Kerber first top seed to lose in 1st round of French Open

first_imgBREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR Palace: Duterte to hear out security execs on alleged China control of NGCP LATEST STORIES BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast Makarova goes on to face either Lesia Tsurenko or Kateryna Kozlova, both of the Ukraine.“It’s unbelievable to win and to do it on my first appearance on Philippe Chatrier court as a singles player after nine years of coming to Paris,” said Makarova, a former semi-finalist at the Australian and US Opens.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hosting“At the end of the match, it was really tough as I knew she wouldn’t give it to me — I had to win it.”It was the second successive first round exit at Roland Garros for world number one Kerber, the reigning US Open champion. Every 18 seconds someone is diagnosed with HIV View comments Cayetano dares Lacson, Drilon to take lie-detector test: Wala akong kinita sa SEA Games TNT scrapes past Rain or Shine for 8-3 recordcenter_img Four successive breaks of serve followed before Makarova saved seven break points in the crucial eighth game to cause the upset.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Germany’s Angelique Kerber reacts as she plays Russia’s Ekaterina Makarova during their first round of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium, Sunday, May 28, 2017 in Paris. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)Germany’s Angelique Kerber became the first top seed in French Open history to lose in the opening round when she was knocked out by Russia’s Ekaterina Makarova 6-2, 6-2 on Sunday.Before this year, the earliest exits suffered by a top seed were in the second round — Justine Henin in 2004 and Serena Williams in 2014.ADVERTISEMENT Last year, she fell to unseeded Kiki Bertens of the Netherlands.It also continued a miserable spell for the German 29-year-old on clay this year.She lost her opener in Stuttgart where she was the defending champion, suffered a thigh injury in the third round in Madrid and lost first time out in Rome.On Sunday, she fell a double break down to trail 5-1 to her Russian opponent who she was facing for the 12th time.Makarova, now ranked 40 after reaching a career high of eight, was a double break ahead again for 3-0 in the second set.ADVERTISEMENT Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:1355,000 early birds flock at Manila North Cemetery01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. BSP survey: PH banks see bright horizon amid dark global recession clouds Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’last_img