Another top seed was eliminated in the women’s singles on May 29 (local time) on day two of the first round of the 2023 French Open (Roland Garros). 2019 US Open quarterfinalist and Tokyo 2020 gold medalist Belinda Bencic (Switzerland, world No. 12) ended her Roland Garros 2023 campaign after just one round.
Benencic lost 3-6 6-2 4-6 to Elina Abanesyan (RUS), ranked 134th in the world, in the first round of Roland Garros 2023 at Roland Garros Stadium, Paris, France, on Monday (Sept. 29). The match lasted two hours and 19 minutes.
Abaneshan was initially eliminated in the third round of qualifying, but was granted Lucky Loser status. A Lucky Loser is a higher-ranked player from the final round of qualifying who replaces an absent player in the main draw. At Roland Garros Women’s Singles, a total of six players qualified as Lucky Losers. Abaneshan was the only one of the lucky losers to face a seeded player, but her upset of Benenci was the biggest upset of Day 2.
After finishing runner-up at the Charleston Open (WTA 500) in early April, she missed the Madrid Open and Rome Open on clay. The reason for her absence was to recover from a minor but painful hip injury and to ensure that she was 100% fit for Roland Garros.
Benoit posted photos of himself participating in various public activities and training on social media ahead of Roland Garros to show that he was in good shape, but he was upset by Lucky Loser in the first round.
Karolina Pliskova (CZE), who reached No. 1 in 2017, was also eliminated in the first round. Pliskova, who entered the tournament seeded 16th, fell to Sloane Stephens (USA, World No. 30) 0-6 4-6.
After falling to Stevenson in the second round at Roland Garros in 2021, Pliskova was stymied by the American again this year. Stevenson once again proved to be Pliskova’s nemesis, improving her head-to-head record to 5-1.
Petra Kvitova (CZE), the tournament’s No. 10 seed, also ended her campaign in the first round. Kvitova lost 3-6 4-6 to Elizaveta Cochiarreto (ITA, World No. 44).먹튀검증
Elena Ostapenko (Latvia, World No. 10), the 2017 Roland Garros champion, advanced to the second round with a 6-3 7-5 win over Tereza Martinkova (Czech Republic, World No. 93).
On day three of the Roland Garros main draw, Iga Cibionte (Poland), a strong favorite to win the tournament, will finally make her debut. Elena Rybakina (Kazakhstan, World No. 4), who has been on a recent upswing, will take on 16-year-old sensation Brenda Pruvitova (Czech Republic, World No. 146) in the first round.