Busy program for the second day of the Roland-Garros tournament, Monday May 23. While Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic make their debut today at Porte d’Auteuil, France’s Diane Parry surprised everyone by taking out defending champion and world number 2, Czech Barbora Krejcikova (1-6, 6-2, 6-3).
In addition, the Polish Iga Swiatek won easily, while Naomi Osaka once again stammered her tennis.
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- Diane Parry’s feat
In the women’s draw, the big surprise of the day on Monday came from the French Diane Parry, who won 1-6, 6-2, 6-3 in 2h08 against the defending champion, the Czech Barbora Krejcikova , number two in the WTA rankings. After a timid first set, the young Niçoise (19), ranked 97th in the world, managed to break free on the Philippe Chatrier court, covered due to the rain that fell on Paris.
Solid from the baseline, with a one-handed backhand that hurt her opponent, capable of varying the game, the Frenchwoman knew how to keep a cool head when it came to the conclusion. ” It’s a dream for me. Playing on this court with the French public to support me, declared Diane Parry at the microphone of France Television after the meeting. It’s never easy to start in this kind of match against the world number two. I said to myself that I had nothing to lose, that I had to play my game, be aggressive… I tried not to think too much, to play the points one after the other. »
World number 1 junior in 2019, Diane Parry is having a great season. Clay is his favorite surface. Trained by the Spaniard Gonzalo Lopez, she reached her first final on the WTA circuit in November in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Two weeks later, she won her first tournament in Montevideo, Uruguay, still on clay.
Diane Parry’s victory is a bright spot in the tricolor camp, where good news is rare. Earlier in the day, Océane Dodin, 25 and 84th in the world, was outclassed by Germany’s Andrea Petkovic 6-4, 6-2. The day before, Sunday, the four French women in the running were eliminated.
- The short stay of Naomi Osaka
It’s already over for the former world number one, Naomi Osaka. The Japanese lost in the first round to American Amanda Anisimova 7-5, 6-4.
This is not a big surprise since the latter, 28and in the WTA rankings, was recently quarter-finalist in Madrid and Rome.
On the other hand, Naomi Osaka, double winner of the Australian Open (2019 and 2021) and the US Open (2018 and 2020) has only been able to play two matches on clay this season due to pain in her left Achilles tendon, which she manipulated several times during the match.
Playing intermittently, the Japanese committed 29 unforced errors and 8 double faults. Far too many to hope to get by against the solid American.
World number one and favorite of the women’s tournament, the Polish Iga Swiatek impressed for her entry into the running on the Philippe-Chatrier court by sweeping in 54 minutes the Ukrainian qualifier Lesia Tsurenko, 6-2, 6-0.
In this one-way meeting – under the closed roof of the Central to escape the Parisian rain – Tsurenko scored only ten points in the first set, and twelve in the second.
Having become world number one after the surprise retirement of Australian Ashleigh Barty in March, Iga Swiatek has been unstoppable ever since. Winner in Doha, Indian Wells, Miami, Stuttgart and Rome, the Pole is now on a series of 29 consecutive wins.
- The other results of the day
Filip Krajinovic (Serbia) beats Reilly Opelka (USA/World No. 17) 7-6 (7/5), 6-2, 6-3
Zheng Qinwen (China) defeats Maryna Zanevska (Belgium) 6-3, 6-1
Martina Trevisan (Italy) defeats Harriet Dart (Great Britain) 6-0, 6-2
Daria Saville (Australia) defeats Valentini Grammatikopoulou (Greece) 6-1, 6-2
Petra Kvitova (Czech Republic/World No. 32) defeats Anna Bondar (Hungary) 7-6 (7/0), 6-1
Bianca Andreescu (Canada) defeats Ysaline Bonaventure (Belgium) 3-6, 7-5, 6-0