If upsets are what you're interested in, the 2014 French Open might be the tennis tournament for you.
A day after the 2014 Australian Open men's champion was bounced in the first round, the 2014 women's champ was sent home packing much earlier than one would expect. Li Na, the No. 2 ranked player at Roland Garros, went the way of Stan Wawrinka on Tuesday, losing her opening round match to Kristina Mladenovic 7-5, 3-6, 6-1.
It was a surprise to most to see Na out this early, as the former champion at the French accumulated 37 unforced errors over the three sets and said after her match that she just didn't quite have it on Tuesday.
"I think it doesn't matter who plays today against me, I always lose the match. Today I just gave it away," said Li. "Nobody says if you're No. 2 in the world you have to win all the matches.
"The problem is myself, I don't think I'm doing well on the court. I didn't think totally what I should do, like especially I didn't follow the game plan. In my mind I didn't have any idea how to play the match."
This first round exit from a Grand Slam is Na's earliest exit since the 2010 U.S. Open, and it's the first time she hasn't been able to make it out of the opening round of the French since 2008.
But it wasn't just Na who will be leaving Paris earlier than expected.
No. 13 Caroline Wozniacki, who many were interested to see play just a week after it was publicly announced that she and fiance Rory McIlroy would be calling it quits, lost her opening round match to Yanina Wickmayer 7-6 (5), 4-6, 6-2, making it another early exit at a Grand Slam for the 23-year-old from Denmark.
It's early in Paris, but the upsets continue to happen and apparently nobody is safe from that dreaded first-week loss at the French.
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