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Burel, Djokovic, Cornet: 5 reasons to follow Thursday


Day 5 at Roland Garros with the continuation and end of the second round matches. With three French women in the running (Alizé Cornet, Fiona Ferro and Clara Burel) and the essential Novak Djokovic.

For Clara Burel

Just like Hugo Gaston, Clara Burel, 19, can also dream of a third round.

The 357th world, won the first match of her career in Grand Slam against the Dutch Arantxa Rus (6-7, 7-6, 6-3) on the night of Monday to Tuesday.

Finalist of the Australian Open and then the US Open juniors in 2018 - she had won the Masters in Chengdu, pocketing the title of world champion in the category.

A left wrist injury plagued her year 2019. She found her way back to the courts and to competition in 2020. She is continuing her accelerated high-level learning.

This Wednesday, in the second round, she will meet the 20-year-old Slovenian Kaja Juvan, 103rd in the world who had beaten her two years ago in the final of the Youth Olympic Games in Buenos Aires. 

For Stefanos Tsitispas

Finalist in Hamburg last Sunday, the Greek was on the courts Tuesday to start a tournament, of which he is a serious outsider.

Led two sets to zero in the first against Munar, the number 5 seed then made a spectacular comeback to win in five sets.

“The transition from Hamburg to here has been difficult.

Different conditions, different surfaces, a lot of rain.

It took me a while to adjust, to adapt.

I managed to adjust to the conditions in the middle of the third, and things finally started to go the way I wanted.

I felt more and more comfortable on the court.

It's all in the head.

It's all in the mind. ”

His opponent in the second round, in the last rotation on the Chatrier, the Uruguayan Pablo Cueva is warned ...

For Novak Djokovic and his amortizations

Quiet winner of Mikael Ymer in the first round, the world number one won without trembling (6-0, 6-2, 6-3) and achieved no less ... than 25 depreciations.


Why did I do so many depreciations during the match?"

I think the amortizations will be very important this year.

The court is very heavy and very slow, it's also nice to see variations in the game, tactically, but maybe I played a bit too much cushioning today ”.

The world number one has so many tricks up his sleeve that we can hardly imagine the Lithuanian Ricardas Berankis, thwarting his plans this Wednesday, on the Chatrier.

For Alizé Conet

Facing the Chinese Shuai Zhang, 39th in the world, Alizé Cornet leads 4-2 in their confrontation and leaves with the favors of the forecasts this Thursday on the Simonne-Mathieu court.

Recent 8th finalist at the US Open, the 30-year-old Niçoise, who twice reached the 8th finals on Parisian ocher, still dreams of reaching the quarterfinals of a Grand Slam for the first time in her career .

This will already mean a victory against the Chinese on Tuesday.

For Jelena Ostapenko

Surprise winner of the 2017 edition, Jelena Ostapenko has since joined the ranks.

Beaten twice since in the first round Porte d'Auteuil, the Latvian ended this bad series by easily dominating Madison Brengle 6-2, 6-1: “I feel much better than in previous years.

And finally, I won my first match, after 2 years without winning a match here.

Sometimes we are a little under pressure.

We can't relax.

Whereas today, I felt very good on the courts and, I hope I will be able to continue like this. ”

Her opponent of the day at the opening on the Central, a certain Karolina Pliskova, world number two, who leads 3-2 in their face to face, will she pay the price for Ostapenko's comeback?

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  • Roland-Garros 2020: Calendar-Results Women

Source: lefigaro

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