Chan, Peers crash out in Paris

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Taipei Times
Date: Jun 01, 2017
By: Dave Carroll / Staff reporter,with Reuters and AFP, PARIS

Taiwan’s Chan Yung-jan and John Peers of Australia crashed out of the first round of the mixed doubles at the French Open yesterday, while two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova’s comeback was cut short when she was dumped out of the second round of the women’s singles by Bethanie Mattek-Sands.

Top seeds Chan and Peers fell to a 6-4, 6-2 defeat to Abigail Spears of the US and Juan Sebastian Cabal of Colombia in just 58 minutes on Court 4 at Roland Garros in Paris.

Spears and Cabal saved three of four break points and converted four of seven to stun the pre-tournament favorites.

In the second round of the women’s singles, 15th seed Kvitova, who had only returned this week after a five-month injury absence following a stabbing by a burglar last year, littered the court with errors to lose 7-6 (7/5), 7-6 (7/5).    [FULL  STORY]

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