Diane Parry was eliminated in the second round of Wimbledon by Croatian Petra Martic. On the other hand, the three Ukrainians Elina Svitolina, Anhelina Kalinina and Lesia Tsurenko won their match of the day. Roland-Garros finalist Karolina Muchova took the front door, while Barbora Krejcikova had to give up.
It is Thursday afternoon and a first French woman has left the Wimbledon tournament. While Caroline Garcia, Alizé Cornet, Varvara Gracheva and Diane Parry had passed the first round, the latter was eliminated in the second, by the 29th world player Petra Martic. Not really comfortable on grass and arriving at Wimbledon without a win on the surface, the 20-year-old player, 96th in the world, was eliminated 4-6, 6-3, 6-3 in 2h09. However, she had started the match well by pocketing the first set thanks to a break at 4-4 when she had saved a ball from 5-3 in the previous game.
But she failed to go the distance against the one who played three round of 16 on the London lawn. In a scenario unlike the first set, Martic saved two break points at 3-3, before breaking Parry at 4-3 and equalizing at one set everywhere. On her way, the Croatian took the service of the French at 1-1 and 5-3 (Parry missed two balls of 2-2) and finally won this match, to offer herself a third round against the n° World 1 Iga Swiatek. As for the Frenchwoman, she will now return to clay, near Contrexéville, Palermo then Lausanne.
The Ukrainians in verve, Muchova already out
If there are only three French women left in the women’s draw, there are still four Ukrainians left. Marta Kostyuk’s victory over Maria Sakkari on Wednesday seemed to have given her compatriots wings, who won their match of the day by winning all in the space of a few minutes. Honor first to Elina Svitolina, the young mother, who ensures a return to the Top 60 of the WTA rankings after her victory over the n°28 Elise Mertens in the second round. Gaël Monfils’ wife won 6-1, 1-6, 6-1 in 1h21 after a disjointed match. She will now face former Australian Open winner Sofia Kenin. It also goes for the 26th world Anhelina Kalinina, who held her rank by eliminating the qualifier Jessica Bouzas Maneiro 6-4, 6-3 and for her compatriot Lesia Tsurenko, who beat Katerina Siniakova 6-4, 6-1.
On the other hand, the Roland-Garros finalist, Karolina Muchova, will not even see the first round, following her defeat against Jule Niemeier (103rd). The Czech, who hadn’t played a game since her defeat against Iga Swiatek Porte d’Auteuil, lost 4-6, 7-5, 6-1 after a great battle of 2h44. With 40 unforced errors and 19 break points to defend (15 saved), Muchova was not having a great day, and the season for the world No. 16 is therefore ending as quickly as it began. Bad afternoon for the Czech underdogs, since a few minutes later, the world n°11 Barbora Krejcikova was forced to retire (injury to the left leg) against the Russian prodigy Mirra Andreeva, who then led 6-3 , 4-0.