Canada's Carol Zhao returns to Kiki Bertens of the Netherlands during first round of play at the Rogers Cup tennis tournament Tuesday August 7, 2018 in Montreal. Zhao has fallen one win short of qualifying for the French Open. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson

Canadian Carol Zhao misses out on spot in main draw of French Open

PARIS — Canada’s Carol Zhao has fallen one win short of qualifying for the French Open.

Zhao, from Richmond Hill, Ont., lost 6-2, 6-4 to Spain’s Lara Arruabarrena in the third and final round of qualifying for the clay-court Grand Slam on Friday.

The 84th-ranked Arruabarrena won 67 per cent of points when she got her first serve in, well above Zhao’s 47-per-cent clip.

Zhao, ranked 324th, was the only one of five Canadians in the singles qualifying draws to make it to the final round.

The 25-year-old Zhao never has played in the main draw of a Grand Slam.

Bianca Andreescu of Mississauga, Ont., Leylah Annie Fernandez of Laval, Que., Milos Raonic of Thornhill, Ont., and Felix Auger-Aliassime of Montreal are the Canadians in the main singles draws.

Play starts Sunday.