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WTA Diary: Upsets Ahoy

Catch up on all the latest WTA news from Roland Garros, including Li Na's historic exit, Sam Stosur's pain game and Maria's happy moment.

Published May 27, 2014 12:12

WTA Diary: Upsets Ahoy
Kristina Mladenovic

Every week there's a lot happening on the WTA - on the court, off the court, by the numbers, even a few tweets... catch up on it all in this week's WTA Diary.

Upsets Ahoy
In the space of less than 24 hours, Li Na and Stan Wawrinka created a piece of history they'll be eager to forget. Their defeats (to Kristina Mladenovic and Guillermo García-López) mean that for the first time in the Open Era both the men's and women's Australian Open champions have failed to clear the first hurdle at Roland Garros.

No Pain, No Gain
Samantha Stosur played her first round match in Paris with some heavy-duty strapping on her left leg after picking up an injury in the gym. It didn't seem to overly bother the Australian, though, who needed less than an hour to see off Monica Puig.

"I had an accident in the gym on Wednesday night and cut my leg pretty bad," she said of the injury, which required five stitches. "I've got a guard on there so that if I hit myself it's not going to hurt so bad.I was doing some box jumps, and I actually don't know how I managed to do it, but I missed it and landed straight on my leg."

Allez!
Alizé Cornet discusses home court advantage and the power of the French crowd to Sports Illustrated's Courtney Nguyen.

Serena The Defender
How's Serena feeling ahead of her French Open defense? CNN went to find out…

Final Reckoning
The WTA unveiled today that the year-end championships will now be referred to as the WTA Finals.

Happy
While her other half may disagree after his first round exit in Paris, Maria Sharapova is pretty happy with life at the moment.

BFFs?
Serena and Caro were inseparable at the French Open player party.

@serenawilliams
#friendsforever @lorenridinger @natilarocks and @carowozniacki
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