Canadians fall flat at French Open on Day 3

Canada's Aleksandra Wozniak has been ousted in the first round at the French Open. (REUTERS)

Canada's Aleksandra Wozniak has been ousted in the first round at the French Open. (REUTERS)

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, Last Updated: 8:49 PM ET

Canadians didn't fare too well Tuesday at the French Open.

Three of them were sent packing in quick succession following a rain-interrupted Monday at Roland Garros in Paris.

Montreal's Aleksandra Wozniak, who reached the fourth round at this Grand Slam event in 2009, won a tiebreak to claim the first set against Romania's Sorana Cirstea during Tuesday's opening round. But the No. 26 seeded Cirstea won nine of the next 12 games to claim a 6-7 (3), 7-5, 6-2 victory to oust the 26-year-old Canadian from the competition.

Toronto's Sharon Fichman suffered a similar defeat after having her match against sixth-seeded Jelena Jankovic rained out.

Entering Tuesday in a 7-5, 1-5 hole, Jankovic claimed the second set before finishing off the 23-year-old Fichman 5-7, 6-1, 6-3.

In men's doubles action, Canada's Vasek Pospisil and U.S. partner Rajeev Ram went to a final set tiebreak in a first-round meeting with Great Britain's Jamie Murray and Austria's John Peers before the Europeans claimed a 6-1, 4-6, 7-6 (2) win to complete a clean sweep of Canadians on Day 3 at the tournament.

Canada's Milos Raonic and Eugenie Bouchard return to action in a pair of second-round matchups on Wednesday.

Fresh off her first WTA title, No. 18-seeded Bouchard meets Germany's Julia Goerges while Raonic, seeded eighth, meets the Czech Republic's Jiri Vesely.


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