Karolína Muchová eliminated fourth seed Maria Sakkari of Greece on the clay court of Roland Garros.
Today, the Czech beat last season’s second grand slam semifinalist twice 7:6 in the second round in two and a half hours of play. By advancing to the third round, Muchová matched his maximum in Paris.
Roland Garros is Mucha’s fourth tournament of the season after returning after injury and has once again shown that when he is healthy, he is among the world’s top. Against the current top three, WTA Sakkari put in a great game and most of the matches were better than Greek opponents.
Muchová could have won the first set sooner, but at 5:2 he was not using three sets on serve. He didn’t make it until the eighth round after a winning backhand in the tie-break, which he won 7:5.
In the second set, he broke twice, but always lost the lead. In the second tie-break, he led 3:0, raised his ace from second serve to 4:2, and ended the match with a forehand.
“It’s a great feeling that I can play like this again. This is very important to me. It’s a big test for me, a challenge and I’m happy with how I managed it,” said 25-year-old Mucha. interview in court. By winning, he improved his balance in the fight with world five players to 4:2.
Last year’s Australian Open semi-finalist and two-time Wimbledon quarter-finalist will face America’s Amanda Anisimova, who beat former world number one Naomi Osaka of Japan in the first round. The native of Olomouc has yet to find the current 28th player in the world.
Kateřina Siniaková did not follow Muchová’s success. She lost 3:6, 2:6 to last year’s US Open finalists and 17th Leylah Fernandez of Canada.
Petra Kvitová, who will face Australian wild card Daria Savilleová, who previously started under the name Gavrilovová, will also be fighting for promotion today.
US Open champion Emma Raducanu crashed out at Roland Garros on her Paris clay-court debut in the second round. British winner Linda Nosková lost to Belarusian tennis player Aliaksandra Sasnovičová 6:3, 1:6, 1:6 from the opening duel.
Twelfth seed Raducanu had to fight for promotion in three sets against the 17-year-old Czech qualifier, but he did not manage to pull off another long duel. In the opening set, he pushed for Sasnovich’s offensive play, but then Belarus began to dominate the court and on a seventh start he switched to Roland Garros for the first time in his career through the second half.
French Open tennis tournament in Paris (clay, 43.6 million euros subsidy):
Single – Round 2: Muchová (Czech Republic) – Sakkari (4-Řec.) 7:6 (7:5), 7:6 (7:4), Fernandezová (17-Kan.) – Siniaková (CZ) 6:3, 6:2, Mertensová (31-Belg.) – Bouzková (Czech Republic) without a fight, Sasnovičová (Bl.) – Raducanuová (12-United Kingdom) 3:6, 6:1, 6:1, Kanepiová (Est.) – Haddadová (Braz.) 6:4, 6:4 , Azarenkova (15-Bel.) – Petkovicova (Germany) 6:1, 7:6 (7:3), Teichmannova (23-Switzerland) – Danilovicova (Srb.) 6:4, 6:1, Gauffova (18 ) -USA) – Van Uytvanck (Belgium) 6:1, 7:6 (7:4), Kerber (21-Germany) – Jacquemot (Fr.) 6:1, 7:6 (7:2), Anisimova (27 -USA) – Vekicova (HRV) 6:4, 6:1.
Single – Round 2: Norrie (10-United Kingdom) – Kubler (Austr.) 6:3, 6:4, 6:3, Zapata (Sp.) – Fritz (13-USA) 3:6, 6:2, 6:2, 6 :3, Khachanov (21-RUS) – Dellien (BOL) 4:6, 6:4, 7:6 (7:1), 6:3, Bedene (Slovenia) – Cuevas (Uruguay) 4:6, 6: 4, 7:6 (7:5), 6:4, Auger-Aliassime (9-CAN) – Ugo Carabelli (ARG) 6: 0, 6:3, 6:4, Isner (23 -USA) – Barrere ( Father) 6:4, 6:4, 3:6, 7:6 (7:5), Krajinovi (SRB) – Gojo (HRV) 7:6 (7:5), 6:2, 5:7, 6 : 1.
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