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French Open 2017: Women's round-up Day 1 - Petra Kvitova marks comeback with win

Women's round-up Day 1 - Kvitova marks comeback with win
By Eurosport

28/05/2017 at 16:19Updated 28/05/2017 at 21:58

Petra Kvitova marked her comeback from her stabbing by defeating Julie Boserup 6-3, 6-2 plus the rest of the action from the first day of the women's draw at the French Open.

Kvitova was stabbed in the hand in December and needed emergency surgery that kept her out for five months.

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Jelena Ostapenko overcame a first-set deficit against Louisa Chirico, running out a 6-4, 3-6, 2-6 winner.

Monaca Puig won two sets to one (6-3, 3-6, 6-2) against the Italian Roberta Vinci, stumbling halfway through the match that was interrupted by the rain and an injury to Puig.

American Shelby Rogers needed two sets to defeat Marina Erakovic, 7-6, 6-4, as she made her way into the second round of the tournament in Paris.

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30th seed Timea Bacsinszky avoided an early upset over Spain' s Sara Sorribes Tormo, winning 6-1, 6-2 , an easy win for the Polish player.

Madison Brengle of America, and Germany's Julia Gorges, played out a mammoth match that ended with a 13-11, final set victory for Brengle (1-6, 6-3, 13-11).

Christina McHale lost a tight, two-set match to Svetlana Kuznetsova, which the eighth seed won 7-5, 6-4.

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RESULTS IN FULL

  • Svetlana Kuznetsova (RUS) [8] beat Christina McHale (USA) 7-5 6-4
  • Shelby Rogers (USA) beat Marina Erakovic (NZL) 7-6(4) 6-4
  • Ekaterina Makarova (RUS) beat Angelique Kerber (GER) [1) 6-2 6-2
  • Venus Williams (USA) [10] beat Wang Qiang (CHN) 6-4 7-6(3)
  • Madison Brengle (USA) beat Julia Goerges (GER) 1-6 6-3 13-11
  • Jelena Ostapenko (LAT) beat Louisa Chirico (USA) 4-6 6-3 6-2
  • Monica Puig (PRI) beat Roberta Vinci (ITA) [31] 6-3 3-6 6-2
  • Timea Bacsinszky (SWI) [30] beat Sara Sorribes Tormo (SPA) 6-1 6-2
  • Petra Kvitova (CZE) [15] beat Julia Boserup (USA) 6-3 6-2
  • Cagla Buyukakcay (TUR) beat Mirjana Lucic-Baroni (CRO) [22] 6-3 6-3
  • Lesia Tsurenko (UKR) beat Kateryna Kozlova (UKR) 6-4 6-0
  • Kurumi Nara (JPN) beat Amanda Anisimova (USA) 3-6 7-5 6-4
  • Oceane Dodin (FRA) beat Camila Giorgi (ITA) 6-2 6-3
  • Bethanie Mattek-Sands (USA) beat Evgeniya Rodina (RUS) 7-5 6-2
  • Aliaksandra Sasnovich (BLR) beat Viktorija Golubic (SWI) 4-6 7-5 6-3
  • Dominika Cibulkova (SLO) [6] beat Lara Arruabarrena Vecino (ESP) 6-2 6-1
  • Oceane Dodin (FRA) beat Camila Giorgi (ITA) 6-2 6-3
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