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Fourth-seeded Maria Sakkari out of French Open in 2nd round

A year after reaching the semifinals at the French Open, fourth-seeded Maria Sakkari falls in straight sets in the second round at Roland Garros to Czech player Karolina Muchova.

PARIS -- Fourth-seeded Maria Sakkari lost in the second round of the French Open a year after reaching the semifinals.

Sakkari was defeated by Czech player Karolina Muchova 7-6 (5), 7-6 (4) at Roland Garros, meaning two of the top four women’s seeds already have been eliminated.

Second-seeded Barbora Krejcikova, the defending champion, lost as well.

The 81st-ranked Muchova beat then-No. 1 Ash Barty at the 2021 Australian Open and is now 4-2 against players ranked in the top 5.