CODE VIOLATION:Fiery Australian Nick Kyrgios was in trouble again on the first day at Roland Garros after screaming at a ball boy shivering on Court One
Date: May 23, 2016
By: Dave Carroll / Staff reporter, with AFP, PARIS
Taiwanese No. 1 Hsieh Su-wei advanced to the second round of the women’s singles at the
French Open at Roland Garros yesterday, while controversial Australian Nick Kyrgios overcame a code violation to advance in the men’s singles as the second Grand Slam of the year got off to a damp, chilly start.
Kaohsiung-born world No. 83 Hsieh hit 36 winners, including a backhand winner on match point, on her way to a 7-6 (8/6), 6-3 victory over Spanish world No. 78 Lara Arruabarrena on Court 14.
The Taiwanese saved just one of five break points, but she converted six of 13, winning more than 64 percent of points on her first serve and 72 of the 131 points contested to set up a second-round clash with two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova.
Czech 10th seed Kvitova survived a scare to beat Danka Kovinic of Montenegro 6-2, 4-6, 7-5.
Kvitova was two points away from defeat when she trailed the world No. 57 at 4-5 in the decider, but she claimed the next three games. [FULL STORY]