I was sad, but not surprised, to see my very favorite player, Amelie Mauresmo, make a second round exit today at the French Open.
I was also not surprised to see Anna Chakvetadze suffer defeat in the second round. Inconsistent at her best times, not really a clay player, and now just plain not right since the trauma she suffered in December, the talented Chakvetadze is having trouble finding her way back.
Other seeds defeated today were fomer top-ten player Ai Sugiyama and Maria Kirilenko.
Suarez Navarro def. Amelie Mauresmo (seeded no. 22), 6-3, 6-4
Kaia Kanepi def. Anna Chakvetadze (seeded no. 6) , 6-4, 7-6
Olga Govortsova def. Ai Sugiyama (seeded no. 31), 6-0, 7-5
Zheng Jie def. Maria Kirilenko (seeded no. 21), 4-6, 6-3, 6-2