World no. 5 Angelique Kerber had the honour of playing the first match on the new Philippe Chatrier Court at the French Open.
The 2018 Wimbledon champion faced young Russian Anastasia Potapova, the world no. 81.
Sadly for the many Kerber fans she would be the first player to lose on the new court.
In the opening set the players would win two games at a time with Potapova jumping out to a 2-0 lead. Kerber levelled at 2-2, then it was 4-2, 4-4 and the Russian wrapped up the set 6-4 after Kerber failed to hold in the tenth game after being up 40-0.
The 18-year-old Russian had two break points in the second game and converted on the second when Kerber hit into the net.
Potapova, playing in just her third grand slam tournament was hitting the ball with great power and was hitting plenty of winners.
In the second set it was the Russian that jumped out to a 4-0 lead.
Kerber would break and hold to have a chance to make a comeback, however, it was short lived as Potapova held for 5-2 and then broke Kerber again to claim the win.
Potapova was in complete control throughout the match as she hit 28 winners to 16. Both players hit 21 unforced errors.
For Kerber she was hoping to ease into the tournament with a win after a horrible preparation. She had suffered from a virus before turning her ankle during practice in Madrid.
Kerber had played just three clay court matches in April and May.
The good news for Kerber is that she can more time on grass as she prepares to defend her 2018 Wimbledon title.
Potapova looks to get her first ever round two win at a grand slam when she plays either Wang Yaf or Marketa Vondrousova.