#1 seed knocks Arbuthnott out of French Open

Emily Arbuthnott with Batchwood head performance coach Jon Meredith at Roland Garros.

Emily Arbuthnott with Batchwood head performance coach Jon Meredith at Roland Garros. - Credit: Archant

Batchwood player took two As Levels while out in Paris

Emily Arbuthnott is out of the French Open after losing in straight sets to the number one seed.

The 17-year-old lost 6-2, 6-0 to the Czech Republic’s Marketa Vondrousova in the third round at Roland Garros.

Arbuthnott beat Anastasia Gasanov 6-1, 7-7 (7-3) in the first round and then knocked the 15th seed, Julieta Lara Estable, of Argentina, out in the second.

The Batchwood Performance Centre product had more than just tennis to worry about during her time in Paris. Arbuthnott had to sit two As level exams in between matches.

Batchwood’s head performance coach, Jon Meredith, said: “She showed guts and determination. She dealt with all the pressure of tennis and exams and did extremely well.”