Magdalena Fręch is only 92nd in the WTA rankings, so it looked like she could fly to the first round of Wimbledon because she saw Italian Camila Giorgi, ranked 21st. To the surprise of experts, the Polish girl will play. In the next round. The 24-year-old won the first set after a tie-break, in the second game he dominated his opponent and won the entire match 7: 6, 6: 1. The Italian media has been affected by Georgie’s suspension.
– The first set lasted 80 minutes. Those 80 minutes put a huge burden on the Italian player, who simply broke down in the second set and quickly increased the number of mistakes. The Polish woman does not need much to win. In fact, it only had to keep the ball on the court, writes the Italian Eurosport, which significantly reduces Fręch’s role. During the meeting, the Polish woman showed many good plays.
– Black day for Italian tennis. Lorenzo Musetti and Camila Giorgi bid farewell to the match. (…) The Italian player fought only in the first set. The second easily won Fręch – we read on sportfair.it.
– Cold showers in Georgia. Immediate and bitter disappointment at Wimbledon. We can not imagine his performance as he shone in form at the march in Eastbourne last week, where he advanced to the semifinals, writes tennisfever.it.
“This is a very unexpected failure, which makes it difficult to swallow,” tennisitaliano.it adds.
Polish fans are delighted
We are dealing with a historic situation in women’s tennis because we will see five Polish women for the first time in the second round of the Grand Slam tournament. Besides Fręch, white and red fans celebrated the victories of Iga Świątek, Maja Chwalińska, Magda Linette and Katarzyna Kawa.
The 24-year-old Fręch will next play against Swedish Rebecca Peterson (WTA 96) or Slovakian Anna Carolina Schmidt (WTA 84). Wiątek will compete with Dutchman Leslie Pattinama Kerkov (138th WTA), Chwalińska will fight for promotion with American Allison Riske (36th WTA), and Lynette will face German Angelique Gerber (19th WTA). In turn, Kawa will have a difficult task because his rival is Tunisian Anz Zaber (2nd WTA).
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