The czech Marketa Vondrousova, brand new finalist of Roland Garros in 2019, she fell in the first round of 2020, against the young Polish Iga Swiatek, 19, who was imposed by 6-1 and 6-2.
The Czech, 19th in the world, was a mirage of what last year took her to the last step of the tournament, and she barely resisted a rival that occupies 54th place in the ranking.
Swiatek will be measured for a place in the third round against the Taiwanese Hsieh Su-wei, 63rd in the world, who beat Austrian Barbara Haas, from the qualifying round, 6-3, 7-6 (1).
The Ukrainian also won without problems Elina Svitolina, third seeded, who defeated the Russian Varvara Gracheva 7-6 (2) and 6-4, and who will be measured against the Mexican Renata zarazúa, from the previous phase, which was imposed on the French Elsa Jacquemot, 17, invited by the organization and who currently occupies position 522 in the ranking, by 6-1 and 6-2.
The czech Petra kvitova, seventh favorite, won the French Océane Dodin, 6-3 and 7-5 and will be measured against the Italian Jasmine Paolini, who beat the Spanish Aliona Bolsava, by 6-4 and 6-3.
More problems had the Dutch Kiki bertens, fifth favorite, to beat the Ukrainian Katarina Zavatska, whom she finally defeated 2-6, 6-2 and 6-0.