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Russian teen Potapova stuns Wimbledon champion Kerber at French Open

/ 06:41 PM May 26, 2019
Potapova Kerber French Open

Germany’s Angelique Kerber serves the ball to Russia’s Anastasia Potapova during their women’s singles first round match on day 1 of The Roland Garros 2019 French Open tennis tournament in Paris on May 26, 2019. (Photo by Anne-Christine POUJOULAT / AFP)

German fifth seed and reigning Wimbledon champion Angelique Kerber was knocked out of Roland Garros in the first round on Sunday by Russian world number 81 Anastasia Potapova.

Kerber, bidding to complete a career Grand Slam, slumped to a 6-4, 6-2 defeat to the 18-year-old Russian who was making her Paris debut.

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Potapova’s first win over a top 10 player gives her a second round clash against either China’s Wang Yafan or Marketa Vondrousova of the Czech Republic.

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