Last year's runner up and World No. 3 Simona Halep was bounced out of the 2015 French Open in straight sets on Wednesday, losing to Mirjana Lucic-Baroni in 7–5, 6–1 in one hour and 12 minutes. How did it happen? The 5'11" Lucic-Baroni simply overpowered the 5'6" Halep with her serve, returns and groundstrokes, hitting a total of 29 total winners and forcing 19 errors, for a total of 48 points won with aggressive play. Lucic-Baroni was also able to dominate with her first serve, winning 20 of 25 first serve points (80%) and she was a perfect eight for eight when attacking the net. After beating Halep in last year's U.S. Open and again on Wednesday, Lucic-Baroni is now into the third round at Roland Garros for just the second time in her career.
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