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

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Czech Republic's Petra Kvitova celebrates after winning her qualification round match against US Julia Boserup at the Roland Garros 2017 French Tennis Open on May 28, 2017 in Paris.

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28/05/2017 at 15:19 | Updated 28/05/2017 at 20:58

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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It was an emotional affair as she returned to the court and comfortably beat Boserup in straight sets.

The big shock of the round came when Angelique Kerber, the number one seed, suffered a shock defeat against Ekaterina Makarova 2-6, 2-6.

Highlights: Kerber ousted by Makarova in straight sets


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.

Highlights: Kvitova seals comeback win over Boserup


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.

Highlights: McHale falls to Kuznetsova



  • 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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