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Makarova stuns Kerber, Puig beats Vinci in French Open First Round

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World No.1 Angelique Kerber of Germany was knocked out of French Open tennis championships in round one following a 2-6, 2-6 loss to Russian Ekaterina Makarova on Sunday.

Kerber, the first women's top seed to lose in the French Open's first round in the Open era, was also eliminated in the tennis tournament's round one last year.

The German did not find herself as comfortable on the clay court as World No.40 Makarova, who broke her serve several times during the contest. Makarova is set to play in round two against the winner of the match between Ukrainians Lesia Tsurenko and Kateryna Kozlova.

In other matches on Sunday, Puerto Rican Monica Puig defeated Italian Roberta Vinci while Switzerland's Timea Bacsinszky defeated Sara Sorribes to advance to the French Open second round.

Puig won 6-3, 3-6, 6-2 over Vinci in an hour and 50 minutes. Her next opponent is set to be the winner of the match between US's Louisa Chirico and Latvian Jelena Ostapenko.

Bacsinszky meanwhile reached the French Open's second round after winning 6-1, 6-2 over Sorribes in an hour and 22 minutes.

Bacsinszky, the 30th seed, is set to face in round two the winner of the match between United States Madison Brengle and Germany's Julia Gorges.