French Open: Mladenovic collapses again but blames umpire

PARIS (AP) — Kristina Mladenovic’s first match since her nightmarish end to the U.S. Open produced another collapse and a controversial umpire’s call at the French Open. The French player lost to Laura Siegemund of Germany 7-5, 6-3 after serving for the first set at 5-1. Mladenovic was furious with chair umpire Eva Asderaki for not spotting a double bounce on set point. That point and the set should have belonged to Mladenovic. But neither Siegemund nor Asderaki acknowledged it. Mladenovic said “mistakes are human but I don’t see how the umpire can miss that.” At Flushing Meadows she served for the match at 6-1, 5-1 against Varvara Gracheva then lost.