- No9 seed upset by Wang Qiang of China 6-4,7-5 at Roland Garros
- Thirty-seven year-old also lost in first round of Australian Open
- Sloane Stephens and Jennifer Brady safely through to second round
Venus Williams is out of the French Open on the opening day of the tournament. The 2002 runner-up lost 6-4, 7-5 to Wang Qiang of China in the first round on Court Suzanne Lenglen on Sunday.
Wang avenged her loss to No9 seed Williams in the first round at Roland Garros last year. The world No85 was also beaten by Williams at Wimbledon a few weeks later and had never beaten her American opponent before Sunday.
Written by Associated Press
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