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Roland-Garros: what to remember from Monday, May 23


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The feat of this start of the competition! The French Diane Parry, 19 years old and 97th in the world, eliminated Monday in the first round the defending champion Barbora Krejcikova, world number 2, in three sets (1-6, 6-2, 6-3) on the center court Philippe- Chatter. Also, for the second day of the Roland-Garros tournament, Rafael Nadal made a successful entry on the center court Philippe-Chatrier. During this day, marked by interruptions due to the rain, several other favorites enter the track, for men and women, such as Novak Djokovic who enters the running Monday evening, and Iga Swiatek, passed in a gale in start of the day.

Sensation Diane Parry

Diane Parry offers herself a name on the Philippe-Chatrier center court. The young Frenchwoman, 19 years old and 97th in the world, eliminated the Czech Barbora Krejcikova, reigning champion and world number 2, in the first round of the tournament under the roof of the central court (1-6, 6-2, 6-3). The young tricolor is part of the next generation of French tennis, in delicacy lately.

The Frenchwoman, who has only reached the second round (2019) once on clay in Paris, will try to do better this year against Colombian Camila Osorio (66th), winner the day before of another Frenchwoman, Harmony Tan .

Swiatek advances, Osaka eliminated

The Polish Iga Swiatek, great contender for a second title at Roland-Garros, won without trembling in the opening match of the program on the Philippe-Chatrier court against the Ukrainian Lesia Tsurenko (6-2, 6- 0). The world number one outclassed her opponent of the day in 54 minutes thanks to her stifling pace, under the roof of the central due to the rain.

The main results of Monday, May 23:

1st round (men’s singles):

Borna Gojo (CRO) defeats Alessandro Giannessi (ITA) 6-4, 6-7 (3/7), 6-7 (4/7), 7-6 (7/4), 6-4
Filip Krajinovic (SRB) beats Reilly Opelka (USA/N.17) 7-6 (7/5), 6-2, 6-3
Corentin Moutet (FRA) beats Stan Wawrinka (SUI) 2-6, 6-3, 7-6 (7/2), 6-3
Rafael Nadal (ESP/N.5) defeats Jordan Thompson (AUS) 6-2, 6-2, 6-2
Sebastián Baez (ARG) beats Dusan Lajovic (SRB) 6-3, 3-6, 6-4, 6-3
Brandon Nakashima (USA) beats Kamil Majchrzak (POL) 6-4, 2-6, 4-6, 7-6 (7/3), 6-2
Taylor Fritz (USA/N.13) defeats Santiago Rodríguez (ARG) 7-6 (7/2), 3-6, 6-3, 4-6, 6-4
Cameron Norrie (GBR/N.10) defeats Manuel Guinard (FRA) 7-5, 6-2, 6-0
Daniel Evans (GBR/N.29) beats Francisco Cerundolo (ARG) 7-6 (7/3), 6-4, 6-4
Nikoloz Basilashvili (GEO/N.22) defeats Maxime Cressy (USA) 3-6, 2-6, 7-6 (10/8), 6-4, 6-4
Mackenzie McDonald (USA) beats Franco Agamenone (ITA) 1-6, 6-2, 6-3, 7-6 (7/3)
Marton Fucsovics (HON) defeats Geoffrey Blancaneaux (FRA) 6-2, 6-4, 6-4
Marin Cilic (CRO / N.20) defeats Attila Balazs (HON) 6-0, 6-1, 6-2
Miomir Kecmanovic (SER / N.28) beats Tomas Martin Etcheverry (ARG) 6-3, 7-5, 6-3
Pedro Cachin (ARG) defeats Norbert Gombos (SLQ) 6-1, 3-6, 6-2, 6-3
Mikael Ymer (SWE) defeats James Duckworth (AUS) 6-2, 6-4, 6-2

1st round (women’s singles):

