Tsvetana Pironkova Remains Sole Bulgarian Representative at Roland Garros

Sports | May 24, 2016, Tuesday // 10:51
Bulgaria: Tsvetana Pironkova Remains Sole Bulgarian Representative at Roland Garros Tsvetana Pironkova of Bulgaria in action against Sara Errani of Italy during their women`s single first round match at the French Open tennis tournament at Roland Garros in Paris, France, 23 May 2016. Photo: EPA

The highest ranking Bulgarian female tennis player Tsvetana Pironkova remained the country's sole representative at this year's edition of Roland Garros.

In a match from the first round played on Monday, Pironkova defeated Italian Sara Errani with 6:3, 6:2.

In the second round, the Bulgarian will face for the first time in her career Johanna Larsson from Sweden.

The other Bulgarian female representative in the tournament, Sesil Karatancheva, was ousted in the second qualifying round after losing to Maryna Zanevska from Ukraine with 6:4, 0:6, 3:6.

The highest ranking Bulgarian male tennis player Grigor Dimitrov suffered a defeat in the first round after losing to Serbia's Viktor Troicki with 6:2, 3:6, 7:5, 5:7, 3:6 on Monday.

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