05/27/2014 07:24 EDT | Updated 07/27/2014 05:12 EDT

Australian Open champion Li Na loses in 1st round at French Open, a day after Wawarinka lost

PARIS - Li Na lost her opening match at the French Open on Tuesday, the second reigning Australian Open champion to fall in the first round at this year's tournament.

Li, who won the title at Roland Garros in 2011, lost to Kristina Mladenovic of France 7-5, 3-6, 6-1.

In January, Li won the title in Melbourne, a day before Stan Wawrinka won his first major. Wawrinka lost in the first round of this year's French Open on Monday.