Li Na loses to Mladenovic; both Aussie champs fall in first round of French

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PARIS (AP) -- Li Na lost her opening match at the French Open on Tuesday, the second reigning Australian Open champion to fall in the first round at this year's tournament.

Li, who won the title at Roland Garros in 2011, lost to Kristina Mladenovic of France 7-5, 3-6, 6-1.

In January, Li won the title in Melbourne, a day before Stan Wawrinka won his first major. Wawrinka lost in the first round of this year's French Open on Monday.


For French Open previews and thoughts on Novak Djokovic's position in Paris—plus instruction, gear, and GIFs—read this week's edition of Tennis Tuesday.

And for the latest French Open coverage, including updated draws, go to our tournament page.

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