- Roland Garros Men's Singles
- Roland Garros Women's Singles
A little tour and then goes for Caroline Garcia. Two days after a slow start against China's Wang Xiy in three sets, the best French player lost to Anna Blinkova in three sets (6-4, 3-6, 5-7) on Wednesday. A losing arm wrestle, a bit like the season of the fifth player in the world in search of good sensations on clay since mid-April: she has never managed to win two matches in a row on this surface.
Borrowed in her movements, unable to settle her powerful forehand (50 direct faults in total) and often caught up in speed, the Habs gave in on a Philippe-Chatrier court with full but often extinguished stands, confirming once again her difficulties to shine at the International of France. Disillusioned, she was seen several times dipping her face into her towel during side changes or looking a little lost in the void during the third round. And a few cannon shots on his explosive forehand were not enough to turn the tide despite eight match balls saved to repel the penalty.
Third loss in a row in the second round at Roland Garros
As in 2021 and 2022, Garcia falls in his second game of the fortnight. In 2019, the Russian had already indicated the door to the Habs at this same stage of the competition. The Lyonnaise, who has never gone beyond the quarter-final stage at Roland-Garros (in 2017), abandons her three compatriots still in contention in the 32nd final. Leolia Jeanjean will defend her chances in the late afternoon against Elina Avanesyan. On Thursday, it will be the turn of Oceane Dodin to carry the French torch against the Tunisian Ons Jabeur, seventh player in the world, while Dianne Parry will challenge Mirra Andreeva.