Amelie Mauresmo has been upset in the first round of Roland Garros for the first time since 2001, and once again the former world No.1 wasn’t successful at her home Grand Slam where she best reached the quarterfinals.
So who was the lucky winner? German world No.51 Anna-Lena Groenefeld defeated the 16th seed 6-4 6-3, showing the skills that got her to No.14 in the rankings in 2006, the year she reached the quarterfinals of the French Open.
Both Mauresmo and Groenefeld hit 21 unforced errors, but Groenefeld scored 32 winners compared to Mauresmo’s 13.
France wasn’t lucky on Sunday, as only one of their six players who competed on Day 1 survived. Besides Mauresmo, Mathilde Johansson, Severine Bremond Beltrame, Olivia Sanchez, and Emilie Loit left the French Open right away in the first round, while the only Frenchwoman who won today was Julie Coin.