The German Angelique Kerber, N.5 world, facing the Russian Anastasia Potapova during the first round of Roland-Garros, May 26, 2019.

Roland-Garros: Angelique Kerber, World Number 5,Eliminated

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The former world number 1, Angelique Kerber, was eliminated in the first round of Roland-Garros on Sunday 26th May, 2019. She lost in two sets to Anastasia Potapova.

Germany’s Angelique Kerber , former world No. 1 number five today, fell in the first round of Roland Garros to face Russia’s Anastasia Potapova (81st) 6-4, 6-2 in 1:13 on Sunday. of her the first eliminated top seed of the tournament Roland-Garros .

Kerber was obviously still diminished by a right ankle injury that forced her to forfeit Madrid before her second match and then to give up Rome, just before the Paris Grand Slam.

This defeat deprives the 31-year-old German woman of the slim hope she had to return to the throne of world tennis at the end of the fortnight.

First victory for Potapova

Roland-Garros is the last Grand Slam tournament missing from Angelique Kerber, crowned in the Australian Open and the US Open in 2016, and at Wimbledon last year.

For Anastasia Potapova, who plays her first Roland Garros at 18, this is the first victory of her young career against a player in the top 10. In the second round, she will face either the Czech Marketa Vondrousova or the Chinese Wang Yafan.

“I took advantage of every second, there is an incredible atmosphere on this court.”

Kerber had reached the quarter-finals on clay Paris a year ago, his best result Porte d’Auteuil (as in 2012).

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