This Tuesday, the French Océane Dodin, 122nd player in the world, finally validated her ticket for the second round of Roland-Garros, after her victory against her compatriot Selena Janicijevic, 179th player in the world and beneficiary of a wild card, in three rounds ( 0-6, 6-2, 6-1) and 1h47 of play. Qualification also for Coco Gauff, finalist last year.
Océane Dodin went through all the emotions. This Tuesday, the Frenchwoman, 122nd player in the world, finally validated her ticket for the second round of Roland-Garros, after her victory against her compatriot Selena Janicijevic, 179th player in the world and beneficiary of a wild card, in three sets (0- 6, 6-2, 6-1) and 1h47 into the game. In the first round, Océane Dodin therefore suffered a bicycle wheel. Despite a break point obtained from the start, the best ranked of the two therefore gave up her three services, despite a break point saved at 3-0 (6-0).
In the second round, the 122nd player in the world took it up five times, but it was she who made the entry break. After saving two break points at 2-1, Océane Dodin ended up making another break, at the best of times, and more precisely at 4-2, on her third opportunity. With this double advantage still in the pocket, the best ranked of the two concluded, on her second set point, to equalize at one set everywhere (6-2). Finally, in the third and last round, even if it was taken twice, the 122nd player in the world made the entry double-break. To then lead fairly quickly 5-1, after saving a break point. To end up concluding, on a final white game and on the service of her compatriot (6-1).
Gauff eventually reversed the situation
Coco Gauff did not make it easy for herself. Finalist last year, the American, 6th player in the world and seeded n°6, worked to eliminate the Spaniard Rebeka Masarova, 71st player in the world, in three sets (3-6, 6-1, 6 -2) and 1h48 into the game. In the first set, the American lost her service entry. Before missing two break points in stride, then three new ones at 1-3 and three last at 2-4. With this advantage still in hand, the Spaniard concluded with a final shutout (6-3).
In the second round, after three first balanced games, Coco Gauff took the last two face-offs from her competitor. To then conclude and equalize at one set everywhere, on a final shutout (6-1). Finally, in the third and final set, after two first saved balls, Rebeka Masarova gave in on the third and final. To get breaker entry. From 3-1 to 5-2, neither player won her serve. In this little game, it is the best ranked of the two who still had two breaks ahead and who easily concluded, on a final shutout (6-2).