PARIS – Last in the tennis tournament of the French Open (all local):
US Open champion Emma Raducanu’s debut at the French Open was as difficult as possible over a set before she came out with a 6-7 (4), 7-5, 6-1 victory over Czech qualifier Linda Noskova.
Raducanu, seeded 12th, fell behind in the set and then twice got a break in the second set before returning to win more than 2.5 hours against a player who tried to withstand what Raducanu did. and again at Flushing Meadows last year.
At the U.S. Open, Raduchanu was an 18-year-old who only competed in her second Grand Slam tournament – and she became the first qualifier to win a major tennis trophy.
On Monday at Roland Garros, she met 17-year-old Noskova, who is ranked 184th and made her Grand Slam debut after qualifying.
Noskova won the junior title in Paris in 2021 and this time was the youngest player in the women’s field. If she won, she would be the first qualifier to beat No. 12 seed after Raducanu knocked out No. 11 Belinda Bencic at the US Open.
Rafael Nadal and all his sufferings advanced to the second round of the French Open.
The 13-time Roland Garros champion defeated Jordan Thompson 6-2, 6-2, 6-2 in the first round at the Philip Shatrie Court.
Nadal won the men’s 21st Grand Slam title at the Australian Open, but only recently returned after a rib injury that has plagued him since March.
He also dealt with chronic pain in his left leg. That prevented him from participating in Wimbledon and the US Open last year and bothered him again during a loss on the ground in Rome this month.
Next Nadal will meet with Quarenten Mute, the Frenchman who beat 2015 French Open champion Stan Wawrinka 2-6, 6-3, 7-6 (2), 6-3.
Three-time Grand Slam champion Stan Wawrinka lost in the first round of the French Open to local representative Quarenten Mute.
Mute beat the 2015 French Open champion Suzanne Langley 2-6, 6-3, 7-6 (2), 6-3.
This season, Wawrinka played only four matches at the tour level before the French Open, winning two and losing two. He missed most of last season after surgery on his left leg.
The 37-year-old Swiss player also won the Australian Open in 2014 and the US Open in 2016.
Two former Grand Slam champions advanced to the second round of the French Open.
Petro Kvitova defeated Anna Bondar 7-6 (0), 6-1 in the first round of Roland Garros, and Victoria Azarenka defeated Ana Bogdan 6-7 (7), 7-6 (1), 6- 2.
Kvitova twice won the Wimbledon title and twice reached the semifinals of the French Open, the last time two years ago. Azarenka is a two-time Australian Open champion who reached the semifinals of Roland Garros in 2013.
Barbara Kreitikova became only the third current champion among women to lose in the first round of the French Open.
Krejcikova, the Czech player, who was seeded second at Roland Garros, lost to 97th girl Diane Perry 1-6, 6-2, 6-3.
It was Kreichikova’s first match since February due to a right elbow injury.
The other two women who lost in the first round a year after winning the Roland Garros title were Anastasia Myskina in 2005 and Elena Astapenko in 2018.
Naomi Osaka says she is “more inclined not to play” at Wimbledon because the WTA and ATP have said they will not award rating points this year after the All England Club banned players from Russia and Belarus from for invading Ukraine.
The four-time Grand Slam champion and former top-ranked player left Wimbledon in 2021 as part of a mental health break following her refusal at the French Open.
After losing in the first round at Roland Garros on Monday, Osaka said the move in tennis tours to strip Wimbledon of ranking points “somehow affects my mentality” and she is “not 100% sure if I’m going to go there”. . ”
She said she is “the type of player who is motivated when they see my rating go up,” but added that she needs to think more about the issue before making a final decision, and may change her mind.
The first seeded Iga Svyatek extended his winning streak to 29 matches, reaching the second round of the French Open.
The Polish footballer, who won the French Open in 2020, defeated Lesia Tsurenka 6-2, 6-0 in the first round on the court of Philippe Shatrie.
The winning streak of the Holidays is the longest among women since Serena Williams won 34 wins in a row in 2013. She has won the title in the last five tournaments.
Svyatek also won the round of 14 sets with a score of 6-0 this season.
Naomi Osaka’s return to the French Open ended in the first round.
The former player with the highest rating lost in the opening match to Amanda Anisimova with a score of 7-5, 6-4 at Roland Garros on the court of Susan Langlen.
Osaka is a four-time Grand Slam champion who took two mental health breaks last season. Including the one that started when she starred before her match of the second round of the French Open.
Anisimova is a 20-year-old American who reached the semifinals of the French Open in 2019. She also beat Osaka in the third round of the Australian Open in January.
Osaka made two mistakes on the break point, once in each set. After the second game, in which Anisimova took the lead with a score of 4-3, Osaka took the lead with a score of 40-0 in the next game, but the American survived.
Osaka played with the ribbon on the left Achilles. She stretched it and kicked it with her right foot when she was broken in the seventh game of the second set.
Day 2 at Roland Garros offers a fairly large collection of big names in the schedule and quite a bit of rain in the forecast.
Naomi Osaka starts her case on the court of Susan Langlen against the player who defeated her at the Australian Open in January, 20-year-old American Amanda Anisimova.
Osaka is a four-time Grand Slam champion who previously ranked 1st in the rankings after two breaks in mental health last season. Including the one that started when she starred before her match of the second round of the French Open.
The parade of the best players will take place at the Court Philippe Chatrier, the only arena with a retractable roof in the tournament with ground pitches. These include Iga Sviatek, Barbara Krejchikova, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic at night.
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