Updated: 05/27/2014 19:41 | By Agence France-Presse

Li Na crashes out in French Open first round

Chinese second seed Li Na crashed out of the French Open first round on Tuesday in a 7-5, 3-6, 6-1 defeat against world number 103 Kristina Mladenovic of France.

Li Na crashes out in French Open first round

China's Li Na returns the ball to France's Kristina Mladenovic during their French tennis Open first round match at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris on May 27, 2014 - by Miguel Medina

Following men's third seed Stan Wawrinka's exit on Monday, fellow Australian Open champion Li became the biggest early victim in the women's draw as 21-year-old Mladenovic stormed through the third set. 

It was another disappointing exit for Li, who won in Paris in 2011 but hasn't been past the fourth round in six other appearances. 

Mladenovic now meets Alison Riske of the United States in the second round. 

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