Kerber suffers shock first-round exit in Paris

Kerber has never gone beyond the quarter-final stage at the French Open
2019 French Open
Venue: Roland Garros, Paris Dates: 26 May-9 June
Coverage: Live text and radio commentary on selected matches on the BBC Sport website and app

Wimbledon champion Angelique Kerber suffered a shock first-round defeat by world number 81 Anastasia Potapova at the French Open.

The German fifth seed was broken six times on her way to a forgettable 6-4 6-2 defeat on Philippe Chatrier court.

The three-time Grand Slam champion has gone out at the first-round stage in Paris in three of the last four years.

Russian Potapova, playing in her first French Open, faces China’s Wang Yafan or Czech Marketa Vondrousova next.


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