"Every time I tried to run as fast as I can and get the ball back", admitted Hsieh, who posts only her second victory in seven trips to Roland Garros.
Svitolina converted all three break points and hit 25 winners to prevail 6-4, 6-3 over Yaroslava Shvedova, a two-time quarterfinalist in Paris.
"It's not really easy to play the seed in the first round: They play all the big tournaments, they are very positive, their mental is very tough, their body is big and strong", Hsieh said. "It's unfortunate that I didn't get the chance to play another match here, because I definitely was enjoying my time on the surface and I wanted the season to continue on the clay".
Kyrgios kept his emotions in check to outclass Germanys Kohlschreiber 6-3, 7-6, 6-3 and claim his spot in the second round.
Instead, a stunning drop volley set up the first match point - only for a loose back hand from Hsieh to hand Konta a lifeline. Svitolina hit a cross-court forehand victor on match point to win the first match Tuesday on Court Suzanne Lenglen.
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Sir Ben Ainslie found himself at the centre of the biggest flashpoint as the America's Cup qualifiers started in Bermuda. The Kiwis passed the American-based syndicate on the third leg and opened a 20-second lead turning onto the fourth leg.
Brush fire burning in Mandeville Canyon
Helicopter were performing water drops over the scene as a massive cloud of smoke rose above L.A.'s Westside. City fire spokeswoman Margaret Stewart says crews are contending with rugged terrain and hot conditions.
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Meanwhile, the Cavaliers have been rolling as well, sweeping the Pacers and Raptors before dominating the Celtics in five games. I know the Warriors are motivated for this series and Draymond said he wants to kill the Cavs after the way past year ended.
- The defeat marked Konta's third consecutive first-round exit from the French Open.
Argentinian Juan Martin del Potro made a successful return to Roland Garros after a five-year absence, putting aside injury concerns to sail through 6-2, 6-1, 6-4 against compatriot Guido Pella.
His best result at the French Open was reaching the semifinals in 2009, just months before he won his Grand Slam title in NY.
Earlier, Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal registered comprehensive victories in their respective matches late on Monday. "Second set we start again, I don't think about the first set so it was a new set for me and it was pretty good." she said.
- South Korea's Chung Hyeon beat men's 27th seed Sam Querrey 6-4 3-6 6-3 6-3 in the first round.
The 29th seed, whose career has been plagued by injury, confirmed his participation in this year's French Open only last Friday after suffering shoulder and back problems.