PARIS-To the U.S. Open shaped another crumple and a notorious umpire’s call at the French Open on Tuesday Kristina Mladenovic’s first match since her terrifying end.
After portion for the first set at 5-1, the French player lost to Laura Sigmund of Germany 7-5, 6-3. For not spotting a twice bounce on set point Mladenovic was angry with chair arbiter Eva Asderaki. Mladenovic hit a drop shot during a 10-stroke swap that Sigmund ran for and got back over the net. A TV replay showed the ball bounced two times.
Mladenovic slowed looked confused and injury up moving the net which routinely gave the point to Sigmund. “Mistakes are human but I don’t see how the umpire can miss that. She didn’t see a double bounce,” Mladenovic said. “Unfortunately she will continue at Roland Garros, and I won’t continue at Roland Garros.”
At the U.S. Open went as easily as can be for Novak Djokovic while his first Grand Slam action since his banning. Beat Mikael Ymer of Sweden 6-0, 6-2, 6-3 under a closed roof at Court Philippe Chatrier the top-ranked Serb is request for a second name here and an 18th main name.
It Sigmund faced questions of unsportsmanlike behavior for not acknowledging the double rebound that should have handed Mladenovic the first set on Tuesday.
Mladenovic said, “If she would have done it, she would have all my respect and be super fair play. However, she is not the one responsible. I think the chair umpire is the one that should be really focused on that call.”
Sigmund also said it was not up to her to make the call and that she was not certain right away whether the ball had bounced two times. She said, “I can maybe understand a little bit that Mladenovic is getting at me, but I think she should get at the umpire. She had plenty of other opportunities. I’m coming running full speed, if in that call I say ‘Oh, it was a double bounce,’ and later I see on the video it was not, I would be angry at myself.”
Like the very contentious VAR, system used in soccer Mladenovic suggested tennis should start using video replays. “It would be great and we’d avoid a sad scenario like I had today,” Mladenovic said.
She served for the match at 6-1, 5-1 against Varvara Gracheva then lost a tiebreaker and lost 6-0 in the third set It was not quite as sad as Flushing Meadows.
Sherif was the first Egyptian player to succeed for the main draw at Roland Garros in other women’s first round matches second seeded Karolina Pliskova beat Mayar Sherif 6-7 (9), 6-2, 6-4.
U.S. Open semifinalist Jennifer Brady 6-4, 3-6, 9-7 Danish adolescent Clara Tauson earned her first tour level conquest by beating. Saved two match points the 17-year-old Tauson won the Australian Open junior title last year. Matteo Berrettini defeated Vasek Pospisil 6-3, 6-1, 6-3 in remaining men’s first round play, U.S. Open semifinalist. The seventh-seeded Italian next faces Lloyd Harris. No. 20 Cristian Garin of Chile won against German veteran Philipp Kohlschreiber 6-4, 4-6, 6-1, 6-4 and plays lucky loser Marc Polmans.