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Two seeds crushed in round one of Roland Garros

Half of the women’s first round matches are finished, and players seeded number 31 and 11 are sent home.

On Monday, France’s Severine Bremond, seeded 31, was beaten 6-3 6-3 by Michaella Krajicek of the Netherlands (sister of Richard, the 1996 Wimbledon Champion). When her first serve was in, she won 78% of the points, while her seeded opponent won only 48%.

At her home Grand Slam, Bremond has made it past the first round only once, in 2005. This year, the 28-year-old has played six clay tournaments, but reached the second round only twice.

The second seed to fall was Nadia Petrova. Last year, she had a great clay season, but also lost in the first round of the French Open. The Russian, seeded 11, suffered a 5-7 7-5 0-6 lost to Czech qualifier Kveta Peschke.

Petrova, who pulled out of the Italian Open with a back problem, struggled with her movement and had treatment at the start of the second set.

The 24-year-old will have an MRI scan and fears she could miss Wimbledon. Petrova, a two-time semi-finalist at Roland Garros, missed Wimbledon last year because of a hip injury.

"I am trying to stay positive in my head, but I really don't know if I will be okay," she said.

"I just really hope that in the end it's not that serious. I don't want to miss the grasscourt season again." (source: BBC Sport)

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