Tennis: French teenager served double bagel on nightmare debut

Reuters , Tuesday 24 May 2016

France
France's Tessah Andrianjafitrimo returns the ball to China's Qiang Wang during their women's first round match at the Roland Garros 2016 French Tennis Open in Paris on May 24, 2016 (AFP)

French teenager Tessah Andrianjafitrimo suffered a nightmare debut at Roland Garros when she was crushed 6-0 6-0 by China's Qiang Wang on Tuesday.

The 17-year-old wildcard was completely overwhelmed as she experienced the dreaded 'double bagel' on court 17.

After her 51-minute drubbing she admitted that next time she should listen to her coach.

"I didn't listen to my coach a lot. I wanted to be on my own, but I have lots of things to learn. I'm still a young player, and I wanted to behave as an adult would behave," she told a news conference.

"I have learned that I should stick to my routine. I should listen to my coach, even more today."

Andrianjafitrimo said she had never experienced such a loss and was not looking for excuses.

"Frankly, I did not expect such a match. A double bagel. It hurts. Since I started tennis, I have never experienced such a situation. It does hurt a lot," the world number 311 said.

"Maybe I didn't prepare well the French Open. So basically I'm reaping the bad fruit that I have sowed."

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