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Gasquet withdraws right before match
The eighth-seeded Frenchman pulled out shortly before he was scheduled to play Florent Serra in the first round.
“After practice on Saturday, everything was going fine,” Gasquet said. “In the evening, I started feeling some pain. When I woke up Sunday morning, I felt a strong pain. I could barely put my foot on the ground.
“I asked [the organizers] if I could play on Tuesday, but my request was rejected.”
The 20-year-old Giraldo said he had only about 30 minutes to prepare for the match.
Youth is served
Being the youngest player at the French Open can have its advantages.
Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova, a 16-year-old Russian qualifier who recently graduated from high school, won for the first time at a major tournament yesterday, beating Maria Emilia Salerni of Argentina 6-1, 6-1 in the first round at Roland Garros.
“I just go on the court, and I play my best tennis. I don’t think about my opponent. I want to be aggressive. All the things I do in practice, I just want to put them in my match.”
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