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Mladenovic unravels again, blames umpire

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PARIS (AP) Kristina Mladenovic blamed her French Open meltdown on her U.S. Open lockdown - and she wasn't too pleased about a no-call on a double bounce that helped her opponent avoid ceding the first set Wednesday, either.

France's Mladenovic lost 7-5, 6-3 in the first round at Roland Garros to Laura Siegemund, blowing a 5-1 lead in the opening set after holding a set point that she thought she converted with a drop shot.

Mladenovic was furious that chair umpire Eva Asderaki didn't spot the extra bounce that came during a 10-stroke exchange. Siegemund ran for Mladenovic's short ball and got it back over the net - although a TV replay showed the ball had bounced twice.

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