Eighth seed Karolina Pliskova has been knocked out of the French Open by a wildcard Leolia Jeanjean in the second round on Thursday at Roland Garros.
26-year-old Jeanjean, ranked 227 in the world, is competing as a wildcard at Roland Garros but saw off her Czech opponent 6-2 6-2 early on day five on Court Simonne-Mathieu.
Pliskova was only the second top-100 opponent Jeanjean has faced in her career.
“I don’t really know what to say actually because what’s happening right now, it’s really something I never imagined before,” Jeanjean said.
“You know, when I stopped playing for four, five years, I never told myself I’d be in the third round of a Grand Slam.
“I don’t have an explanation. I don’t even realise what’s happening. I know I’m 26. It’s my first Grand Slam. I thought I would have lost in the first round in two sets, and now I found myself beating a top-10 player.
“I don’t really know how it’s possible, what’s happening. I just try to give my best to play my tennis, and it’s working so far.
“When I stopped playing when I was young, I just wanted to give myself another chance, because in my head since I was good when I was like 14, 15, so I’m like, ‘why can’t I be good 10 years later?’.
“So that’s why, yeah, I took my chance, and so far it’s working.”
Jeanjean will play Irina-Camelia Begu, who knocked out 30th seed Ekaterina Alexandrova in the third round.