Australian Open champion Wawrinka knocked out in Paris

PARIS Mon May 26, 2014 3:16pm EDT

Stan Wawrinka of Switzerland practices during a training session for the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris May 24, 2014. REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes

Stan Wawrinka of Switzerland practices during a training session for the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris May 24, 2014.

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PARIS (Reuters) - Australian Open champion Stan Wawrinka was knocked out in the first round of the French Open by Guillermo Garcia-Lopez of Spain on Monday.

Garcia-Lopez won 6-4 5-7 6-2 6-0 against the third-seeded Swiss on the Philippe Chatrier show court.

Wawrinka led 3-1 in the first set before losing it on the Spaniard's first set point by hitting long. He pulled level in the second set but he made 62 unforced errors on a heavy clay surface in Paris.

Garcia-Lopez, ranked 41 in the world, cruised through the fourth set against an increasingly despondent Wawrinka.

(Reporting By Robert Woodward; editing by Julien Pretot)

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