At the Open championship of France ended the match of the first round.
The first tennis player from the top 4, who left Roland Garros, became Angelique Kerber. However, the game problems the Germans, which began after her Victoria in Stuttgart, suggests difficulties for the third racket of the world against typing course Kiki, Bertens. The Dutch had a terrific statistics performances on clay this year (14 wins/ 2 losses) and have only just returned from Nuremberg where he won the trophy, starting in qualifying.
Arrived in Paris after an early departure in Rome and Madrid, Kerber lost the first set of 58-th racket of the world, after which he restored the equality in the second. However, Bertens was persistent and third match points scored the biggest victory of his career. “I came to Paris to play from match to match. In the first round also need to use full power, because now in round no weak opponents. I tried, but today was not my day. Bertens, was very good in the crucial moments,” he said after the game Kerber.
Left French Cup and another favourite is Victoria Azarenka throughout the match with Karin Knapp felt pain in his right knee and was forced to withdraw from Roland Garros. The singer prematurely ends the game for the third time in the season. But Italian can be happy, because for the first time since 2008, will play in the second round of the French “major”.
Sisters go on
The first racket of the tournament Serena Williams began her pursuit of a fourth title at Roland Garros. As a warm-up American girl today in just 43 minutes passed Magdalena Rybarikova, only at the beginning of the match, allowing her opponent to win two games. “It was a little short,” – all that could be said about the leader of the rankings, Serena expressed in this sentence. The next opponent of Williams will be the Brazilian Pereira in a difficult fight take the upper hand over Kristina Pliskova.
Before the start of Roland Garros, Serena has fun with the stunt guys from Dude Perfect.
Serena’s older sister Venus had a chance to sweat more, after two tie-breaks against the Estonians Contavam. 11-I racket of the world the last four years has not passed on the second round at the Open championship of France, and will look to end this series in the game with compatriot Louise Chiriko, remove from his path another American Lauren Davis. “I’ve never seen her play. I know very little about the future opponent, ” admits Williams-senior. – I’m glad to see its success. Of course, it’s hard to play with a compatriot so early, however, so at least one American will surely make their way on.”
Also in the third round broke Madison keys and Irina Falconi, defending the colors of the star-spangled banner. But Barbara, Lepchenko could not resist Ekaterina Makarova, and Samantha Crawford , nothing has been able to do anything with the Timea Babos.
The French know a lot about fashion
Solid landing of players from the homeland of champagne stepped into the second round. Kristina Mladenovic, one of the main hopes of France in the women’s the mesh, figured out the former champion of Roland Garros, Francesca Schiavone. For Italians this tournament will be the last in the career, because the local audience has not forgotten to stun 35-year-old veterancy with a standing ovation. Also continue its March Alize cornet, Virginie, Razzano and Pauline Parmentier. But Alize lim, special to stand a chance against Georgie Kamila’s had, though left, but pleased the fans with an extravagant outfit.
Also among the seeded Azarenka and Kerber was eliminated racket Johanna konta, Monica Niculescu and Jelena Jankovic. The adventures of Serbian in France stopped the German woman Tatiana Maria, to which victory over famous opponent was the first in the main draw French Open.
Labor trehmetrovye victory was won by Samantha Stosur and Carla Suarez-Navarro. The Australian was stopped by a sensational chetvertfinalny Rome Misaki DOI, and 12th-seeded Spaniard defeated the Czech Republic Sinyakova. In the four games given to their opponents Dominika Cibulkova and Timea Bacsinszky. Unexpectedly easily broke the resistance of the main opening spring Laura Siegemund Eugenie Bouchard. The finalist of Wimbledon 2014 is slowly turning on itself two years ago, however, as recognized by the canadian, she’s “too nervous before matches”.
That was a good gag in the performance of Sigemund
Eugénie Bouchard a un adversaire sur le génie de 17 😉 #RG16 https://t.co/Fdy7moSY9k
– Roland Garros (@rolandgarros) may 24, 2016.
Give the quarter-finals?
Last year Elina Svitolina showed in Paris best score in recent times for the Ukrainian tennis made it to the last eight. How will this time, is still unknown. However, we can already say that the first racket of Ukraine launched a powerful, confident and ready for new feats. Svitolina knocked former tennis player from the top 30 to the Soran Cirstea, giving the opponent only four games. Next opponent Elina will be a 20-year-old Taylor Townsend, who won confidently at the hostess courts Amandine ESS. And if an American is unlikely to knock out the Ukrainian, champion of Roland Garros-2008 Ana Ivanovic, the meeting with which threatens to Svitolina in the third round, could become an insurmountable obstacle. Today Serbian quite unexpectedly gave the second batch Océan Doden, but in the remaining two sets lost only two games.
Unfortunately, the winning initiative Svitolina did not support our last representative in the male “alone” Ilya Marchenko, without losing options for the Victor Estrella, not being able to catch even for Seth.
A dozen outweighed a hundred
Devjatikratnika champion of Roland Garros, Rafael Nadal is seriously aiming to win the “Decima” at the French courts. At least the match of the Spaniard against the 100-th issue of the world rankings Sam Groth turned out the least intriguing of all the matches of the day’s play. Only 80 minutes it took the “King of clay” on an exit in the second round. Rafa did not allow the Aussie to get to at least one break-point for the whole game, losing only five points on his serve. No wonder on the eve of the match with the fourth racket of the tournament the Grotto was ironic that in the rain in Paris sow seed on the court, because on grass he had against the Spaniard more chances.
“This is obviously an excellent start for me. I did everything that I needed, a little wrong. I like to play in France, there is a very good support of the public. Many thanks to the audience for it. Paris – the most important place in my career,” said Nadal after the match. Rafa’s next opponent was the Facundo Bagni, only in the third set, experienced problems with Kenny de Schepper.
