PARIS, France - No.5 seeds Garbiñe Muguruza and Carla Suárez Navarro were defeated, 6-0, 6-4, by fellow Spaniards and Fed Cup teammates Sílvia Soler-Espinosa and María-Teresa Torró-Flor in the first round of the French Open on Thursday.
They weren't the only seeds to fall at the first hurdle. The No.6-seeded team of Raquel Kops-Jones and Abigail Spears, who made the quarterfinals at this year's Australian Open, were knocked out by a pair of youngsters, Ysaline Bonaventure and Anna Karolina Schmiedlova, losing 6-1, 6-4.
The No.2-ranked doubles team on the Road To Singapore avoided the upset bug, though - No.7 seeds Bethanie Mattek-Sands and Lucie Safarova came through despite a late-match surge from their French opponents, Irina Ramialison and Constance Sibille, eventually completing a 6-1, 7-6(1) win. Mattek-Sands and Safarova teamed up at the beginning of the year and have already captured the Australian Open and Stuttgart titles.
The Russian duo of Ekaterina Makarova and Elena Vesnina had no trouble in their first round match, dispatching Frenchwomen Mathilde Johansson and Virginie Razzano, 6-2, 6-1. Makarova and Vesnina, who captured the doubles crown here in 2013 and won at last year's US Open, will put their partnership aside tomorrow as the pair are set to face each other in singles.
The fairly new doubles team of Casey Dellacqua and Yaroslava Shvedova continued their winning ways as they advanced comfortably against Chan Chin-Wei and Lauren Davis, 6-1, 6-2. The duo first played together in Madrid and went all the way to win the title.