Osaka goes back; Azarenka and Halep win and Bouchard loses

Osaka, number 1, beat Schmiedlova (0-6, 7-6 (4) and 6-1). Azarenka beat Ostapenko (6-4 and 7-6 (4)) and Halep, Tomljanovic (6-2, 3-6 and 6-1). Bouchard fell to Tsurenko (double 6-2).


Naomi Osaka, who faced Roland Garros with the possibility of making history by winning a third Grand Slam followed, after his triumphs in the US Open and Australia, but was about to go home at the first change. His rival, the Slovakian Schmiedlova, took twice to win in the second set, but the Japanese, who had conceded an exit rosco, resisted, won in the tiebreak and overflowed in the third set: 0-6, 7-6 (4) and 6-1 in 1h: 54.

She will face Victoria Azrenka in the second round, who beat the Latvian who triumphed in Paris in 2017 and is now at low hours, Jelena Ostapenko: 6-4 and 7-6 (4) . The Belarusian played with a lot of control before the usual Ostapenko sprawl, which accumulated 60 unforced errors with his all-or-nothing game.

Halep complicated life when he was dominating with tranquility his match against the Australian Alja Tomljanovic, even though e after losing the second set he recovered and closed his triumph by 6-2, 3-6 and 6-1. The Polish Magda Linette, who beat the French Paquet (3-6, 6-1 and 6-2) .

Not progressed, as usual, the extroverted Eugenie Bouchard, who fell clearly before Tsurenko for a double 6-2 in 65 minutes. The Ukrainian, far superior to the Canadian, will now face the Serbian Krunic. "For not having played in two months, it has not been bad, I have to work a couple of things, but it has been good to play again in front of many fans. That's the best part, listen to how they encourage me, you can not find it nowhere in life, "Bouchard said after the loss, before confirming that he will be in Eastbourne and Wimbledon, already on grass.

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



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