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Li Na loses in 1st round of French Open

Tuesday, May 27, 2014 - Updated: 9:35 AM

PARIS (AP) -- Another day on the clay at the French Open, another reigning Australian Open champion bites the red dust.

Li Na lost her first Grand Slam match since winning the title in Melbourne, falling to Kristina Mladenovic of France 7-5, 3-6, 6-1 on Tuesday. The loss came a day after men's Australian Open champion Stan Wawrinka was eliminated in the first round.

Li, who won the French Open title in 2011 and is seeded second this year, ended up with 37 unforced errors on a cool and overcast day at Roland Garros. Mladenovic had only 25 errors.

"Nobody say if you No. 2 in the world you have to win all the matches. I mean, this is tennis," Li said. "I think doesn't matter who plays today against me, I always lose the match today, because I don't think she ... put a lot of pressure (on) me. I think today just I gave it away."

In 2011, Li became the first Chinese player to win a Grand Slam title. But on Tuesday, she said she wasn't feeling quite like her usual self.

"I don't think I'm doing well. If I doing well, I believe I still can win the match if it's not my best day," Li said. "But I don't think today I try a lot."

On Monday, Wawrinka lost to 41st-ranked Guillermo Garcia-Lopez of Spain 6-4, 5-7, 6-2, 6-0.

     

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