Caroline Wozniacki’s return to tennis and the public eye after her break-up with golfer Rory McIlroy ended in more pain on Tuesday when the 13th seed was knocked out in the French Open first round by Yanina Wickmayer.
The 23-year-old Dane vowed to move on in her life after Wickmayer won a high-quality baseline battle 7-6 (5) 4-6 6-2, condemning Wozniacki to her first opening round defeat at Roland Garros since her debut in 2007.
Li’s 7-5 3-6 6-1 loss to Kristina Mladenovic came around 16 hours after Wawrinka was dumped out by Guillermo Garcia-Lopez and it is the first time ever that the ignominious double has occurred.
It was also her debut on Court Philippe Chatrier, and things could not have been going better when she led 6-0 5-0 only to be broken when she served for the set.
Former French Open champion Svetlana Kuznetsova is always a threat on clay and she was an easy 6-3 6-1 winner over qualifier Sofia Shapatava.