The slaughter continues at the bottom of the women’s table! After Barbora Krejsikova, Ons Jaber and Garbine Muguruza (even Naomi Osaka), world number 5 Annette Kontaveit was the one who took the door in the first round of Roland Garros! The 26-year-old Estonian, who only watched Week 2 at Porte d’Auteuil once during her career, She was eliminated by Australian Alja Tomljanovic (42), who had never defeated her 7-6, 7-5 in 1h52. Kontaveit missed her start to the match by finding herself 3-1 behind, but managed to get back to 4-4, then held a set point at 6-5, before losing the set at the end of the tiebreak (7-5). The scenario was almost identical in the second round. The Estonian went down 3-1, returned with a 4-4 score, then wasted a set point at 5-4, before dropping her serve 5-5, then the next match after that. It looks like world number four Maria Scari has a street at the bottom of the stream…
Raducanu provides the basics
Unless Emma Radocano comes in to add her two cents… The recent US Open winner, who hasn’t done so well since, won her first game at Roland Garros on Monday over Czech Linda Noskova. But World No. 12 struggled, winning 6-7, 7-5, 6-1 in 2:39. The first time the two players broke twice each, the Briton ended up giving up 7-4 in the tiebreak. She was then broken twice in the second set, but immediately hit back (2-2 and then 4-4), then took the decisive break at 6-5 on her fourth chance. Then she dropped in the final set and won five straight games to win. Next opponent: Belarusian Sasnovich.
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