Magic candle from Nadal
Petite leçon de lob par Rafa Nadal � // @rafaelnadal lob is giving lessons. � #RG16 https://t.co/u9eXLnOrFa
– Roland Garros (@rolandgarros) may 24, 2016.
Tough rival, which could well fall to Nadal in the third round, was left out of the tournament. Even in his day , Fabio Fognini could not interrupt the series of three defeats and once again curled not to the strongest opponent. Marcel Granollers, though, and is friends with the ground, however, against the Italian favourite for sure was not, because it trehmetrovaya Victoria raises questions to the integrity of the birthday boy.
Marcos Baghdatis finally won 300 fights in his career, in three sets taking the top over a giant Gilles Muller. If the Cypriot has reached the third hundred, then John Isner to take the same mark one win. Once abundant on tie-breaks match the Americans defeated the Australian of Millman. Now the first racket of the United States will try to celebrate in a duel with Kyle Edmund. Went on a 300-win streak and Andreas Seppi, but lost in once, played good football Ernest Gulbis.
Andy Murray for the ninth time in his career recouped from the account 0:2 in sets. Your comeback against Radek Stepanek he started yesterday, but due to darkness I had to interrupt the match and move it to the interchange today. The Briton without problems equalized, but in the fifth set Andy was only two points away from a debacle, but at the right moment showed character and snatched victory. After the mistakes of the opponent in the 11th game gave Murray a break, the Scot broke down and cried “Finally!” – that’s really not easy for a debut victory one of the favorites of the tournament.
“He’s doing something incredible. His last year was a serious injury, he was 37 years old, but he shows amazing game! I’m just happy that I managed to pass Stepanek”, – do not hold back emotions after meeting Murray. I think, against the winner of the “wild card” Mathias Burke in the next round the British will have less problems.
Show an example of the second room sowing, how to overcome the early rounds, volunteered Novak Djokovic. The Serb gave up only six games Liu Ansung, converting seven breaks. In General, last year’s finalist got a very comfortable mesh and in the second match of the tournament will test the strength of Steve Darcis from Belgium. In the third round, Djokovic is likely to meet Pablo Carreno Busta, in four sets has beaten out 31st-seeded Federico Delbonis.
How’s the “second tier”?
Pretty easy in the next round broke Tomas Berdych and David Ferrer – tennis players, great pass the last time. Cech convincingly defeated by Vasek Pospisil a, and the Spaniard only three sets gave Evgeny Donskoy. Not averse to stay in his native Paris and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, who prevailed on the German Straffon, for the eighth time in a row after overcoming the first round of Roland Garros. Next, the Frenchman is waiting for Baghdatis, Berdych got the Tunisian Zhazira, and Ferrer will face Juan Monaco.
Among the seeded players in special losses was observed. Nobody expected much from Kevin Anderson, who recently returned after injury, because of his defeat by Stephen Robert is quite natural. Sheathed racket also German Kohlschreiberin four sets after losing to Nicolas Almagro. Simultaneous victory in four sets won “gruntovik” Pablo Cuevas, Lucas Pui, Feliciano lópez and joão Souza. Bjornoy Victoria against the Frenchman Barrera has scored David Goffin.
The pleiad of young talents gathered at the courts of Paris, today made different. The 13th seeded Dominic Tim suddenly gave the first set Inigo Cervantes, even took a medical timeout, then managed to continue the game and win in four games. Obviously, a huge number of matches held in Austria this year, affects the health of a tennis player. In the second round for the first time in his career, Tim will meet Guillermo Garcia-Lopez, who beat Timo de Bakker.
Another young star Borna Coric has not experienced problems with Taylor Fritz, whose chances against the Croat on the ground were negligible. Also for the first time in a long time have pleased fans of Bernard Tomicin three sets beating American Baker. After the game, the Aussie called clay “the coverage sucks”, once again bringing down the barrage of negativity. Can not find my game Korean Hyeon Chung, yielding local pet Centeno the Gali. Was interrupted a match of the 19-year-old Alexander Zverev against the Frenchman Herbert – after three sets the German wins 2:1.
The results of match day for men and women
If Novak Djokovic reaches the quarterfinals of this season’s Roland Garros, he will reach 100 million dollars of prize for his career. He will become the first tennis player to achieve this indicator.
Rafael Nadal won the most rapid in its career victory at Roland Garros – in just one hour and 22 minutes, he finished with Sam Groth.
Nadal leads in the number of victories in the history at Roland Garros. Today manacore won here 71st Victoria. For example, Djokovic, who today celebrated the 49th victory in the French courts, only shares seventh place with Bjorn Borg.
Bernard Tomic interrupted pathmatcher a series of defeats, beating Brian Baker.
Only two of 19 matches John Isner (USA) this season without a tie break.
31 of 48 Champions of Roland Garros has won at least one clay title of the season on the eve of the championship in Paris.
In the current draw of the French Open is attended by tennis players from 42 countries.
Today marks 118 years since the birth of the legendary French tennis player Suzanne Lenglen, don’t forget to mention in Google.
Thanks to @google for this tribute to Suzanne Lenglen #NouveauRolandGarros �Keeping the emotions alive pic.twitter.com/E1PBwU1VfB
– Roland Garros (@rolandgarros) may 24, 2016.
In the previous 11 women’s Grand slam semi-finals is required to present at least one debutant.
For the second time in three years, the Australian Open champion crashes in the opening round of Roland Garros. In 2014, this “achievement” made by the Chinese Li na.
In the Open era to have never the first racket of tournament has not lost in the opening match at Roland Garros.
Serena Williams has to its credit more Grand slam titles (21) than the other eight Champions of majors”, arrived this year in Paris (17).
Kiki, Bartens hasn’t lost on clay for nine games in a row.
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