Retirment Record

Teimuraz Gabashvili of Russia became the seventh player to retire in the first round of this year's French Open _ a new record at Roland Garros, and equalling the Grand Slam record.

GABASHVILI WAS TRAILING Flavio Cipolla of Italy 7-6 (6), 6-3, 5-2 when he abandoned because of pain in his right wrist. Seven players also retired in the first round of the U.S. Open in 2002.