◼️ García-López threw the Swiss while Siniakova left Vika out
The first two surprises were conceived in the first round of Roland Garros. Earlier, Stan Wawrinka was eliminated at the hands of Guillermo García-López, while in the women’s branch, Victoria Azarenka was surprised by Katerina Siniakova.
Garcia-Lopez, number 67 in the world, bitter on Monday in the first round of the premiere in this Roland Garros of the Swiss Wawrinka, number 30 of the ranking and who still can not recover his best level after his two operations in the left knee.
Stanimal, who in addition to the 2015 title at Roland Garros was runner-up last year against Rafa Nadal in this same tournament, battled in five sets and 3 and a half hours of play, but the Spaniard ended up winning 6-2, 3-6, 4 -6, 7-6 (75) and 6-3.
The story was repeated about four years ago when Garcia-Lopez had already been able to win in the first round to Wawrinka, although then it was in four sets.
In turn, Azarenka, former world number 1 and absent at Roland Garros last year for her motherhood, fell on her return to Paris losing in the first round against the Czech promise Siniakova, 57th in the world, for a double 7-5.
Azarenka, a two-time Australian Open champion (2012 and 2013), did not play in a Grand Slam tournament since last year’s Wimbledon. She has played little since then, retained in the United States due to a judicial battle for the custody of her son.