The first twenty meetings of the women’s table are expected this Sunday for the start of the fortnight at Roland Garros. On the menu, one of the big favorites of the competition with Iga Swiatek and Ashleigh Barty, Aryna Sabalenka, 4th player in the world. Naomi Osaka, who created a controversy by choosing not to go to a press conference for this edition, assured her departure against Patricia Maria Tig. Blue side, first in line, Clara Burel fell against Danka Kovinic 6-3, 7-6 (8). Elsa Jacquemot, Océane Dodin and Diane Parry are the other three Frenchies on the track this Sunday.
“I am coming more confident this year because I know I have my place in this tournament”, were the words of Clara Burel after her defeat in Strabourg last week. The young 20-year-old player, who reached the third round in Paris in 2020, has not experienced the same scenario this year. The Breton was dominated from the start by Danka Kovinic, 6-3, 7-6 (8). Too bad because the Frenchie was leading 5-3 in the second set and had a set point in the second set. We imagine that the sadness of the tricolor who will be able to find the smile in the table doubles.
Naomi Osaka’s decision not to hold a press conference during this Roland event caused a lot of talk, but it is now time to talk about tennis. Winner twice at the Australian Open as well as at the US Open, the Japanese did not fall into the trap set by the Romanian Patricia Tig. Without producing great tennis, the world number 2 won 6-4, 7-6 (4). The power made the difference even if the displacements are still to be worked. Next stop: Ana Bogdan.
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Aryna Sabalenka is surely the best player in this part of the table. In the final in Stuttgart and winner in Madrid, the Belarusian is very confident. She will start her tournament against Ana Konjuh, a player out of qualifying.
D-Day ï¿½’ï¿½Naomi Osaka (2), Dominic Thiem (4), Victoria Azarenka (15) and Stefanos Tsitsipas (5) will be the first players in action on the Philippe-Chatrier court. Tomorrow’s program ðŸ ‘ ‰ https://t.co/kW2usOEVXI #RolandGarros pic.twitter.com/VJ0qnmywPi
After her retirement in Strasbourg, Océane Dodin will have to create a surprise against the 24th player in the world Madison Keys to advance to the second round. After a one-month trial with Thomas Drouet, the Nordiste will be the only Porte d’Auteuil. The two wild cards Diane Parry and Elsa Jacquemot will also have to shine to get by. They will respectively challenge Aliaksandra Sasnovich and Elena Rybakina, 22nd in the WTA.
Among the other meetings, Petra Kvitova, 11th seed, will want to validate her ticket for the sequel quickly against the Belgian Greet Minnen whom she already beat at the Australian Open at the beginning of the year. A beautiful duel will take place on the Chatrier between Victoria Azarenka and Svetlana Kuznetsova. Paula Badosa, one of the players in great shape on clay, will have to get the best of Lauren Davis. For her second participation at 18, Clara Tauson will play in the first round against Ekaterine Gorgodze.
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