French Open 2018: Venus Williams Loses to Wang Qiang in First Round

Seven-time Grand Slam champion Venus Williams was on Sunday knocked out of the 2018 French Open by Chinese Wang Qiang in the first round.

The former world number one lost 6-4, 7-5 to, Qiang, the world number 91.

The Chinese player will next face Petra Martic of Croatia for a place in the last 32 after the biggest win of her career.

Other results in the women’s category 

Ekaterina Makarova (RUS) bt Zhneg Saisai (CHN) 6-4, 6-1

Barbora Strycova (CZE x26) bt Kurumi Nara (JPN) 1-6, 6-3, 6-4

Jennifer Brady (USA) bt Amandine Hesse (FRA) 6-1, 6-1

Petra Martic (CRO) bt Wang Yafan (CHN) 6-2, 6-3

Elina Svitolina (UKR x4) bt Ajla Tomljanovic (AUS) 7-5, 6-3

Anett Kontaveit (EST x25) bt Madison Brengle (USA) 6-1, 4-6, 6-2

Sloane Stephens (USA x10) bt Arantxa Rus (NED) 6-2, 6-0

Alize Cornet (FRA x32) bt Sara Errani (ITA) 2-6, 6-2, 6-3

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