Iga Swiatek (POL/N.1) defeats Lesia Tsurenko (UKR) 6-2, 6-0
Alison Riske (USA) beats Dayana Yastremska (UKR) 6-3, 6-3
Danka Kovinic (MNE) defeats Liudmila Samsonova (RUS / N.25) 2-6, 6-2, 6-1
Zheng Qinwen (CHN) defeats Maryna Zanevska (BEL) 6-3, 6-1
Leolia Jeanjean (FRA) beats Nuria Párrizas (ESP) 6-4, 6-3
Martina Trevisan (ITA) beats Harriet Dart (GBR) 6-0, 6-2
Daria Saville (AUS) beats Valentini Grammatikopoulou (GRE) 6-1, 6-2
Petra Kvitová (CZE/N.32) beats Anna Bondár (HUN) 7-6 (7/0), 6-1
Elsa Jacquemot (FRA) beats Heather Watson (GBR) 6-3, 6-3
Bianca Andreescu (CAN) defeats Ysaline Bonaventure (BEL) 3-6, 7-5, 6-0
Amanda Anisimova (USA/N.27) defeats Naomi Osaka (JPN) 7-5, 6-4
Victoria Azarenka (BLR / N.15) defeats Ana Bogdan (ROM) 6-7 (7/9), 7-6 (7/1), 6-2
Andrea Petkovic (GER) beats Oceane Dodin (FRA) 6-4, 6-2
Diane Parry (FRA) defeats Barbora Krejcíková (CZE/N.2) 1-6, 6-2, 6-3

At the same time on the Suzanne-Lenglen court, former world number one Naomi Osaka lost in the first round to American Amanda Anisimova 7-5, 6-4, a year after her resounding withdrawal from the Parisian tournament. The 24-year-old Japanese player, suffering from an Achilles tendon and falling to 38th place, did not benefit from the protection of a seed and had inherited a difficult draw with Anisimova, semi-finalist at Roland- Garros in 2019.

Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic expected

Monday is a prestigious day at Roland-Garros. After the demonstration of the world number one Iga Swiatek, two other players who occupy or who occupied this first rank among men follow one another on the Central. It was first the case of the Spaniard Rafael Nadal, 13 times winner, but reduced to the left foot. The Mallorcan, seeded 5, won easily against Australian Jordan Thompson in three sets (6-2, 6-2, 6-2).

It’s the turn of Novak Djokovic, world number one and defending champion, to enter the track around against the Japanese Yoshihito Nishioka. The two players also inaugurate the first night session of the 2022 edition.

Moutet takes out Wawrinka, no miracle for Guinard

Corentin Moutet and Manuel Guinard, two Habs who did not enjoy the same success on Monday. It first passed for the first, 139th in the world, who released the winner of the 2015 edition, admittedly back from a long injury, in four sets on the Suzanne-Lenglen court (2-6, 6- 3, 7-6, 6-3). Corentin Moutet will also face his idol Rafael Nadal in the second round.

The second, 146th in the world and recipient of an invitation for his first Roland-Garros, was stopped in the first round by world number 11 Cameron Norrie (7-5, 6-2, 6-0).

Among the other French successes, the young Léolia JeanJean beat the Spaniard Nuria Párrizas in two sets (6-4, 6-3) and Elsa Jacquemot got rid of the Briton Heather Watson in two sets (6-3, 6 -3).

First interruptions due to rain

The second day of the French Open is already marked by match interruptions due to the rain, which sometimes fell violently in Paris around 1 p.m. At the time of the interruption, Corentin Moutet and Stan Wawrinka, on the Suzanne-Lenglen court, and Manuel Guinard and Cameron Norrie, on the Simonne-Mathieu court, were preparing to start their match. On the Philippe-Chatrier court, the games follow their normal rhythm. This Monday evening, the rain again burst onto the grounds of Roland-Garros. Thus Benoît Paire’s match against the Belarusian Ilya Ivashka had to stop when the Frenchman was down a set to zero. Same thing for Richard Gasquet, well on board against Lloyd Harris but also for Arthur Rinderknech, mistreated by Alexander Bublik. No worries, however, for Novak Djokovic and Yoshihito Nishioka who play on the Philippe-Chatrier court.

Frenchwoman Océane Dodin falls in the first round

The French Océane Dodin, 84th in the world, stalled in the first round of Roland-Garros on Monday against the German Andrea Petkovic who outclassed her 6-4, 6-2. Lille has multiplied the unforced errors (39) against Petkovic, one of the veterans of the tournament (34 years old), who had reached the semi-finals of the Parisian Grand Slam in 2014.

Océane Dodin is the fifth French player released in the first round of the 2022 edition after the eliminations of Kristina Mladenovic, Clara Burel, Harmony Tan and Carole Monnet the day before.

End of the adventure for Blancaneaux

The only Frenchman from qualifying, the tricolor Geoffrey Blancaneaux could not do anything against the Hungarian Marton Fucsovics, 55th at ATP. More accustomed to Challengers tournaments, Blancaneaux gave his opponent a hard time by relying on the public of court number 7 all committed to his cause. But after 2:37, the Frenchman, who was playing his first main draw at Roland-Garros, logically gave in. A loss in three sets 6-2, 6-4, 6-4, not without having saved five match points.





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