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Alizé Cornet presents former winner Jelena Ostapenko and joins the third round

Alizé Cornet presents former winner Jelena Ostapenko and joins the third round

On Thursday evening (6-0, 1-6, 6-3), the French players did not retreat against Thursday evening, n ° 13, to join Leolia Jean-Jean and Diane Barry in the third round.

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They are three more to represent the tricolor in the Roland-Garros women’s table. On Thursday, May 26, just before Diane Barry and Lolia Jean-Jean were on Wednesday, Alice Garnett also checked out tickets for the third round. The first French woman in the WTA rankings (40th) defeated former Queen of the French Open (consecrated in 2017) Jelena Ostapenko in three sets (6-0, 1-6, 6-3 1h41).

The night session against an opponent who hit the ball harder than her was not easy, but her consistency was rewarded. Alice Garnett finished the match with five mandatory errors (zero in the backhand) and poured more than 48 runs against him. Enough to find Roland-Carros’ third round for the first time since 2017 when Caroline Garcia was eliminated in the 16th round.

At the end of the third set the French woman was able to convince the important public support. Philip-Chatterjee was involved in breaking the court situation Ostapenko, who closed his ears when the public celebrated the change of match point after he complained about the noise during a point. A good result for one day on Thursday, four out of five French people would have won the race (Jeanne, Simon, Gaston and so on by Garnett).

Four months after the quarter-finals of the Australian Open, Alice Garnett continues to prove that she is not far from her best at 32. Her ability to transform transactions, the reliability of the back hand and the mental toughness she displayed to not lose her legs after the second set are all positive points to keep in mind before approaching the third round, where she will find Chinese quinquen zheng. , Who removed Simona Halep.

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