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SportAussies bow out in French Open qualifying

03:40  23 may  2019
03:40  23 may  2019 Source:   msn.com

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The only Indian in women’s singles qualifying at the French Open 2018 -- Ankita Raina -- bowed out in the first round as the women’s qualifiers got under way at Paris on Tuesday. The 25-year-old, who was making her Grand Slam debut, squandered a second set lead to surrender 3-6, 6-7(2) to the 10th

Bernard Tomic's French Open campaign is over following a tough four-set first-round loss to Marco Trungelliti, an Argentine battler penning the Bernard Tomic has shot down suggestions he was only playing tennis for financial reasons in a sour aftermath to his first-round French Open exit in Paris.

Aussies bow out in French Open qualifying© Michael Dodge/Getty Images Jason Kubler

Jason Kubler, Kimberley Birrell and Arina Rodionova have been eliminated in French Open qualifying, ending the Australian hunt for main draw spots at Roland Garros.

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Former world junior No.1 Kubler lost his second-round qualifier 6-1 7-6 (11-9) to Serb Viktor Troicki on Wednesday in an hour and 28 minutes.

World No.256 Troicki overpowered the Queenslander, who is battling back from injuries, blasting eight aces and 31 winners to set up a clash with Canadian Alexandre Muller.

In the opening-round women's qualifiers, Birrell and Rodionova both stumbled at the first hurdle on the red clay.

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This article displays the qualifying draw for men's singles at the 2016 French Open . Konstantin Kravchuk (First round). Yoshihito Nishioka ( Qualifying competition). Tatsuma Ito (First round). Jan-Lennard Struff ( Qualified ). Thomas Fabbiano ( Qualifying competition, Lucky loser).

Bernard Tomic's French Open campaign is over following a tough four-set first-round loss to Marco Trungelliti. He dumped Wimbledon and Australian Open finalist Marin Cilic from the Roland Garros draw two years ago took the opening set against Tomic in 46 minutes to signal his intentions.

World No.158 Birrell made a sluggish start but forced a third set before falling 6-2 3-6 6-4 to Greece's Valentini Grammatikopoulou, ranked 35 spots below the Australian.

Compatriot Arina Rodionova struggled throughout, dropping serve six times in a 7-5 6-1 loss to Switzerland's Conny Perrin.

Their exits mean Ashleigh Barty, Daria Gavrilova, Ajla Tomljanovic, former finalist Samantha Stosur and the in-form Astra Sharma will be tasked with flying the flag in the women's draw.

Alex de Minaur will be Australia's top seed on the men's side, joining Nick Kyrgios, John Millman, Matt Ebden, Jordan Thompson, Bernard Tomic and wildcard recipient Alexei Popyrin.

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