Simona Halep and Naomi Osaka will have on Thursday with the necessary pain and effort the third round at Roland Garros achieved. Serena Williams saved it a lot easier.
Titelverdedigster Halep met in the Polish Magda Linette a tough opponent. The Romanian stepped after more than two hours of play, as the winner of the job: 6-4, 5-7 and 6-3.
The number three of the world was in the first set of two once broken, but because they are there, three breaks opposite suggested, she took it set.
Linette, the global number 87, gave himself despite an early break in the second company and won. When Halep at 5-4 for the party should serve, she worked a few match points away, after which they terugbrak, and a little later even the set picked up.
In the slotset recovered Halep is by Linette directly two times to break. The Polish nibbled some of that backlog, but at 5-3, made Halep the party at the service of Linette.
In the third round affects Halep Aleksandra Krunic from Serbia or Ukraine’s Lesia Tsurenko, the number 29 of the plaatsingslijst.
Osaka had her hands full with Azarenka. (Photo: Pro Shots)
Osaka knokt along Azarenka
Osaka had three sets and nearly three hours to Victoria Azarenka, former number one of the world, to knock: 4-6, 7-5 and 6-3.
After the Japanese the first set had already lost and a backlog had accrued in the second set, she seemed on the road to a shutdown. They are stronger however, back of a 4-2 gap and broke the White-Russian at 6-5 again. That gave her the set.
In the third set, took Osaka distance, but they had trouble getting the party to serve. Azarenka came from 5-1 back to 5-3, but left Osaka not come.
In the third round to take the number one of the world the Czech Katerina Siniakova. That was in three sets too strong for the Greek Maria Sakkari, which if 29th is posted: 7-6 (5), 6-7 (8) and 6-3.
Williams yielded just five games in. (Photo: Pro Shots)
Williams easy along Nara
Serena Williams had a lot less trouble in the third round to reach. She was after more than an hour’s play done with the Japanese Kurumi Nara: 6-3 and 6-2.
The tenth seeded American had it in the first round against the Russian Vitalia Diatchenko is still difficult, but against the global number 238 didn’t they already to deep to go.
A late break gave her the first set, after which they doordenderde in the second company. Therein given to her 27-year-old opponent but two games. Williams is now her compatriot Sofia Kenin.
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