Tennis – Roland-Garros (F): Mladenovic, Tan, Monnet and Burel eliminated from the start

Published on May 22, 2022 at 9:26 p.m.

Aurélie SACHELLI

First French in the running in this Roland-Garros 2022, Harmony Tan could not do anything against the Colombian Maria Osorio. Carole Monnet also left the tournament in the first round after the loss against Karolina Muchova. Clara Burel suffered the law of Maria Sakkari, seeded number 4. Kristina Mladenovic ended the day with a defeat against Leylah Fernandez.

Thirteen French women are present in the women’s draw at Roland-Garros, and the first in the running in this fortnight on ocher 2022, Harmony Tan, has already left. The 24-year-old Parisian, 112th in the world and present in the table thanks to a wild-card, had a lot to do against Colombian Maria Osorio, 54th, and the logic was respected with a 6-4, 6-3 defeat in 1h22 . After an early game where the players failed to hold their serve, Tan managed to lead 4-2, but her opponent stepped on the gas and won four games in a row to pocket the first set. On her way, the Colombian led 3-0 in the second and quietly won, with two shutouts on her serve to finish. So it’s already over for Tan, and his count of victories in Grand Slam tournaments remains stuck at two.

Monnet dominated by Muchova

The French women’s first day at Roland-Garros continued with the defeat of Carole Monnet in two sets against Karolina Muchova. The Czech set the tone from the start with the break from the first game. A consolidated ascendancy four games later to then lead five games to one. After saving two break points, Carole Monnet erased one of her late breaks, but the Habs’ burst of pride did not last long. In the process, Karolina Muchova once again took the service of the 249th world to pocket the first set. Back against the wall, the French picked up the pace from the start of the second set, taking the service of the Czech to lead two games to one… then lose four games in a row. Led five games to three, Carole Monnet resisted, dismissed three first match points and missed a break point. By dint of insisting, Karolina Muchova ended up achieving her goals and concluding the match (6-3, 6-3 in 1h45 ‘). Clara Burel or Maria Sakkari will be his opponent in the second round of the French Open. Kristina Mladenovic will also be in contention this Sunday.

Sakkari too strong for Burel

The Czech won’t have another French player on her way to the second round of the French Open. Clara Burel, 95th player in the world, did not weigh very heavily against Maria Sakkari, semi-finalist at Roland-Garros and at the US Open last year. The Greek hit first but the Habs resisted. However, after three consecutive breaks, Maria Sakkari took the lead and a series of three games won in a row gave her the first set. The 4th player in the world thought she had done the hardest part by taking Clara Burel’s service from the start, but the Frenchwoman replied in stride, after a long game. The debates were balanced but Maria Sakkari kept the upper hand, striking at the last moment. Taking the service of the Habs, the Greek then concluded the match at the first opportunity (6-2, 6-3 in 1h29 ‘) to join the second round of the Porte d’Auteuil tournament.

Mladenovic cracked against Fernandez

Kristina Mladenovic was unable to save the tricolor record in this first day of the French Open. Opposed to the finalist of the last US Open Leylah Fernandez, the 110th world lost in two sets. The first set saw the Canadian unfold her game, converting her first two set points to lead four games to nothing. It was then that Kristina Mladenovic tried to react but did not know how to be sharp on her two occasions to erase one of her two late service games. In the aftermath, Leylah Fernandez had no qualms about concluding the first set on the commitment of the Frenchwoman. Kristina Mladenovic’s reaction was immediate with two breaks to lead three games to nothing. The Canadian responded with a first break but the Habs held on until they got two set points on her opponent’s serve. A chance that Kristina Mladenovic missed and which did not come up again. Winning the last four games, Leylah Fernandez concluded the match with her first match point (6-0, 7-5 in 1h25′) and joined Katerina Sinakova in the second round.

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