Kiki Bertens can’t do it. Having had an Achilles tendon seven months ago, the 29-year-old Dutchwoman has played just five tournaments (including the Fed Cup play-offs) and won two games since playing pool. She hoped to regain some confidence at Roland Garros, where she reached the semi-finals in 2016.

But the tournament came to a halt in the first round for the No. 16 seed, who lost in three sets and 1.54 hours of play to Polona Hercog: 6-1, 3-6, 6-4. The two players encountered enormous difficulty serving, with six double faults each, eight breaks conceded by Bertens and six by Hercog. But the Slovenian had the last laugh with a four straight line-up in the final set after trailing 4-2.

1st round
Barty (AUS, n ° 1) – Pera (USA)
Linette (POL) – Package (FRA, WC)
Bara (ROU, Q) – Sharma (AUS, WC)
Putintseva (KAZ) – Jabeur (TUN, n ° 25)

Gauff (USA, n ° 24) – Krunic (SER, Q)
Q.Wang (CHN) – Hsieh (TAI)
Liang (TAI, Q) – Ferro (FRA)
Sevastova (LET) – Brady (USA, n ° 13)

Ka.Pliskova (RTC, n ° 9) – Vekic (CRO)
Suarez Navarro (ESP) – Stephens (USA)
Lepchenko (USA, Q) – Zhang (CHN)
Petkovic (ALL) – Muchova (RTC, n ° 18)

Alexandrova (RUS, n ° 32) – V. Williams (USA)
Krejcikova (RTC) – Kr.Pliskova (RTC)
Li (USA) – Gasparyan (RUS) Babel (FRA, WC) – Svitolina (RUS, n ° 5)

Kenin (USA, n ° 4) – Ostapenko (LET)
Baptiste (USA, Q) – Blinkova (RUS)
Martincova (RTC) – Jorovic (SER)
Zhu (CHN) – Pegula (USA, n ° 28)

Sakkari (GRE, n ° 17) – Zavatska (UKR, Q)
Paolini (ITA) – Voegele (SUI, Q)
Watson (GBR) – Diyas (KAZ)
Sanders (AUS, Q) – Mertens (BEL, n ° 14)

Muguruza (ESP, n ° 12) – Kostyuk (UKR)
Zheng (CHN) – Sorribes Tormo (ESP)
Arruabarrena (ESP, Q) – Gracheva (RUS)
Giorgi (ITA) – Martic (CRO, n ° 22)

Kontaveit (EST, n ° 30) – Golubic (SUI)
Schmiedlova (SLQ, Q) – Mladenovic (FRA)
Peterson (SUE) – Rogers (USA)
Juvan (SLO) – Swiatek (POL, n ° 8)

S. Williams (USA, n ° 7) – Begu (ROU)
Rus (PBS) – Buzarnescu (ROU) Collins (USA) beats X.Wang (CHN, Q): 6-2, 4-6, 6-4Kalinina (UKR, Q) beats Kerber (ALL, # 26): 6 -2, 6-4

Rybakina (KAZ, n ° 21) beats Jacquemot (FRA, WC): 6-4, 6-1 Hibino (JAP) beats Stojanovic (SER): 7-6 (4), 6-2Vesnina (RUS) beats Govortsova (BIE, LL): 6-1, 6-0Kvitova (RTC, # 11) beats Minnen (BEL, Q): 6-7 (3), 7-6 (5), 6-1

Azarenka (BIE, n ° 15) beats Kuznetsova (RUS): 6-4, 2-6, 6-3 Tauson (DAN) beats Gorgodze (GEO, Q): 6-4, 6-2 Fernandez (CAN) beats Potapova (RUS ): 6-2, 6-1Keys (USA, # 23) beats Dodin (FRA, WC): 6-3, 3-6, 6-1

Pavlyuchenkova (RUS, # 31) beats McHale (USA): 6-4, 6-0 Tomljanovic (AUS) beats Kozlova (UKR): 6-2, 6-4Sasnovich (BIE) beats Parry (FRA, WC): 6- 3, 3-6, 6-3Sabalenka (BIE, n ° 3) beats Konjuh (CRO, Q): 6-4, 6-3

Andreescu (CAN, n ° 6) – Zidansek (SLO) Brengle (USA) beats Osorio Serrano (COL, Q): 7-5, 6-4
Bouzkova (RTC) – Siniakova (RTC) Kudermetova (RUS, # 29) beats Anisimova (USA): 7-6 (5), 6-1

Konta (GBR, n ° 19) – Cirstea (ROU)
Van Uytvanck (BEL) – Trevisan (ITA)
Kasatkina (RUS) – Doi (JAP)
Podoroska (ARG) – Bencic (SUI, n ° 10)

Hercog (SLO) beats Bertens (PBS, # 16): 6-1, 3-6, 6-4
Siegemund (ALL) – Garcia (FRA) Tan (FRA, WC) beats Cornet (FRA): 6-4, 6-4 Vondrousova (RTC, n ° 27) beats Kanepi (EST): 4-6, 6-3, 6 -0

Badosa (ESP, # 33) beats Davis (USA): 6-2, 7-6 (3) Kovinic (MNE) beats Burel (FRA, WC): 6-3, 7-6 (8) Bogdan (ROU) beats Cocciaretto (ITA, LL): 6-1, 6-3 Osaka (JAP, n ° 2) beats Tig (ROU): 6-4, 7-6 (6)

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