Çağla Büyükakçay (above), who became the first Turkish female tennis player in the Open era to reach the second round of a Grand Slam, lost to Russia's Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova 2-1 on Wednesday.
The 26-year-old Adana native, 83rd overall in the Women's Tennis Association (WTA) ranking, was defeated by Pavlyuchenkova with 6-3, 4-6, 6-1. The other Turkish players Marsel İlhan and İpek Soylu also said farewell to the tournament in the firstround on Tuesday. Meanwhile, Spanish fourth seed Garbine Muguruza strolled into the third round when she eased past French wildcard Myrtille Georges 6-2 6-0 on Tuesday.
Muguruza, looking to become the first Spanish woman to lift the Suzanne Lenglen Cup since Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario in 1998, broke in the sixth game and wrapped the opening set by winning the last 12 points. Japan's fifth seed Kei Nishikori, former runner-up Simona Halep and two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova were all early second round winners at the French Open Wednesday.
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