Australian wildcard Doria Savile advanced to the third round after beating two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kevitova at Roland-Garros.
After the first round victory over Valentini Gramatikopolu of Greece, the world number 127 Seville showed a very efficient performance, winning 6-4, 6-2 in a straight set and surpassing the second position as the only single player in Australia. Round in Paris.
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Seville, 28, had just seven unforced errors against his Czech opponent, while Kvitova made a lot of mistakes on the statistics sheet.
After a long stint on the court after Achilles’ surgery, Australian Ash Barty is ready to improve in the rankings with an unexpected victory in her quest to become Australia’s No. 1 female player after retirement.
Sevilla remains the only lone representative in the draw after Azla Tomaljanovic, who lost 4-6, 7-6 (7-5), 5-7 in a tight three-setter against Varvara Grechevar, where the men’s qualifier Jason Kubler was left out. Star Cameron Norie.
Meanwhile, US Open champion Emma Radukanu was eliminated from the second round by Roland-Garos.
Radukanu lost to Belarus’ Aliakasandra Sasnovich 3-6, 6-1, 6-1 to end his tournament debut.
The 19-year-old Radukanu smashed Sasnovich in the fifth game of the first set, hitting back-to-back winners in quick succession and clinching in the forehand.
Sasnovich failed to convert three chances to break his opponent in the first set but took advantage of two breaks to start the second set, while the 47th-ranked player also won 12 of 14 service points.
12th seed Radukanu failed to convert five break-point chances into 1-1 in the third set as Sasnovich recorded his 16th career win against a top-20 player.
Radukanu, who lost his first match to Britain after winning the Flushing Meadows title against Sasnovich in Indian Wells last year, had 17 wins and 33 unforced errors on Court Suzanne Langlen.
Sasnovich advanced to the third round for the first time in Roland-Garros. This is his seventh appearance.
Former Grand Slam champion Angelique Karbar and Victoria Azarenka also advanced to the third round.
Kerber, who won his first clay title in six years on the eve of the French Open, lost to French wildcard and 2020 junior champion Elsa Jacquet 6-1, 7-6 (7/2) as she looked for the only Grand Slam she had lost. Collection
Belarus’ Azarenka also advanced to the third round after beating Andrea Petkovic 6-1, 6-7 (3).
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