Defending champion Jelena Ostapenko bows out of French Open as Alexander Zverev, Elina Svitolina advance
French Open defending champion Jelena Ostapenko bowed out in the first round along with Venus Williams and Johanna Konta on day one at Roland Garros.
Defending champion Jelena Ostapenko crashed out in the first round with a straight-sets loss to Kateryna Kozlova on the first day of the French Open. Reuters
Ninth seed Venus Williams also bowed out in the first round with a shock loss to World No 91 Wang Qiang. AFP
Britain's 22nd seed Johanna Konta joined Williams and Ostapenko out of the French Open with a loss to Yulia Putintseva. AFP
Fourth seed Elina Svitolina saved a set point before completing a turnaround as she entered the second round with a hard-fought win over Ajla Tomljanovic. Reuters
Second seed Alexander Zverev cruised into the second round of the French Open with an easy win over Ricardas Berankis. Reuters
Grigor Dimitrov eased past lucky loser Mohamed Safwat to set up a second-round clash with Jared Donaldson. AFP