Sorribes falls on its premiere in the Chatrier; Carla, third round

The Castellón got into trouble with Stephens, seventh favorite, in the second set (6-1 and 7-6 (3)). Suarez left a set to Rogers (6-1, 6-7 (4) and 6-3). Potapova and Vondrousova, possible rivals.

The sports debuts do not tend to be easy and Sara Sorribes had a double on Wednesday at Roland Garros. The Castellón, 22 years old and number 70 of the WTA ranking, was released in the second round of the Parisian Grand Slam and the Philippe Chatrier, where he had never been able to play in the four editions he had played to date. In addition, before an entire seventh world racket like the American Sloane Stephens, who defeated her by 6-1 and 7-6 (3).

It was not his first time, however, before the one in Florida. They had already met in Charleston (USA) at the beginning of last month, in a match that Sorribes only delivered after two tie-breaks. This time he started worse and in 27 minutes he had already given the first set. It looked like it was going to be a Stephens military walk, runner-up last year (fell to Halep) and winner of a US Open (2017). But Sorribes, who has been "taking steps" in his tennis lately, took courage and took the African-American to a tiebreaker that could not be adjudged, after pulling twice to match the match with 5-4 and 6-5.. , weighed too much his poor balance of winners / unforced errors (9/19) and how little he took advantage of his first serves (37% of points won with them).

Suarez leaves a set against the 514 of the world but advances

Carla Suarez, meanwhile, could get ahead his second-round commitment, rather more affordable, against the American Shelby Rogers, 26 years. Of course, the Canary Islands left a set on the road before 514 in the world. It was the second, in the tie-break, after winning the first 6-1 and before doing the same in the final 6-3.

The American played all or nothing during the whole match, ending with 43 winning shots and 53 unforced errors. Carla, on the other hand, presented a much more balanced and effective balance, 29 and 17, to take a triumph that puts him in the last 16, one step away from reissuing the knockout stages he has already reached three times in his career. For this, the 29 of the WTA, 30 years, will have to prevail on the winner of the duel between Potapova and Vondrousova. "I feel good, I feel good, I like what I think is coming out, I'm in a good moment. Sometimes the rivals are very close, it's all white or black, and you have to try to swim between two waters" , said the one from Las Palmas.

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