Serena Williams pulled off a vintage comeback performance at the French Open on Thursday, recovering from a set down to dispatch No.17 seed Ashleigh Barty, 3-6, 6-3, 6-4, moving through to the third round in Paris.
jueves, 31 de mayo de 2018
Two-time French Open finalist Simona Halep put down a comprehensive performance to defeat American wildcard Taylor Townsend, 6-3, 6-1, to reach the third round at Roland Garros and win her 30th match of the season.
"It was really tough even if the score looks pretty easy," Halep said in press. "Her balls were really tough to return, because of the topspin and the forehand, it's really, really hard. She's a lefty, as well, so I couldn't return my best way."
Maria Sharapova of Russia moved into the third round at the French Open for the 13th time in her career following a hard-fought 7-5, 6-4 second-round victory over Croatian Donna Vekic on Thursday
PARIS, France - No.2 seed Caroline Wozniacki had a smooth passage into the third round of the French Open, dropping just one game against big-serving Spanish qualifier Georgina Garcia Perez in a 50-minute beatdown.
Wozniacki vs Georgina garcia 6-1, 6-0.
miércoles, 30 de mayo de 2018
Elina Svitolina of Ukraine kept her 2018 French Open campaign on the right track with a 6-3, 6-4 victory over 20-year-old Slovakian Viktoria Kuzmova in the second round at Roland Garros on Wednesday
A day later than anticipated, World No.1 and two-time runner-up Simona Halep got her French Open campaign underway on Court Philippe Chatrier on Wednesday, and the Romanian held off an upset bid from American Alison Riske to move safely through to the second round.
The last of the first round matches to take the court, Halep and Riske were scheduled to play on Tuesday, but were postponed until the first match on for Wednesday thanks to rain and extended matches on Paris' center court.
Once in action, the World No.83 and runner-up at the Nürnberger Versicherung last week had an upset on her mind, as she raced out to a 5-0 lead en route to winning the first set, but ultimately, Halep battled back for a 2-6, 6-1, 6-1 victory in one hour and 34 minutes.