Léolia Jeanjean, Hugo Gaston and Gilles Simon qualify for the round of 16

The second round of the Roland-Garros tournament continues this Ascension Thursday. After Diane Parry, the day before, Léolia Jeanjean, Hugo Gaston and Gilles Simon also won their ticket for the 16th.they are of end. Caroline Garcia, on the other hand, stops here.

Among the leaders of the poster, the Polish Iga Swiatek, world number one, and the Russian Daniil Medvedev, number two in the world, went without difficulties, while the classification was a little more complicated for the Spanish Paula Badosa, number three of the world.

Léolia Jeanjean during her match against Karolina Pliskova on Thursday 26 May.

“I wanted to go back so I wouldn’t regret it. I think I made the right decision. “. France’s Léolia Jeanjean, who returned to high-level tennis only at the end of 2020, playing on the secondary circuit, gave herself the right to continue dreaming.

Beneficiary of an invitation, she had dismissed, on Monday, for her registration in the Paris competition, the Spanish Nuria Parrizas-Diaz (45 years old).i world). On Thursday, she left no room for Czech Karolina Pliskova, former world number one, now number 8 seed, who was beaten in straight sets (6-2, 6-2). “I really don’t know what’s going on. I think it’s amazinghe said after his victory. I’m already happy to be here and to be able to play. »

Léolia Jeanjean is therefore on her way to the Parisian competition, the first Grand Slam tournament she is called to play, at the age of 26. A great comeback for the former great hope of French women’s tennis, whose career has gone through a few twists and turns. What, as a teenager, was described as “ Tennis Mozart “per Tennis Magazinehe had been the victim, in 2010, of an injury (triple dislocation of the left patella), which had stopped his trajectory.

Leaving for the United States to study, Léolia Jeanjean had continued to play tennis there at the university level. Back in France, she moved to Toulouse in September 2020, where she was cared for by Kevin Blandy, a physical trainer at the tennis stadium in Toulouse, also coached by Hugo Gaston. Thus, classified in 1002i world rank, has since risen to 227i square.

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  • Retirement can wait a little longer
Gilles Simon dominated American Steve Johnson on Thursday, May 26th.

Gilles Simon announced on May 7 that he would end his career at the end of the season, at the age of 38. On Thursday afternoon, he showed that he had no intention, until then, of seeing the days and weeks go by vaguely touching his racket. Against the American Steve Johnson, the Nice remembered why he is one of the most successful tricolors, winner of fourteen tournaments: he won in three sets (7-5, 6-1, 7-6).

  • It happened despite some shocks
Paula Badosa during her match against Slovenian Kaja Juvan on Thursday 26 May.

Spanish Paula Badosa, who had swept the French Fiona Ferro in two sets, on Tuesday, in the first round, had more difficulties against the Slovak Kaja Juvan. They needed three hanging sets (7-5, 3-6, 6-2) for the world number three to win their ticket to the third round. “It was a very difficult match. I still need games here to feel a little better, but I’m very happy with the fight I had on the court. “explained the 24-year-old Spaniard, winner of the junior Roland-Garros and who last year advanced to the quarterfinals of the Paris tournament.

  • The numbers have dropped

The American Danielle Collins9th player in the world, she was overtaken by her compatriot the American Shelby Rodgers (50th), 6-4, 6-3, while the Romanian Simona Halep failed to advance ahead of Chinese Qinwen Zheng. After winning the first set, the No. 19 seed and former Roland-Garros winner in 2018 lost 6-2, 2-6, 1-6.

  • The “walks” of the day

Polish Iga Swiatek, world number one, made short work of the American Alison Riske (6-2,6-2). This is his 30th consecutive victory.

The day was also quiet for the Norwegian Casper Ruud, who needed four sets on Tuesday to defeat future retired Jo-Wilfried Tsonga. World number eight faced Finn Emil Ruusuvuori (6-3, 6-4, 6-2).

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Daniil Medvedev on Thursday 26 May during his match against Serbian Laslo Djere.

