Latvia's Jelena Ostapenko reacts after losing her first round match against Ukraine's Kateryna Kozlova. REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol
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Jelena Ostapenko became only the second defending champion to lose in the first round of Roland Garros when she slumped to a shock 7-5, 6-3 defeat by Kateryna Kozlova of Ukraine Sunday.Ostapenko, who won her maiden tour title at the French Open 12 months ago with a breathtaking display of all-or-nothing big hitting, drowned in a sea of errors on Court Philippe Chatrier.The 20-year-old committed 48 unforced errors, 13 double faults and dropped serve seven times.The 21-year-old, who arrived at Roland Garros on a hot streak of form after titles in Munich and Madrid before an Italian Open final loss to Rafael Nadal, stormed to victory in only 1 hour, 10 minutes.Dimitrov had been drawn to face experienced Viktor Troicki in the tournament opener on Philippe Chatrier Court.However, just before he was due to go on court, Troicki withdrew with a back injury, allowing Egyptian world No. 182 Mohamed Safwat to make his Grand Slam debut.
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