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Croatian Qualifier Causes Upset at French Open

Petra Martić (photo: Roland Garros Official)

Croatian qualifier Petra Martić has caused the first real upset of the French Open at Roland Garros in Paris on Thursday.

Martić, ranked 290th, has beaten former World No.7 and the tournament’s 12th seed, Madison Keys of the United States, in the second round 3-6, 6-3, 6-1.

Martić had to go through qualifying to make the main draw at the tournament and was the lowest-ranked woman in the second round at Roland Garros.

Martić made 20 unforced errors during the match, compared to 51 by Keys, who called for the trainer to check her wrist after the second set.

Madison was one of America’s biggest hopes to win the tournament. In the third round, the Croatian will face 17th seed Anastasia Sevastova from Latvia.

Meanwhile in the men’s draw, Croatia’s hope and number one player Marin Čilić cruised into the third round with a win over Russia’s Konstantin Kravchuk.

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