Australian Open champion Stan Wawrinka loses in 1st round of French Open to Garcia-Lopez

The Associated Press
May 26, 2014 12:16 PM

Spain's Guillermo Garcia-Lopez serves to Switzerland's Stanislas Wawrinka during the first round match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium, in Paris, France, Monday, May 26, 2014. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)

PARIS - Australian Open champion Stan Wawrinka lost in the first round at the French Open on Monday, surprised by Guillermo Garcia-Lopez of Spain 6-4, 5-7, 6-2, 6-0.

The third-seeded Wawrinka was playing his first Grand Slam match as a major champion, but he faded against his 41st-ranked opponent.

Wawrinka was a quarterfinalist at Roland Garros last year, and he won a clay-court title at Monte Carlo last month, beating pal Roger Federer in the final. Wawrinka and Federer won a doubles gold medal together for Switzerland at the 2008 Beijing Olympics.

Garcia-Lopez has never been past the third round at a Grand Slam tournament.


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