Aryna Sabalenka has a quiet start at Roland Garros

Aryna Sabalenka has a quiet start at Roland Garros
Aryna Sabalenka has a quiet start at Roland Garros

World number 2 Aryna Sabalenka, two-time Australian Open winnerdid not invest too much energy to eliminate the young Russian Erika Andreeva 6-1 and 6-2qualifying this Tuesday for the second round at Roland Garros.

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Semifinalist last season in the Parisian tournament, The 26-year-old Belarusian is presented as one of the great contenders for the title along with the Polish Iga Swiatekbefore which lost recently in the finals of the WTA 1000 tournaments in Madrid and Romethe two big events on clay before Roland Garros.

Before Erika Andreeva, 19 years old and 100th in the world, Sabalenka took the first set in 33 minutes. The Russian tried to take off after a break against her rival at the beginning of the second roundbut nothing could be further from the truth and the favorite flew without complications to victory.

FRENCH ALIZE CORNET CLOSES HER CAREER WITH 69 GRAND SLAMS

The French tennis player Alize Cornet ended her career after losing this Tuesday against the Chinese Zheng Qinwen in first round of Roland Garrosin which was his 69th consecutive presence in a Grand Slam, a record.

The 34-year-old Frenchwoman could barely resist the last finalist at the Australian Openlosing clearly in two sets 6-2 and 6-1.

Cornet He participated in his first Grand Slam at the 2005 edition of Roland Garros.when he was barely 15 years old, and He hasn’t missed any ‘big’ since the 2006 US Open.

Cornet, who shortly before the start of Roland Garros he announced that he would put down his racket after the Paris tournamentwon six singles titles and in 2009 became No. 11 in the women’s ranking.

His best result in a Grand Slam was the quarterfinals reached in Australia in 2022.

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