Bianca Andreescu wins at the start at Roland-Garros

Andreescu, 72nd, did not let time distract her. He was about to win the fourth game of the third set to advance 4-0 when the rain forced the two players to return to the locker room after 1h 51min of work.

The Canadian returned from the break knowing that she should not let her opponent return to the game. He closed the debate in eight minutes.

Even though I’m not playing my best tennis yet, I find a way to get out of it, and that makes me happy. I hold on, I do my best to stay positive. I never give up because you can often find a way outAndreescu told Radio-Canada Sports.

The Belgian, from the classification, had concluded the initial act in 39 minutes after going back from 0-2 to 4-2.

At mid-seven, Bonaventure led first 3-1, then 5-3, and were two points behind in the game. But Andreescu broke his rival’s service in the tenth game to tie the game.

Then a whitewash allowed him to win the second set in 54 minutes.

In the third, Andreescu raised his level of play to chain the points. He broke the Belgian’s serve in the first and third game to advance 3-0. Then the rain interrupted the confrontation.

Andreescu will face Switzerland’s Belinda Bencic, 14th in the WTA, in the second round.

It’s good to start the tournament with a tough match, because I know Belinda is going to have a really bad time for me, so it was a good preparation.she said.

Recall that his compatriot, Quebecker Leylah Annie Fernandez, No. 17 seed, will face Czech Katerina Siniakova in the second round on Wednesday.

Swiatek al vent

The world number one, Iga Swiatek, made a lightning pass to Philippe-Chatrier’s track by sweeping Lesia Tsurenko out of the standings in her first round match, 6-2, 6-0 in 54 minutes.

Under the closed roof of the central track, to escape the Parisian rain, the Pole imposed her suffocating rhythm and never let the Ukrainian breathe. In the first as in the second set, he escaped the 3-0 in less than 10 minutes.

By contrast, Tsurenko scored just 10 points in the first round and 12 in the second.

It was Swiatek’s 29th consecutive victory.

% sur mon tennis et pas sur les statistiques, pour rester dans ma bulle. C’est ce que j’ai fait ces dernières semaines, et que je vais essayer de continuer à faire ici”,”text”:”Je travaille chaque jour pour être concentrée à 100% sur mon tennis et pas sur les statistiques, pour rester dans ma bulle. C’est ce que j’ai fait ces dernières semaines, et que je vais essayer de continuer à faire ici”}}”>I work every day to be 100% focused on my tennis and not statistics, to stay in my bubble. That’s what I’ve been doing for the last few weeks and what I’ll try to keep doing here.he said after his match.

In the second round, Swiatek will find the winner of the match between the American Alison Riske.

Eliminated defending champion

World No. 2 Barbora Krejcikova lost in the first round to France’s Diane Parry, 97th.

Parry surprised Paris with his 2:08 effort and his victory in three sets of 1-6, 6-2, 6-3 in the stifling heat of the central court. The rain fell noisily on the closed roof.

Krejcikova had not played since his elimination in Doha in February. She was mentally tired and had pain in her elbow. On Monday, he made some serious mistakes.

The 19-year-old Frenchwoman has only reached the second round on clay in Paris once, in 2019.

It’s never easy to start on that kind of track, especially against the defensive back, Parry said. We definitely want to do it right. Sometimes we exaggerate a little, that’s what happened to me. Then I told myself to do my game, to let go of my shots. I had nothing to lose.

Fragile, Osaka leaves

Naomi Osaka, 38th in the world, lost in the first round to American Amanda Anisimova in two sets of 5-7 and 4-6.

The 24-year-old Japanese woman did not enjoy the protection of the first seeds and had inherited a difficult tie with Anisimova (No. 28), a semi-finalist in Paris in 2019.

Less comfortable on clay than on hardwood, Osaka had only played two games on that surface this season due to pain in his left Achilles tendon, which he manipulated several times during the game.

There is no way not to play this tournamenthe had mentioned it to the press on Friday, though that means take painkillers.

Osaka clearly had decided to counter-attack when they could. Her eight double fouls, including two in the last game of the first set, that of Anisimova’s final break, also penalized her a lot, as did her 29 unforced fouls.

It was difficult to play against Naomi in the first round, especially in these difficult conditions, Anisimova said in an interview on the pitch. It’s very nice to be back here, I had a great time in 2019. Thank you Parisconcluded in French.

Still, the Japanese left the court with a smiling face. The memory of his stormy visit to Paris in 2021 is still painful.

I’m not going to lie, I was very worried about coming back here. Worried that there are people who, for example, have wrinkled me and fallen on them, she explained on Friday. But overall, I think everyone had a positive reaction.

Other results of the first round:

  • Zheng Qinwen (CHN) defeated Maryna Zanevska (BEL) 6-3, 6-1
  • Martina Trevisan (ITA) defeated Harriet Dart (GBR) 6-0, 6-2
  • Daria Saville (AUS) wins by Valentini Grammatikopoulou (GRE) 6-1, 6-2
  • Petra Kvitova (CZE / no. 32) beat Anna Bondar (HUN) 7-6 (7/0), 6-1
  • Andrea Petkovic (GER) defeated Oceane Dodin (FRA) 6-4, 6-2
  • Alison Riske (USA) beat Dayana Yastremska (UKR) 6-3, 6-3
  • Danka Kovinic (MNE) defeat Lyudmila Samsonova (RUS / No. 25) 2-6, 6-2, 6-1
  • Zheng Qinwen (CHN) defeated Maryna Zanevska (BEL) 6-3, 6-1
  • Leolia Jeanjean (FRA) defeated Nuria Parrizas (ESP) 6-4, 6-3
  • Elsa Jacquemot (FRA) defeats Heather Watson (GBR) 6-3, 6-3
  • Victoria Azarenka (BLR / no 15) defeated Ana Bogdan (ROM) 6-7 (7/9), 7-6 (7/1), 6-2

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