Wimbledon 2013: Fifth seed Sara Errani crashes out in Round 1

Updated: 24 June 2013 19:45 IST

Errani, a semi-finalist at the French Open earlier this month had gone into her first round clash carrying a groin injury which forced her out of Eastbourne last week.

London:

Italian fifth seed Sara Errani became Wimbledon's first major victim on Monday when she slumped to a 6-3, 6-2 defeat to Puerto Rican teenager Monica Puig.

Errani, a semi-finalist at the French Open earlier this month and runner-up in Paris to Maria Sharapova in 2012, had gone into her first round clash carrying a groin injury which forced her out of Eastbourne last week.

Puig, 19, the world number 65, who is playing a grasscourt tournament for the first time as a professional, goes on to face either Japan's Misaki Doi or Silvia Soler Espinosa of Spain.

Puig, who became the first Puerto Rican woman to reach the third round of a major at Roland Garros, took victory on a seventh match point.

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