Francesca Schiavone, the ace tennis player from Italy, was the a former champion of French Open, in 2010, crashed out of the Grand Slam in the first round itself. The tennis start is in her mid thirties, and is the 3rd oldest player at present in women’s draw and faced a defeat to Ajla Tomljanovic from Croatia ending at 6-3. The twenty one year old tennis star is based out of Florida and at preset is number seventy one in the world and is expected either to face off Elena Vesnina, the world number 32 from Russia or United State’s Christine McHale.
It seems like the former champ of French open might have just played her last match of Grand Slam post her defeat at the Roland Garros. The Young Croatian, Ajla Tomljanovic grew up in Florida training rigorously at the Chris Evert’s academy. She bagged the game in eighty four minutes and hence moved into the 2nd round for the 3rd time consecutively.
Schiavone had bagged the tournament in the year 2010; however, she fell back on the rank in the past few months, now finally has slipped down at number 54, which is absolutely disappointing. On Sunday, during the other 1st round matches among women, Carla Suarez Navarro, the 14th seed overtook Yulia Beygelzimer from Ukraine with a score of 7-5,7-5. Daniela Hantuchova, the previous number 5 in the world bagged the game at a score of 2-6, 2-6 over Jovana Jaksic. Kaja Kanepi, the 25th seed was upset by Monica Niculescu at a score of 5-7, 6-3, 6-1, while Jie Zheng of china was defeated by Slovak Anna Schmiedlova. Grace Min, the qualifier from USA was defeated by Spanish star Garbine Muguruza.
As far as big names are concerned Agnieszka Radwanska and Serena Williams bagged the opening round on Sunday.