French Open done for Aussie teenager

Sheri Evans
May 30, 2017

"This year better. Here at Roland Garros, I have played the wrong player in the first round and I lost and now I'm looking for the handsome grass courts". "You have to play, especially me, I'm not playing the game of running and playing 30 balls". "Obviously my body's giving me a bit of a hard time at the moment, but I'm ready to play", Kyrgios said.

Speaking before Sunday's match Thiem, a semi-finalist in 2016, put himself in the category of "players who can go very deep here (and) ...make big surprises" behind clear favorite Rafa Nadal. Tomic after winning only six games against Austrian sixth-seed Dominic Thiem. So today was a good day for me to start a good campaign. "I know it's not easy but I will see where I can get to".

"I don't want to rally with Dominic Thiem", he said after the 6-4 6-0 6-2 defeat.

"I played really well; won three or four matches". Dimitrov, whose best performance in Paris was when he reached the third round in 2013, said: "It was a good test".

It is the fifth successive year that McHale has gone out in the first round at Roland Garros. For the women, Angelique Kerber, Simona Halep and defending champion Garbine Muguruza are the ones to watch.

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Cutting a troubled figure on court a world away from the feisty baseliner who last season battled her way to two grand slam titles, Kerber lacked the pace and power to trouble her fellow left-hander. He must still contend with the likes of Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic, and Andy Murray, but he is in fine form right now.

Bernard Tomic in action on day one of the 2017 French Open at Roland Garros on May 28, 2017 in Paris, France.

Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic celebrates following her victory during the ladies singles first round match against Julia Boserup. She owns Grand Slam wins at the Australian Open and US Open, and has been on the losing end of a Wimbledon finals loss.

Kvitova said: "I think it doesn't really matter how I played but I won". She is seeded 15th in Paris.

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