French Open Result : Victoria Azarenka suffers shock defeat in 2nd round, Wawrinka through to 3rd round

Tenth seed Victoria Azarenka suffered a shock straight-sets defeat by world number 161 Anna Karolina Schmiedlova in the French Open second round.

The Belarusian, 31, reached the US Open final earlier this month but struggled on the clay against Schmiedlova, who won 6-2 6-2.

The Slovak fell in the second set and the trainer was needed to treat her knee, but it did not halt her progress.

Earlier, third seed Elina Svitolina beat Mexican qualifier Renata Zarazua.

The Ukrainian, 26, failed to win a game in the second set but recovered to claim a 6-3 0-6 6-2 victory.

“I was trying to get back into the match,” she said. “I lost my way a bit and was making too many errors.”

Svitolina won her 15th WTA title in Strasbourg last week but is yet to reach a Grand Slam final.

She will face Russian world number 31 Ekaterina Alexandrova next.

A possible meeting with Serena Williams in the quarter-finals is no longer on the cards after the American 23-time Grand Slam champion withdrew before the second round match with an Achilles injury.

French Open Results : Stan Wawrinka through to round 3
Former champion Stan Warwinka overcame a third-set blip to see off in-form German Dominik Koepfer  to reach the third round on Wednesday.
The Swiss 16th seed was coming off a first-round blitzing of Andy Murray and backed it up with a 6-3, 6-2, 3-6, 6-1 result against the world No.61.
Wawrinka recorded his 150th Grand Slam match win to become the 15th man in history to reach the milestone at the majors.


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