Eighth seed Karolina Pliskova suffered a shock exit in the second round of the
French Open, losing to world number 227 Leolia Jeanjean of France
Jeanjean, 26, is competing as a wildcard at Roland Garros but saw off her Czech
opponent 6-2 6-2.
Pliskova joins No. 2 Barbora Krejcikova, No. 4 Maria Sakkari, No. 5 Anett Kontaveit,
No. 6 Ons Jabeur and No. 10 Garbine Muguruza on the way out.
The remaining four women in the top 10 are scheduled to play Thursday: No. 1 Iga
Swiatek, No. 3 Paola Badosa, No. 7 Aryna Sabalenka and No. 9 Danielle Collins.
Pliskova has been ranked No. 1 and was the runner-up at Wimbledon last year and
the U.S. Open in 2016. She also has reached the semifinals at the other two major
tournaments. That includes at the French Open in 2017.
Jeanjean is a 26-year-old from Montpellier. She trailed 2-1 at the start Thursday
before winning nine consecutive games to take the opening set and grab a 4-0 lead in
Pliskova made 28 unforced errors and was broken in half of her eight service games.