Busy program for the second day of the Grand Slam tournament at Roland-Garros, Monday May 23. While waiting for the entry into the running of Rafael Nadal and, later in the evening, of Novak Djokovic, Iga Swiatek won easily, while Naomi Osaka, once again, stammered her tennis.
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- 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, 28th 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 tendon pain. left Achilles, which she also 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-sided 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 matches won consecutively.
- A fifth French leaves the tournament in the first round
After that, on Sunday, the four French women competing on the courts were eliminated, Monday’s day did not start better. Océane Dodin, 25 and 84th in the world, stalled in the first round against Germany’s Andrea Petkovic, who outclassed her 6-4, 6-2. The Lille woman multiplied the unforced errors (39) against one of the veterans of the tournament (34 years old), who had reached the semi-finals of the Parisian Grand Slam in 2014.
- 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 (Chine) bat Maryna Zanevska (Belgique) 6-3, 6-1
Martina Trevisan (Italy) defeats Harriet Dart (Great Britain) 6-0, 6-2
Daria Saville (Australia) beat Valentini Grammatikopoulou (Greece) 6-1, 6-2
Petra Kvitová (Czech Republic / World Cup 32) bat Anna Bondár (Hungary) 7-6 (7/0), 6-1