Amelie Mauresmo crashes out on Day 1 of Roland Garros

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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.


  1. I feel sorry for Mauresmo. Didn’t see the match but it doesn’t sound as if she played that well. Maybe the pressure of playing in Paris got to her yet again or maybe Groenefeld was just too good, I don’t know. Good news is that Azarenka and Ana won!

  2. I was very sad when I saw Mauresmo losing that last point. Her time is running out and it’s one more disappointment for her at Roland Garros. But ok, she has two Grand Slam titles.

  3. I guess Amelie Mauresmo was having too much “fun”. She did an interview before Roland Garros started and she was saying “this year, I just want to have fun”.

    Yeah, the only Frenchwoman left is Julie Coin (who beat Ana Ivanovic back at the US Open).

    Gilles Simon from the ATP is still here though. ;P


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