Maria Sakkari (No. 8-GRE) has crashed out of the first round of the French Open tennis tournament, the second major of the season, with a total prize fund of €49.6 million.
Sakkari lost 0-2 (6-7<5-7> 5-7) to Karolina Muhova (43rd-Czech Republic) in the first round of the women’s singles on the first day of competition at the Stade Roland Garros in Paris, France, on 28 September.스포츠토토
Sakkari is the only top-10 seeded player in either the men’s or women’s singles to be eliminated on the first day of competition.
Sakari, who reached the quarter-finals of this event in 2021, packed her bags in the first round this year following a second-round exit last year.
Coincidentally, Mujova also defeated Sakari 2-0 (7-6<7-5> 7-6<7-4>) in the second round of this tournament last year, making it two consecutive years of Sakari’s ‘early return home’.
Mujova also reached the quarter-finals of the 2021 Australian Open, but her highest career ranking is 19th in 2021, so it’s hard to say she’s outclassed by Sakarin.
However, he was uncharacteristically strong against Sakkari, leading their head-to-head 3-1.
Mujova will face Nadia Podroska (103rd-Argentina), who reached the last four of this event in 2020, in the second round.
Third seed Jessica Pegula (3rd-USA) reached the last 64 in the second round with a 2-0 (6-4 6-2) win over Danielle Collins (46th-USA).
Pegula has a well-known story, as his mother, Kim Pegula, was born in South Korea and adopted by the United States. Pegula’s second round opponent is Camilla Giorgi (37th-ranked Italy).
Also of interest to tennis fans is the second-round match-up between Leila Fernandez (49th-Canada) and Clara Tauson (127th-Denmark), who were both born in 2002.