If there’s a positive to come out of Casey Dellacqua’s first round loss at the French Open, it’s that she can now focus on the women’s doubles.
Despite breaking in the first game Dellacqua was beaten 6-2 6-2 by fellow Aussie Ajla Tomljanovic overnight.
Dellacqua will now partner Kazakhstan’s Yaroslava Shvedova, who is also free to focus on doubles action after a three set loss to seventh seed Ana Ivanovic.
While it will be just the third time the 12th seeds have played together, the pair have already captured success with a win at the Mutua Madrid Open a fortnight ago.
On that occasion they beat a quality field including one of the pairings of the year so far, Bethanie Mattek-Sands and Lucie Safarova,
Dellacqua made it to the women’s doubles final at Roland Garros in 2008, while Shvedova has twice tasted grand slam success and made it to the French Open semi finals in 2011.
Their first round match is against Chan Chin-wei and Laura Davis.