They were among the first to get their ticket for the second round. Paula Badosa, against Lauren Davis (6-2, 7-6), and Pablo Carreno Busta, against Norbert Gombos (6-3, 6-4, 6-3), had a great morning at Roland -Garros.
The world number two did not fail for his entry in the running at Roland Garros. Despite a good fight and two contested innings, Patricia Maria È ?? ig lost 6-4, 7-6 (7-4) against the Japanese.
“I had a good feeling on this new center court, because I had not seen it in 2020. I need to play more on clay to feel comfortable, I hope I can go up in regime during the fortnight. “
Enzo Couacaud wins the second set against Gerasimov (6-4). The Frenchman is only one round away from the second round for his first participation in the final table of a Grand Slam.
First surprise in the women’s table: the head of series number 26, the German Angelique Kerber, bowed to Anhelina Kalinina, a young Ukrainian of 24 years from the qualifications. Little on the iase this Sunday, Kerber was outscored 6-2, 6-4 in 1:26 of play.
After a sluggish start to the match, Fabio Fognini defeated GrÃ © goire BarrÃ¨re. The Italian flew over the second set, inflicting a scathing 6-1 in 31 minutes of play on the Frenchman.
The Spaniard, seed number 12, leads two innings to zero (6-3, 6-4) against Slovakian Norbert Gombos. A warm-up, nothing more it seems, for Pablo Carreno Busta.
The French won the decisive tie-break of the first set against Gerasimov (7-3) and takes the lead for the first match of his career in Grand Slam! 7-6 in less than an hour of play.
GrÃ © goire BarrÃ¨re was however the first to break the Italian but the seed of series number 27 recovered at the end of the round to win with authority the first set 6 -4 in 55 minutes.
The world number two, who weakened a bit late in the set, won the first set against Tig 6-4, all in just under 50 minutes of play .
The stadium gates opened at 10 a.m. but the line had been present for several dozen minutes before at Roland Garros. This Sunday, the aisles come back to life under the sun. The applause on the short annexes is heard everywhere, especially those where the French like Enzo Couacaud play.
Enzo Couacaud, 177th in the ATP ranking, is neck and neck with Gerasimov (78th) on court n ° 9. After making the entry break, the Frenchman saw the Belarusian pick up.
Engaged against the number 27 seed, the Italian Fabio Fognini, the French Guillaume BarrÃ¨re made a good start to the match on the Suzanne-Lenglen court. He leads the dance in the first set after breaking his opponent.
The winner of the last Australian Open, Naomi Osaka, has just launched the first match of this fortnight on the Philippe-Chatrier court under a blazing sun in Paris. Let’s go for two weeks of yellow balls and clay!
This year marks the start of night sessions at Roland-Garros. These are already in place at the Australian Open and the US Open. But if Melbourne and New York open them around 7 p.m. and schedule two matches there, the Paris tournament has opted for a different format: a single poster, from 9 p.m.
The other significant change is that to watch this match played at night in Paris (as well as to follow all of those scheduled on the Simonne-Mathieu court), you will have to go through the paid Amazon platform. , which obtained the rights to it for three years.
But here too, the health restrictions weigh heavily: without derogating from the curfew, set at 9 pm until June 8 inclusive, the first nine “night sessions” in the history of the Parisian Grand Slam will be held in camera. Only the last one, June 9, with the men’s fourth quarter-final and launched exceptionally at 8 p.m., will benefit from the retreat at 11 p.m. from the curfew and will take place under the eyes of 5.000 spectators.
This 2021 edition of Roland-Garros will find a health context a little more “normal” than that of 2020, postponed at the end of September-beginning of October. The public will thus make a comeback and will be divided into six zones (Court Philippe-Chatrier, court Suzanne-Lenglen, court Simonne-Mathieu, courts 2 to 5, courts 6 to 9, courts 10 to 14) for the duration of the tournament.
Until June 8, each zone will be limited to 35% of its maximum capacity, with a ceiling of 1,000 spectators, under rules set by the government.
AT?? From June 9, the Philippe-Chatrier court will be able to accommodate 5,000 spectators, who will have to present a health pass to access the stands. The zones will be able to receive up to 65% of their maximum tonnage, still within this limit of 5,000 people.
GrÃ © goire BarrÃ¨re is opposed to the Italian Fabio Fognini (n ° 27) on the court Suzanne-Lenglen. But it is the short Simonne-Mathieu who will probably resonate the most with four French players expected this Sunday: Clara Burel (against Danka Kovinic), Gilles Simon (against Marton Fucsovics), Corentin Moutet (against Laslo Djere) and OcÃ © ane Dodin (against Madison Keys).
Diane Parry, on court n ° 7, Enzo Couacaud, on court n ° 9, and Elsa Jacquemot on court n ° 14 also enter the tournament.
The Japanese world number two, which will not give any press conference during the fortnight, opens the ball for this 2021 edition at 11 am on the Philippe-Chatrier court. Naomi Osaka is opposed to Romanian Patricia Maria Tig.
Hello everyone and welcome to your live event dedicated to Roland-Garros news. After being postponed for a week, the Parisian Grand Slam tournament begins this Sunday May 30 – until June 13.