Li Na loses in 1st round at French Open

May 27, 2014 - 7:35 AM
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Chinas Li Na returns the ball to France's Kristina Mladenovic during their first round match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium, in Paris, France, Tuesday, May 27, 2014. (AP Photo/David Vincent)

PARIS (AP) — Li Na lost her opening match at the French Open on Tuesday, the second reigning Australian Open champion to fall in the first round at this year's tournament.

Li, who won the title at Roland Garros in 2011, lost to Kristina Mladenovic of France 7-5, 3-6, 6-1.

In January, Li won the title in Melbourne, a day before Stan Wawrinka won his first major. Wawrinka lost in the first round of this year's French Open on Monday.