Kaia Kanepi becomes first seeded player to fall in 2014 French Open



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Kaia Kanepi becomes first seeded player to fall in 2014 French Open

Tennis: 25th seed Kaia Kanepi became the first seeded player to fall in the 2014 French Open as she was ousted by Romania's Monica Niculescu in 3 sets 5-7, 6-3, 6-1. There were no other casualties for seeded players as all other seeded players safely made their way into the second round of the tournament on day 1. Former world no.

5 and 31st seed Daniela Hantuchova needed 3 sets to beat her Serbian opponent Jovana Jaksic. The Slovakian dropped the first set against world no.109 but fought back and won next two sets 6-2, 6-4. 14th seed Carla Suarez Navarro of Spain, who won first WTA title earlier this month in Portugal Open, also reached the second round with a victory over Yuliya Beyzelgimer in straight sets 7-5, 7-5.

2010 French Open champion and 2011 finalist Francesca Schiavone suffered a straight sets 6-3, 6-3 loss against Ajla Tomljanovic of Croatia. Former world top 10 player Maria Kirilenko was also beaten in straight sets by Johanna Larsson of Sweden.