Anisimova eliminates Sabalenka; Osaka, Halep and Barty pass

Anisimova, one of the six under 20s in the second round, won by 6-4 and 6-2. Oasaka rallied against Azarenka (4-6, 7-5 and 6-3), Barty swept Collins (7-5 and 6-1) and Halep became entangled with Linette (6-4, 5-7 and 6-3) .


Amanda Anisimova is the black beast of Aryna Sabalenka in the female circuit. The American of 17 years and 51st of the world could again with the Belarusian 21 and 11th favorite. In Australia he won in the third round (6-3 and 6-2) and in the second Roland Garros beat her again on Thursday by 6-4 and 6-2 in 74 minutes. The two results give a clear idea of the dominance exercised by the adolescent (one of the six that is still in the picture at this point, something that had not happened since 2013), great promise of tennis USA, on the twenty-year one.

Sabalenka had won his first game at Roland Garros against Cibulkova, but he was short of joy. Since his title in Shenzhen in December 2018, he has not been able to stabilize his risky tennis and get good results. He came from playing the semifinals of Strasbourg and his path has stopped soon in Paris. It will follow that of the Anisimova girl, a kind of American Kournikova, with a certain physical resemblance even. In the third round will be measured with the Romanian Begu, who eliminated the Czech Muchova (1-6, 6-3 and 6-4) .

Osaka, Barty and Bencic advance

The number one in the world, Naomi Osaka, once again had a busy match and three sets, as in the first round, but resolved it with another comeback, this time against Victoria Azarenka (4-6, 7-5 and 6-3) . Was against the ropes, with a set down and 4 -2 behind in the second, but showed his growing maturity and solved the ballot, before a rival who accused the fatigue. The Japanese will be in the third round with the Czech Katerina Siniakova, who surprised the Greek Maria Sakkari (7-6 (5), 6-7 (8) and 6-3 .) For Barty it was easier to pass. American Danielle Collins 7-5 and 6-1 and hopes rival: Hsieh or Petkovic Y the Swiss Bencic, semifinalist in Madrid, also qualified, although with more difficulties, after winning 4-6, 6-4 and 6-4 to the German Siegemund. It will be seen with the Croatian Vekic, who beat the Swedish Peterson (1-6, 6-1 and 6-2) .

Halep is entangled but will continue defending title

The defending champion and third seed of the women's team, Simona Halep, became entangled with the Polish Linette, 27 years old and 87 in the ranking, but ended up sealing her ticket (6-4, 5-7 and 6-3 in two hours and 13 minutes) to a third round that will pair it with Krunic or Tsurenko (it will not be known until Friday as the game was postponed due to lack of light with a tie to a set and lack of the final tie-break in the third). The Romanian, penalized by a bad balance of 27 winning strokes and 44 unforced errors, was still awarded the first set and served to win in the second when Linette snatched twice his serve and forced the third, that a madness . The Polish gave up her serve twice at the beginning, recovered a break, gave it back immediately, got another break two games later and ended up delivering the game with her service.

Calendar and results of the Roland Garros women's team.

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