Paris, France – It will not be a long run for Madison Brengle at the French Open. The Dover native, ranked 68th in the world, lost in the first round to Elena Vesnina 6-2 6-3.
This is Brengle’s second attempt in this major, she also lost in the first round last year. It continues a downward trend for Brengle that follows an elimination in the third round of the Australian Open.
For at least one American, Monday was a productive day. Jack Sock is that rare American these days who professes to love playing on red clay, and he took the initial step toward another run at the French Open by wrapping up a rain-delayed victory Monday.
The 23rd-seeded Sock – who was born in Nebraska, grew up in Kansas and now is based Florida – recovered after wasting a two-set lead against Robin Haase of the Netherlands and won 6-3, 7-5, 3-6, 6-7 (3), 6-2. The match was suspended because of rain after the fourth set Sunday. Sock needed 49 minutes when they resumed to finish things off.
(the Associated Press contributed to this post)