is 0-6 in 2022.
For her part, Tunisian and sixth seed Anas Jabeur surrendered to Poland’s Magda Linnett, who won 3-6, 7-6 (4), 7-5.
Jaber topped the WTA, with 17 wins during the clay court season. She triumphed in Madrid before reaching the final in Rome earlier in May.
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