Sunday, May 24, 2009

Mauresmo out of French Open in first round

We can all relax now, and stop wondering how far Amelie will go at Roland Garros. It's over. The 16th seed was upset by Anna-Lena Groenefeld, 6-4, 6-3, in an hour and seventeen minutes. Though they both had the same number of unforced errors, Groenefeld hit 32 winners to Mauresmo's 13, and her service stats were better. I expected Mauresmo to stick around longer, and I certainly wish she had.

Hers was not the only upset today. Kaia Kanepi, seeded 19th, lost to Yaroslava Shvedova, 7-6, 3-6, 6-2. I didn't see that coming, either.

Unfortunately, Julia Goerges had to retire against Iveta Benesova because of heat illness.

Though Frenchwomen Mauresmo, Mathilde Johansson, Olivia Sanchez, Emilie Loit, and Severine Bremond Beltrame went out today, the home crowd did get one victory: Julie Coin defeated clay specialist Nuria Llagostera Vives, 7-5, 6-2.


Todd Spiker said...

I officially apologize to Kanepi. No one should ever predict a #19-seed to reach a slam SF, I guess. :D

Diane said...

Well, I knew it had to be someone's fault.

I didn't get to see the match, but I was really surprised by the outcome.