Date: May 30, 2017
By: Staff writer, with AFP, PARIS
Taiwanese No. 1 Lu Yen-hsun yesterday crashed out of the first round of the men’s
singles at the French Open, while reigning women’s singles champion Garbine Muguruza breezed into the second round.
Lu’s Roland Garros bid lasted just 2 hours, 7 minutes as he fell to a 6-3, 6-4, 7-6 (7/4) defeat to hard-hitting Sergiy Stakhovsky.
The Ukrainian world No. 123 fired 16 aces to Lu’s four and converted two of seven break points, while Lu failed to create a single break-point opportunity on Court 10.
In the women’s singles, Muguruza’s middling form this season saw her arrive in Paris with just three wins on clay, but the Spaniard dispatched 2010 champion Francesca Schiavone 6-2, 6-4. [FULL STORY]