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ROLAND GARROS. Number one of the world in the women Osaka have to go to the extreme in the second round

26bae9d2c543a69d674a568e9114d7fb - ROLAND GARROS. Number one of the world in the women Osaka have to go to the extreme in the second round

Naomi Osaka has Thursday posted for the third round of Roland Garros. The Japanese number one in the world took it on the gravel in Paris in three hotly contested sets of the White-Russian Victoria Azarenka (WTA 43).

Naomi Osaka, the number one in the world ranking and winner of the last two grandslamtoernooien, had it not taken its draw for the second round of Roland Garros. The 21-year-old Japanese found on the Court Suzanne-Lenglen Victoria Azarenka. The 29-year-old belarusian is now only 43rd on the world ranking but that was seven years ago is still number one and won two times the Australian Open.

On the clay courts of Paris showed Azarenka already see far below its value to be classified. The White Russian went down in the first set two times the storage of Osaka, and took that also earned within 4-6. In set 2 krikte also Osaka her level and got the crowd on Court Suzanne-Lenglen, the swirling vrouwentennis to see. Azarenka seemed to be the cloth to pull on, but the number one of the world stronger back in the party and pulled out after a few hotly contested games in the two set with 7-5. A marathonset, then Azarenka almost a quarter of an hour in the dressing room, went for a rest.

Despite the long pause came to Azarenka in the hangover of the second set to be not more than. Osaka took final command, and sailed to 5-1. Thanks to a rebreak was still 5-3, but then made Osaka the on her third matchpunt. 4-6, 7-5 and 6-3 after 2 hours and 50 minutes of advertisement for the vrouwentennis. In her next race, take Osaka on the Greek Maria Sakkari (WTA 30) or the Czech Katerina Siniakova (WTA 42).

Also, Dominic Thiem, runner-up to 2018, has ticket for third round bite

In the mannentoernooi is Dominic Thiem (ATP 4) in the third round. The fourth seed took on the Parisian clay, the Kazach Alexander Bublik (ATP 91) to the side with a 6-3, 6-7 (6/8), 6-3 and 7-5.

In the sixteenth-finals awaits the Uruguayan Pablo Cuevas (ATP 47). Who saw the Brit Kyle Edmund (ATP 30) to enter a 2-1 deficit in the third set. Cuevas had the first two won with 7-6 (7/3) and 6-3.

Thiem, 25, won last year’s final at the Porte d’auteuil. Therein turned out to Rafael Nadal with a 6-4, 6-3, 6-2 too strong. The same Spaniard was beating him in 2017 in the semi-finals. In 2016, it kept Novak Djokovic, the Austrian from the final, after Thiem in the quarter-finals David Goffin had gewipt.

Flipkens punch through in the doubles

Kirsten Flipkens has Thursday, then posted again for the second round of the doubles at Roland Garros. On the side of the Swedish Johanna Larsson, with whom she the fifteenth seed is, she won on the clay in Paris by the Australians Monique Adamczak and Jessica Moore. After 1 hour and 36 minutes was the 6-2, 7-6 (7/2) position on the board of court 8.

In the second round (1/16th finals) wait for a possible duel with Alison Van Uytvanck and Luxembourg’s Mandy Minella. Which must first pass the Russinnen Vitalia Diatchenko and Natela Dzalamidze. Lost Tuesday Flipkens, number 64 of the world, in the first round of the singles with a 6-1 and 7-5 of the puerto rican Monica Puig (WTA 59).