Even lacking pace when arriving at the Paris tournament (he underwent hernia surgery in April), the Russian Daniel Medvedev nor did he drag too much on the track. The world number two has eliminated Serbian Laslo Djere in three sets (6-3, 6-4, 6-3).

The American Madison Keys, number 22 in the world, did not give up, almost, to the French Carolina Garcia (6-4, 7-6).

  • And the grand prize of the public (of the day) is awarded to …

… Hugo Gaston, who feels a bit at home at Roland-Garros. For his fifth participation in the French Open – and although between each edition he does not necessarily shine on the tracks – he has once again proved that he is one of the beloved, if not the beloved of the Parisian public.

His play made the spectators on the Suzanne-Lenglen track rise several times, all won in his cause. And, after defeating the No. 19 seed on Tuesday, the Australian Alex de Minaur, after a match of four hours and five sets, dominated in three sets the Argentine Pedro Cachin, classified in 153.i classify in the ATP (6-4, 6-2, 6-4).

Hugo Gaston on Thursday 26 May during his match against Pablo Cachin.
  • The bad bounce of the day

You have to be careful with the bad bounces … Especially when it’s a racket! Romania’s Irina-Camelia Begu escaped on Thursday during her match against Russia’s Ekaterina Alexandrova: she was close to disqualification. At one point in the match, unhappy when she went to her chair, she threw her racket, which bounced to the ground against the audience. The player went unpunished, only being warned to break the code of conduct (and eventually won 7-6, 6-3, 6-4).

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With the Czech Karolina Pliskova and the American Danielle Collins, there are seven members of the women’s top 10 who will not see the third round in Porte d’Auteuil. Maria Sakkari, 3i world champion and semi-finalist in Paris in 2021, Barbora Krejcikova (number 2 and reigning champion), Anett Kontaveit (number 5), Ons Jabeur (number 6) and Garbine Muguruza (number 10) had already had to retire.

  • The other main results of the day

Women’s Singles:

Veronika Kudermetova (Russia / No. 29) defeated Aleksandra Krunic (Serbia) 6-3, 6-3

Jessica Pegula (USA / No. 11) defeats Anhelina Kalinina (Ukraine) 6-1, 5-7, 6-4

Irina Begu (Romania) defeats Ekaterina Alexandrova (Russia / No. 30) 6-7 (3/7), 6-3, 6-4

Darya Kasatkina (Russia / No. 20) defeats Fernanda Contreras Gomez (Mexico) 6-0, 6-3

Danka Kovinic (Montenegro) defeats Anna Karolína Schmiedlova (Slovakia) 6-3, 7-5

Elena Rybakina (Kazakhstan / No. 16) defeated Katie Volynets (USA) 6-4, 6-0

Camila Giorgi (Italy / No. 28) defeats Yulia Putintseva (Kazakhstan) 6-3, 7-5

Aryna Sabalenka (Belarus / No. 7) defeated Madison Brengle (USA) 6-1, 6-3

Men’s Singles:

Holger Rune (Denmark) wins by Henri Laaksonen (Switzerland) 6-2, 6-3, 6-3

Miomir Kecmanovic (Serbia / # 28) beat Alexander Bublik (Kazakhstan) 4-6, 7-5, 6-2, 6-1

David Goffin (Belgium) defeats Frances Tiafoe (USA / # 24) 3-6, 7-6, 6-2, 6-4

Lorenzo Sonego (Italy / No. 32) defeated Joao Sousa (Portugal) 7-6 (7/4), 6-3, 6-4

Hubert Hurkacz (Poland / No. 12) defeats Marco Cecchinato (Italy) 6-1, 6-4, 6-2

Mackenzie McDonald (USA) defeats Nikoloz Basilashvili (Georgia / # 22) 6-3, 6-1, 6-4

Marin Cilic (Croatia / No. 20) defeats Márton Fucsovics (Hungary) 4-6, 6-4, 6-2, 6-3

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