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Wake up in time: Carlos Alcaraz reached the third round at Roland Garros | Israel Hayom


Highlights: Carlos Alcaraz beat Japan's Taro Daniel 1-6, 6-3, 1- 6, 2-6. Stefanos Tsitsipas, Aryna Sabalenka and Jessica Pegula also qualified. Caroline Garcia was eliminated by Anna Blinkova in the second round. The top ranked women also progressed to the third round in the women's event at Roland Garros, beating Irina Szymanovic and Camila Giorgi. The French Open starts on Thursday.

The world number one dropped a set, but beat Japan's Taro Daniel (112th in the world) 1-6, 6-3, 1-6, 2-6 en route to the next round • Stefanos Tsitsipas, Aryna Sabalenka and Jessica Pegula also qualified, Caroline Garcia was eliminated

The second round of Roland Garros continued on Wednesday, and after two hours and 25 minutes of great tennis, Carlos Alcaraz advanced to the third round after a four-set victory over Taro Daniel.

The world number one, who dreams of lifting the trophy in Paris for the first time in his career — certainly in the absence of reigning champion and clay court king Rafael Nadal — struggled a bit against Japan's Taro Daniel, ranked 112th in the world, but got over the hurdle with 1-6, 6-3, 1-6, 2-6.

Earlier, Stefanos Tsitsipas (world No. 5) also advanced to the next round with a 3-6, 6-7(4), 2-6 tie over Spain's Roberto Carvalas Baina.

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In the women's section, the top ranked women also proceed to the third round. Aryna Sabalenka (No. 2 in the world) beat Irina Szymanovic 2-6, 5-7, while Jessica Pegula (No. 3 in the world) won 2-6, 0-6 over Camila Giorgi. The first big surprise came when local Caroline Garcia (world No. 5) was eliminated by Anna Blinkova with 4-6, 6-3, 7-5.

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Source: israelhayom

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