This Wednesday, the French Caroline Garcia, 5th player in the world and seeded n°5, was eliminated in the second round of Roland-Garros, by the Russian Anna Blinkova, 56th player in the world, in three sets (4-6, 6- 3, 7-5) and 2h53 of play.
Caroline Garcia already stops there! This Wednesday, the Frenchwoman, 5th player in the world and seeded n°5, was eliminated in the second round of Roland-Garros, by the Russian Anna Blinkova, 56th player in the world, in three sets (4-6, 6-3, 7-5) and 2h53 of play. In the first round, at 1-1, the Frenchwoman took it three times, before finally making the break. An advantage that the Habs then kept until the end, to pocket this first round (6-4).
In the second round, Caroline Garcia made, this time, the entry break. Before letting go, then, his first three face-offs. Despite a first ball saved at 0-1, then two others at 1-4 after a blank double-break. Led quickly 5-1, the 5th player in the world then offered herself a very slight reprieve. At that time, his opponent of the day served to equalize at one set everywhere. A game that lasted. And despite three opportunities to conclude, the Russian gave in on her competitor’s sixth break point. It was only a postponement and it was on her next face-off that the 56th player in the world finally achieved her goals, on a final shutout (6-3). Finally, in the third and final set, after an entry break point, the seeded No. 5 gave up his serve in stride, despite a first ball saved.
At 5-4, the Russian served, for the first time, to win this match. Despite two opportunities to put an end to this match, Anna Blinkova ended up being joined at 5-5, at the fourth opportunity of her opponent. The latter was unable to confirm and even lost her next service. At 6-5, the 56th player in the world had another opportunity to conclude. After two new break points saved, the Russian ended up having the last word, on her ninth match point obtained in two consecutive games (7-5)!