Former champion Ivanovic bows out in first round

Paris: Former champion Ana Ivanovic slumped to a 7-6 0-6 6-2 first round defeat to unheralded Swede Johanna Larsson at the French Open on Tuesday.

The 20th-seeded Serb, who withdrew from last week`s Strasbourg International with a wrist injury, lacked consistency against the world number 64.

Ivanovic, who topped the world rankings in 2008 when she won at Roland Garros, seemed to have found her form when she rolled through a one-sided second set despite still battling to stem the unforced errors.

She went off the boil again in the sunshine on court Suzanne Lenglen in the decider and bowed out after one hour and 49 minutes when she netted a routine forehand.

Bureau Report