French Open

US teen Lauren Davis beats French Open's 30th seed

May 28, 2012 08:51 AM
18-year-old American qualifier Lauren Davis had a strong first round showing in Roland Garros, defeating No. 30 Mona Barthel of Germany 6-1, 6-1

PARIS (AP) -- Qualifier Lauren Davis, an 18-year-old from Boca Raton, Fla., knocked off 30th-seeded Mona Barthel of Germany 6-1, 6-1 in the first round of the French Open on Monday.

It was Davis' first victory in three career Grand Slam matches.

She played cleanly, making only 11 unforced errors. Barthel made 44, including 12 double-faults.

The 5-foot-2 Davis finished last season ranked 319th, and she entered this week 162nd.

 

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