PARIS — Barbora Krejcikova has become only the third defending women’s champion to lose in the first round of the French Open.
Krejcikova, a Czech player who was seeded second at Roland Garros, lost Monday to 97th-ranked Diane Parry 1-6, 6-2, 6-3.
It was Krejcikova’s first match since February because of an injured right elbow.
Earlier Monday, four-time Grand Slam champion Naomi Osaka lost her opening match to Amanda Anisimova 7-5, 6-4. Anisimova, a 20-year-old American, who reached the French Open semifinals in 2019, also beat Osaka in the third round at the Australian Open in January.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.