Li Na in shock French Open exit
Chinese second seed Li Na crashed out of the French Open first round on Tuesday in a 5-7, 6-3, 1-6 defeat against world number 103 Kristina Mladenovic of France.
Following men’s third-seed Stan Wawrinka’s exit on Monday, fellow Australian Open champion Li, 32, became the biggest early victim in the women’s draw.
Mladenovic, 21, raced through the third set, leaving the Li little chance to catch up.
It was another disappointing exit for Li, who won in Paris in 2011 but hasn’t been past the fourth round in six other appearances.
Mladenovic now meets Alison Riske of the United States in the second round.