French Open 2020 Round-up: Rafael Nadal eases past Mackenzie McDonald; injury forces Serena Williams withdrawal
Azarenka hit 38 unforced errors in a 6-2, 6-2 defeat against a player who hadn't won a Grand Slam match in five years before her first-round victory over Venus Williams.
The first round exit at French Open marked Venus Williams' third first round defeat in a row at a Slam after exiting the US Open and Australian Open at the same stage.
French Open 2019: Naomi Osaka's roller-coaster win in Round 1 is testament to her growing maturity and mental fortitude
In the first set, Osaka was broken thrice in quick succession, served up a bagel by a player who had not won a match at Roland Garros since 2014. She was not great on movement early on, and missed some easy returns planted firmly at the baseline in the first set. However, she turned it around in the next two sets to mark a memorable win.
French Open 2019: Naomi Osaka, Simona Halep survive scares to enter second round; Alexander Zverev wins thrilling five-setter
Naomi Osaka and Simona Halep survived scares to reach the second round of the French Open while Alexander Zverev won in five tough sets against John Millman.
French Open 2019: Naomi Osaka survives first-set bagel to script incredible comeback win over Anna Karolina Schmiedlova
Naomi Osaka battled back from a set and a break down to defeat Slovakia's Anna Karolina Schmiedlova 0-6, 7-6 (4), 6-1 to reach the French Open second round.
Hobart International: American Sofia Kenin clinches first WTA title with straight-sets win over Anna Karolina Schmiedlova
Composed American Sofia Kenin broke through to clinch her first WTA title Saturday with a straight sets win over Slovak Anna Karolina Schmiedlova at the Hobart International.
Top seed Serena Williams gave up a wild card entry into the ATP-WTA Cincinnati Masters tournament on Monday after complaining of a shoulder injury.