Top three women’s seeds out of Roland-Garros

The women’s side at Roland-Garros is now without its top three seeds.

Third-seeded Aryna Sabalenka was upset by Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova in the third round of the clay-court Grand Slam today.

Pavlyuchenkova won 6-4, 2-6, 6-0. She had lost to Sabalenka in straight sets in the Madrid semifinals last month.

Australian world No.1 Ash Barty retired from her second-round match because of a hip injury on Thursday.

The 2019 champion trailed 6-1, 2-2 when she returned to her chair and signalled she was not able to continue against Polish rival Magda Linette on Court Philippe Chatrier.

Barty started the match with her left thigh bandaged and it was immediately clear she could not move properly. Too slow to chase her opponent’s shots, she suffered in long rallies and struggled with her first serve.

While second-seeded Naomi Osaka withdrew after the first round — saying she is going to take a break from competition for mental health reasons.

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