French Open 2022: Defending champion Krechikova suffers a first round upset, Rafael Nadal wins easy

The second day of the French Open 2022, the second tennis Grand Slam of 2022, has happened that big upheavals are happening. On the first day in the men’s section, 2020 runner-up Dominic Thiem had to face defeat in the first round. Now on the second day of the tournament, even more shocking results were seen. In women’s singles, defending champion Barbora Krejcikova crashed out after losing in the first round. Krechikova was defeated by 19-year-old Diane Parry of France. Not only Krechikova, but four-time Grand Slam champion Naomi Osaka of Japan also lost in the first round. On the other hand, 13-time champion Rafael Nadal started his campaign with an easy win.

Czech Republic star and second seed Krechikova had a great start but then the new French sensation defeated her in a three-set bout. Krechikova won her first Grand Slam title last year at Roland Garros, but this time she could not save it. France’s 19-year-old Perry, ranked 97th in the world rankings, defeated Krechikova 1-6, 6-2, 6-3. Krechikova has joined the list of players who were eliminated in the first round the very next year after winning the title. This happened with Anastasia Miskina (2005) and Yelena Ostapenko (2018) before them.

Osaka’s comeback also unsuccessful

On the other hand, four-time Grand Slam champion Osaka also could not progress beyond the first round. Last year Osaka refused to participate in the mandatory press conference during the same Grand Slam citing mental health, after which she was fined and then Osaka left the tournament midway. In such a situation, everyone’s eyes were on his return, but it was not successful. Former number one Osaka was defeated by Amanda Anisimova of America 7-5, 6-4. Osaka was playing with tape on the lower part of her left leg. In the seventh set of the second game, when she was falling behind, she was hitting her right foot with her left foot in anger.

Nadal starts off with an easy win

At the same time, the tournament started very smoothly for the world’s most successful men’s singles Grand Slam winner Nadal, the greatest player of Spain. Nadal, who won the title 13 times at the French Open, defeated Jordan Thompson of Australia 6-2, 6-2, 6-2 in the first round. Nadal, a record 21-time Grand Slam winner, is vying for his 14th French Open title. Last year he missed it as he was defeated by Novak Djokovic in a thrilling semi-final. In the men’s singles, Switzerland legend Stanislas Wawrinka did not have a good comeback after injury and lost 6-2, 3-6, 6-7, 3-6 to Corentin Motte of France.

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