The return of Serena Williams to Roland Garros, who has won 3 times in her great career, has monopolized the interest of funs in the 3rd day of the program in the women’s category.
In a difficult draw according to the conditions after the American arrived in Paris without substantial preparation on the clay, she was called to face the molded Czech Kristyna Pliskova. Nevertheless he managed to prevail without losing any set 7-6 (4), 6-4. Of course, Serena is not in the best situation but her experience and quality is undeniable and certainly no other tennis player would like to be confronted with her. In the next round, Serena will be asked to face Ashleigh Barty from Australia who made a super start defeating 6-3, 6-1 Natalia Vikhlyantseva.
Another great tennis player who tries to return to the top level after her doping adventure, Maria Sharapova, has also managed to qualify for the next stage, with Richle Hogenkamp with 2-1 sets (6-1, 4- 6, 6-3).
You can see below the results of today’s programme:
Tuesday 29th of May, Round 1, Women
Muguruza (Spain) beat Kuznetsova (Russia) 7-6(0), 6-2
Mattek-Sands (USA) beat Larsson (Sweden) 6-4, 6-3
Ferro (France) beat Witthoeft (Germany) 6-4, 6-2
Stosur (Australia) beat Wickmayer (Belgium) 6-2, 6-4
Sharapova (Russia) beat Hogenkamp (Netherlands) 6-1 4-6 6-3
Van Uytvanck (Belgium) beat Wallace (Australia) 6-1 6-0
Zhang (China) beat Kucova (Slovakia) 6-0 7-5
Begu (Romania) beat Schmieldova (Slovakia) 6-4 5-7 9-7
Gavrilova (Australia) beat Cirstea (Romania) 4-6 7-6(4) 6-3
Mertens (Belgium) beat Lepchenko (USA) 6-7(11) 7-6(4) 6-0
S. Williams (USA) beat Kr. Pliskova (Czech Republic) 7-6(4) 6-4
Pavlyuchenkova (Russia) beat Hercog (Slovenia) 6-4 7-6(1)
Sashnovich (Belarus) beat Allertova (Czech Republic) 6-4 6-3
Bertens (Netherlands) beat Sabalenka (Belarus) 6-2 6-1
Barty (Australia) beat Vychliantseva (Russia) 6-3 6-1
Garcia (France) beat Duan (China) 6-1 6-0