Raonic ousted from French Open

QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 4:23 AM ET

Milos Raonic's stay at the French Open turned out to be short and, well, not so sweet.

The young Canadian tennis star, seeded 26th for his first showing as a pro at Roland Garros, lost 6-4, 4-6, 6-3, 6-4 to Germany's Michael Berrer in the first round of the French Open Monday in Paris.

But Raonic, a 20-year-old from Thornhill, Ont., has nobody to blame but himself for the two hour, 22 minute performance on the fabled red clay. His serving was erratic -- just seven aces and a 56% succes rate on first serves would attest to that -- and he made 47 unforced errors, nearly twice as many as the 95th-ranked German lefty.

Canadian Frank Dancevic, a qualifier ranked 174 in the world, lost 6-1, 6-3, 6-7 (5-7), 6-2 to Simone Bolelli of Italy.

The news was much better for Aleksandra Wozniak of Blainville, Que., who was competing in her first Grand Slam since losing in the first round of the U.S. Open in August. Wozniak beat Junri Namigata of Japan 6-1, 6-1 to join fellow Canuck Rebecca Marino in the second round.

Wozniak will face top-seeded Caroline Wozniaki of Denmark in the second round while Marino will play Maria Jose Martinez Sanches.


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